National Truth and Reconciliation Day

Today is a day when we honour the Indigenous people who were sent away to residential schools in Canada when they were children by wearing an Orange Shirt.
Orange Shirt Day represents the orange shirt that Phyllis Webstad wore on her first day of school in 1973 at St. Joseph’s Residential School in British Columbia. When Phyllis arrived at the residential school the staff cut her hair and forced her to remove the orange shirt and wear the school’s uniform. The orange shirt was never returned to Phyllis. The colour orange has always reminded Phyllis that she and all the children in the residential schools did not matter. Her story is at the core of the message represented by Orange Shirt Day – “All Children Matter.”  

Essential Agreement Writing

The grade 4/5/6 students worked together in small groups to decide the most important “rules” to follow to make the school safe for all of the students. They then ranked them in order of importance – much negotiating happened.

Photo Day 2021

For many families the most important keepsake of the school year is the school photo. And big smiles are what make them so special. As you can see, there were some very big smiles this year!

First Day of School 2021

The year began with happy students coming back to enjoy another year at SBS. We are so happy to be in person again this year. Our new kindergarten students were thrilled with the good weather, the playground, and the whole experience of starting school. The rest of us just enjoyed being back. It was a splendid day, all around!