Silver Creek Elementary ~ Orange shirt day

Silver Creek Elementary School

On Orange Shirt Day, 140 students took part in creating hearts to honor Indian Residential School survivors after learning the meaning behind Orange Shirt Day.

The students have also made a heart garden, decorated the halls with heart messages and orange t-shirts. Many of the students have also completed the 10 lesson Gladys module where they learned about The Life of a child in a BC Indian Residential School.

Orange Shirt Day


Ms. MacPherson and students at Langdale Elementary and Roberts Creek Elementary recognized  Orange Shirt Day the week before September 30.

Students heard Phyllis Webstad’s story and were then invited to trace their hands on construction paper and write something they can do to show someone else they matter.  Many intermediate students chose to write messages to Phyllis on their hands. 

Sheila MacPherson class


K – 1 Art Project

Amik Loves School:   A Story of Wisdom
Ms. Colleen Devlin’s K-1 classroom ~ Project of Heart art project    inspired by this book, Amik Loves School:  A Story of Wisdom.

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Remembering Gladys ~ Heart Garden in Spuzzum, BC


 On Thursday, October 27, 2016, the grade four and five students in Ms. Moir’s class (Division 5) went on a field trip to Spuzzum, B.C. to visit the territory of the Nlaka’pamux Nation (ing-khla-kap-muh).  The class took flowers and hearts (made by our students) to the cemetery of an aboriginal girl (Gladys) we have been learning about.  Gladys went to residential school in Kamloops. We then went on a hike in the local provincial park down to the old Alexandra Bridge before visiting the local General Store and having an ice cream before heading home. Continue reading Remembering Gladys ~ Heart Garden in Spuzzum, BC