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Feeling Gratitude

As Stanstead College’s head of school – the first female head of school in the College’s 150-year history – I am filled first with a great sense of responsibility for the task I am taking on.

But I also feel gratitude. Gratitude for those before me who built and sustained this amazing school community. Gratitude for the teachers and support staff who work tirelessly to create such an exceptional atmosphere. Gratitude for the parents who entrust their children to our care. Gratitude for the opportunity to live and work in this safe, beautiful corner of the world.

Finally, I am grateful for the students. I get to work every day in an environment that is teeming with young energy, hope and optimism. True, sometimes that energy is a lot to manage! But the students who come to Stanstead College are so excited to be here. They are excited to learn in small classes and forge relationships with their teachers and peers. They’re excited to perhaps experience boarding for the first time or to compete in a sport they’ve never tried. They might even be excited about Canadian winter! (And they should be!)

What all our students have in common, though, is they are excited about their future. And it is our mission to guide them towards it, namely to provide students with a structured and enriching educational experience that builds a foundation for success at university and beyond.

I’m grateful (and excited!) to be a part of that mission. It’s wonderful to see first-hand what a difference Stanstead College makes in their lives. And the beauty of it is: our students are grateful in return! It all comes back.

A final expression of gratitude, then, to you for your interest in Stanstead College. Explore our website, visit our school, talk to our Admissions team, and consider becoming a part of our Stanstead College community. You’ll be thankful you did!
    • Joanne Carruthers, Head of School