A Break is Nearly Upon Us!

Bolton penguins have been busy academically, as well as in the outdoors with the Grades 9-11’s exploring the beautiful corners of British Columbia.

While the students do have a positive momentum with all of their wonderful endeavours, everyone is looking forward to a long weekend break for Thanksgiving. This will give students a chance to leave campus, to pause, and to reflect on all of their accomplishments so far this year.

Here are some photos of our Bolton crew from the most recent Grade 10 out trips. As a teacher, I have to say I am jealous of getting out of the classroom and into the outdoors!

Both the Jr. and Sr. Soccer teams continue their efforts on the school pitch with support from the Bolton Penguins.

Each year, September 30 marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

The day honours the children who never returned home and Survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.

SMUS boarding students participated in the South Island Powwow hosted by the Songhees nation. It was a beautiful ceremony, and it was an honour to be a guest for the day. For more information about the event, visit https://www.songheesnation.ca/south-island-powwow

Here are a few other shots from various Saturday activities around Victoria.

And finally, we have a lot to be thankful for – both in the beautiful city where we live and on our campus made up of so many unique cultures and identities. As house parents this Thanksgiving, we are grateful for all of the Bolton penguins who contribute to our culture within Bolton house and who are working to grow personally and socially in this world. Here are a few photos of our semi-formal Thanksgiving feast as a Boarding Community.

This will be our last post for two weeks, but stay tuned for more Bolton action on October 16th.

Happy Thanksgiving from Bolton House!

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