We Enter Advent Together As we light the first Candle, we remember that Advent begins with Hope. In the darkest moments, we always remember that we have a reason to hope again as we journey through Advent. One of our traditions is to have a weekly Advent Candle Lighting and time of prayer as a
So Good to Be Back Together! It was so great to be back together after the school was closed for several days. I have intentionally limited my communication to ensure updates from the board regarding collective bargaining and closures were received and not drowned out by other non-essential messaging. However, now that we are back
Hi Defender Families: We will recognize Halloween on Monday, October 31st. Students are invited to wear a costume or dress in black or orange if preferred. Costume considerations to be safe at school have some important Do’s and Don’ts. To be honest, our community does a FANTASTIC job at choosing appropriate costumes. However, I need
Hey Defenders, Did you know that TODAY is World Teacher's Day? We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to all the teachers today on “World Teacher Day”. Without you, there would be no doctors, lawyers, CEO’s, engineers, authors … and the list goes on. Who would teach our students the difference between right
Unfortunately all of our phone lines are down at the moment, for both incoming and outgoing lines. The board is currently working on the problem and hope to have it resolved shortly. Should an emergency arise on your end, please come to the school. If we need to reach anyone on our end, we will
A Wonderful Week To Finish September We started the week off with a SURPRISE Second GA GA BALL ARENA! THANK YOU WCDSB Facilities and CSAC for your Advocacy! Tremendous Job by Our Boys and Girls Softball Teams! Well Done! Thank you to Mrs. Smith and Ms. Taylor-Baptiste for coaching. We enjoyed some FREE Pizza from our
Key Details for Community BBQ and Open House THIS THURSDAY WHEN: This Thursday, September 22nd. Staff will be at the BBQ, but they will also need to eat too :). In order to give all of our staff a meal break and give families with multiple children in different divisions, we wanted to share the
A Great First Week! There were lots of big feelings as our students met their new classmates and teachers, but everyone did such a wonderful job. I snapped a few pictures during my walk-abouts of the school. Outside of these snapshots there was so much learning and community building. You would be so proud of
From the desk of Shesh Maharaj - Superintendent of Corporate Services Due to a software malfunction, STSWR and our bus operators will not be able to post late notices on websites for transportation routes that are not running on schedule. Further, late notices cannot be sent to parents via e-mail or text message as normal.
Hi Defender Families! Thanks for an amazing afternoon! We had a great time and transformed the space in 3 hours! Here is a video that shows all of your amazing team work. Our staff cannot wait to start the school year tomorrow with each of you.