7 days. 7 days until 24 grade eight students enter their classroom for the first time. 168 hours until our journey begins.
10 months and 40 weeks in our school year.7 hours in each school day.
These counted days offer ample opportunity. The opportunity to inspire. The opportunity to help students see themselves as active global citizens. The opportunity for each student to recognize their potential. The opportunity to facilitate a love of learning. The opportunity to witness growth. Growth in thinking. The opportunity to see 13 and 14 year olds feel empowered to take on the world. The opportunity to see them actually do it. To see them give back to their community, to think independently yet work collaboratively. The opportunity to see them teach their peers without judgement. The opportunity to join them in their journey of inquiry. To see them embrace new learning and challenge themselves. To see them discover the world around them.
These opportunities are why we, as educators, feel a heightened level of excitement and anticipation for the first day of school. These opportunities are why we have the best job in the world.
Let the adventure begin!