Trinitas Christian School Marks the Start of the School Year with its First Annual Convocation Exercises
Trinitas joins other universities, colleges and preparatory schools who traditionally begin each academic year with convocation. Faculty and students gathered on Friday, 27 August, to ponder and prepare for the odyssey of both body and mind that lay ahead. Students in the School ofRhetoric (10-12 graders) participated in the ceremony while their friends and relatives along with students from the School of Logic gathered to observe.
Mr. Justin Hughes opened the ceremony by explaining the historical precedent and reason for gathering at the beginning of the school year. Mr. Ken Trotter offered the invocation, asking God’s blessing on the ceremony, the students and teachers, and the academic year ahead.
Mr. Josh Gibbs delivered the convocation address. He explained that the Bible presents wisdom as a riddle to be solved. He referred to Proverbs 25 which says that “It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, but the glory of kings to search a matter out,” and he sited St. Paul who claims that “all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” are “hidden” in Christ Jesus. These activities—riddle solving, searching out, and finding hidden wisdom and knowledge in Christ—are what will characterize the students’ school year.
In response to Gibbs’s address, the students prayed a prayer of convocation and signed their names to a copy which will hang in their classroom during the school year. This serves to remind them of the seriousness of their riddle-solving endeavor and of the wisdom and grace God promises when His people ask for it.
Mr. Rob Hadding, president of the Board of Governors, briefly addressed the gathered students on behalf of the Board of Governors, and all those gathered sang “Be Thou My Vision,” the Trinitas school song, to conclude the program.