The Food Bank Frenzy (FBF), the Junior School’s first official House Event of the 2022-23 school year, took place on Tuesday, October 11. Gaining points towards the highly coveted House Shield is always exciting. For the FBF, we ask each student to bring two cans and a toonie to support the Greater Vancouver Food Bank (GVFB). Using a relay race, the Houses compete to be the first team to deliver their bounty to the middle of the field. With the music pumping and the teams cheering, our motto “Not for Ourselves Alone!” takes on a very high level of energy. This year, the winning House was Pine. Congratulations to Pine and a big THANK YOU to our community for supporting the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.
The long-standing tradition of joining a House in Grade 3 is a very exciting moment for our students. On September 23rd, all of our Grade 4-7 students gathered on the field in their respective Houses. The Grades 3s, plus a handful of new students, lined up on one side of the field. On the other side of the field was a paper bag with their name on it. After a small speech by Mr. Jackson, we counted down and the students ran across the field, and tore open their bags to reveal their new House Shirt! The students put on their new shirts, gathered at a cone near their new House, and heard the following cheer:
“We have spirit, yes we do! We have spirit, we WANT YOU!!!”
With screams of delight, the new students officially joined their Houses: Arbutus, Pine, Cypress, and Maple! They are already showing their Yorkie spirit!