February 8 / 2019

A STATE OF MIND…

So much of life is about perspective. Admittedly, looking out at the post-storm snow covered streets, my thoughts immediately rush to the impact it will have on my commute and the aggravation the snow will cause. By contrast, when my kids see snow they experience a rush of anticipation for the awesome snowboarding opportunity ahead. There is a lesson here; an integral part of fostering well-being in our lives is mindfully focussing our attention. The benefits, for example, of a daily gratitude practice are well documented. Just taking a few minutes to highlight the best parts of your day can have a profound impact on how you feel. Attention shifts from disappointments and frustrations to noticing little moments of wonder and loveliness.

Next week, as a whole school, we will mindfully turn our attention to student and staff wellness. From physical wellbeing, to mental health awareness, to self-care and celebrating caring relationships, we will intentionally remind ourselves of the value of caring for ourselves and one another. Beatboxing, spoken word, hip hop dancing and drumming circles will be just some of the creative mediums used to delve into mental health and mindfulness. The Great Canadian Outdoor Day will allow our Junior School students to physically celebrate all the snowy fun of the season. And what could be a more fitting ending to our Wellness Week than the gift of time to slow down and enjoy our loved ones over the family day long weekend?  With thanks to our student mentors who have stewarded this initiative, we look forward to a healthy & happy Wellness Week ahead!

Elissa Kline-Beber
Director of Student Wellness

Chinese New Year

On Tuesday, Junior and Senior school students celebrated the Chinese New Year with incredible performances by dancers from the Hong Luck Kung Fu club. Watch video here.


RE-ENROL

Re-Enrolment Contracts are due by February 8, 2019.  Please remember to complete the contract and submit payment by end of today.  Due to the increase in applications this year from JK-12, we are unable to reserve spaces past this day.  

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS NOMINATIONS

The Board of Directors is calling for nominations for Board and Committee Members for 2019-2020.  If you are interested, please click the button below to submit your nomination.


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