We are looking forward to a positive and exciting school year for everyone in our school community – returning students, staff, and parents and especially new members to our family! Being a new arrival myself as principal, I have been learning about our school culture with key information, guidance, and an array of support from many Patriots for the past couple of weeks. As an administrator for the past 11 years at M. M. Robinson Secondary School, White Oaks Secondary School, and Halton’s Care and Treatment Programs, I look forward to integrating my leadership experiences to provide a positive learning environment for our students. We will continue to meet the needs of our learners with innovative curriculum and assessment strategies that provide opportunities for students to demonstrate their learning for success!
During our welcoming grade assemblies, our message called upon all members of Lester B. Pearson community to create and maintain a sense of unity. This includes learning as our mission, safety for all, and having fun in the various activities of the school life both in the classroom and on our fields, in our clubs, and in our arts. Keep informed by making our website one of your daily favourites for announcements and celebrations!
We encourage parent involvement with school life daily – we value parents still as partners. Let’s start September strong with three strategies. First, encouraging your student to be punctual for the bell for all classes! Our research and results demonstrate that student learning is greater with fewer interruptions, especially during this time, so support for your teen to be ready and in class on time is applauded. Second, monitor your students’ excitement with their learning by regularly inquiring how well they are connecting in classes with the curriculum, with their teachers, and with peers. Often a question or two at the dinner table elicits a response that reassures they are understanding and are feeling a sense of belonging. Third, know you can always contact the teacher through email or phone to clarify any curriculum concerns.
I look forward to a wonderful year with our school community and will continue be in contact as the year unfolds. Nulli Secundus !