A Note from Charlotte, Grade 9
Please welcome a post from our oldest student, Charlotte Jones. She came to us at the start of grade nine looking for something different, not sure what she had gotten herself into here at Via Vita. It didn't take long for Char to become everyone's big sister. Winning this year's student-choice award for kindness and strong moral character, Char is a true role model for all of our students. She sent us a little note to post on the blog that we hope you'll enjoy reading. A true leader and inspiration for all of our students. We enjoyed every minute of being your teachers, Char. Have a wonderful summer!
My name is Charlotte. I am a grade nine student that loves Via Vita.
Next year, I will be in grade 10.
I don't want to go to public school because you don't form the same relationship that you do with the teachers at Via Vita. They make sure you are caught up and that you understand everything you're doing. I have had more laughs than ever this year. I have developed so many memories and made so many long term friends coming to Via Vita. It makes for an unforgettable childhood. I wouldn't change or trade my grade nine school year for anything.
I have never not wanted to leave school at the end of the year. I love my second family.
Something I will never forget is being called up onto the stage because I won the student choice award and bursting into tears because I realized I was around so many people that I love and so many people that love me.
I never knew what it was like to have a big family. I do now.
(From Left to Right: Helen, Charlotte)
Helen and I, with the help of our classmates, created a list of interesting stuff you might want to know about Via Vita Academy!
1. We are a big family.
2. There are 11 different grades but it feels like one.
3. We learn off of each other.
4. We cook and do physical activity everyday.
5. We have performances and cook for the families at the end of every term.
6. Grade 7 and up get to walk to Tim's or Avery's at lunch.
7. We get a lot of one-on-one learning.
8. We call our teachers by their first names.
9. We laugh a lot.
10. At Via Vita it feels like you leave your home in the morning and to another home.
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