News from Boissevain School

October 11, 2010

Positive Greetings

Filed under: Students — Mr. White @ 3:25 pm

Our advisory system in the high school has many different components.  One is that students from Gr. 9 to 12 are assigned lockers in their advisory group which means that in a group of 15 lockers there will be a mixture of Gr. 9 to Gr. 12 students.  In the past and at other schools the students would be grouped according to their grade that would result in all the Gr. 12’s in a certain area, same with the Gr. 11’s and so on.  One of those special moments happened the other day when I was standing by one of the groups and overheard a real positive comment.  A Gr. 12 student has their locker beside a Gr. 10 and as the Gr. 12 arrived at her locker she said to the Gr. 10 – “How are you doing”.  The Gr. 10 replied that he was doing great and in return asked how the Gr. 12 was doing.  This says a lot about how our students are building positive relationships as I am sure that this takes place numerous times throughout the day.  Also, the students have more time to talk to each other because they have to open their combination lock which for some isn’t that easy or quick to do.

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  1. As a Teacher and Advisor at Boissevain School I would like to add a comment to Mr. White’s Positive Greetings entry. I see many advantages to organizing Advisory students in groups consisting of grade 9-12 students, rather than single grades. But….. my favorite is witnessing relationships being built between students of different ages. Whether it is in the morning listening to announcements (my group does too much relationship building at this time rather than listening!!! but they are the BEST)or Wednesday during Advisory period, I see them sharing about an athletic or spirit event or helping in the area of academics, this opportunity would be missed if we organized Advisory any other way.

    Comment by Patty White — October 11, 2010 @ 5:48 pm | Reply


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