Philip enjoyed his class-mates and his teachers. He always felt that the teachers were there for him. It was a very respectful environment, which he felt was very different than his experience in primary school. He never missed class unless he was ill. It was a motivating environment for him. He had clear deadlines for submitting projects, and preparing for exams. He loved getting to work with junior students in coaching sessions. The teachers provided positive feedback and the school administration recognized their accomplishments. A highlight was the graduating year softball game between the Grade 11 students and staff. The bond and affection between them was more than evident in a hotly contested game won by one-run by the staff. Philip misses that sense of school as he is now among three thousand students at Vanier.