Aug 24
Principal's Welcome: An Exciting New Year

Dear Families, 

I am honoured and delighted to be starting up the new school year at Valley View School. I hope all of you had a wonderful summer break, enjoying your time with friends and family. I’m looking forward to meeting you and your child(ren) when we begin a new year of learning in just a few days.


A new school year brings many new opportunities and experiences for learning. It’s always an exciting time as we welcome students to school and build new classroom communities. It’s natural for students to have many feelings, including excitement and nervousness. At Valley View School we will take the time to welcome your child(ren) and get to know them. As we get into the school year, students will be exposed to many enriching learning activities, including field trips, learning from guest speakers and experts in the community, and participating in whole school community building activities. 


As your new principal, I want to share my priorities for promoting a culture of learning at Valley View School. Building strong, positive relationships is at the heart of my work and I believe that it’s important to have trust and mutual respect in every aspect of our interactions. To foster student success, it's crucial they have a strong sense of belonging. I am dedicated to ensuring their safety and creating an environment where they not only feel secure, but also enthusiastic about learning.   


I also believe in setting high expectations for learning. Students need to be challenged and have the right support and strategies in place so they can strive to meet their academic and well-being for learning goals. This is a team effort that requires consistency both at home and at school. I will work closely with my dedicated staff to ensure that learning tasks are designed to appropriately challenge students and that the supports are in place for them to be successful. I will also regularly communicate with families to offer tips and strategies to help your child(ren) at home.  


Once again, I am looking forward to working with you and leading the Valley View school community. I always appreciate the conversations I have with parents and caregivers about student well-being and success at school. To stay well informed, it’s important for you to check your email or refer to the Valley View school website on a weekly basis for regular updates and information. 



Shafina Dharamsi 

Principal, Valley View School ​

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