FOUNDED IN 1902, ST ANDREW’S IS A TOP INDEPENDENT, GIRLS-ONLY DAY AND BOARDING SCHOOL AND CO-EDUCATIONAL PRESCHOOL.

Head of Preschool, Lee Milner Reflects on 2019

The nursery rhyme, The Colours of the Rainbow, helps teach the pre-schoolers about the wonder of rainbows and all their colours, while they sing and play: 

“Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo,
and violet are the colours of the rainbow.
Colours are everywhere you can see.
Yeah, colours were made for you and me!…
Everywhere you look,
everywhere you see,
colours make the world a beautiful place to be!”

 

Every child is like a rainbow.

Both are considered to be one of nature’s most special gifts and the inspiration behind many paintings, songs and poems. 

What makes rainbows so special is that no two people see the same exact thing. Rainbows are formed when light shines through water, as the sun shines through the rain. This light is bent and reflected, and this forms all the amazing colours that you see. A rainbow is round like a circle. So is our love for the children, with no beginning and no end. 

At the Preschool we have several people who shine their light of RED, ORANGE, YELLOW, GREEN, BLUE, INDIGO AND VIOLET every day, and these colours reflect in the hearts of every child in our care.

Our PR5 class of 2019 will graduate from Preschool and this is an opportunity for us to shine the light through the children’s hearts. It is the culmination of 5 years of hard work.

Henry Ford wisely said, “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress and working together is success.” As we look back over the past year, certainly there was a beginning, and thankfully there was also progress and yes – undeniably we have been successful!

Let’s begin where all good stories begin – at the beginning!

Who can forget when we came together for the first time – nervous parents, teachers and assistants?

We all had a common purpose in mind – to encourage and develop lifelong learning; steadfast and determined, we focused on our goal, working together. We faced some incredible and memorable moments – moments that we chose to use as steppingstones as we tenaciously pursued our common goals. 

I am excited about the future of our children. They are willing and able to take the light that we bestowed upon them. Like rainbows, they are a symbol of God’s promise of love that represents hope.

Our children are the future, the world will depend on.

Just like a rainbow they need sunshine and rain in order to form their true colours.

Let us encourage our children to…

  • Follow their dreams
  • Follow their passion
  • Believe in themselves; and
  • Answer questions with honesty.
“Life is an endless process of self-discovery. May the years ahead continue to be characterized by empathy, compassion, objectivity and a willingness to take risks.”

Thank you so much for sharing your most precious gift with us this year and trusting them in our care.  It brings us complete joy to watch them grow, and learn, and change into capable, communicative children.  We have enjoyed our time with all the families this year.

 And so, our 2019 rainbow journey together is coming to an end.
But somewhere over the rainbow skies are blue.
And the dreams that we dream of will come true.
And I think to myself; What a wonderful world.


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