Opening chapel service focuses on purpose

Within the historic Memorial Chapel, Junior and Senior School students gathered together for the first chapel service of the school year at Trinity College School on Thursday, September 5th.

Led by TCS Chaplain, Canon Don Aitchison, the service provides a chance to welcome new students and new staff alike. It is also an opportunity to shine a spotlight on our school mission of developing habits of the heart and mind for a life of purpose and service.

Headmaster Stuart Grainger spoke about the great fortune we all share as part of the TCS community. He asked students to remember, when faced with challenges or when tempted to be distracted about daily concerns, to view these “through the lens of our overwhelming privilege” and to remain focused on “the important life lessons that will make ourselves, our community and the world better.” He encouraged new and returning students to embrace this opportunity to grow, to step outside their comfort zones, to help others and to discover their own purpose.

Following chapel and morning classes, Senior School students will don their house gear for the annual All Student Fun & Games in the afternoon.

It has been a busy and enthusiastic start to the year, as TCS plays host to 589 students from around the world, including 287 boarders, 197 Senior School day students and 105 in the Junior School. We look forward to a wonderful year ahead!