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Jun 18, 2020

THE ROOKIE PRINCIPAL SAYS THANKS

By |2020-06-18T08:48:00-07:00June 18, 2020|Celebrating, Secondary|1 Comment

My final blog of the year, and the end of my first year as principal…what do I want to share? One simple word. Thanks! Everyone I talk to seem to pity me to some degree: “Wow! This is an intense first year!” “I bet you didn’t anticipate being a principal during COVID-19!” “How are you [...]

May 25, 2020

BEHIND THE SCREENS

By |2020-05-25T15:08:05-07:00May 25, 2020|Secondary, Whole Child Education|1 Comment

BY NAOMI STEWART, SECONDARY FRENCH TEACHER Remember way back…seven weeks ago…when we moved into Connected Learning? I think I cried at least once a day during the week after spring break. It was full of rapid preparation and baptism by fire. Instructions and expectations changed minute to minute. Admin worked hard to stay up to [...]

Apr 3, 2020

A GUIDING PHRASE

By |2020-04-03T15:08:55-07:00April 3, 2020|School Vision, Secondary|0 Comments

“Be gentle with yourself and generous with others” is a phrase that Ed Noot, Executive Director of the Society of Christian Schools in BC, shared with us school leaders during one of our many virtual meetings over spring break. It’s a phrase that has stuck with me over these last few weeks and something I’m trying to [...]

Feb 24, 2020

MORSELS OF MOTIVATION

By |2020-02-24T08:10:06-08:00February 24, 2020|Relationships, Secondary|1 Comment

BY: JENNIFER WITTRUP, STUDENT LIFE CENTRE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT When I was offered the position of administrative assistant to the secondary Student Life Centre (SLC) and realized that my position would be the first face students would see upon entering, I knew that I wanted to do something special for the first week of school. Naturally, [...]

Jan 27, 2020

MUSINGS OF A SNOW SHOVELING PRINCIPAL

By |2020-01-27T08:34:49-08:00January 27, 2020|School Vision, Secondary|0 Comments

There are plenty of jobs I’ve had to do this year as a principal that seem a little outside the “norm.” We often refer to these things as “other duties as required.” It’s a joking reference to a line in our contracts that doesn’t really exist…but it should! My “other duty as required,” along with [...]

Nov 25, 2019

SENSING THE KINGDOM

By |2019-11-25T08:15:08-08:00November 25, 2019|Secondary, Whole Child Education|2 Comments

BY MONICA DEREGT, ACADEMIC COUNSELLOR I have an eclectic gathering of gadgets on my desk. Some might think of them as toys; others may think I have a unique decorating style. Among my collection is a playable rainbow art ball, a squishy silicone cat, a fake bonsai tree, a magnetic hourglass, lavender-scented stress balls, and [...]

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