When reflecting back on my time at Olivet School, I have very positive views of the administration and school leadership. There were two principals during my time there, both of whom were respected by students but not feared. I always had the impression that the parents revered the principals as well. On the occasion that I pushed the boundaries and was sent to the office, the principal treated me fairly and in turn I took the consequence seriously. While embarrassed, I didn't feel ashamed of my mistake -- it was always made clear that I could choose to make better choices and the slate would be cleared after I faced my consequence. Once I graduated from Olivet and moved on to high school, I became involved in the Student Council there, eventually becoming the Student Council President and winning the Principal's Award for Student Leadership. I know that the leadership and administration at Olivet made a strong impression on me and helped influence my own leadership skills as a teen.
Every educator at this school has the opportunity to get to know every student. Students are treated as full human beings with attention paid to their minds, bodies, emotions, and spirits. Skill development is encouraged in teachers and administrators are organized and also very involved. While I was there, discipline was sometimes still a little bit old fashioned (for example, I remember writing lines for having a messy desk). Still, disciplinary issues were dealt with promptly and fairly with an emphasis on character building, and the related systems in place were generally effective (such as a classroom-level behaviour points system), ensuring good behaviour was acknowledged as well. Parents were involved to an appropriate level and communication between administration, teachers, seemed parents generally effective from my perspective.