Balfour Beacon ... November 2013

In an effort to recognize the outstanding individuals that we have at Balfour Collegiate, we are going to embark upon recognition of these individuals.  The word ‘Beacon’ has long been associated with the bright light that stands out, that leads and guides, and is something to which many are drawn.  These are the exact characteristics we are attempting to showcase through the Balfour Beacons.

Bree LaPlante - Grade 9

Whether you’re on a team, in a group, or striving to achieve a variety of different goals – being a Balfour student means to dedicate yourself. In our school we should take advantage of the opportunities we fortunately have for growth. Academically, Balfour Collegiate maintains a positive outcome of learning strategies and placements. We’re able to find that person who we can really trust, also make some amazing friends along the way. Whatever your aspiration is, go forward and excel yourself asan individual. It is what forms the stature as a school and as us: Balfour Redmen.

Kier Roxas - Grade 10

Balfour Collegiate is a fantastic school. This is my second year in Balfour and I can say that I really like this school. Most teachers and students are very nice, and easy to get along with. I like how teachers here are really helpful to students. I am not a very loquacious person, but I made some good friends. There are a lot of things you can be involved in here in Balfour like sports teams, clubs and afternoon classes. The last thing I like about Balfour is that you can just be yourself. There are some extremely positive people at Balfour who welcome the diversity of our students. I am proud to say that I am a student here in Balfour.

   

Jon Stricker - Grade 11

Being at Balfour means a lot. Everyone is very nice and welcoming. Balfour is like a big community, with how well the teachers and staff get along. At Balfour you feel at home. You know you won’t be judged and you can try out for any sports team, sign up for any club, or even join the musical. I’m very proud to go to Balfour and I know I speak for most of the student body when I say:  It’s a great place to go to school.

Kelsey Filipchuk - Grade 12

Being at Balfour is an honour. I remember being the only grade 9 coming from Glen Elm when all my friends went to Johnson. I’m not a very outgoing person, it takes time for me to open up but I knew Balfour was the best choice. The teachers and students are super nice; if you ever need anything they are there for you. Even teachers you don’t have classes with are there for you so as long as you go talk to them, all teachers are available to you. Balfour has amazing extracurricular programs - you are going to find one club you like for sure. There is something for everyone, from sports to photography to robotics. I couldn’t imagine going to any other high school. Balfour is the place to be. I think daily about how thankful I am to have picked such an amazing school with such great people. If you are ever having a bad day just go to Balfour and you will instantly feel better.

 


Other Beacons: January 2014 I March 2014 I June 2014