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Message from Derek Poon, Head, Intermediate Division

derek poonFriday, May 15: Afternoon focus day for Victoria Day long weekend, dismissal at 1:15 p.m.; Casual dress day, international denim day

Monday, May 18: Victoria Day holiday; no classes

Tuesday, May 19: Principal’s assembly, 8:30 a.m., Laidlaw Hall

Wednesday, May 20: All Y2 to attend history presentation titled BOOM, 1:15 p.m., David Chu Theatre

Thursday, May 21: Advising transition; Y1 to SHA; Y2 to sDiv advisers

Sports teams enter the final phase of their competitive seasons as jostling for play-off positions dominate the thoughts of players and coaches alike. Most teams have hopes for championships but those outcomes will depend on the preparation and overall investment of time, energy and commitment by all involved. I want to wish all the best to our players and coaches and may they compete hard and with unwavering sportsmanship, win or lose. As always, our character will be on full display. Fan support is always appreciated so please check schedules and come on out and cheer on the teams. Go Blues!

Rick Miller of BOOM will present a one-man high energy show that documents the music, culture and politics that shaped the Baby Boom generation to all Year 2 boys on Wednesday, May 2.

As the year draws to a close, there’s a transition of iDiv boys to new advisers. Y1 will meet with their senior house advisers (SHAs) and Y2 will meet with their newly assigned sDiv advisers on Thursday, May 21 and Thursday, May 28. All details will be communicated to the boys beforehand.

June exams are three weeks away and there’s much activity at the school to help boys prepare themselves. The Centre For Learning continues to offer exam prep sessions for all grades and boys are encouraged to sign up. Classroom teachers and advisers are also broaching the topic with boys in a reasonable and time-sensitive manner. These opportunities are not meant to cause additional stress, but are more to instill in the boys a sense of forward thinking, planning and calendar management. The earlier these school and life skills begin to be addressed and developed, the better.

IB2 final exams continue and all boys are asked to be quiet in the hallways where these exams are being written.

Thanks for reading.