New members of our school community may not be aware of the John Bint Award. This is an award that was originally created to honour the life and commitment to the school community that John Bint Snr modelled to us as School Board Chairman before he passed away. His involvement went above and beyond even the voluntary role that he filled.
John's son, Rev John Bint, shared his father’s passion, care and commitment to our school when he joined the pastoral team at Mayfield Baptist Church. Following his father’s death he continued both his commitment, and his father’s legacy to our school community in numerous ways. Sadly, like his father, John Bint Jnr’s death was also sudden and unexpected. Like his father his loss was not only felt by his family, his church family but also our school family.
This award was not only to honour both John Bints, but to honour like-minded, like hearted, like spirited people who give above and beyond their role and their duty, and who demonstrate that special commitment in the life of our school. We seek to nominate members of our school community whose actions exemplify our school’s values of Christ centred community, Christ like character & Christ filled Courage, to receive this award each year.
As we have been reminded recently, our school community exists beyond the current active members, and includes all those who have been part of our school, especially those students who have left but continued to celebrate and reflect the values of our school where ever they have gone. Some of our ex-students have stories of faithful service that we value celebrating alongside those that are happening within our school.
Our invitation to you… is to nominate anyone within our school community, whether a past student or a present member of our school. We would welcome this opportunity to acknowledge their service as well as the Board choosing from amongst the nominations, someone to receive the John Bint Award at our school presentation day.