Orange Shirt Day: September 30th, 2020

We are encouraging all students to wear an orange shirt on Wednesday September 30th! Students will spend some time hearing the Orange Shirt Day story so they understand the meaning behind wearing an orange shirt. They will also watch a video on Truth and Reconciliation to understand our shared Residential school history.
Finally, students will be invited to choose between two writing prompts, to write about a time they were brave or courageous to overcome a challenging time in their life. We hope the activities are meaningful for the students. September 30th is declared Orange Shirt Day in recognition of the harm the residential school system did to children’s self-esteem and well being, and as an affirmation of our commitment to ensure that everyone around us matters!