Our School Board is participating in Orange Shirt Day on Wednesday, Oct. 25.
Students are encouraged to wear an orange shirt to show support and understanding of the history of the school system that impacts many First Nations, Metis and Inuit people today.
Orange shirt day is an annual event that started in 2013 to recognize the legacy of Residential school system for First Nations, Metis and Inuit families and communities. The actual Orange Shirt Day is September 30th but because of short notice ours will be October 3rd.
The phrase “Every Child Matters” reminds everyone that children are such an important and integral part of our communities and that they are our future generations of change makers. By wearing an orange shirt, we have an opportunity to bring awareness to the history of residential schools and to stand up against other injustices that may impact our children/students.
Principal St. Brigid Catholic Elementary School