Welcome to all new and returning families to our school community. I trust you all had an enjoyable summer and you are ready to begin a new school year of spiritual growth and academic learning. The first day for students is September 7, 2016 at 8:45.
I am honoured to have been selected to serve as the Principal of Holy Ghost School. I truly enjoyed the challenge of establishing the Music program and Library last year and I look forward to my new role as Principal.
The staff, students, and all the family members I have met, are so amazing! They are generous with their time, talent and enthusiasm to make Holy Ghost School so exceptional. I invite all parents and family members to participate in their child’s education. Your involvement in our school enriches each student’s experience. Please contact our school office to arrange for opportunities to volunteer. I look forward to seeing you at the first Parent Association meeting at 4:00 pm on Sept. 13th and at the Welcome BBQ on Sept. 20, 2016.
We are thrilled to announce that Mr. Banias is returning to the Grade 7 classroom. He has many exciting lessons planned for the Gr. 7 and 8 classes, as they explore another year of learning. I am thrilled to welcome Mrs. Fer as our new Music/Library teacher. She comes with a wealth of experience and a passion for sharing the joy of music making. We also welcome Mrs. Talaroc, a new Teacher Assistant joining Mrs. Ploszay, until Mrs. Pritchard returns in February. All returning teachers are looking forward to meeting their students, presenting new ideas and watching the growth take place in every child.
Each day as I pray for the Holy Ghost community; God speaks this message very clearly.
Dear friends, let us LOVE one another, for LOVE comes from God. Do all your work in LOVE !
LOVE the Lord your God with all your heart. LOVE is patient; LOVE is kind.
Everyone who knows LOVE has been born of God and knows God.
I found this wonderful list of suggestions to help us express our LOVE to our children.
Things you should say to your kids every day:
1) “I love you.” Say it to them often!
2) “I like it when you…” Talking about positive aspects of their behavior.
3) “You make me happy.” This makes them feel valuable.
4) “I’m proud of you.” They need to hear they are doing a good job, even when it’s hard.
5) “You are special.” Tells them, their uniqueness is a strength.
6) “I trust you.” Building a foundation of trust; raises an honest person.
7) “I believe in you.” Teaches them how valuable they are.
8) “I know you can do this!” Encourages them to never give up.
9) “I am so grateful for you.” Be specific, this can really make their day!
As we begin this new school year, let us focus our hearts and minds on God’s unending love for us, and strive to share His love with all we meet.
Yours in Christ’s love,
Mrs. M. Chabluk
The Holy Ghost School Board of Directors would like to take an opportunity to welcome everyone back for the 2016-2017 school year! A special welcome is extended to the teachers, students and families who are joining Holy Ghost School for the first time.
There are some new faces, and a new addition to the school grounds...the playground!! Through many years of hard work fundraising by the students and families, this project came to life this past summer. We know that the students will enjoy the playground for years to come. Thank you to all in our school community and Holy Ghost Parish for making this happen.
We would like to welcome back the Holy Ghost School staff who work hard to ensure the best possible quality of education and support for the students, and we look forward to another year of experiences that will move the students forward not only through education, but personally as well. To the new staff, welcome to the Holy Ghost School community!
Each new school year is filled with opportunities to grow and develop . The Board of Directors will work with our new Principal, Mrs. Chabluk, and seek input in order to understand the needs of the school. The Board of Directors will be looking for a few new members starting this fall for a three year term. If you are interested in seeing how you can become part of the Board, please contact the Board via the Board Chair email. Also, anyone interested in general affairs of the School Board can speak with any member of the Board, or email .
Best wishes to the school community for a rewarding and successful school year.
Holy Ghost School Board of Directors