By Marc Light
Australian Jewish News
August 26, 2022
‘All members of the community have a role to play’
At the conclusion of his documentary Blue Planet II, Sir David Attenborough famously explains: “We are at a unique stage in our history. Never before have we had such an awareness of what we are doing to the planet, and never before have we had the power to do something about that. Surely we all have a responsibility to care for our blue planet. The future of humanity and indeed, all life on earth, now depends on us.”
Over decades working in Melbourne’s wonderful Jewish schools, I have been blessed to be part of school communities that are resolutely committed to the learning and wellbeing of our children. We work so hard to ensure that our students are equipped with the knowledge, skills and values to thrive in the future and are constantly asking ourselves the question: Who and what are our children becoming as a result of their time with us?