During our chapel service on the last Friday before the March break, I said goodbye to one of our grade 1 students who was leaving KCS the next day to move to Sweden with his family. As Josh was a grade one student, he had only been around KCS for the past seven months, but he will be remembered positively in many ways by his classmates and teachers.
Before leaving for chapel, I was speaking with Ms. Murphy about Josh. His friends had made him a book to take with him: Things We Like About Josh. In the book it mentioned that Josh always played fairly, he was a fast runner, a funny guy and a super soccer player. The book spoke volumes about the person he is becoming at such a young age. For me, I will always remember Josh as being very respectful. He would always say hello to me or give me a high five.
We will miss Josh around here this week and in the years to come, but we know his move to Sweden will bring about many memories and adventures. It got me to thinking: when a person leaves a place (work, school, etc.), how would they want to be remembered? Just prior to the March break our 35 grade 8s decided on which schools they are going to attend for high school:
Bishop Allen: 5
Branksome Hall: 2
Etobicoke School of the Arts: 2
Father Redmond: 3
Greenwood College: 7
St. Clement’s School: 2
St. Michael’s College: 6
St. Mildred’s School: 1
Upper Canada College: 2
The York School: 1
As the grade 8s finish their final term at KCS, I hope that they will all consider the question: how do I want my classmates and the staff and faculty to remember me at KCS when I leave?
Head of School