Dear Families of Olympic Heights School,
Roman philosopher Seneca once stated, “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end”, reminding us about the un-ending possibilities offered by life and that every ending will lead to a new beginning. We have reached the end of another school year impacted by a global pandemic, and despite all of the many changes, our students and staff have persevered together and grown stronger as a result. Teachers have been challenged to adapt curriculum to meet learners where they are and build bridges over learning gaps. Support staff have all taken on additional roles and responsibilities to assist students with various parts of their day. Students have also supported one another both socially and emotionally. And parents, guardians, and caregivers have continued to be there every step of the way to support their children and the school staff. It has definitely been our team approach that has allowed the OHS to continue on and thrive throughout 2021-22.
As the year winds down, we would like to take this opportunity to wish our grade 6 students a fond farewell and success as they move on to academic and extra-curricular opportunities in junior high. We would also like to acknowledge staff who will be leaving OHS at the end of the school year. We wish you the best of luck and thank you for the lasting impact you’ve had on the staff and students at Olympic Heights School. We would also like to extend best wishes to all students and families who will be moving away and leaving our school community.
As we prepare for next school year, we are excited to welcome our incoming students and families. In addition to our returning staff, there will also be new faces on staff next year. Our hope for 2022-23 is that we can continue to follow the path back to some of those community events and traditions that make OHS such an incredible place to grow and learn.
With that, we would like to wish students, parents, guardians, caregivers, and school staff a safe, restful, and rewarding summer. Hopefully, we will all get the opportunity to spend quality time with family and friends and come back to school with a sense of rejuvenation in the fall.
With deep appreciation and gratitude,
Trevor Barkley, Principal
Adam Eakins, Assistant Principal