We would like to begin by welcoming our most recent addition to the Bolton House family. Samer has joined us as a new grade 8 and has fit in seamlessly. He brings a great attitude, a desire to be successful and a kind and generous personality. His new roommate and all the boys of the house are working hard to make sure he feels welcome and to help in any way they can. Here he is on his first night enjoying a beautiful sunset and a bit of rugby with some of his housemates.
It has been a relatively quiet week with everyone settling back into the academic groove. Some great learning has been taking place in both the Senior and Middle school as can be seen in the article from the following link including a quote and photo from Abdul: http://blogs.smus.bc.ca/review/#.VLq1cMasiFw It is wonderful to see our boys learning and growing in so many different ways. Prep time has been used effectively since our return from Christmas Break, and there appears to be a sense of renewed effort and optimism regarding academic classes.
With basketball season in full swing we had many of our boys out playing with the junior team in a variety of games including the Esquimalt “Fire Fighters” tournament. Amos was awarded Player of the Game for his efforts during the tournament.
Those not on the court spent the weekend supporting the senior Boys’ and Girls’ basketball teams as SMUS hosted the annual Police Tournament featuring some of the best teams in the province. Some of our more entrepreneurial boys even took advantage of the weekend crowds to launch their Business Class plan with great success!
As the weather waffled between gorgeous sunshine and torrential rain, there were some innovative ways to keep entertained. From origami making to a “selfie” stroll on the breakwater, everyone had something fun to do. Derry and Christian took it to the next level and went for an evening around the campfire where they perfected their wood chopping skills!
We look forward to another productive week in the classroom and to new discoveries and learning as the boys continue to play, perform and perfect themselves.