This year at Gleneagle, we are making a concerted effort to have regular conversations about the core competencies: communication, thinking and personal/social responsibilities. These are skills that we valued in our partners, employees and citizens. This work is embedded into all classes but we have chosen to specifically focus on Period 4. Our goal for this year is to name – notice – nurture the core competencies in all aspects of our lives. October’s focus is: noticing the core competencies. Talk to your child about how these core competencies are constantly activated in our lives.