As we turn the calendar to July we write to you with mixed emotions. July is a time of anticipation, as we look forward to summer vacation with our families. The sun, sand and the lazy days of summer. It is a wonderful opportunity to sit back and take a deep breath. However, June is also the time we step back and say goodbye to members of our community. There will be students in our community who will be moving on to other schools like our grade 9’s who are continuing their educational journey in high school.There will also be students who leave our school as they move to other communities. No matter the situation we wish all those leaving the best and we ask that you take a few positive memories of St. Vincent de Paul with you to your new schools.
June is a very busy month with teachers wrapping up the curriculum, reading and numeracy assessments and provincial achievement exams for our students. Beside the academic activities we also had many co-curricular activities such as field trips filling our calendars. Thank you to all the parent/guardian volunteers for their support. Without you it would not be possible to extend these learning opportunities to our students.
All families are asked to ensure we have the correct contact numbers, and email addresses for you as we will be contacting families in late August with return information. Teachers will also be contacting families welcoming students to their class at the end of August.
We are pleased to formally introduce our faith theme for the 2017-20 school years: Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. (Matthew 7:7). In the final year of the three-year theme, we are focusing on the third part of the verse, “Knock, and the door will be opened for you”.
Over the last year, we have experienced so many ways to grow in faith.As servants of God, we are always called to discern his will, and through prayer we develop a closer relationship with Him who loves us. As the Church teaches us, “prayer is the raising of one's mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God” (ccc. 2559). In this coming year, we will be continually invited to engage in a deepened prayer life. We hope that you get the time this summer to reflect and seek opportunities to pray with a renewed spirit.
Thank you to the staff, students and parents of our school community for all of your support this year! We have accomplished so much in such a short period of time thanks to the tremendous efforts of our community. The staff along with Mrs. Ayres (VP) and myself look forward to working with you again in the fall as we continue to strive towards “Living and Learning in our Catholic Faith”.
The St. Vincent de Paul School community holds an incredibly special place in my heart. Thank you for all of your support this school year.It has been my absolute honor getting to know everyone in the community.You all have taught me so much about being a leader, a teacher, a parent and a person of Faith. Thank You!
Mr. Greg Woitas, Principal
Mrs. Trinity Ayres, Vice Principal
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