The clocks fell back last night with the end of Daylights Savings Time in British Columbia, giving the Bolton boarders a chance to get an additional hour of sleep! Never before have the Bolton students arrived so early for morning check-in time 🙂
This weekend also marks the completion of two weeks of Term 2. With report cards finally released on Friday, conversations of reflection are happening with the students about their academic strengths and areas for improvement. Students are now back into the swing of things, academically, and creating new routines to set themselves up for success.
At the Senior School, students celebrated Day of the Dead (or Dia De Los Muertos).
Dia De Los Muertos is a two day holiday that reunites the living and dead. Families create ofrendas (Offerings) to honor their departed family members that have passed. These altars are decorated with bright yellow marigold flowers, photos of the departed, and the favorite foods and drinks of the one being honored. The offerings are believed to encourage visits from the land of the dead as the departed souls hear their prayers, smell their foods and join in the celebrations! https://dayofthedead.holiday/
In the boarding house, Ai got his photo from one of his previous Saturday activities printed on canvas for the Bolton hallway. Pretty Awesome!
Students also participated in another round of wonderful Saturday Activities.
One group went to the BC Legislature and then an IMAX movie called “Sea Lions: Life in a Whisker”. The group was taken on a magical journey as they were offered a fascinating glimpse inside the world of Australian sea lions in the riveting nature documentary.
Digvijay and Teigan joined a group on a tour of the World Famous Butchart Gardens! Although it was a little rainy at first, the skies turned blue and they had a wonderful time!
Here are some other random shots from around the house and campus, including a few of Mr. Danskin’s and Ms. Hanna’s dog Chips. There is also one photo of an actual bag of Chips! 🙂
Meet our newest Bolton Brother, Mujtaba!
Where are you from and what are you looking forward to this year?
I am from Oman and I am looking forward to having great social interactions, good marks and overall self improvement!
What are some of your favourite things to do?
I love watching movies and reading books in my spare time. I especially like fantasy and sci-fi movies. My favourite movie (at the moment) is Interstellar!
What do you most value in your friends?
- Fun to be around!
When and where are you happiest?
Obviously, I am happiest when I am with my family but I am pretty happy when I achieve a goal or finish a task I have been working on!
What your personal motto?
“One who can not abandon everything, can not achieve anything”
It is great to have you in the house Mujtaba!