Principal's Message

Hopefully, students and families have had a chance to enjoy this exceptional summer.  School will be starting in a few weeks and we are very excited to see all of our new students, and of course, our returning students!  Below you will find some important notes regarding the start of the school year. The first day of school is on September 3rd, 2019. However, locker selection and payment of voluntary student activity fees will occur prior to the start of the year according to the schedule provided. 

WHS is a vibrant school that is becoming well-recognized for its diversity and inclusiveness, the success of its students, and, the care and dedication of its staff.  I am new to WHS this year and look forward to working with you as the principal of this exciting school.  Ms. Colleen Taylor and Ms. Tina Ash are the vice-principal members of the admin team. We are excited to have both new grade 9 students and returning grade 10, 11, and 12 students as members of our community. We have high expectations for all of you! One strong piece of advice we can give you is to get involved in something that is connected to the school.  You increase the success that you have at school when you belong to a club, are a member of a team or cast, participate in intramural activities, etc. Engaging in school beyond the classroom adds to your sense of purpose and helps to balance your life, build relationships, and focus your energy.

Whether you are just starting high school, in your final year, or somewhere in between, this is an important time for you.  You will start lifelong friendships and you will develop skills and knowledge that will serve you a lifetime in many different areas. There is no doubt about it; high school sets one of the most important building blocks for your future.  Take charge of your learning.  Expand your horizons by trying new things and remember this: “Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.” (John Wooden). 

Steve Jackson
Principal, Woodroffe High School




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