Message from Ian Robinson, Head, Middle Division
And so another full and busy week approaches its close and the March break beckons. I trust that all of you will enjoy a healthy and rejuvenating time away from school and return refreshed and ready to complete the academic year.
There have been myriad team successes in hockey, basketball and swimming recently, and these successes have also occurred in the world of the arts. Our various bands have performed with great skill – see articles on them in this edition of Heads Up – and our singing and dancing thespians entertained us regally last week with their production of Hairspray. It was an absolute treat and the boys and the teachers involved deserve huge credit for their performance. They should all be very proud.
The Middle Assembly last week once again illustrated the variety of opportunities that are available to your sons. Whether it was Conor Healy (for a second week running), this time promoting Pink Shirt Day, or The Sundance Kids, three extremely talented musicians from IB1 playing music aided by guitar teacher Don MacDonald, or information about this week’s Spirit Week, or a plug for Musicians Without Borders, or three boys giving us a reflection on the Owl Trip taken a month ago thanks to the sponsorship of Dr. John Speakman and led by Max Perren, there was richness and much pleasure associated with every presenter and activity.
Replacing the assembly tomorrow, the Colour House Debating Final will take place, much to the joy of all in the audience and on the stage, the resolution being: “Be it resolved that digital devices negatively impact our relationships with friends and family.” Should be great fun! Tomorrow and Saturday there are a number of CISAA hockey and basketball finals and we wish our boys the very best of luck.
Next week brings a Form 7 highlight – the four day annual trip to Québec and Québec City which leads virtually straight into the March break. We wish them a very successful and fun trip. And on Monday afternoon, we shall be visited by a group of administrators from an IB school in Puerto Rico. That should be fascinating too.
Although much remains to be accomplished, June is not that far away. Best wishes to all of you and if I don’t see you next week, I look forward to doing so in the final term of this 2014-2015 year and, more specifically, during the three-way conferences at the beginning of April.