Parents and Guardians of school age children
of the Community of St Barnabas, North London
O P E N L E T T E R – I N V I T A T I O N
Dear Parents and Guardians,
I am writing to remind you that the new school year 2010-2011 has arrived. All the educational institutions will soon be opening their doors in order to welcome the students in their classrooms. The very young children will begin school for the first time and the older will continue their learning of the Greek language, the Orthodox faith and our wide Tradition.
The school, of course, does not replace the work and the nurturing of the family. The first teacher and the first school for every person is and remains their family. The Greek Community School is there to complement what the family offers and to put into effect all that which enriches the personalities of the children.
We would like to inform you that the new school year of the Greek and Sunday Schools of the community of St Barnabas commence on Thursday, 9th and Saturday, 11th September 2010. The blessing of the waters for the School by His Eminence, Gregorios, Archbishop of Thyateira and Gt Britain, will take place on Saturday, 18th September 2010. We trust to have you with us on that day.
With these few words I greet you and at the same time I implore you to hasten to register the children to the Greek classes. Please do not overlook this matter. It is your responsibility to cultivate in the souls of your children the virtues and at the same time to offer them the necessary provisions for their life. We look forward to co-operating with you for the progress and happiness of the children.
Finally, we wish you health, strength, patience and courage in all your noble endeavours.
Best wishes and blessings in the Lord,
13th August 2010
† Bishop Athanasios of Tropaeou
P.S. Please come forward and enrol the children as soon as possible.