What an incredible month of activities and seeing our school operating at such an amazing level! The students are working hard in their courses, they are participating in many amazing activities, co-curriculars and athletics and the full school events have been spectacular!
The Staff PD day in October was a wonderful way to give back to our community making lunches and hygiene kits. We also used the occasion to recognise those that have been at HNMCS for 10 years! I would like to acknowledge the following staff for their continued commitment to HNMCS:
Ms. Rebello and Dr. Barbieri - our founding staff from 2008
Ms. Prillo, Ms. Apuzzo, Ms. Fernandes who all joined in 2010
Ms. Anderson in 2011
Ms. Periera, Mr. MacLeod, Ms. Nicoleitti and Ms. Preston in 2012 - our newest inductees this October
Coming off of spirit week on Halloween, with teachers and students alike all dressed up, the student government hosted a haunted house, and Middle School Council a Halloween dance - it was all very spooky. Well done to everyone for this past week of spirit!
October also brought the return of in person open houses at Our Kids, St. Mike’s and John Knox. We had an in person Open House here at HNMCS and are looking forward to the one this coming Saturday, November 5th as well - please, spread the word - it starts at 10 am!
It has been a great month for athletics: a pep rally with an introduction to our cheer squad and the two football teams, as well as cross country meets, flag football tournaments, and teacher student frisbee, football, and dodgeball happening at the school as well.
After three years of planning, we were finally able to host the eco symposium on October 19th and 20th. It was great to have all of our students participate, followed by staff professional development and then a day where other schools brought teams and they were able to explore many different ideas and opportunities. Together we can make important changes to the world to better our environment.
Our first sessions with Sara Westbrook have been completed - thank you to the parents who attended. I truly believe working with Sara this year will help bring a real sense of empowerment to our students.
November looks to be just as exciting with an ultimate frisbee tournament, parent teacher interviews, a buyout to attend the flag football finals, a well deserved long weekend, and a very special event with Chief R Stacey Laforme, the elected Chief of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. This is a time for our entire community to reflect and listen. We are honoured by his presence.
There was a lot of effort put in by so many here at HNMCS to have such a great month - thank you to everyone who was involved in creating these opportunities!
Head of School
Welcome to the Head of School blog - enCOURAGE. The name comes from the core values and our vision statement that aspire to support our girls to stand up for their convictions. By examining four themes - faith, teachers, the head of school position, and our girls, enCOURAGE communicates how we at HNMCS help our girls live our values.