This process is important to our learning community as it allows us to come together to celebrate the reaching of a major milestone in the Grade 12’s intellectual journey through secondary school. It also gives the Grade 11 students an opportunity to learn directly from those that have walked this path before.
Consistent with past years, the Grade 12s passed down one key nugget: focus on your time management. The consistency of this message, year after year, speaks to the perseverance and dedication necessary to manage the requirements of this summative task effectively. The students' feedback was overwhelmingly positive.
One Grade 12 student commented, “I actually liked this more than when we did it in person last year when I was in Grade 11 because the Grade 12s spoke to the entire advisory rather than just one or two students.” The students also created visuals summarizing their experiences and these will be turned into a resource to add to our collective knowledge.