April Activities . . .

What Do You Want Of Me Lord?

On Thursday, April 18, our school community shared in answering the call, what do you want of me Lord? Our students, staff, and parents took part in supporting the needs of a variety of charities, ministries, and community groups by donating, sorting, making, creating, singing, and serving those in our midst who are in need and who we wish to acknowledge for their love and support of us. Some of the organizations we worked with side by side included St. Vincent de Paul, The Door Is Open, Covenant House, Catholic Street Ministries, and Prison Ministry. We also worked on a kindness project which extended to the Dunbar community, hosted a tea for grandparents and the senior parishioners of Immaculate Conception, and took part in a shared art experience about Musqueam culture which is featured in our main hallway, titled “We are one”.

Grade One Released Salmon at Spanish Banks

On Tuesday, April 23, we released our salmon.  It was a sunny day. We went to Spanish Banks creek. The water in the creek was cold, clean, shallow, shady and clear. There were birds that could eat the fry, and trees to keep the water cool. When I released my salmon, I was very excited! I named my salmon “Silly.” When I released the fry, it swam upstream and then it started to hide because it was not use to its new habitat. We released fifty fry.  I was very happy!

Written By A Grade One Student

All-Stars Badminton Team Brought Home Medals

The ICS All-Stars had a remarkable 2019 Badminton season. It was highlighted by an excellent work ethic, sportsmanship, and teamwork.  The All- Stars finished 3rd overall in aggregate points in the CISVA Championship! With such amazing team success, we had many athletes enjoy individual and team success. The athletes qualified through tournament play to reach the finals. Despite the tough competition we had many teams qualify for the Championships, and further, had both singles and doubles players win medals! We had a Bronze Medalists in Grade 7 Boys Singles and Grade 6 Mixed Doubles. Silver Medalists in Grade 7 Mix Doubles. Finally, we had Grade 6 Boys and Grade 7 Girls Gold medal winners.

 Congratulations All-Stars on an amazing season!

Garden Buddies Are Germinating!

Garden Buddies is germinating in every sense of the word - in our understanding of garden concepts; in our application of garden techniques; in our ability to problem solve; in our ability to work together; and most importantly in our little plants growing!

Grade Six Visited the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre to Supplement Studies About Japanese Canadian History

As part of a unit of study about World War II, and specifically, the internment of Japanese Canadian citizens in British Columbia, Grade Six took their studies afield to learn about some Japanese culture and to witness through pictures, artifacts, and testimony, the experiences of the Japanese Canadian people during World War II.