After months of silent hallways and empty classrooms it was a moving experience for all of us at SHS to welcome back all our students for the start of the 2021-22 school year! Thank you to the faculty and staff for collaborating to provide a safe and rich learning environment for our boys; thank you to all the parents and guardians for helping to prepare your children for the first day of school; and thank you to our boys for once again having such a positive mindset. All of these essential ingredients were instrumental in the success of our return to school.
With this year posing unique challenges, our aim for the first day back was to normalize the school day, have students reacclimatise to the building, and re-establish positive connections with other students and staff. We are happy to see how well the boys adjusted to their first week back and to witness the incredibly positive energy on the field and in the halls!
Despite the masks, cohorts, handwashing, directional flow in hallways and physical distancing, the boys enjoyed the day and felt right at home in their surroundings. It was especially heartwarming to see the enthusiasm and positivity in the boys and parents as they arrived to school.
We would like to extend a special welcome to those who are joining our SHS community as new students, parents and staff. And to all, we look forward to another exciting year of wonderful achievements, meaningful learning and exceptional growth moving forward.