Principal's Message: 2020/2021 School Year
It is with great excitement that I continue my tenure as Principal of St. Thomas the Apostle CES for the 2020-2021 school year.
2019-2020 marked a year of learning, growth and development for all that was rooted in empathy, compassion and Christ’s love. The year also brought our community incredible challenge as a result of COVID-19 and the remote learning experience from March until the end of the year. It was heartening to see our community support each other throughout the difficult times.
On behalf of the tremendous staff at St. Thomas, we look forward to working with the students, parents, families, parish and partners in building upon the school’s great successes from last year. This will include prioritizing strict protocols and procedures to ensure the health and safety of all people as we return to 'in person' learning and school reopening.
Working from a theory that is grounded in the belief that all students are curious, competent and capable of tremendous accomplishment given the appropriate levels of support and encouragement, our school remains committed to the concept of achieving excellence for all.
It is our hope that a culture of collaboration continues to flourish so that all our efforts are rooted in a coordinated approach and shared vision such that the uniqueness of each student is celebrated and learning opportunities are tailored to meet diverse needs.
The prophet Micah calls Christ’s children to act justly, love tenderly and walk humbly with God. It is in this spirit that the staff will strive to help all students realize the fullness of humanity of which our Lord Jesus Chris is the model. Anchored in partnership, St. Thomas the Apostle CES remains dedicated to nurturing the spiritual, social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of all students. Empathy, kindness, self-regulation and well-being will lead the way.
On behalf of Mrs. Paci, STTH's new Assistant to the Principal and the entire staff, a warm ‘welcome back’ is extended to students returning from summer vacation and to those newly registered. 2020/2021 promises to be filled with inquiry, exploration, opportunity and discovery where learning is forged in a perpetual state of ‘wonder’ and each new day is encountered in an atmosphere of ‘inquisitive joy’. Together, we will ‘lead, learn, love and leave a legacy’.
Mr. D. Younger