This year, in our continuous endeavour to inspire greatness and leadership in our students, we are adopting the philosophy of
“The 7 Habits of Happy Kids” by Sean Covey.
During the month of September, we will be focusing on
Habit #1: Be Proactive!
Talk to your child about what they have learned in class about being proactive and remind them that they are in charge of their choices!
Each of our students is assigned to one of ten cross-graded house teams. House teams meet from time to time for games and activities, usually before our monthly SPIRIT assemblies.
Students work to earn points for their teams in various ways throughout the year. For example, we have a number of theme days, and students who wear a hat on Crazy Hat Day, pajamas on Pajama Day, red or green on Christmas Colour Day, and so on, will receive points, as they will if they bring food for the Food Bank collection or return their library books on time, or if their parents come to parent-teacher interviews.
If a student receives a I AM A BUCKET FILLER for being nominated for accomplishing the habit we are addressing that month, he or she also adds a point to the house team total.
Each month, the total points are tallied, and the team with the most points in any given month wins an ice cream / iPad party .
Here are the names of our house teams:
Black Bears Grey Whales
Blue Sharks Orange Tigers
Brown Mustangs Red Robins
Golden Hawks Silver Dolphins
Green Gators White Wolves