A TRIBUTE TO A STALWART EDUCATOR:

Rev. Dr. Basil Chambers
The bible says “lay hands on no man suddenly” for the Lord in his wisdom knows that there is no companion to preparation than success. However being a former trooper I am reminded that sometimes we are thrown into the deep end suddenly and it is our ability to respond determine that will determine survival…. So I’ve decided to make my faint attempt at a tribute to my former Principal having being asked at short notice.

THANK YOU DR CHAMBERS  YOU’VE SERVED US VERY WELL

Where there has been misunderstanding he  returns to clarify; Where there has been hatred he offers love. He is never without gifts and always without burden.

THANK YOU DR CHAMBERS YOU’VE SERVED US VERY WELL

His multifaceted approach to leadership is an effective exemplar for the cadre of young educators under his care. His insatiable appetite for learning is unmatched, enviable and tireless
and a model for all students. His propensity to coach and develop human resources should be studied, recorded and enshrined for posterity

THANK YOU DR CHAMBERS YOU’VE SERVED US VERY WELL

He served us from the inception when we were without form and structure to a point where we currently stand tall beside super powers like Campion and St. Andrews High for girls. And I can hear someone saying Mannings School but I don’t know about that!

He was selfless in his sharing and mentorship – giving often from his own resources. He may tire as humans his age are entitled to but his superlative intellect NEVER slumber and knows no bounds.

THANK YOU DR CHAMBERS YOU’VE SERVED US VERY WELL

Who can blame him for not being a listener, skillfully walking between raindrops, being everyone’s friend, and at the end with an infectious bout of laughter returns to his independence
Yes he is not shy of criticizing or offering rebuke  but he doesn’t even spare himself so who can complain???? .

ONLY THE ARROGANT WOULD NOT HAVE LEARNT FROM YOU DOC.

You never asked for favours but always what you can do for us… You have helped many students, parents and staff.

THANK YOU DR CHAMBERS YOU’VE SERVED US VERY WELL

You walked with kings and queens but remained your own man. You amassed an intimidating reservoir of knowledge and yet you still seek for more.
Surely there are things you could have done differently. But there were sooooooooo many things you did right!!!!!!!!!

I will always remember the days I spent learning at your feet
I will remember your tenacity and courage…. and for serving us very well.

GOD bless you rev. Dr. Basil Chambers! I only hope that some day WE will be able to serve you even half as well.

 

Ray @ the reins

 

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