This month in CARE, students in JK-7 have been practicing gratitude. Noticing and appreciating the little and big things in our lives and expressing thanks for them not only makes us more pleasant to be around but also has some significant health benefits. The science is clear: gratitude is good for us.
In the Junior School, students, parents and staff are invited to “Stop and Say Thanks” to someone, on one of the posters hanging in the hallways. Noticing and appreciating one another strengthens our relationships, builds community, and focuses our attention on the good things around us.
Since 1996, West Point Grey Academy has gratefully resided on the Jericho Lands, the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam Indian Band), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) Nation and sə̓lílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nation. Honoured to learn and play on these beautiful lands, we endeavour to be a leader in Indigenous education. In creating shared understanding and opportunities, we hope to help foster a more equitable society for all.