I am very pleased to be coming to Father Whelihan school as principal in Aug 2021. In the brief moments I’ve been at the school since my appointment was announced, I’ve come to realize that it is a joy filled community, and that it is full of love and purpose.
This school was named after Father James Whelihan – we hope that his spirit and goodness will give us wisdom. I know that he received the Order of Canada and was inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame. This speaks to what was important to him – using our gifts to connect with others and to grow in our abilities, and the foundation of togetherness and community.
I know that the last two school years have presented challenges that forced us to find new ways of doing these things. Hopefully, September 2021 will give us the freedom to stretch and return to some of the things we miss, while keeping our newfound skills and motivation to be connected.
I wish you all a safe and relaxing time until we meet in September.
I pray that the grace of God be with all of you. Peace be with you.