This past weekend the LHCS volleyball teams travelled to Bowmanville for a tournament. One of the boys’ teams placed 1st in their division and one of the girls’ teams placed 2nd in theirs. A great effort and result for both of them. I finished the weekend with a real sense of pride in our students, in how they played, the effort they exhibited, as well as the sportsmanship they displayed. But to be honest, my pride in them was already bursting before we even arrived at the tournament.
Archive for 2011
Fellow Students, teachers, family and friends. I’d like to thank you all for coming here to help celebrate the accomplishments of the LHCS class of 2011. We have all had a great experience at LHCS and there are many important things that we have learned.
One way in which Laurentian Hills is living out its vision to “intentionally engage God’s world locally” is through a new enrichment program for students in Grades 5 and 6. In all, eight students selected by their homeroom teachers have been meeting weekly with their enrichment teacher, Mrs. Harriette Mostert since March. They have been exploring together what it means to love your cross-cultural neighbour. On Wednesday, April 27 they walked about a kilometre to the Chandler-Mowat Community Centre. This community centre serves one of the most multi-cultural neighbourhoods in Kitchener.
On April 6th, Canadian author Eric Walters visited LHCS and was welcomed by a bulletin board designed by the grade 7 class. The presentation that Walters gave to the senior students centred upon his novels that address difficult issues.
One of the exciting additions to our program this year was instrumental band! Here are the top benefits for our students from this program:
Opportunity to learn a woodwind, brass or percussion instrument
Exposure to a broad range of music
Develop musical understandings i.e. notation, rhythm, dynamics…
Perform in front of a live audience
Praise our Lord and Saviour
Galatians 5:25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Our theme for this year comes from this passage in Galations, right after the well-known passage about the fruit of the Spirit. Through this theme we hope to help our students see the fruit of the Spirit in their lives […]