I am extremely proud to speak on behalf of the students and staff at Glengarry School. At Glengarry we pride ourselves on developing as learners through leadership, language and culture.
Glengarry School has a long history of excellence in learning and the staff and students take extreme pride in maintaining this tradition. Within our history, is that of the Arabic Bilingual Program that has grown here and extended beyond our walls within Edmonton Public Schools and the Province of Alberta. Our work is strengthened by our partnerships with organizations like the Canadian Arab Friendship Association and our work with our parent community.
Each member of our community values our place in the learning continuum and how it contributes to the history of Glengarry. Our hope for our students is that they learn Arabic Language and Culture by immersing themselves in an environment that encourages each individual to see themselves and their place within it. This awareness brings about the possibilities of seeing the opportunities to act as leaders within our own school, the community and the world beyond.
It is our belief that the bilingual programming and learning enhances students abilities in other academic areas. As the learning of second language builds communication, creativity and problem solving skills, as well as many others, students enter into other subject areas with the confidence to bring their best and to thrive under the expectations presented to them.
I look forward to serving this community and working with each and everyone of our stakeholders in continuing to develop the very best programming for our students.