During the year we have created student centred monthly “Bucket Filling” assemblies. In which the students gather to celebrate the successes of each other in recognizing that developing empathy and practicing empathy on a daily basis helps to create a culture of support and caring for everyone in the school community. To further enhance student connections and leadership opportunities the staff have sponsored numerous clubs: Student Council, Book Club, Art Club, Chess Club, Noon Hour Equipment Club to foster and grow the sense of connection for all students. The organization of students in to “Family Teams” and “Buddy Classes” also works to foster the sense of community care amongst the students.  At the end of the year we will resurvey the school community as part of our reflective learning practice to plan for the next year.