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Principal’s Message June 2014

                Throughout the year, when I read an interesting article or an inspiring quote, I save and store a copy in my ‘idea’ file. When it comes time to write one of my Principal’s Messages, I take a quick peak in my file and will often choose the…

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Principal’s Message – April 2014

                  I don’t know about you, but Pharrell Williams’ song “Happy” plays over and over in my head all day long. I guess that’s not really a bad thing because no matter what happens in the day, my head keeps telling me “I’m happy”! The infectious beat…

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Principal’s Message June 2013

According to an Ancient Chinese proverb “a child’s life is like a piece of paper on which every passerby leaves a mark”. When we look back at the school year, that has so quickly come and gone, we can see just how true this is. From raising funds and awareness for cancer research through our…

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Principal’s Message May 2013

A mother’s love for her child is universal. The world over, all mothers want the same things for their children. Or do they? If I were to ask you what your hopes and dreams for your child are, I am pretty certain I would get similar responses – fulfilling lives, joy, happiness, to love and…

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Principal’s Message April 2013

This past Christmas, as I was opening a gift from my son and his girlfriend, they said, “It’s just a little extra gift that we couldn’t resist when we saw it because it reminded us of you!” I curiously opened up the gift, wondering all the while what it could be that reminded them of…

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Principal’s Message March 2013

As we went to the front of the line, bypassing many “regular” travelers, into a much shorter and quicker security line at the airport, allowing us more time to enjoy free refreshments and the comforts of an airport lounge, before boarding our flight purchased with frequent flyer points, I was feeling pretty thankful to be…

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Principal’s Message February 2013

Over the past 30 years I have had many occasions to ask students to describe their parents for various school assignments. From a sociologist’s perspective, I have found it fascinating to see the various changes in children’s responses over the decades and equally fascinating to me are those responses that seem to withstand the test…

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Principal’s Message November 2012

I came across a quote last week that really hit home with me. “Many small people, in many small places, do many small things, that can alter the face of the world”. This is so true when I consider the work of the CGS Principal’s Club. Our students and school may be small and our…

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Principal’s Message October 2012

  If you watched this year’s coverage of the Summer Olympics, you no doubt noticed a reoccurring theme throughout, acknowledging the supporters of the athletes and more specifically the parents of the athletes. P&G ran “have the Kleenex ready” commercials thanking the athletes’ Moms for their sacrifices and support and Petro-Canada also did a nice…

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Principal’s Message June 2012

My philosophy in life has always been to forge ahead and never look back. I am convinced that forging ahead is always a good thing, especially in times of adversity and challenge, but what about the never looking back part? It has been said that to be able to look back upon one’s life in…

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