Lunar New Year: Celebrating the Year of the Rabbit

Students in both our Junior and Little Schools participated in Lunar New Year activities last month.

The SK Oranges Class had a lovely Lunar New Year celebration with lots of fun crafts. The students enjoyed playing with firework play dough, making rabbit crowns and learning how to write Chinese characters. The Oranges were super excited to use chopsticks, eating the tofu vegetable fried rice we made in class.

The Grade 1s had a wonderful time celebrating Lunar New Year. They learned how to make rice balls and they also enjoyed some fun crafts to celebrate the year of the rabbit. A big thank you to the class parents for organizing this day and to all the parents who came to volunteer to run the stations. Pablo, our class rabbit, was particularly excited and was our guest of honour! It was a beautiful and memorable morning for all of the students. 

Parent volunteers shared some special Lunar New Year activities with our Grade 2 students. Students rotated through several stations in both classrooms, including paper bunny chain making, paper lantern making, and writing Chinese characters. Thank you, Grade 2 parents! 

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Spring Outdoor Education Day Trips: SK, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, and Grade 11

SK, Grade 1 and Grade 2 Beach Days (May and June):
This spring, the primary classes traveled to Acadia Beach for a day of exploration at the beach! Students learned about the tide patterns and marine life present in Vancouver, making many exciting new discoveries. The day was spent hunting for crabs, seashells, and the much-coveted sea glass! Other exciting wildlife that was spotted included eagles, herons, fish, and tadpoles. The Grade 1s also had the exciting opportunity to have the Grade 10 Outdoor Education class join them on their excursion, leading them in fun icebreaker activities and collaborative games. 

Senior Kindergarten:

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Grade 1:

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 Grade 3 Trip to Lighthouse Park (May 24):
This spring the Grade 3 students traveled together to Lighthouse Park for a full day of discovery and exploration. Working with the staff from Sea to Sky Outdoor School, the grade 3s participated in a hike, numerous forest games, beach exploration, and learned about the ecology and geography of the land. This was an exciting day for all, filled with lots of new learning experiences and beautiful moments in the outdoors. 

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Grade 11 Day Hike in Squamish (May 30):
At the end of May, the Grade 11 cohort was able to embark on their long-overdue hiking trip together. Having to cancel the original date back in October due to an atmospheric river, students were excited to finally get outside together and explore, taking a break from school before the exam season began. A wonderful opportunity to release stress and enjoy some fresh air, students hiked trails on the Stawamus Chief and Mount Crumpit.