Stein Valley Nlakapamux School is a resilient and compassionate community. Beginning work at the start of such a difficult and traumatic time, I immediately experienced the care, and compassion staff members have for their community. Despite their own personal challenges, I was amazed how staff consistently put the needs of others ahead of their own. This will be a challenging school year. Weaving in the Nlakapamux teachings in our students’ education will help students deal with the difficulties they have faced the past 18 months. We cannot wait to focus on the hands-on, project work that drives SVNS Nlakapamux education. As an administrator new to SVNS, but not the Lytton area, I am excited to work in such a unique environment and situation. The care and empathy the staff and students have shown for all members of the community is incredibly impressive through these difficult times. I am truly honoured to be working with, and for, such a wonderful community.