The Little Flower
Fall Issue - November 2018
A Message from our Principal:
Welcome back, one and all, to another school year. It is hard to believe that we are already half way through first semester. St. Theresa of Lisieux is bustling with spirited activity, engaging, enlightening and encouraging our students and school community at large. We are off to a great start!
The month of November offers us an opportunity for reflection and to take heed of what is important in life and to remember. We remember those who have gone before us, leaving an indelible mark in our lives, and look for ways to honour their memory every day. We remember that we are a treaty people, that our First Nations People were the first occupants of our land and that, as a treaty people, we all have a role to play in honouring the promises made 400 years ago. We remember those who fought for the freedoms and privileges we relish today, and look for ways to bring peace to our world so that their sacrifice was not in vain.
It is very easy to get discouraged when watching the news, as we live in a world often marked with poverty and oppression. But then I look at our students and the incredible difference they make in our school and in our community at large, and I am filled with a renewed sense of hope, knowing that our future is in good hands. Each and every day, I see those who will work for justice and peace; those who will bring hope, inspiration and ingenuity to a world in desperate need of leadership centered in integrity and an informed moral conscience. Our students demonstrate this leadership in a variety of ways, and this newsletter highlights but a few.
In as much as we remember the past, we look ahead to the future with hope, and what better symbol of hope is there than our Saviour, Jesus Christ. As we approach December, we look forward to celebrating the birth of our Lord, whose life on earth changed the course of our lives forever. May we always see Christ in every person we meet, may we be charitable and share our blessings, and may we never forget how truly blessed we are!
STL's Admin Team: Vice-Principals Mr. J. Babic, Ms. E. Mastromartino, Mr. M. Marosszeky, and Principal Ms. Faraone