“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 15 Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” 16 And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.
I had the pleasure of welcoming our new Reception students (and their parents) to their Orientation Day this week. In doing so, the parents were acknowledged as the first and most important educators of these precious children.
Jesus has much to say about the importance of children - in fact, He said that the kingdom of God belongs to them.
As parents (and the first and most important educators for our children), we can feel overwhelmed, under-prepared and unqualified. I freely acknowledge there were many times when I, as a parent, was unsure as to how to address an issue or a behaviour, or I couldn’t express the feeling of helplessness and despair when one of my boys explained he had no friends or was the subject of bullying.
Parenting is tough.
It is for this reason that there is great wisdom (and common sense) in surrounding ourselves with family, friends, and wider support - perhaps even a community - to assist us in carrying out this, the most important role we will ever undertake.
That’s why King’s Baptist Grammar School works carefully and in partnership with families to establish healthy relationships and nurture the character-building of our students, in order that they might thrive. Our King’s Community is a place to belong.
The students who commence Reception in 2022 will graduate in 2034...and the Kingdom of God belongs to them.