I often hear people sharing how the festivities to acknowledge Grade Seven students leaving elementary school are ‘too much’. After all, it’s only elementary school, not high school graduation! Although I understand this sentiment, I disagree. Last Friday we said good-bye to 58 Grade Seven students, some of whom had been coming to West Bay for ten years if you include two years of preschool. This is rather a significant chunk of time in one’s young life – twice as many years as high school! But it is not the length of time that is important, it is the myriad of learning opportunities that prepares young learners for life that really matters.
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