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Striking a Harmonious Chord- Loreto School Queenswood reflecting on the year that was, with our theme this year being: Year of Balance and Service

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As we stand at the end of this academic year, it’s time to pause and reflect on the guiding principle that has shaped our journey throughout: “Balance.”

This theme, “Balance” has been the North Star, illuminating the path towards a more fulfilled and meaningful life, encompassing equilibrium in justice, needs, desires, relationships, and our coexistence with the world around us.

From the very beginning of the school year, we set out to instil in our learners the vital importance of creating a holistic life. We emphasized the need to strike a balance in various aspects of life – academics, extracurricular activities, personal growth, and relationships. We conveyed the message that a well-rounded life is,  key to overall happiness and success.

One of the fundamental aspects of balance we explored was the concept of justice. We encouraged our learners to reflect upon and advocate for fairness and equity, emphasising that a balanced society is one where everyone has equal opportunities, and rights. The scales of justice were painted vividly before them, urging them to contribute to a world where fairness prevails. Balancing needs and desires were another critical aspect of our focus. We guided our, students to identify their essential needs, aspirations, and desires, teaching them to harmonize these elements in a way that nurtures personal growth while remaining, grounded and responsible. We believe this understanding fosters contentment and purposeful living.

Living in harmony with others and creation emerged as a core principle in our pursuit of balance. We encouraged students to build empathetic relationships, to understand diverse perspectives, and to coexist in peace with the environment. This holistic approach is essential for nurturing a generation that respects and cares for each other and the world we share.

Our goal? We aimed to instil and inspire our children to serve others and to leave a positive mark in the world!

Lastly, our ultimate goal this year was to inspire our learners to enter our school to learn and leave to serve. We aimed to instil a sense of duty and responsibility towards society within them. We encouraged them to apply the knowledge and skills gained within our school for the greater good, emphasising that a fulfilling life is one that serves others and leaves a positive mark on the world.

Looking back, it is heartening to witness the profound impact of our collective focus on balance. The students have internalized these values, and we see them applying them in their daily lives. We have faith that they will continue to carry this torch of balance and service forward, positively influencing the world they inhabit. This year has been a testimony to the transformative power of balance, setting a solid foundation for the learners to thrive as compassionate and responsible global citizens.

We Grow Children for Life!

Author: Teacher Wendy Freitas

Editor: Thabs Nyamane

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