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@TD Fall 2021

Experience is an excellent teacher.

For the second time, we’ve opened a school year during a pandemic; self-screening protocols, masks, and physical distancing remain parts of the daily school routine. We’re being cautious, but we’re also joyful about being together again! That’s why our “R&R” stands for Reconnecting and Reaching Out.

The pandemic is teaching us the importance of now, of each day as we live it. This is why our theme for the year is Serve Daily. Our desire is to help our students love learning—to help them, in all areas of our diverse curriculum, find delight in gaining the insight, knowledge, and abilities to serve God and others. Not just after high school, but also right now.

We are fully committed to in-person learning this year because students and teachers have told us it is the best way. Seeing students together in classes again, and reconnecting by collaborating, discussing, debating, and debriefing after months of disconnection in their learning, is both a privilege and a delight.

Reaching out to serve and to learn about others is also critical. A prime example was Day 3 of the Grade 9 Orientation. Students served by picking up garbage in the neighbourhood, packing student- donated school supplies for The Scott Mission, and sorting items at Fire Hall Thrift—all while reaching out to one another at the same time. By being open to others and helping them in their need, we can build a Godly foundation for learning.

Hebrews 13:15-16 are our theme verses for the year:

“THEREFORE, LET US OFFER THROUGH JESUS A CONTINUAL SACRIFICE OF PRAISE TO GOD, PROCLAIMING OUR ALLEGIANCE TO HIS NAME. AND DON’T FORGET TO DO GOOD AND TO SHARE WITH THOSE IN NEED. THESE ARE THE SACRIFICES THAT PLEASE GOD.” HEBREWS 13: 15-16

Thank you for your continued support of TDChristian, and for being part of our community. Please pray for an entire year of reconnecting and reaching out as we strive daily to learn for service in the light of God’s Word.

William Groot, Principal