As we conclude our term today I wanted to take this time to thank Mrs. Soper for her work at our school over the past year. Mrs. Soper has been here for Ms. Schmidt’s Maternity Leave. Ms. Schmidt returns to our school in the new year. Ms. Soper has been a great addition to our team here and we will miss her contributions to our school community.
Thanks as well to Mrs. Gillis who has joined our term this year and worked on our Reading Recovery team. Her itinerant support for our school concludes today and I want to thank her for her work both with students and with our staff.
On behalf of our school community I want to wish everyone the very best for the holidays.
We look forward to seeing everyone again on Monday January 8, 2018 for start of our new year.
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 is today which will also help us celebrate the work teachers do.
Please join me in thanking our teaching staff for the work they do each day at our school.