Dear Parents, Students, Teachers, Members of the DSB Friends Committee, Chairman of the School Board and Board members; Welcome to the 2017-18 academic year.
I am delighted to have joined the DSB Professional Learning Community as it begins its 56th year of global education for children and young people of diverse cultures and nationalities.
Our principle goal is to provide a high quality education for all our students based upon inclusivity, equity, and equal access to our curricula. We achieve this by focusing on the intellectual, creative, emotional, physical and social development of each child. We aspire to the words of the great cellist, composer, and conductor Pablo Casals:
“Each second we live is a new and unique moment of the universe, a moment that will never be again ... Do you know what you are? You are a marvel. You are unique. In all the years that have passed, there has never been another child like you. Your legs, your arms, your clever fingers, and the way you move. You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything. Yes, you are a marvel. And when you grow up, can you then harm another who is, like you, a marvel? You must work; we must all work, to make the world worthy of its children.”
DSB is a school worthy of its children. Our teams of friendly and professional staff strive to tailor their teaching to the individual needs of each child. As a professional learning community we place great importance on the partnership of children, parents and teachers. Learning is a process which never ends, hence our motto: Growing Learning Minds. This expresses our commitment to life-long learning for all members of our community.
I welcome your continued support and interest in our school and look forward to maintaining communication with you. I trust you will enjoy our website and will contact the school at anytime for further information or to arrange a visit.
Lawrence Burke, Ed.D
Whether you are interested in taking admission for your child, looking to join as a teacher, or an ex-pupil connecting with old roots, feel free to visit us.