Nov 10
November 10, 2021

Good Afternoon Parents/Guardians.

Today we observed Remembrance Day from 10:00 am - 11:00 am here at Beddington Heights. Moments for reflection included the laying of wreaths by each grade in the Learning Commons; the Acknowlegement of the Land by Ms. Austin, honoring and recognizing the contributions of indigenous soldiers; the Last Post and the Call to Arms by Mr. Wiens.   Mrs. Anderson also read the 11th Hour by Canadian author, Jacques Goldstyn. and a minute of silence was observed by staff and students.  The school flag was flown at half-mast. We missed your presence today at our virtual assembly and are still looking forward to a post Covid welcome back for parents and the community. Due to your absence today, I have asked teachers to include a picture or two in their classroom blog, so that you will be able to observe students remembering this important day.

I have included my message to students from today's assembly:

Brenne Brown Educational leader and author stated, " choose courage over comfort,  choose to be brave and scared at the same time."

Today we speak about courage. It is our fifth pillar this month, and we can easily see how it is connected to Remembrance Day and the courage that was needed and displayed in the face of fear. It must have been hard to do what was right.  To stand up for what was right when it would have been easier to comply or walk away.

It takes courage to do the right thing. To be virtuous, truthful, and respectful. To pick up the gauntlet and say, "I'm not perfect, but together or apart, I need to do the right thing. To look for inspiration to have courage when it is needed.

Reflect and remember those who have gone before us tomorrow on Remembrance Day. Think about the courage you may have to call upon from deep inside yourself when facing adversity. Be brave and courageous enough to do the right thing when it is necessary. Tomorrow take some time to reflect together with your family or by yourself to remember this day above all others.

​Brian Hebert

Principal, Beddington Heights

Please note: There will be no school on Thursday or Friday.  Teachers will be participating in professional learning on Friday November 12, 2021


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