Category Archives: Meet our Team

World Teachers’ Day

I wanted to take this time to thank our teachers on today’s World Teachers’ Day.

Teachers are certified members of the Ontario College of Teachers. They have degrees in both education and another area of specialization. Some staff have multiple degrees and additional qualifications. Many of our staff  continue their learning and training in a wide variety of ways throughout the year.  As an early years’ focused school, it is wonderful that many of our staff have pertinent qualifications, including: primary education, reading, kindergarten and special education including specialist qualifications.

I cannot capture the full extent of the work of a teacher here. It is complex work that I have the honour of witnessing unfold each day. Here are but a few of the aspects of a teacher’s work:

Again, this is only a small sampling. I thank our teachers for the work and commitment they have already started several weeks ago. We are fortunate to have teachers who also specialize in areas that include:

  •  our Learning Commons
  • English Language Learners
  • Special education
  • The arts
  • Physical and Health education
  • Reading Recovery.

It is wonderful that our Meet the Staff event was yesterday that also helped us to celebrate the work teachers do.

Please join me in thanking our teaching staff for the work they do each day at our school.

Mr. Collins

National Custodial Worker’s Recognition Day

Today, is National Custodial Worker’s Recognition Day. Caretakers are members of our board’s Plant Services team. Our caretakers have specific training and certifications related to our school plant. The team also supports the work of our school and of our board. Their work in our building is multi-layered and includes:

  • contributing and supporting education, learning and environmental initiatives;
  • general cleaning and preventative maintenance;
  • performing legislated and required inspections;
  • monitoring the efficient operations of building and mechanical components;
  • sharing relevant skills and experiences with students.

Today, please help me in thanking our caretaking team which includes:

Mr. Charles

Mr. Marshall

Mr. Williams

Meet the Staff Evening

To our community,

This is a reminder that our Meet the Staff evening is coming up on Thursday October 4, 2018. Our local Lions’ Club will run a community BBQ (hot dogs, vegan burgers and burgers) from 5 to 6:30 p.m and are able to start earlier than we had originally planned. As such classrooms and learning spaces will be open from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. (we adjusted the start time from 6:30 p.m. as indicated in the book of forms) to enjoy the BBQ.

We look forward to seeing families that evening at our school.

Mr. Collins