I treat each new school year like the New Year by setting resolutions and goals for myself. While many of them are professional, there are always a few personal ones as well.
Michael Harris, Canadian author of The End of Absence, wrote a thought-provoking piece in The Globe and Mail this weekend, entitled, “I Have Forgotten How to Read.” Harris suggests that,
On Friday, after a long week, I was looking forward to gathering with a few very close friends at a cottage north of the city. The traffic was heavy and slow,
That which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will,
To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield.”
It is perhaps fitting that this past week has me thinking about the figurative ‘journey of life and adventure’ as I have been on a literal journey from St. Clement’s to Louisenlund School in Guby,
This past Friday, our School celebrated the career of Sarah Gleeson, our Head of Junior School, who is retiring at the end of the year after 32 years of service.
With only a few blogs left, I felt it important to make mention of the necessary support I have had for my weekly writing over the last six years. It is not I,
At. St. Clement’s we have been blessed with wonderful opportunities to connect and build relationships with First Nations peoples over the last eight years. As a result, our girls and staff are aware of and passionate about our role in supporting and ensuring change for the better.
I am a big believer that things happen for a reason. Often I find myself tuning into a program just as it starts, or even in the midst, when a very pertinent topic or idea is being introduced and discussed.
Since St. Clement’s School’s founding in 1901, it has been impressed upon our students and staff that we have a responsibility to ensure that we are supporting the community beyond the walls of the School.