13 January 2017

Dear Parents,

Greetings from Welham Boys’!

With the hope that you are spending a wonderful time and creating a treasury of memories with your children to be revisited time and again after they return to School, I sit to write to you.

The School and its myriad activities and achievements have been outlined to you in my address during the Founders and the details are there for you in the Principal’s Report. The success we have achieved through the year is not the School’s alone, but yours too. Your child, and therefore you, has contributed to every success. I look forward to your continued support in all our future endeavours.

The common link between you and us is your child. He is very precious to both. We, as a School, do all that we can to expose him to all the developments that the world is making and bring him on the path for the same. Yet, your role in this is of paramount importance too. If you show the child your appreciation for the School, he will learn to appreciate it, if you show your trust in the School and its policies, he will learn to trust and appreciate the same, if you show your willingness to abide by the rules of the School, he will learn to abide by them too, if you show that you believe that the School has the child’s best interest behind all its actions, he will believe the same for, ‘Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you’ said Robert Fulghum. I wish to jog your memory to recall my address to the parents during the Founders and you will understand what I mean. The two most important pillars in the child’s life, home and school, must thus work in tandem to produce a harmonious existence for the child. Let us always be united on this.

I urge you to use the holidays to spend your time with your children and make them read books and newspapers, partake of small duties that help in the housework, engage in meaningful conversations with them, take their opinion on things, talk of things happening across the world, inculcate values in them through your own actions and help them to see how there is a happy world that lies outside the video games and malls and social networking sites.

Before I come to the close of this letter, let me share with you that I had, in one of the School Assemblies, invited contributions for a book that I intend bringing out. The book, “This Day, That Year” (the name is tentative), is driven by my belief that history plays many a role in our lives. Michael Crichton once said, “If you don't know history, then you don't know anything. You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part of a tree. ” I had invited our boys to send me their inputs as entries for a particular date, highlighting information about something that happened globally to impact the world on the very same day, in different years. These events could be from any sphere - sports, economics, politics, science, technology, religion, entertainment, just anything significant. The boy’s chosen date, I insist, must be his own birthday...afterall, his coming to the earth on that day adds significance to the date! While I have received plenty of responses, I would be happy to receive more. I urge you to encourage your son to send me his contribution to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Needless to say, he will be acknowledged in the book for his contribution.

Let me wish you the very best for the year coming up. May it be full of love, health, peace, laughter and prosperity, for you and everyone you love and care for.

God bless!
Gunmeet Bindra

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