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Principal’s Message – Dec. 2011

December 1, 2011

In November we watched our entire Grade K-12 school body, a large number of parents and community people, and many war veterans quietly reflect in a Remembrance Day assembly that reminded us all of those that gave their lives for us.  This was conducted primarily by our students and showed me our school community has respect for others.

We also had our Profound Learning Scholarship assembly, where many Grade 10-12 students received a $500 Profound Learning scholarship after ending the previous year with at least an 85% average in core subjects. At the same assembly, several sports teams were congratulated for their outstanding efforts and sportsmanship this fall.

Several staff engaged in a Quality Learning conference and they are committed to helping students become autonomous learners by assessing their own work to make sure it hits a quality standard. Add to that the many parents who attended the Principal Chats and the Parent Council meeting.  We also have some very special moms who come each week to our school to pray and intercede for our families and students.
We have also offered some Parent Education seminars this fall that have included Technology Awareness, an orientation about MOODLE (which is being used in many of our classes), a Career Awareness session, and a Drug Awareness seminar on November 28. Coming in the new year will be a seminar on Parenting your Adolescent.

We also welcomed Cindy Lerner to our school as our Family School Liaison Counselor. She replaces Kyla Brown who has gone on maternity leave. Cindy has a heart for students and has been introduced to many of the students already. She has introduced herself in this newsletter and will continue to submit articles that will help you be aware of counseling issues and help you to be a better parent.

Studies show that being available and engaged in your child’s life as a parent during the adolescent years can significantly influence the direction of their life.  I look back on those individual times with my four children, now all in their twenties, as some of the most important of my life.

We will gather again at a Grade 7-12 Christmas assembly on December 21 to honor the birth of Jesus Christ, a young baby that would eventually grow up to change individuals and to change the world. We would love to have you join us.  My prayer is for God’s deepest presence and love and forgiveness to be personally experienced by us all during this Christmas season. Worship Him this Christmas as a family – we intend to do that as a school community.  God bless you and enjoy this beautiful Christmas season.

Peter Muller

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