Catholic Education Week School Events @ SJW

May 2nd, 2017:  Birds of a Feather – About the Play | Roseneath EducationWhile on vacation with her grandma in Hawaii, junior birdwatcher Sarah makes a new friend in Violet who introduces her to the world of the Laysan albatross, a native species of bird that has a different kind of family from many others. Violet suggests they create and act out a story about Makani and Kainoa, two albatross who are working together to hatch an egg. Through their exploration they learn about compromise, believing in yourself and that family – in all its varieties – is made up of the people who love you. The birds rejoice when their egg finally hatches and the play concludes with Sarah hugging her grandma tight, secure in the knowledge that her family is the perfect one for her.

May 3rd, 2017:  Ed. Tech. Fair 

Students from K-8 were invited to demonstrate their 21st Century Learning Skills on Wednesday at an Ed. Tech. Fair held in the library from 9:30 a.m. till noon, in honour of Catholic Education Week and Volunteer Appreciation.  This relatively last minute addition to our events this week, turned out to be a roaring success!! This student-driven event was lots of fun, informative, and extremely interactive.  Students used iPads, chromebooks, the Promethean Board, and various Google Apps for Education to showcase their knowledge.  Some of the exhibits included:

QR Codes by Kindergarten students

Google 360 Virtual Reality by ISA students

Google slides by Junior students

Mental Health by Junior students

Career Cruising by Intermediate students

Stop Motion Animation by Intermediate students

Genius Hour by Junior students

E-portfolio by Junior Students

Classes were invited down to observe and participate in the various activities.

May 3:  Volunteer Appreciation Tea

The Volunteer Appreciation Tea took place (by invitation only) from 11:30 a.m. till 1:00 p.m. in the library on Wednesday.  Our volunteers were recognized by students and staff through a variety of performances:  songs, dances, speeches, and prayers by different student volunteers and classes.  Light refreshments were served.  Thank you to our amazing volunteers for their many contributions to our school and to our students!

May 5:  Frank Iannuzzi Walk for the Cure

The annual Frank Iannuzzi Walk for the Cure, in partnership with the Terry Fox Foundation will take place on May 5, 2017 at 1:15 p.m. All are welcome to attend.  This event marks the passing of former teacher, Frank Iannuzzi, who passed away in 2013.  Thank you for your generous donations and support of this event.  Students will attend an assembly in the gym followed by a walk around the community.  In the event of rain, students will participate in various physical activities run by our phys-ed teachers in the gym.