The first day of school is always an exciting time! This year in particular as all parties: admin, students and staff have been away from the noisy halls, classrooms and lunchrooms for a little longer than expected.
Now we are back! For many, this time of the year is typically a slow climb up the mountain, with lots of peaks and valleys along the way. This September, however, in BC schools, is like going on the thrill ride of your life. You can't wait to get on and are super excited; you know what to expect by what you see, but don't really know until you're on the ride itself. That feeling of climbing to the top, looking over the edge for a fraction of a second and away you go. Screaming!
Although you may end up fearing it and wondering when will it be over, you secretly want to go again because of the rush it provides.
Happy first day of school BC and let's hope the thrill ride is an everyday experience for your staff and students.
I am the Principal at Mount Pleasant Elementary School in Vancouver, BC. I am passionate about inspiring others to be creative, curious and collaborative in their learning