2019-2020–One for the Books!

As I retire from BCS as Head of School for the second time, I can’t help but reflect on the wonderful place that is BCS and the tremendous people that make up the BCS community. The past few months have been nothing short of extraordinary. I know it wasn’t the ending that any of us envisioned, but I am both humbled and overwhelmed by how the BCS community swiftly rose to the occasion, navigating this unprecedented situation with grace and grit.

At the start of the school year, I spoke about the triangle of commitment between the student, their parents, and the school. That triangle has been strong and vital all year. It has been put to the test under COVID-19. So, under the circumstance, we are so grateful to you, the parents and the students, for your unwavering support and understanding throughout this challenging but interesting time.

Students, you’ve worked hard and you’ve shown resiliency, strength, and adaptability this year and for that I commend you. You should be very proud of yourselves.

To the Class of 2020, it has been an honour and a privilege to be your Head of School and I am so proud that you will be joining me in the ranks of BCS alumni. I wish you all the best of luck in your future endeavours, and I look forward to seeing you all back on campus in May to celebrate your achievements in person.

I want to say a sincere thank you to the faculty and staff. I am very grateful for all of your hard work and dedication. It has been a pleasure to work alongside you this year. You’ve shown outstanding professionalism and adaptability and you have my utmost appreciation.

Lastly, I would like to welcome Michel Lafrance into his new role as 32nd Head of School. Michel brings a wealth of experience, energy, and ability to the position and I look forward to watching the school grow under his leadership. Michel, his wife Carine, and daughters Léa and Rosalie have already moved into the Head’s House. We are happy to have the family on campus.

Wishing you all the best and I look forward to seeing you on Moulton Hill again very soon.

William Mitchell, BCS’63

Bishop's College School is an independent English-language boarding and day school for grades 7 to 12 in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.