The daVinci school community opened their doors on May 26, 2022 to students, parents, teachers, and principals past and present to celebrate the school’s 10th anniversary.
This was the first time since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic that the school was able to host community members for a celebration. The school looked fantastic and everyone had fun time reconnecting with former teachers and staff, graduates, and parents who came back to take part in the celebration, which included activities like:
– ‘daVinci Passport’ tour of the school and submission for prizes,
– Selfie photo opportunity with a daVinci (Mona Lisa theme),
– “Who’s that Dragon” board with photos of staff when they were 10 years old,
– A large birthday card for all visitors to sign, and
– Students and teachers engaged in a 10th anniversary bingo game
Current students were surprised by the number of community members and past alumni who attended to take part in the celebration. Student Kennedy-Grace who took part in the festivities said, “whether it’s past students, current students, old staff members, or current staff members, we will always be together as a big family.”
Rhiyah, who also attends the school really liked the birthday celebration. “Something I liked about the party is everyone was really welcoming to families, and people who came here were very excited to come. One of my favourite things at the party was signing the birthday card and the passports,” said Rhiyah.
Attending this year’s event was the original administrative team of Principal Andrea Della Torre and Vice Principal John McLeod who opened the school doors back in September 2012 and welcomed the first students.
Many of this year’s graduates hold the unique distinction of being the first graduates to begin daVinci Public School in Junior Kindergarten attending all grade levels at the school.