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École Hanover Heights Community School
Home of the Hurricanes
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Principal’s Message
Greetings Hanover Heights parents & guardians! One of my favorite quotes says, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” The idea that it only takes a few excited, willing and strong individuals to promote change or create new beginnings, is a powerful and inspiring message and one, that I think, Hanover Heights Foxes truly encompass and model. I am so looking forward to my own new beginning here!  
I am a former Walkerton area girl who attended Brant Central for my entire elementary career and then Walkerton District from grade 9-13. I married my husband (a Durham native) and am the proud mother of three children who are all Bluewater students at schools in Durham and Hanover. I am an active coach/trainer in my community and love to help children recognize their amazing gifts and find success wherever & however that may be. I taught for many, many years at Spruce Ridge in Durham and was Vice-Principal at MacPhail and most recently Walkerton District Community School.
Although it may have been a few years since my own elementary experience, the same values that made my school experiences as a student so fulfilling, hold true and strong here at Hanover Heights. Dedicated staff who work together to build a welcoming, safe and encouraging environment for students, that celebrates their different strengths and their uniqueness. Parent and guardians who work closely with school to be our true partners in each child’s education (academically, socially & safety-wise) and who also model teamwork by taking on committees, fundraising & volunteer roles to support our children. Opportunities for students to access extra-curriculars that help some build on their strengths, show others skills they never knew they possessed and help many to build new connections, form real relationships and find a sense of inclusivity and belonging. What an amazing place to be a part of!
Please note that there are some important changes happening to keep our school community safe (changes to school and yard access, a formalized technology policy and safety protocols) which are included in the January newsletter (attached). Please understand that these are expectations for schools province-wide; they are absolutely not intended to make visitors/parents feel unwelcome- they are simply expectations that will now be formally implemented, regulated & closely monitored by all staff, in order to keep all adults and students in/visiting our building safe. Your child/children are our most precious commodity!  We thank you for taking the time to read through these safety and technology protocols, to discuss them with your child/children and to help us keep all of our students safe and sound! If you should have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me– I would be happy to discuss.
I encourage you to please take the opportunity to introduce yourself as I look forward to getting to know all the members of our school community. Wishing you and your family a wonderful start to what I know will be an amazing year at the “home of the foxes”!

                                                        Your Partner in Education,
                                                        Tracy Napper-Sharpe
                                                        Principal, Hanover Heights
                                                        (519) 364-2910 EXT: 527



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