Welcome to the month of October. It has been a very busy start to the school year and I am very grateful to everyone for all the help they have provided in so many different ways.
We are well into our routines now and I encourage all the students to continue their task of being focused learners and supportive class mates.
Our virtue of the month is compassion. It is not hard to recognize the need for compassion and mercy in our world with the global issue of the migrant crisis, our own local issues of poverty and homelessness as well as our school’s work to help every child recognize when they need to show compassion.
In a special way this month we can show compassion in our food drive for St Vincent de Paul and in our work to support the Elizabeth Fry Society and the Baby’s New Beginnings Group.
This month I will also focus on teaching students about the different faces of bullying and in particular bullying that is non-physical but rather it is verbal or through purposeful exclusion.
Thank you for further emphasizing this message at home.
Have a great month.