Black History Month

Dear Parents, Throughout the month of February, we make it a point each year to recognize Black History month along with many other schools around Canada. We take the occasion to feature various authors, artists, and history makers that have a black cultural heritage. In some instances, they overcame immense obstacles, due in part because…

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Gratitude

Dear Parents, If you are anything like me, you have certainly experienced some ups and downs, high and lows, over the past several weeks. Whether it’s the news, rollercoaster weather, or following team Canada at the Olympics, we have experienced a number of events that keep our emotions on edge. How do we deal with…

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Saint Valentine

Dear Parents, It’s that time of year again where love is in the air, or at the very least Valentine’s Day is upon us. While it has certainly been turned into another commercial holiday where chocolate, flowers, and expensive jewellery take the forefront, it’s origins are actually much richer and are worth a deeper look.…

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Compassion

Dear Parents, When we think of characteristics of Christ that seem to provide a stark contrast to what we find in society, one that immediately comes to mind is compassion. By definition, compassion is a strong feeling of concern for the hardships or sufferings of others. This could be in response to someone who is…

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Wonder

Dear Parents, What comes to mind when you think of the word Wonder? This is one of the things that we discussed during our chapel time today. When you explore some of the definitions of wonder, words like admiration, amazement, awe, and marvel stand out. This type of wonder is synonymous with God, who created…

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Risk

Dear Parents, I came across a great article recently entitled, “The Risk in Things that We Don’t Do,” written by George Couros. It was a great reminder that taking risks is an essential part of our lives. Whenever we want to start something new, there will always be a risk involved; however, there is also…

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Refocusing on God

Dear Parents, Happy New Year! While the hope and excitement of a fresh start seems to be waning already with the return of remote learning and restrictions, it is increasingly clear that we need to look up and find our strength and joy in the Lord alone. Over these past few days, I have been…

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Unspeakable Joy

Dear Parents, Joy unspeakable Joy… this is what God offers us through the birth of His son Jesus. This is what we celebrate in this advent season. While a dictionary definition of joy is great pleasure, happiness or rejoicing, these all fall short of a Biblical definition, which focuses on an unchangeable state that is…

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The Gift of Shalom

Artistic rendering of the word Shalom

Dear Parents, What is it that our hearts and our world long for the most? Arguably peace or Shalom would top our list. In this 2nd week of Advent, we considered what the word Shalom means and some of its implications. While the word peace is often the translation for Shalom, the original Hebrew word…

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Jesus: A Seed of Hope

Colorful metal cutout of the word hope in a garden

Dear Parents, Almost on cue, the energy and excitement levels seemed to increase overnight with the arrival of December 1st. Even as we started our chapel this morning with our regular “Good Morning”, there was a noticeable difference in the volume of the students’ response. Something about the Christmas season sparks something in us. While…

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