Monday, April 27, 2015

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Friends of St Mary’s School,

Welcome back for Term Two, a term that is eleven weeks long and promises to be very busy.

I hope that everyone had a relaxing and enjoyable break.

Easter is a time for reflection and a chance to think about what is our next step going forward.

In the Bible in the Gospel of St Luke 6:31 Jesus says "Do to others as you would have them do to you". This is the golden rule. A similar ideal is prevalent in all major religions. The idea of be-ing empathetic, feeling what other people feel. Our school-wide focus for this term is going to be

living the golden rule. Treating others as you would like to be treated.

To support us in this focus I would ask that at home you talk to your children about the golden rule—what it means, and how we can live it.

The world would be a much better place if we all lived by this rule.. A big part is only talking to or about people as you would like to be talked to or about.

To ensure that our children live the "golden rule" we need to model it for them.

As John Lennon said "imagine" - imagine what the world would be like if we all lived by only

doing to others what we would like being done to us.

Have a great week

Mike Brosnahan



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