The vision of our school, Destinatus is “Destined for Greatness.” Where did this vision come from and how did we decide it?
It began during a holiday in the Kruger National Park. One morning I awoke with the words: Destined for Greatness. I just lay in my bed and prayed about this idea and God spoke to me about the private Christian school we wanted to start.
As I talked to God, the Lord told me the school should be a place where each child can discover that there is a landing target for his life. God formed him and he is someone significant. He is a vital part of God’s plan for this world and the school must help the child to know who he is in Christ and God’s creation.
Benjamin Zander wrote a book “Opportunity Thinking”. In this book, they asked one of the most famous conductors, in the world, how he managed to motivate people to become brilliant musicians? He replied: When the student sits before me for his first interview I give him an A symbol and I say to him: “I give you an A and want you to discover why you are an A “.
It’s amazing what potential you unlock if you award a person with an A award.
At Destinatus we treat each child as if he already is an “A child”. Our role is to remove the obstacles that might prevent him achieving his goals.
– Tielman Germishuys (Director)