Week 13

Downsview Secondary School
Student of the Week
Week of December 17, 2018

Faizo M.

Downsview, for the week of Decemeber 17th, your student of the week is Faizo M.
Faizo is a Downsview graduate, gracing us with her presence for one last semester.

Recently, our hard-working and mindful girls’ group, The Sisterhood, has been creating a kindness campaign. Kindness is defined as “the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.” Some may ask why kindness matters, or does it matter? A more revealing query might be: where would we be without kindness? The Sisterhood reminds us of the impact and significance of kindness, and this week’s Student of the Week is herself the embodiment of kindness.

Hear these words about Faizo, first from Ms Pal: “Faizo worked tirelessly on the Prom Committee in 2017, and pitched in to help whenever possible for the 2018 event, even when she was dealing with her own family issues. She is an effective organizer, and a strong voice for getting things done! She encourages others to "step up", but she also has a softer, compassionate side to her, for those in need. Her presence will be missed, but wherever she goes, I know she will make a difference.”

Ms Law says: “Faizo is a well-mannered, considerate and responsible student, who will try her best to finish whatever work you assign to her. She is also very willing to offer help and time in organizing some school functions. I wish her the best of luck for her future endeavours.”

Ms de Jersey adds this: “If it’s true that the greatest give one can give is time, then Faizo gives the greatest of gifts. Faizo has lent her time and attention to numerous DSS causes. She has been a key leader in Dare 2 Inspire, the Breakfast Club and our group of Student Leaders. And, Faizo’s leadership is not passive; she is keenly observant. She picks up on cues, reflects, and figures out how to do better and this process is part of her kindness.  Faizo also makes me laugh often, and she laughs easily herself, another sign of her generosity. Faizo gives not because it is ‘nice’, but because it is kind.”

Faizo, this is your fourth and final win as Student of the Week. You will leave us soon to pursue college studies. Thank you for your gifts and best wishes to you, Faizo M., our Student of the Week.