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Principal's Blog February 2024


Greetings everyone,

It's been a busy few weeks since our return from the winter break, and we're already at the point of semester 1 high school exploratory subjects coming to an end. At such times, I am reminded how we've built our programming in line with the cultivation of Lifelong Learners – individuals who excel not only in academics but also exhibit an enduring passion for knowledge. As we go forward, we also have a grade 11 student whose Leadership project is surveying students for next year's exploratories, hoping to align their wishes with our offerings.

As we move into Semester 2, I am delighted to see the new courses coming online which are designed to engage and inspire our students. Noteworthy among them is "Outdoor Adventures” with Mr. Shave, an experiential course providing students with insights into the outdoors while fostering qualities such as resilience and teamwork. Simultaneously, we eagerly anticipate a fresh semester of Drama with Ms. Patience, where students will be encouraged to explore their creative potential through expressive endeavors. Among all our offerings, students can find a place to explore their passions and deepen life skills which will prepare them for the world beyond our doors.

At the elementary level, our commitment to experiential learning continues with regular outdoor classroom activities, augmenting academic understanding with a focus on environmental stewardship and physical well-being. Additionally, it brings me great pleasure to share that the Intermediate classes will be embarking on their first ski excursion to Whitewater next week, blending physical activity with the thrill of winter sports. By providing students with diverse, engaging, and real-world learning experiences, we strive to equip them with the requisite skills and mindset necessary for success in an ever-evolving global landscape.

Before concluding, I extend heartfelt gratitude to the parents and community members whose unwavering support ensures the success of our educational programs. Your collaborative efforts contribute significantly to the maintenance of high-quality programming within our institution. We view your partnership as instrumental in achieving our shared goals.

Furthermore, I wish to express our sincere appreciation for volunteers who generously contribute their time and efforts. Your invaluable contributions enrich our educational initiatives, and we are always eager to welcome new volunteers into our community.

Regards, Ron Sherman, Principal JV Humphries K-12 and Jewett Elementary