As I walk through the school and in and out of classrooms I enjoy greetings from students and sometimes hugs too. When I walk into classrooms students open the door for me and greet me in a warm, respectful fashion. I see and hear students that demonstrate the values that we are teaching through the Character Education Program and through our daily interactions. I know also that these students have learned from their “first teachers” – you, the parents and I see the results of your work at home. It has been my pleasure to get know your children.
On December 5 at 8:30 in the Multi Purpose Room, our Behaviour Specialist, Miss Arpy and I will be hosting a discussion about setting limits for children. Through presentation and discussion we will look at strategies that can help us in setting limits and being consistent as we foster development in the growth of self-control and responsibility for decision making. We hope that many of you will be able to attend and look forward to seeing you.
This Thursday, the Grade 6 class will be heading to the Chouf. This year one of our school wide initiatives is “Going Green.” All students in from Nursery to Grade 6 will take part in a field trip in nature to learn about our planet and the living things in our environment and our obligation as human beings to ensure the protection of the Earth. Field trips are part of the learning at Eastwood College and are connected to the curriculum that is implemented at the school. Over the past weekend approximately 50 students in the Upper School were involved in an outdoor education experience in the Ehden area. We have made inquiries about pick up of recycled materials and once we have confirmation of pick up we will begin recycling paper and plastic in all of our classrooms. Many classrooms are using recyclables as materials for use in the classroom as we learn about the three R’s – reduce, reuse, recycle. Email is now the communication choice for things such as this newsletter as we reduce our use of paper. The I Pad program also helps with this initiative, as trees are no longer chopped down for the many copies of textbooks. As we move ahead with this initiative throughout the year we count on your support at home, which helps students connect school life to home life.
Early Years and Elementary Principal