Caption: North Park Senior students greeted Grade 9 students with activities and support on the first day back to school Tuesday, September 8.
The first day of high school was a little less intimidating at North Park Collegiate today.
Three hundred Grade 9 students were greeted by Grade 11 and 12 Link Crew Leaders, dedicated to help ease the transition for new students at NPC.
“You’ve always got someone who has your back and who’s supporting you,” said Chris Haase, Link Crew Teacher.
The whole Grade 9 class was divided into groups of ten and two Link Leaders with whom they will all be locker mates for the year. In teams, they spent the morning getting to know each other and the school.
“Link makes the transition into Grade 9 better,” said North Park Principal Phil Midgley. “Students are connected to senior mentors who’ve been trained and are also exposed to the school culture.”
Link teams will get together monthly throughout the school year.