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Week 4 - Student of the Week

Downsview Secondary School
Student of the Week
Week of October 17, 2016

Chad C.

Downsview, for the week of October 17th, your Student of the Week is Chad C.
Chad is new to Downsview this year.

Look around your classroom and think about the faces you see. Behind every face lies a story and a history and it serves us well to uncover these stories. Our stories help us better understand ourselves and others. For those many Downsview students who were not born in Canada, the stories run deep. There is the complicated question of what to call home – Canada? Another country? Perhaps both. And, the question of how to fit in, in this new place is forefront.

Chad Codrington arrived in Canada ten months ago, in December, 2015. He hails from Barbados and now lives here in Toronto with his brother. For the first months after his arrival, Chad did not attend school. September marks a new start for him and it sounds like he is taking full advantage of this opportunity.

Hear this, from Ms Delavinias: “Chad has been a great asset to my class and to the school. He is always on time, with a uniform on and ready to learn. More importantly, he treats everyone in the class with respect and is always willing to help others with their work. Chad, it has been a pleasure having you as my student thus far. I hope you take advantage of your high school career and do great things!” Mr Fanjoy echoes Ms Delavinias' praise, noting that he “fully backs up this nomination for a fine student.”

And while Chad is not yet involved at Downsview, he seems ready to take this next step. There seems little doubt that he will reach out outside class in the same way he has within class, with respect and mindfulness. He has bridged a gap in his education gracefully and he has embraced his new city. Chad cheerfully says that “he is happy to be here, even though the winters are cold”.

Downsview thanks you, Chad, for warming up your classrooms with your fine work ethic and your generosity toward others. Congratulations once again on your win as Student of the Week.

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