The Blog

Our Road to Reconnection

August 6, 2018

At Rohan Woods we are on a very important mission - to reconnect with our alumni.  Our aim is not to ask for anything, but it’s to share how the school has grown over the years.  We want to share our continued commitment to prepare students for their academic journeys, and really, for their most important journey – the one called life. 

Recently, I had a most delightful experience on our quest for reconnection.  I invited alumni entering their Freshman through Senior year in high school to Rohan Woods for a reunion.  I see the students individually from time to time, as many will volunteer at the school or drop by to say hello.  But I haven’t seen them together.  I have to admit, I wasn’t sure how they would respond to seeing each other.  I know some of them stay in touch, but I wasn’t sure if they would still feel connected to their classmates.

Fifteen alumni arrived on campus one afternoon a few weeks ago, and it was magical.  It was as if they still attended school together and time had stood still.  They laughed and reminisced – their faces glowed with excitement catching up on each other’s life.  The conversations were genuine and heartfelt – it was quite moving to observe this unfold.

As all fifteen alumni ate pizza together, a question was posed. “Is it possible for us to do this again, soon?”  With pleasure, I agreed that we could plan something several times during the year and inquired about what they would like to do…go bowling…roller skating…something active?  Without missing a beat, one alumna said, “We don’t need anything to do, we just want to come to the school because we love it here.”  With this group, it sounds like our road to reconnection is already paved.

Sam Templin-Page
Head of School

More from the Blog

Professional development is an important component to the success of any school.  In order to stay current, it is of great importance to know what’s happening outside your microcosm.  Learning from and listening to colleagues who are experts in the field of instruction, curricula and pedagogy, pr

A few short weeks ago—St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, New Brunswick, Canada, was home for our Middle School students.  We were on the field trip of a lifetime…spending the week at Huntsman Marine Centre working beside and learning from professional marine biologists.

As the opening day of school approached, with each day that ticked by, the pace became fast and furious.  Most likely, because we were in the midst of realizing our vision that unfolded during the summer.  People often make comments about how teachers have the summer off.  I want to share a littl