Where We're From
In June 2017, during our Grade 7 Gradustion Assembly, two of our students, Hadiya Bhalloo and Elvin Allado demonstrated how our Tait T.I.G.E.R.S. values were becoming internaized by our students.
Where We’re From - A Collective Poem Co-written by the Grade 7s of Division 2 with Mr. Janz
Presented by Hadiya Bhalloo and Elvin Allado
We are from the heart warming smiles
of our friends, teachers and fellow Taiters
that greet us each day
To the smiles we give back along the way.
“The World is a rainbow”.
We are from our wild imaginations
Making princesses come to life
And the start of new friendships.
We are from learning new things
From the natural world, to simple machines and famous people.
We are from eggs to little coho fries.
That spark of electricity that inspires.
We are from the pumpkin patch, splashdown, the aquarium and more
Exploring calm waters at centennial beach
And the colourful t-shirts worn to Garry Point
From new places, new experiences
We all do together.
We are from squeaks in band concerts and missed free throws,
From the times we fall
To the next, when we rise once again.
From friends and teachers who have propped us up
Bringing us closer.
We are from the memories of Kawkawa
Strengthening friendships and showing courage
From tipping over kayaks… Kerplunk
From tadpoles, chatty cabins, dirt cups and wood-fired pizza
To the campfires, telling stories and laughing at nothing.
We are from that TIGERS acronym
Striving to be a better person each day.
Thoughtful, inclusive, generous
Eco-friendly, Responsible and safe.
Valuable traits we will apply in all our years to come.
We are from spirit videos that fill the air with laughter
Everlasting smiles that light up the screen.
We look forward as we remember these journeys
This rollercoaster we just can’t get off
Shows a bright future ahead.
We soon will be amongst unfamiliar walls
All eager to see who we are, where we’re from
And we’ll proudly say that we are