As members of the Pacific community, each of us have a clear purpose, right here, right now. It is about using our gifts to ensure that the best possible learning occurs and when the moment for helping someone presents itself we respond wholeheartedly. As staff, students and parents we are all engaged in building a positive learning environment that requires each of us to be collaborative, creative, resilient, effective in our relationships, giving of our best and encouraging others to do the same. The recently released OECD Education 2030 Position Paper highlighted the importance of young people developing subject area knowledge and ways of thinking then seeing the connections between them, developing social and emotional capacities, flexibility in their thinking skills, resilience and having optimism.
We build purpose in our lives by living this moment God has given us, free of the burdens of the past and worries of the future fully engaged in the opportunity of the present.