Again, in general, the kids do like going there. They seem to be happy and don't encounter a lot of conflict. They aren't worried or anxious about school. They do really enjoy all the various non school things available and would probably enjoy more of those experiences, though, of course, it is a balance. A culture of cross grade sharing is present at times, but perhaps this could be developed a bit further, with older students having greater opportunities for leadership, and the younger students with greater opportunities to see what things can be like for them in the future. There has been some good work this year about bullying. Some of those programs have really hit home with our children. All in all, things are good in this area.
My daughter loves school! She loves her teacher. She loves learning. She loves her friends. My son doesn't love school. He does loves seeing his friends and loves gym class and recess, but like many 12-year-olds, school is 'boring'. He has enjoyed the project-based learning this year and has been able to develop some videography skills as part of his learning this year. He does find the regular class time boring, but we keep telling him that he needs to complete that before he can move onto more interesting work. (As an adult, we sometimes need to do the boring before moving forward too.) I know that the school will allow him to do more interesting things once he completes the required work/curriculum if we just ask.