The 2018/2019 academic session is in full swing and our theme at CBIS this year is LEAP which is the acronym for Leading, Engaging, Aspiring with Positivity. We are challenging our students to take leadership initiatives through small assignments and projects and to emulate the lifestyle of leaders in every pursuit they engage in. Every child is being encouraged to be resourceful in problem-solving and goal getting. Every child is a dreamer and will be stimulated to aspire to heights never imagined both in academics and in the co-curricular sphere. We will continue to encourage our students to be the very best they can be and to develop an “I CAN” attitude. Students will be reminded constantly of the famous words from Martin Luther King Junior as follows:
“When you discover what you will be in your life, set out to do it as if God Almighty called you at this particular moment in history to do it. Don’t just set out to do a good job. Set out to do such a good job that the living, the dead or the unborn couldn’t do it any better.
If it falls your lot to be a street sweeper, sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures, sweep streets like Beethoven composed music, sweep streets like Leontyne Price sings before the Metropolitan Opera. Sweep streets like Shakespeare wrote poetry. Sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will have to pause and say: Here lived a great street sweeper who swept his job well. If you can’t be a pine at the top of the hill, be a shrub in the valley. Be the best little shrub on the side of the hill.
“Be a bush if you can’t be a tree. If you can’t be a highway, just be a trail. If you can’t be a sun, be a star. For it isn’t by size that you win or fail. Be the best of whatever you are.”
--Martin Luther King Jr., to students in Philadelphia, in 1967.