Last June, I had a good conversation with students Luc LeFrancois, Layla Haddad, and our 2013-14 Presidents & VPs (Taryn Mason and Sam Wile, Ted Bursey and Katie MacLellan). The topic of our discussion: a school-wide theme for this Academic Year. In essence our students focused on unity and spirit, and in the end they said “Spirit” should be the theme. Together, we will build school spirit, understand and live the spirit of our Goals and Criteria, contribute positive spirit to others on behalf of our community, show gratitude for God’s spirit among us, foster a spirit of goodness, and promote participation in school events.
We’ve got Spirit.
Bearing our theme in mind, I went for my annual eight-day silent retreat to Bras d’Or Lakes in Cape Breton. This gift of time in such a beautiful place was a spiritual holiday to reflect on my first year in Halifax which was an engaging and deep dive into this new chapter of our School’s history.
In preparation for my second year, I want to welcome you home to the Heart, and hope you will attend the Headmistress’ Address and Reception on September 12, 2013. At 7pm, the event will begin with an informative program in the main gym, after which we will relax to the Parlours, Courtyard, and
Crossroads to socialize and toast to the year.
We’ve got Spirit ... I trust you will wholeheartedly celebrate the qualities that make Sacred Heart School of Halifax a meaningful investment for your family!
In a spirit of gratitude,
Sr. Anne Wachter, RSCJ