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1 Centennial Road
271 Centennial Rd: 416-396-6125
2 Charlottetown Junior Public School
85 Charlottetown Blvd: 416-396-6135
3 Joseph Howe
20 Winter Gardens Trail: 416-396-6405
4 Mowat Collegiate Institute
5400 Lawrence Ave: 416-396-6802
5 St. Brendan
186 Centennial Rd: 416-393-5359
École élémentaire catholique Saint-Michel,
29 Meadowvale Road, 416-393-5421
Sir Oliver Mowat
Posted June 2014
High School; Four Important Years
By Rachel DeLouchry
school was a challenging four years. High school will test your mind, your
ability, and your friendships. To everyone, high school is different but
it always starts out the same.
first day of grade nine was the most terrifying, exhilarating moment so
far in my life. New students all coming together, scared of such a big and
new place; it was a big day for us all. Even going to our homeroom, trying
to find a seat and hoping that there is at least one familiar face in the
class. I remember my stomach was in my chest and my heart was pounding.
Honestly I was quite scared to be at Sir Oliver Mowat, I didn’t know what
the future was going to hold for me.
one 8-hour day seems like a dream to me now. Four years to that day I had
my first day of my last year at Mowat. I was finally a senior. Comparing
the first day of grade nine and the first day of grade 12 are so different
there is barely any similarities.
first day of grade 12 was amazing. Seeing all my old classmates who were
just as excited to be the oldest in the school as I was. I was happy and I
was ready for my last year. I remember being excited for prom and think
about what dress I would wear back in September. There was so much to look
forward to. I was looking forward to graduating.
is the year where most students get high school over with, but once June
hits us and we’re all going our separate ways, those feeling will change.
You make friends in high school, and maybe even enemies, but really no
matter what differences we students have, we are part of a great big
family. For four years we have been there for each other and now most of
us won’t see each other. It is a depressing thought but it makes me think
back and be thankful for the four wonderful years I had, and I wouldn’t
give that up for the world.
transitions we students go through over a mere four years are incredible.
We go through phases, friend groups and periods of hardship, but it’s
really these experiences that we face in high school that shape who we are
and who we will become. It’s the lessons that we’ve learned that we will
keep. But most importantly it’s the thoughts and memories that we will
you, Sir Oliver Mowat, for giving me a great four years of high school.
Good byes are temporary, memories are forever.
would like to thank Rachel for her insights as a Mowat student and
volunteer writer. We wish her every success in future endeavours!
Joseph Howe Senior Public