Talofa lava i le au maimoa, au tapua'i o le tatou galuega fai faatasi i totonu o aoga a Niu Sila!
Today I greet you from my role of 'Acting Assistant Principal' - one of three for Point England School. 2 - 3 months old. To return to team leader of Team 5 end of term 4 2019.
This is a sharing of some of what I have been led to focus on so far in this new role.
I've met a number of professionals that belong to different organisations/agencies. They have shared important information relating to their specialist work. The passion and love for their work is obvious. I've also had many opportunities in my short 3 months to observe with a different lense - the gifted and talented staff we have here at Pt England. Our management team - wow!
This place is full of those who love our tamariki. When exchanging or for me mostly receiving information about best ways to support individual students, I have picked up on something that I feel we add to love. One learning so far: The act of having faith, hope AND love in our children and whanau.
When there is faith and hope along with love we are prepared to try things again and again, try things differently, ask questions, share information in the faith and hope that things can and will be better. It's at the heart of what we do. We have faith and hope that what we plant today will grow and bear fruit. For me it's been a mixture of seeing the fruit during the time I've had the students in my class and more - later in life as college students, young adults and parent life.
Faith, hope AND love.