Head of School's Corner
What does a school born and bred on courtesy look and feel like? I have asked this question before. I ask it again now. It seems appropriate to do so in a week that is ending with parent-teacher conferences. These should be engaging and productive meetings where teachers, students, and parents come together to explore, within a framework of courteous and constructive conversation, the learning journey of precious individuals, your children, our students, here at Keystone. This three-way partnership is crucial for all of us if we are to bring optimal benefit to what we do and to what our children learn.
For me, and my senior administrative colleagues, courtesy begins each day with greetings at the school gate, and this year also at the back of the school, where the buses now drive in. I believe strongly that our presence there, saying hello to our students as they enter the school, sets a tone of civil behavior for the whole day. We do something similar with the boarding …
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