“I shall find out thousands and thousands of things!"
—The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
I have always found the start of the school year to be an exciting time of year. I know that this excitement comes from the opportunity of being able to connect with students, families, and colleagues. I also get excited when I think of the endless opportunities for learning that will happen and all the things that students will discover or learn about over the course of the year. Just like the quote from The Secret Garden I know that each student “shall find out thousands and thousands of things" as the year progresses.
We truly have had a wonderful start to this school year and I can attest that the halls, classrooms, and outdoor learning spaces have really come alive with laughter and learning. We have been delighted to see how quickly our new students have adjusted this year and how quickly they have made connections with staff and peers. As a school, we look forward to continue to utilize our outdoor learning space Cliffside throughout September and October and are pleased that the whole school will take part in the Terry Fox Run or Roll on September 29. We also look forward to engaging in meaningful and reflective learnings about Indigenous teachings, culture and history and encourage everyone to wear Orange on September 30, to honor and bring awareness to the experiences of residential school students. Additional highlights coming up include meeting with parents and guardians on September 23 and 24 at meet the teacher and classroom team conferences and highlighting what we are thankful for closer to fall break. Thank you to all the parents and guardians for supporting us though what has been an amazing start to the 2021/2022 school year.