Orange Shirt Day
On October 2, 2017, St. Monica School staff and students marked Orange Shirt Day. Teachers and students had the opportunity to access resources which deepened their understanding and discussion on all aspects of residential schooling. K-4 students read the story Shi-Shi-Etko - about a young girl who prepares to leave her family to attend Residential School. Grades 5-9, viewed the The Secret Path video, reviewed the Truth and Reconciliation Commission 94 Calls to action, learned about the laws that made Residential School possible and considered the the lasting impact of residential schooling including the intergenerational trauma that Indigenous families and children continue to suffer.
Students also contributed to an interactive display outside the library that where they wrote ideas for how they can act on reconciliation.
For more information, please consult the website: to http://www.orangeshirtday.org/
Terry Fox Run
The Terry Fox Run was a huge success! we raised close to $200 for the Terry Fox Foundation and lots of awareness. A wonderful way to bring the school together!.
St. Monica opening mass was celebrated on Friday, September 8 in the spectacular St. Mary's Cathedral. We are so blessed to be able to celebrate our masses and liturgies in this historic Cathedral. The Grade 7 classes received excellent and skilled instruction from the Parish education committee in preparing for the mass/ The passionate student musicians and angelic choir led by our expert school music teacher created a joyous and reflective ambiance to our opening mass and made for a perfect start to our school year!