The Sun is Still Shining!

Well it might officially be fall but we are still feeling the summer sunshine! There have been many events happening both at school and in the boarding community, with many groups even leaving town and the island to embark on exciting out-trips.

Soccer continues to be in full swing with several Bolton Penguins donning the fields and supporting from the sidelines.

Close one..! The game finished 0-0 even after several chances for both sides.

With restrictions eased, the kitchen is getting more use this year as well. Ian C has already shown his culinary prowess while cooking up some delicious dishes!

Salsa anyone?? Ian’s signature marinated steak and chicken on full display.

Hard work wasn’t just reserved for the fields and the kitchen. Several Bolton Penguins were seen studying hard as well!

Jeremy, Oscar and Mujtaba with their thinking caps on.
Ryan and Seb getting mathematical!

Several students play soccer in the community and Marcus plays for Bays United. He came back with all smiles after his game Saturday which he won and scored a goal!

On Saturday afternoon, the Grade 9s and 10s headed up to the University of Victoria to enjoy some high-quality rugby between the UVic Vikes and the Pacific Pride. The game was hotly contested, with a late try proving the difference in a narrow win for the Pride.

Mr. Danskin, Kenneth, Wataru, Ai, Darren, Kyle, Teigan, Peter, Hanson and Connor doing their best to learn a thing or two about the sport of rugby!
We were joined by SMUS alumni Jonas (far left) and Matt (second from right) who play for UVic and Pacific Pride, respectively. Both of them are ex-Bolton-Penguins!

At this weeks Assembly, our school’s string orchestra, directed by our fantastic Ms. Guillen, performed a moving piece in front of the students and faculty.

Here is a picture from last weekend’s Terry Fox Run that didn’t make it into last week’s post! Mr. Kim and Hayes are looking quite happy about the weather.

On Friday night, the boarding community hosted its first Open Mic Night of the year! As you can see from the pictures and videos, the entire Sun Centre Commons was jam-packed with eager audience members.

Our German contingent putting on a show!

On Sunday evening, Barnacle House treated us to a great Chapel, filled with piano and violin performances, speeches, slam poetry and a very well-crafted video. Kudos Barnacle! Stay tuned for the Bolton Chapel 👍

During our house meeting, we sang a very happy birthday to our very own Justin!

We also chatted about our 6 Noble Promises during our meeting. Over a few sessions, the students in Bolton House compiled a list of 6 promises that we would make to ourselves in order to make our house, and our entire community as a whole, a more positive and welcoming place.

Great words for anyone to live by!

To cap off the weekend, the students in Mr. Kim’s advising group spent some time in the common room jamming out to music, rolling up their sleeves, and channeling their inner Salt Bae to create delicious nachos that were enjoyed by all!

Three Bolton Penguins, three different renditions of Salt Bae… 😂

We now head into a shortened week, with the four-day week culminating in an afternoon of learning regarding National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, to be commemorated on Friday. It will be a week loaded with learning and reflection, but I’m sure that the Bolton Penguins will find time to decompress and enjoy themselves throughout the week as well! Until next time, take care!

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