Parents and Guardians of school age children
of the Community of St Barnabas, North London
A N O P E N L E T T E R – I N V I T A T I O N
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Summer-time will soon be over. The new academic year 2011-2012 is at hand. It therefore gives me great pleasure to communicate with you through this open letter to remind you about our duty towards our young generation to teach them our faith and our culture.
It is necessary to contribute towards their education and preparation for their future. What we have experienced recently in this land has shown that the minority of young people who were involved in these troubles are not whole personalities. We believe that they are lacking in nurture and education. Luckily the state has the appropriate judicial system and therefore the necessary laws.
Furthermore, we would like to inform you that the new school year of the Greek and Sunday Schools of the community of St Barnabas commences on Tuesday, 6th and Saturday, 10th September 2011. The blessing of the waters for the School will ake place on Saturday, 17th September 2011 at 10.30 a.m. We trust that you will make arrangements to be with us on that day.
Please bear in mind that the School Governing Body, in order to facilitate the families in their task, has not increased the school fees.
Finally, we wish you good health, strength, patience and courage in all your noble endeavours.
Best wishes and blessings in the Lord,
25th August 2011
† Bishop Athanasios of Tropaeou
P.S. Please come forward and enrol the children as soon as possible.