Principal's Welcome Message
As the first principal of Our Lady of Hope, I would like to let you know that I am very excited and pleased to begin this new journey with you. On behalf of the staff, I would like to extend a warm welcome to the families moving over from the St. Matthew’s community and add a special welcome to all the new families to our school. I hope that everyone has had a wonderful summer break, and you are ready to begin the new school year.
It is truly my honour to been chosen principal and to lead our community as we set off on our journey. I have no doubt that we will accomplish many great things together. I have assembled a dynamic and talented team to lead our classrooms and offices. This staff will be the guiding force behind the many firsts to come, for our new school.
Until our new building is complete, our school will be housed between the two campuses: St. Matthews and the former Our Lady of the Assumption schools. Since many of you are not familiar with the Assumption campus, this virtual tour has been created to give the community a sneak peek. I understand that this is not the start that we were all planning for many months ago, but personally, I remain positive and I am embracing the process as this really is something special. I hope that you can do the same too.
As the year unfolds, let us continue to work together keeping communication between home and school open and honest. It is through this partnership that we will be able to provide the best possible experiences for our students, so that they may continue to grow in faith, character and academic excellence.
May God guide and bless our new school community, and may Our Lady of Hope watch over us as we embark on this new adventure together.
Mr. Jim Vandenbosch