The Life Newsletter

Principal – T2 W2 2024

Celebrating Mothers and Cultivating Curiosity

Welcome back to Term 2 and a special acknowledgement to all our mothers and grandmothers as we celebrate Mother’s Day this week. It was wonderful to gather together this chilly morning, warmed up by a BBQ breakfast as we spent time with our mothers and mother figures to express our appreciation for the love and support they provide each day.

Mother’s Day transcends mere tradition; it’s a poignant reminder of the nurturing spirit that guides and shapes us. Whether it’s a mother, grandmother, aunt, or any maternal figure, their influence leaves an indelible mark on our journey. Today, I encourage each of you to take a moment to express your gratitude and affection to these remarkable individuals who enrich our lives immeasurably.

As we reflect on the essence of Mother’s Day, it intertwines beautifully with our overarching teaching and learning theme for the term—Curiosity. Just as mothers nurture and encourage exploration in their children, so too does curiosity serve as one of the foundations of our educational framework.

Curiosity is the spark that ignites learning. It propels us to ask questions, seek answers and delve deeper into the mysteries of the world. At OPAC we strive to cultivate the value of curiosity within each student, fostering a love for discovery and a thirst for knowledge that extends far beyond the classroom.
Through our curriculum, extracurricular activities, and the nurturing guidance of our dedicated staff, we aim to inspire a sense of wonder and inquisitiveness in every student. Whether it's through scientific inquiry, literary exploration, artistic expression, or community engagement, we provide opportunities for students to explore their interests, challenge their assumptions, and broaden their horizons.

I’m reminded of the words of Albert Einstein, who famously said, “The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” So let us embrace the spirit of curiosity not only in our academic pursuits but also in our daily lives. Let us approach each day with open minds and open hearts, ready to embrace the opportunities for growth and discovery that surround us.

Thank you for your continued support, and may this term be filled with joy, learning, and endless curiosity.

God bless, 

Mrs Naomi Wilkins

“She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.
She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:
Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.”

Proverbs 31:25-29