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Pieces of the Puzzle

Pieces of the Puzzle

Wednesday, 4 October, 2017

Dear Parents,

Being part of the BIG puzzle is one metaphor to describe human life and discovering what our own puzzle stone looks like is part of the life-long journey. As we try to find out where we fit and what we can contribute to our immediate environment, we also look to how we make the whole picture complete. 

Schooling plays a role in this process, in formal lessons and at occasions like the last week: SEC trip week, where learning took place outdoors and much time was dedicated to developing team skills, at all age levels. Contributing by using their own strengths is one of the aspects; collaborating when the task needed more than a single hero; and trying again together when failure made another team win.

The big lesson was taught everywhere: no one is an island, the whole needs excellent parts - and will still be more than the sum of what individuals can achieve.

BBIS does not promote a bull-dozer “We” ideology. There is always space and respect for the individual as the first element of society. However, others see us through what we do – and there was a lot of opportunities for the trip week participants last week. They had great support by the teachers who gave many hours to make actions happen (and deserve recognition for that). SEC parents can find out more during the parent-teacher-student conferences in a few weeks – or just ask your kids!

Best regards,

Peter Kotrc