The St. Mary’s grade 7 class has a chance to win a trip to Ottawa but, we can’t win without all of your help. In September, we learned about residential schools, and we wanted to share what we learned with our community of Estevan. We bought a variety of orange colored items such as; candles, flowers and candies to name a few. These items would be gifts to those we met in the community and helped us initiate conversation with the public. We felt it is so important that we honor the memory of all the indigenous children who went to residential schools, survived or were lost, and to promote that every child matters. Our goal was to raise awareness, in hopes that next year our whole community takes part in Orange Shirt Day in September 30th. This contest is showcasing the project we did.
To help out our class, click on this link: http://contest.myparkspass.ca/
Next, select Saskatchewan in the province/territory section. Then, click on the photo essay that is titled, ‘EVERY CHILD MATTERS’! Press vote. You can vote once a per email. Be sure to verify your email after you vote. Thanks for your help!
We recognize that Friday’s court decision in North Battleford was significant for the people of Saskatchewan and across the country. As an education community, we are committed to the truth and reconciliation process to help us learn together, come to shared understandings, and build community.
Holy Family extends it sympathies and prayer to everyone impacted by this tragedy and hope that peace is found.
Our children and students watch and listen to us, and as educators we need to make sure that the messages we send convey respect, compassion, and the love of God for all parties involved.