The Meaning Behind our School’s Name
When searching for a school name, we turned to our community of parents and teachers, asking them to articulate their view of the school’s unique and special approach to learning and engagement with children.
One parent wrote us saying:
For us, the word Wonder captured the essence of what we work tirelessly every day to bring to our children’s experiences. Wonder is the basis for creativity. Wonder is how we develop the new or make something better. Wonder is how we look critically at the world and then engage it. We could think of no other name that captured the essence of who we are.
After announcing the new name, one of our teachers wrote:
When the name was presented to the children, Cate (5 years old) contemplated what the word meant and responded:
In another small group, a teacher was exploring the new school name with children and asked them to draw what Wonder meant to them. Julian (5 years old) drew an image of a child and then circled the child with a line. When he was asked what he drew he replied:
When creating our new logo, we took inspiration from Julian’s drawing, turning the O in Wonder into two overlapping circles, capturing the essence of a child and the wonder surrounding the child through which they engage and shape their world.
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