Morning Surprise

This morning I arrived at KCS at my usual time, 7 a.m.  Normally, I am one of the first people in the school.  I get here early to answer emails, check phone messages, scan the newspapers, and just to have a bit of quiet time before the energy of 300+ children descend on the school.  Today, as I drove into the parking lot I noticed a couple of our faculty’s cars – Mrs. Hoggarth and Mrs. Marcynuk.  As I arrived at the main doors in my still sleepy state, I was greeted enthusiastically by one of our grade 5 students.  Then I walked down the steps and was met by three or four other wide-awake and highly – I repeat, highly – energized grade 5/6 students.  My quiet time was gone.  It reminded me of the day, just over three years ago when I arrived at the front door only to be met by Dave, the project manager of our third addition, who informed me that we had a flood in our second addition (which you may recall we had to close for over six weeks).  It’s amazing how quickly our state of mind can change when prompted appropriately…

These dozen students and our two faculty members were getting ready to get on a 7:15 a.m. bus to a school for Canadian Literature event.  You can bet that when I was 11 or 12 years old, I would not have been so highly energized at 7 a.m. in the morning to go to such an event (probably not at 10 a.m. either!).  As usual, a KCS teacher had that inspirational touch with a group of our students.

Derek Logan
Head of School

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