Welcoming new families to the TCS community

With fall settling upon us, the Trinity College School community welcomed new day students and returning boarding students to campus on Tuesday, September 3rd.

Over in Boulden House, the doors were open for new families to drop in and meet the staff and see each student’s homeform classroom for the coming year.

In the Senior School, new day families gathered in the Dick and Jane LeVan Theatre for a formal greeting from Headmaster Stuart Grainger, Head of Senior School Kristopher Churchill and other senior staff members. “What a great way to start the day – welcoming new day parents and students into the Senior School,” Mr. Churchill reflected. “Plato said that the beginning of something ‘is the most important part of the work.’ So, as we did today, we take the time to build community first. I trust that the parents will leave campus today knowing that their children are in caring hands and that we share the same goals for their students as we collectively strive to foster habits of heart and mind. As for the students, given the focus on establishing positive relationships from the onset, I trust that they will realize the value this week of making connections with key adults, returning and new students, while making a few ‘best friends’ for the journey ahead.”

New students also had a chance to tour campus with a student greeter, visit the school store and guidance office, get their laptops set up and meet their faculty advisor before enjoying lunch in Osler Hall.

Throughout the day, returning boarding students moved back into their dorm rooms and checked out some of the new and upgraded facilities that were completed over the summer break. Following dinner, boarders met with Headmaster Grainger in the Memorial Chapel for a quick session to set the tone for the year ahead before heading back to their houses for meetings and activities organized by housemasters.

Everyone is looking forward to the second day of opening week, on Wednesday, when the School will usher in new boarders, returning day students and the first day of Junior School classes!