SEPTEMBER 28 / 2018

Dear Parents,

"Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!". So said the White Rabbit in Lewis Carroll’s book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Would that all of our children be as concerned about timeliness! (I’m sure that it was intentional that Carroll imagined the White Rabbit as an elderly person)

In the Senior School, we try to embrace the teenager who straddles that time between the young - whose timeliness is most dependent on their caregivers - and the fully mature - who have either developed habits of mind that keep them in tune with the clock, or who have hopefully found a timeless line of work! As a school interested in educating students on a foundation of relationships, we have embarked on a more interactive response to student lateness. Rather than send students to detention hall, we have decided that students would probably benefit more from someone helping them to figure out ways to develop a more finely-honed sense of time.  Thus, where a student is repeatedly late, they will meet with their advisor to analyse the reasons for the student’s lateness and come up with plans to overcome their problem.

You, the parents, are an important factor in a teenager’s sense of timeliness, and so where a student is repeatedly late, we will alert you to this fact.  This is a good opportunity for you to speak to your child and have them indicate to you what they have discussed with their advisor. It will help for your child to know that they are surrounded by adults who value timeliness.

And if that doesn’t work out, I will gladly meet with your child at 8:30 am for a few days to emphasize the importance of making time a priority.  Although we may not make a White Rabbit of all our students, hopefully, they will all come to appreciate the White Rabbit’s concern.

Yours in time,



Commences the Thursday before Thanksgiving Break

Photo Day this year is scheduled for Thursday, October 4th, so we will have to have everyone in winter uniform for that day. Please remind your child to bring both tie and jacket for the photo.

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Please note that students wishing to change courses may do so up until September 30th. Thereafter, changes of courses will not be allowed. Please be in touch with David Hanna, or Vicky Diano, the Administrative Assistant, who can set up a meeting.

Please make sure to check The York School’s full school calendar regularly for updates, locations and times.

Event: Textbook Returns and Consignments

Monday, October 15th, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Where: York Cafe

A CSBE representative will be stationed in the cafe to process returns and consignments for Students and Parents. Monday, October 15th is the deadline for returns.

Book Returns and Consignments

Before you write your name in a book or mark it in any way:

  • Check that you have the correct title, and

  • Be sure that you are not going to switch courses

How to Return a Book:

  • Obtain a Return Authorization Number and instructions by calling CSBE at 1-800-335-5043.

  • Books that have not been marked or damaged will be accepted back for a full refund until the following dates:

  • Regular School Year: The later of October 15th of that school year or 2 weeks after your receipt of the books from CSBE

Books on Consignment

Please ensure that your Account ID/Email Address is identified on your consignment form to have access to your consignments online.


Please make sure to check The York School’s full school calendar regularly for updates, locations and times. For those interested, we have also scheduled a British University Applications Workshop Thursday October 4. The York School will also be presenting a Grade 7-11 Parent Information workshop on UK Applications. This event will be held in the Learning Commons at 7:00 p.m. Please RSVP to by October 1st, if you will be attending this event.

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