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/trəst/ noun

firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something. “Relations have to be built on trust”.

Matthew 28:19,20 “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” The Bible verse represents both a culmination of the Easter story and a new beginning. It seems to offer a template for our roles as teachers.

In this passage, Christ has risen, he has been given all authority in heaven and on earth and he commands his disciples to make disciples of all nations. Finally and importantly, Christ assures us that he will be with us to the very end of the age … that is to say Christ says we can trust him completely. Throughout the Bible trust is a Christ like character that we strive to practice in our day to day. Teachers trust their administrators, students their teachers and parents trust the integrity and professionalism of the school. Equal to that trust is the trust of the spiritual vitality of our community. to the degree that trust (with accountability) permeates our community so goes the well-being of our school culture.

Paul Tigchelaar, Principal