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Principal's Message 251
Principal's Message

Welcome to Rick Hansen PS!  Our staff, supported by families, is committed to creating safe, caring, and inclusive learning environments in which students can thrive.  Our goal is to improve student achievement and well-being through a variety of strong academic programs and extra-curricular activities.  Our entire school community works hard to give our students the best education possible and all staff are prepared to assist students and families to ensure that we provide a positive educational experience and maintain high standards for achievement.

We are proud of our school and continue to work together to ensure it is a vibrant part of the community.  Over the years, we have worked to engage parents and students and ensure that all voices are included as we work to reach the goals we have identified.  We are fortunate to have a very supportive community and, in partnership with our Rick Hansen PS Parent Advisory Committee, are able to offer a variety of enriching experiences for our students that are aligned with our school improvement work in the area of Mathematics, Modern Learning and Mental Health/Well-Being.

Students are actively involved and lead a variety of activities at our school (i.e., Eco Team, Healthy Schools Action Team, Student Council, etc.).  We also provide a variety of extra-curricular sports and healthy living activities (i.e., volleyball, basketball, badminton, cross country, track and field, running clubs, soccer, flag football, Walk to School days, etc.).  Students have many opportunities to participate in clubs (i.e., Book Clubs, Modern Learning Club, School Garden, Safety Patrol, Coding Club, etc.). All of these opportunities are thanks to the dedication and commitment of our incredible staff.  We are also excited about the work we are doing with the Community Connections parent engagement initiative to ensure that we reach out and hear a variety of voices and ideas for what could be.  Our student council members work tirelessly to support a variety of events at the school and participate in initiatives that support and give back to our local community.  As a school, we work to recognize our students’ accomplishments and character at monthly PRIDE assemblies and PAWS to Recognize acknowledgements which highlight the contributions of individual students.
 
We are especially proud of our school name and work to honor Mr. Rick Hansen, a Canadian hero.  Our school mascot is the Lion which represents courage, strength and pride – all of the qualities that we value and attribute to Mr. Rick Hansen.  We believe that “We are difference makers!” and that when we work together to achieve a common goal we are truly to have an impact in our school and the community in which we live.  We look forward to working together to provide a positive learning experience for each student at our school!
 

Yours in education,

 
 
Lisa Jeremic

 

 
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