YHS Spring Carnival: In Honour of Mme Julie Rousseau

Our first large in-person event since the start of the pandemic did not disappoint. On June 3rd, we welcomed over 600 parents, staff, students, alumnae, and special guests to our YHS Spring Carnival where we were able to say thank you and farewell to Madame Julie Rousseau, Head of School. Lauren Tse, Class of 2021 and former Head Student, gave a heartfelt speech about Mme Rousseau’s leadership of the school and her role as mentor to Lauren and so many other students during the time of her leadership. The Senior Choir, led by Music Teacher Benila Ninan, performed Billy Joe’s hit “For the Longest Time” in tribute to Mme Rousseau. Complete with jugglers, a stilt walker, two bouncy castles and other fun games, there was no better way to say goodbye to our fun-loving Mme Rousseau! She will be greatly missed.

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Junior School Sports Day

Despite the rain showers, we had a blast at Sports Day this year! Sports Day is a relay-based event, with 40 teams rotating around 10 different stations. Our Grade 7 leaders planned, built and operated each of the 10 stations, planned the first aid/lost & found, and photographed the event. Way to go, Grade 7s!

While there was no theme this year, we continued to live our school motto “Not for Ourselves Alone”, and used one of the stations to “Fill a Bucket!” The language of bucket filling has become synonymous with being kind and thoughtful. Each student brought a $1 or $2 coin and we filled the Greater Vancouver Food Bank’s “bucket” with a donation.

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