Message from Tanya Sweeney, Head, Preparatory School
A warm welcome back to all students, families and colleagues! We are glad to be back into routine and working with learners. The winter season, both in academics and co-curricular pursuits, provides many opportunities for collaboration, exploration, and growth.
Given that it is very busy, the days remain dark, and cold/flu season is upon us, it’s important that we all do our best to be good to ourselves and each other.
At the Middle division assembly this week, Gareth Evans shared this video reminding us of the importance of optimism. He also spoke to his optimism about the Prep given an increase in acts of kindness being reported by students and teachers across the Prep this year as he continues to track this data.
In the video, Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield reminds us to take care of ourselves, each other, and our planet – a simple, warm and optimistic message as we launch into our busy winter season.
Head of the Preparatory School
Week of January 13:
|6A at Norval||Monday to Thursday|
|Primary and Middle division assemblies-Lunar New Year||Thursday starting 8:30 a.m.|
|Childcare registration form closes||Thursday evening|
|SK at Norval||Friday|
|Sign up for SK-5 Three-way conferences begins…see Heads Up for link||Friday|
Week of January 20:
|Morning focus day||Monday|
|4O at Norval||Tuesday to Thursday|
|Middle division assembly||Wednesday|
|Lunar New Year activities||Thursday morning|
|Optional Y6/7 report card information session for parents||Thursday evening|
|Winterfest and casual dress day||Friday|
|Norval winter open house||Sunday afternoon|