The Inaugural Grade 3 House Induction Ceremony

The long-standing tradition of joining your House in Grade 3 is a very exciting moment for our students. For the past several years, students and teachers have been calling for a new and exciting way to welcome our Grade 3s into their Houses. Naturally, many people reference the Harry Potter novels and the wonderful “sorting hat” moment that takes place in the first book. As you can imagine, we are a little low on talking hats that can read your mind. However, we are not short on energy, and with a little imagination, we created a magical moment that should hold up as a fantastic memory for the students who participated in the 2021 House Induction Ceremony. 

On Friday, September 24, all of the 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, 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! 

Congratulations to everyone for a very successful inaugural House Induction Ceremony!

Tiger Trot Results!

On Monday and Tuesday, June 7 and 8, the Grade 3 to 7 Tigers participated in their second to last House Event of the school year; The Tiger Trot. The Community Service Captains chose to use this event to raise proceeds for the Salvation Army. The Grade started us off early Monday morning, followed by the Grade 3s, then 4s, and finally our second class of Grade 7s. The energy was high throughout the day as each completed lap earned a point for the respective House. On Tuesday, the Grades 5s and 6s closed out the event in style, burning laps around the school at an unprecedented pace. By the time all was said and done, the Tiger Trot was easily the greatest barn-burner competition of this year. In all, the students ran 1,632 laps of the school, and over $300 was raised for the Salvation Army. Coming in first was the Red House. In second place, losing out by only 1 point, was the Blue House, earning them 40 points, and in third and fourth places, earning 35 points were Yellow and Green House. While this event was a House Competition, we are very proud of all of our participants who lived the school motto “not for ourselves alone” Way to go, Tigers!