Leadership, anti-bullying, and exams fill final months at GSS

Principal Iris Trask talks about the goings on for the final months of school at GSS.

  • Apr. 10, 2012 5:00 a.m.

Iris Trask

Principal at Golden Secondary School

We are beginning the last term of this school year! Our graduates are in the process of finishing their coursework and preparing for their Provincial and final exams that will be taking place in the last two weeks of June.

Graduation Ceremonies are Thursday, June 28 and Prom is Friday, June 29 at the newly renovated Civic Centre. As usual, we will send letters home in late April for any Grade 12 students in jeopardy of graduating with a plan of what needs to be done so that they are in good standing.

Our Leadership class is beginning to work on a number of individually-led projects that involve the School and the community. This is a great way to not only develop important leadership skills, but to also provide a benefit for various community groups.

One example involves a leadership student setting up volunteers at Abbeyfield House to spend time with the residents conversing, working on crafts, playing games, or going for walks. The connections that will be formed are beneficial to both the residents and our teenagers as they interact with long standing members of Golden.

We have 16 students involved in a Red Cross: Beyond the Hurt Anti-bullying Training this week on Wednesday and Thursday. Lady Grey Elementary School brought in the facilitator in order to train the high school students so that they can present the workshops to each class at LGES the following week.

This ties in nicely with our School’s focus on Restorative Action, which helps students to look at their behaviour in terms of the effect it has on others. When behaviour harms others, students are guided to figure out ways that they can fix the harm in an attempt to restore relationships.

In the third week of April, I will be visiting Grade 7 classes in order to share information about GSS (timetables, how to work our locks, general info about the school, ways to be prepared, etc).

This is just one of the many activities that  happen to ease their transition from elementary school to high school. I will be taking Grade 8 students with me so that they can share their successes and challenges in their first year of high school, and assist with the hands-on activities the Grade 7s will be engaged with during our visit.

 

Upcoming dates:

 

April 11th/12th –    Electronic Provincial Exams (for some students only)

April 13th – Professional Development Day

April  25th – Honour Roll Assemblies

April 26th – Honour Roll Pizza Lunch

May 2nd – Early Dismissal Day (to facilitate parent-teacher interviews)

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