Matter of Principal - February

Matter of Principal - February
Posted on 02/01/2020

Dear Students and Parents,

January is named after the Roman god of doors, Janus, because this month is the door to the year. Janus represents all beginnings and possesses the ability to see all things past and future. In January our students have been working hard to finish their first semester as strong as possible and are getting ready to open the door to begin semester two with habits and mindsets leading to a semester of progress.  Second semester brings thoughts of next year’s core and elective courses.  Students begin discussing course recommendations with their teachers and time is dedicated towards these conversations in advisories too.  Grade levels will meet together in February at the elective town hall to hear the latest and greatest about these courses too. By the time we reach Spring Break at the end of March students will have their course recommendations for next school year.
 
Taking care of ourselves during our busy days is so important.  I saw a post recently, “Today was a Difficult Day,” said Pooh. There was a pause. “Do you want to talk about it?” asked Piglet. “No,” said Pooh after a bit.  “No, I don’t think I do.” “That’s okay,” said Piglet, and he came and sat beside his friend. “What are you doing?” asked Pooh. “Nothing, really,” said Piglet “Only, I know what Difficult Days are like.  I quite often don’t feel like talking about it on my Difficult Days either. But goodness, continued Piglet, “Difficult Days are so much easier when you know you’ve got someone there for you.  And I’ll always be here for you.” Original Source Unknown

It is a good reminder to reach out or to check in with those we connect with.  Soon we will have Bell Let’s Talk Day on January 29 to help create positive change and support mental health across Canada. (https://letstalk.bell.ca/en/)

“In September 2010, Bell Let’s Talk began a new conversation about Canada’s mental health. At that time, most people were not talking about mental illness. But the numbers spoke volumes about the urgent need for action. Millions of Canadians, including leading personalities, engaged in an open discussion about mental illness, offering new ideas and hope for those who struggle, with numbers growing every year.” (https://letstalk.bell.ca/en/our-initiatives/)

During our busy school days, high school staff are mindful to keep building our connections with our community.  At any time students and families can check in with us – administration, student services, teachers and support staff.   We are ready to connect with you!
 
Yours in Education,

High School Admin.
 
Bharati Singh
Doug Lamb
Susan Boyd 
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