Message from Administration
Welcome to Hardisty for the 2017-18 School Year!
Our staff are very excited to begin the new school year, to welcome back our returning students and to greet those joining us for the first time!
The first days of school are a time of excitement and renewal for students, parents and staff alike. Seeing old friends and making new ones, talking with last year’s teachers and meeting this year’s, walking by a classroom of memories to create more in the next one. Building on past success, creating new learning opportunities and developing new relationships are all the best parts of a new school year.
While all of this part of the experience, it is also true that the school experience can present challenges and difficulties, even some stress and anxiety. At times the work can be difficult, conflicts may arise and relationships may become strained. In working through these times, with support and guidance, we learn to persevere and overcome adversity.
As a staff, we are committed to serving our students and their families to the best of our abilities. Our goal is to create a community where:
- we see everyone as a learner - children and adults alike
- we face with challenges by working to support our students and engage them in building the skills they need to succeed
- we engage in clear and consistent communication with home, not only to inform, but also to seek input into how we can best meet the needs of our students
- we are committed to continuous improvement in order to provide the highest quality education to our students and most effective services to our families
At Hardisty, we are committed to the “Three R’s”. Respect, Responsibility and Relationships. You will see this commitment, not only in the halls on posters, but in our daily work. It is not simply an expectation for students but it serves as a basis for our decision making and how we interact as a school community.
As this is my first year as principal at Hardisty School, I am a bit “extra-excited” about getting the school year started! I would like to take this opportunity to invite students and their families to feel free to contact the school office to discuss how we can best meet the learning needs of our students.
Mrs. Lavallee and I look forward to serving you. As a staff we look forward to learning alongside our students. I wish you all the best for the upcoming school year!