Principal's Message

September, 2018

Dear Givins / Shaw Parents and Guardians:

September is an exciting time at any school and in particular at Givins / Shaw. For those of you who will be enjoying your first year at our school, we welcome you and hope that you and your family will fully partake in all that Givins / Shaw has to offer. I look forward to meeting more of you at our upcoming morning coffee welcome sessions and our communiy BBQ and School Curriculum Night. Please look to our school calendar on this website for all dates and times for school events.

Speaking of the website, you will notice that improving lines of communication between the school and community will be a recurring theme throughout the year. During the summer, I have met with members of the staff and the Council as we have been preparing to make modes of communication between the school and our families more efficient and current. We have a twitter account, “@GivinsShaw”, that we encourage you to follow for updates. More importantly, however, you will also see our school's website has been changed in order to better meet the needs of our neighbourhood and school.

Our website will be our primary form of communication with our community. On our website you will find a link to the school calendar which will list all the upcoming school events. You will also find information from the Council and other pertinent Givins / Shaw documents. The content for our website will continue to evolve as the year progresses. We would welcome any input you have regarding how to improve upon the communication between our school and its families as we know that connection is integral for the students’ success and the school’s environment overall.

I look forward to a great year at Givins Shaw and for our new families, I hope your children all quickly feel at home in our school and feel like true Bulldogs.

Dan Taylor -- Principal

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