This marked the first full week of classes and the boys have been doing a great job, falling back into the daily routine of SMUS and all that it has to offer. Selections for soccer, volleyball, cross country, rowing, grade 9 rugby have already been made and the guys have been active in practices and games.
The annual Clubs and Councils fair was held in the quad on Friday and the boys were given the opportunity to join with the groups that they are interested in.
The yearly ISA soccer tournament was held at SMUS this weekend and the senior A team went undefeated to make it to the final match against St Georges. Unfortunately the team lost 7-0. The boys were proud of their silver finish! GO BO
This week’s Saturday activities included baking, nacho making, the Egypt museum exhibit, a hike up Mt Doug, creating a windowsill garden and a fisherman’s wharf walk.
Faces of Bolton:
My interview with Antonio:
Mr. Shaw – Tell me Antonio, how is your year so far?
Antonio – The year has started off great for me and I am very excited to be taking challenging courses.
Mr. Shaw – How does it feel to be the Head of House this year?
Antonio – I am very happy! I am getting used to all of the responsibility and enjoying it. It feels good knowing that I have the support and trust of all of the boys in the house as well as the houseparents. I will work hard to ensure that I keep their trust throughout the year.
Mr. Shaw – When you first started in Bolton did you ever think that you would be Head of House?
Antonio – Not when I was younger no. I had trouble speaking English and I was immature.
Mr. Shaw – In recent years who was the Head of House that you looked up to the most.
Antonio – I would say Ranon because he has such a strong character and I could trust and rely on him to be a good leader. I want the current students to be able to trust and rely on me.
Mr. Shaw – What are your goals for Bolton House this year?
Antonio – My motto this year is “everyone is a leader”. I want everyone to be able to step up and lead in the house.
Mr. Shaw – If you could be one type of food what would it be?
Antonio – Pocky sticks because I’m tall and skinny.
Mr. Shaw – Thank you for your time Antonio. What will you be doing with your time today?
Antonio – You’re welcome. I have to finish homework for my AP classes.
My interview with Misha
Mr. Shaw – Hello Misha, how is your year so far?
Misha – My year has been amazing so far! I am meeting lots of new people and enjoying my time as a senior. I feel like I am ready for the responsibilities of becoming a young adult.
Mr. Shaw – What are your goals for the year?
Misha – Graduate with an 80 average, have a good social life, get out more and not be as shy as previous years.
Mr.Shaw – What is your favourite part about Bolton House?
Misha – It stands out to me as a very supportive environment. We all feel like brothers and we all have each other’s back.
Mr. Shaw – If you could meet any celebrity, dead or alive, who would you meet and why?
Misha – David Bowie for sure! He is my Idol and he represents “being yourself”. You don’t have to do things or act a certain way because other people are.
Mr. Shaw- What is one piece of advice you have for the younger boys in the house?
Misha – Get out and meet new people every chance you get.
Mr. Shaw – Thank you for your time Misha
Misha – No problem Mr. Shaw could I please sign out to Hillside?
Mr. Shaw – Of course!