Today, St. John’s held an appreciation lunch for the many volunteers who are part of the Welcome Committee. This committee is comprised of existing parents helping new parents and teachers make connections and get integrated into the St John’s, local and Belgian communities. With more than 50 members from diverse international backgrounds who speak a multitude of different languages, the group endeavors to match every new family with a member who shares something meaningful in common.
The lunch was also attended by several members of the Board of Directors and the administration, who came to show their appreciation for the time and efforts the volunteers commit to the school. Sr. Margarita, the Board President, commented that the Welcome Committee plays a big part in what makes St. John’s a special school and gives it such a welcoming feel for new families.