Sunday, August 30, 2009

Ganga compound update

Opening scripture was read by Rev Raja Krishnamoorthy: “Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain.” Psalm 127:1

The dedication and opening of the new 7 / 8 classroom block on Ganga (K-8) campus as the perfect start to the first day of classes at KIS. Before grade 7 and 8 students entered the classroom for the very first time, Chaplain Raja Krishnamoorthy led staff, students, parents and maintenance contractors in the above scripture reading and prayer dedicating the building to God. This opening was the culmination of strenuous planning on the part of administrators, teachers, maintenance staff and contractors. Throughout numerous days and nights of planning and building, this team exempl ified one of KIS’ foundational scriptures from Psalm 133 found in our diary: “How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity. For there the Lord
bestows his blessing, even life evermore.” Psalm 133:1-3

God blessed all involved in the building project with the strength, wisdom and enduring faith to complete what seemed impossible. Before the MIDCO (Middle School Student Council) members led the students into the building, they were challenged to lead their classes with the same strength and faith to make this year a transformational year of learning at KIS for all students. Most importantly, we thank God for his blessing on this 7 / 8 project. Next, we want to show gratitude to Mr Bheeman, Maintenance Manager, for his fearless leadership of the building team including maintenance crews and contractors. Lastly, thank you to members of the SMT (Senior Management Team) who worked together with Mr Bheeman over the summer holiday to make this dedication and opening possible on the first day of school.
Brian Nelsen
K-8 Coordinator