October Arrives

With September behind us, conversations have now shifted to giving thanks, turkey feasts, Halloween costumes, keeping warm, amazing new friendships, and staying on top of studies and co-curricular commitments! There has also been plenty of time for fun and this weekend saw students organize a well attended open mic night in the Sun Centre Student Commons. There were some notable performances and the Bolton crew did not disappoint!

Mr. Kim took the grade 9 crew to Farmer Jim’s this weekend. There was plenty of work to do and the guys collected apples and moved a lot of mulch to help keep the soil happy. The horses and sheep were also kept happy with apples and sunflowers! Always the educator, Farmer Jim took plenty of time to share his wisdom and all the hard work was rewarded with some fresh pressed apple juice!

A few of the guys managed to get a little bonding time in over Playstation 5’s FIFA 2022. The graphics really are incredible and plenty of hoots and hollars were heard from the common room as they battled it out on the big screen.

While some of the soccer may have been virtual, the playing fields were abuzz with rugby. Adam L. showed off his “silky” drop kick skills to the grade 9s before that saw action in a tournament that featured independant schools from the island and lower mainland.

Grade 9 Sevens Rugby Team

September 30th is National Truth and Reconciliation Day and students spent a half day at school learning more about Canada’s Indigenous history and what truth and reconciliation means. Read more about how our time was spent in the link below:

Subaig was helping sell orange shirts – a symbol of National Truth and Reconciliation Day

A few candid moments from around the campus help complete the blog this week. Stay tuned for more next weekend, which is our Thanksgiving long weekend and will see a few of the Bolton crew head home for the holidays, while the rest will be here taking a well earned break from regular school expectations and commitments.

It has been great to see friendships solidifying and connections being made. We’ll leave you with a great shot of some of the Bolton folks, grades 9-12 all represented, enjoying Ramen night together in the Sun Centre.

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