A sense of community and belonging Our desire is that all members of our community would share the love and warmth that comes from our ‘family’, a family that celebrates identity in Christ, a strong sense of community and belonging.
As we go about providing opportunities for students and families, we also acknowledge that the stakeholders in a child’s education are many. Subsequently, ‘people places’ like schools will experience and evoke a range of opinions and views. Acknowledging God’s love for us means we can always move forward. In confidence and with freedom, we can mend broken relationships and grow our community, celebrating difference and diversity.
‘There is nothing we can do to make God love us more. There is nothing we can do to make God love us less.’ Philip Yancey, ‘What’s So Amazing About Grace’.
Good Shepherd Para Vista benefits greatly from an enthusiastic contingent of parents, grandparents, and friends. Whether it is serving on a council team, assisting classroom teachers, or supporting an event or project, the work of volunteers in our school is valued enormously. There is no more powerful message a child can receive from a parent about the importance of education, than that of a parent voluntarily giving their time to the school. When a child observes a parent or friend actively involved in an aspect of Good Shepherd Lutheran School, they know that education is valued and further, know they too are valued.