It was a great pleasure to see so many Grandpals this morning. We had over 150 guests taking part in our school assembly, visiting the classrooms, and touring the school. The event was highly anticipated by the children and it was clear by the smiles on their faces how delighted they were to share their school with their grandparent/s and special pal/s. We planned this event to honour the special relationship children have with caregivers and grandparents. To us, growing and learning among caring individuals who share widely divergent life stories, and appreciating their respective cultures and experiences, is an invaluable aspect of a true education.
At the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Laboratory School, we feel privileged to be a community of families and teachers who work in partnership to support and enhance the learning of each student. Together, we work on an ongoing basis to create a secure learning environment that inspires exploration, creativity, curiosity, and confidence to flourish. We honour diversity and value a deeply interconnected community, in which all members feel known, respected, and supported as active participants.
Today's event would not have been possible without the tireless volunteer work and dedicated commitment of the PA Executive Members, many JICS parents, teachers, and staff. We are interested in the feedback of the event from your children. Please let your Class Rep know so that we can use this information for future events.
All the best,