The words of Mr. Parker summed up Poetry Night perfectly...'Spectacular'! A wonderful potluck dinner was enjoyed by all. The dessert/bake sale table was a sight to behold and raised $275 for the Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund. This $275 will be matched by the government. The students put on a great performance. From our kindergarten class to the highschool students the poems were recited with confidence, zest and in perfect unison - truly entertaining!
Thanks to all for the generous donations of food for the potluck and baked goods and also to those who were doing all the 'behind the scenes' work in the kitchen setting up and cleaning up.
Great job Waysiders! Check back again - more photos to come.
At Wayside Academy, we recognize that our students have a distinctive place in their family, school, community, country and Church as persons whom God has created and called.
Supportive and inspiring teachers, a lively Catholicism and a genuine respect for family and culture form a milieu in which boys and girls can become joyful young men and women of accomplishment, service and faith.
By interweaving the classical, natural, and Catholic into an integrated learning experience, Wayside offers students an outstanding Education for Life in terms of faith, vocation, livelihood, citizenship and personal fulfilment.
From the tradition of Western civilization, Wayside has adapted the classical emphasis upon grammar, logic and rhetoric known as the Trivium. At the primary, intermediate and secondary levels, mastering fundamentals (grammar), thinking clearly (logic) and communicating well (rhetoric) permeates every educational endeavour regardless of the discipline. Possession of these 'tools of learning' equips the young person to succeed admirably in any walk of life.
While the horizons of history seem endless, a student's time is limited. And so, his course of study must be focussed in order to attain understanding. Over twelve years, the Wayside student mines the richness of Western learning - as represented by the heritage of the great cities of Jerusalem, Athens and Rome and mediated through Christian Europe - by systematically examining aspects of the ancient, medieval, renaissance and modern periods.