Welcome to the Headmaster's Blog where you'll find updates, thoughts, and events regarding Saint David's School, the education of boys, and other items of interest. This is by no means meant to be a complete account of all that happens at Saint David's. Please refer to the school's website for more complete details -- it's more a Headmaster's musings.
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Boys Visit Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center
Yesterday, members of the Headmaster's Community Club's Green Group and I visited with residents at Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center, a few blocks north of Saint David's. The boys and the residents enjoyed participating in a holiday paper snowman and ornament making activity as they got to know each other better.
This is an entirely voluntary club, which takes place after school hours and entails several visits to Cooke so that the boys are able to build connections and become more comfortable with the elderly residents, several of whom face challenges.
So many boys volunteer for this club that we need to make visits in
two groups. Prior to Thanksgiving, the Shrimped Fried Rice Group served a Thanksgiving dinner to the residents. (Yes, the boys select the names for their groups!)
These visits to Cardinal Cooke exemplify the school motto "that they be good men," as Saint David's emphasizes the importance of being of good character, and of doing good for others.