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Principal's Message:  2018/2019 School Year

Principal's Message: 2018/2019 School Year

It is with great excitement that I continue my tenure as Principal of St. Thomas the Apostle CES for the 2018/2019 school year.

2017/2018 marked a year of learning, growth and development for all that was rooted in empathy, compassion and Christ’s love. For a sample of the ‘year that was’, please take a moment and view the yearend highlight video:

https://stth.hwcdsb.ca/263941--STTH-and-a- ...
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.

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. Horzelenberg, our Principal Intern and our entire staff, a warm ‘welcome back’ is extended to students returning from summer vacation and to those newly registered. 2018/2019 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’.

God Bless.
Mr. D. Younger
Principal