The much anticipated Final House Showdown and Awards Ceremony took place on June 14th . All four houses gathered on the backfield proudly wearing their house coloured t-shirts and accessories as they discussed strategies for the A-MAZE-ing Race. The giant inflatable corn maze held 37 envelopes per house and contained puzzle pieces, secret advantages and opportunities to U-Turn other teams. House members had to navigate the maze in search of their specific number and then use the puzzle pieces to solve a riddle. Despite being U-Turned twice, Sumner was the first House to reach the mat, with Thomas coming in close behind. Unfortunately, Sumner accumulated 6 minutes in time penalties allowing Thomas to become the winners of the A-MAZE-ing Race! After serving their time penalty, Sumner took second place, Colboure came in third and Chisholm was last to reach the mat.
After a delicious BBQ lunch and ice cream treat, Grade 7-12 students assembled in the gym for the Year End Awards Ceremony. Here, students were recognized for various achievements throughout the year including being published in Blossomings, participating in Duke trips, community service efforts and select students were awarded the Meritorious Intramural Recognition for their sportsmanship in Student/Staff sports teams. In addition, two students in each non-graduating year were awarded a Spirit & Pride award and a Diligence award.
Diligence Award Winners Spirit & Pride Winners
Grade 7: Neha Abby
Grade 9: Max Ahmad
Grade 10: Lojain Sophie
Grade 11: Edith Josh
After taking into consideration the House League events that have taken place in CLEAR and in assemblies throughout the year, Grade 7 and 8 House League results, participation in Student/Staff Sports and the results of the A-MAZE-ing race, it was revealed that Sumner took ownership of the Seidenberg Cup for the second consecutive year!
After a week of intense preparations for their Mathematics and Language examinations, the Grade 7 and 8 students set off for Hilton Falls Conservation Area to disconnect for a day and celebrate the completion of this major academic milestone. The hike covered 12.5 kilometres of trail, included a picnic lunch and culminated with a campfire and s'mores by the falls. The experience taught the importance of full water bottles, bug spray and comfortable shoes!! It was a great way to get out of the classroom, get off our devices and get some exercise before heading into the summer!
Our year end MacLachlan Olympics enjoyed a beautiful day as Lower School students ran, jumped and scored points for their House League team. Sumner, Chisholm, Thomas and Colbourne teams were out in their colours cheering on their house mates as they strove to win the MacLachlan Cup and the honour of being House League champions for 2017/18. Thanks to all of the staff and especially Ms. K Harrison for making this year's Mac Olympics such a successful day!
Today we had the 2018 Wee Braveheart Foundation Coin Carnival. Wee Braveheart is a charitable foundation that makes care packages for people that are undergoing hospital treatments. The Coin Carnival was created for us to raise money for their foundation. For the first period, we set up our carnival games and then for the second period the kindergarteners came to play our games of chance. After that, our Lower School student came in during morning recess and lunch recess to play our 50-50% chance games. Because we finished our math unit on probabilities, we were successful in making the games and ensuring that they were 100% fair. Something we should work on is estimating the amount of students coming to our Coin Carnival, because some of us did not have enough prizes. We successfully raised $271.71 which we thought was pretty amazing!! The class with the most tickets was Ms.Long’s Grade 5 class. by Hong, Evan D, Greta, Alex and Alyssa