Our division theme this year is “All Are Welcome. All Belong. Soyez tous les bienvenus. Vous appartenez ici.” What a fitting theme for a school division - every single child who comes to us is a blessing and is welcomed.
The School year at Ecole Mother Teresa School is about to commence and I would like to take the opportunity to welcome you all. On August 31st we will be opening our doors to 461 students (Grade 4 – Grade 9 students).
Education can be likened to a great big canvas and this year we would like our students to throw as much paint as they can on the canvas of their education. I appeal to the students, the parents and the teachers to value and uphold the importance of intrinsic motivation and to have a growth mindset in all that we do.
This year I have no doubt that our students will throw themselves into their education, they will make the most of the canvas of opportunity that they are offered and they will paint the goals that they aspire to. I have no doubt that if they remain motivated in the classroom, then they will achieve their goals. Their education is sound, creative and innovative and Ecole Mother Teresa School, together with the parents and the students themselves, will ensure to continue to provide excellence to their learning partners.
The teachers at École Mother Teresa School take action and help the students to achieve academic, sporting, cultural and life-long learning. May I take this opportunity to thank the teachers for their continued professionalism, excellence and incredible dedication to ensure the success of your children. I am blessed to lead the most incredible group of educators, they set a high expectation, provide immense support and motivation in the classroom that is bound to create a year that is bright with embraced opportunities.
However, even more importantly, the students themselves will have to take action to further their education. Our young ladies and gentlemen to are beginning to realize that they cannot merely sit back and expect the greater School community to do everything for them - they are realizing the importance of self-motivation, having a growth mindset and are prepared to help themselves.
It is an appeal that we make to our young citizens today. Make the most of the fantastic educational opportunities that you have. Throw as much paint as you can onto the canvas of your education this year. If you can do that, the sky's the limit!
Working together and focusing on the possibilities will make this year epic! I look forward to École Mother Teresa School family community exceeding all goals this year. Let's continue to work together to help each other to be our best for the world!
Blessing on an amazing school year ahead of us,
Mme Jodi Smith, Principal