But it sure is something to celebrate!
The Boys’ Basketball team together with Coach Jeff Sutherland brought home the banner from the St. Pauls’ HS S.P.O.R.T. Basketball Tournament held last weekend.
Cieran O. was named the tournament’s MVP.
Thanks everyone who came out to support the team. The boys really appreciated it!
On Monday, the entire school shared in the excitement in an assembly during which the banner was proudly displayed.
A Family tradition
On Tuesday, February 17th, the entire SCCS community was invited to partake in a fantastic breakfast of pancakes, sausages, juice and coffee.
Much appreciation is also extended to the DeLuca family for donating the coffee pot and coffee and Linda Senderewich for donating the sausages.
All donations made by the many grateful consumers have been donated to the Holy Childhood Association.
Especially At Camp!
Winter Camp Day 1
On Day 1, the Grade 7 and 8 students arrived at Camp and received a warm welcome from the director. They quickly arranged our cabins and got right down to business. Most of the day was spent in small groups participating in different activities, including: horseback riding, archery, outdoor survival skills/fire-making, and “Team Challenge,” which consisted of outdoor team building activities. The afternoon ended with some outdoor free-time in a variety of different locations such as: the skating rink, the toboggan hill, and the cross-country ski trails. Free time was tons of fun, as the temperature was just right, and a beautiful snowfall was happening. The day concluded with a sleigh ride through the camp grounds and a wiener roast by the bonfire! All in all, it was an awesome first day at Camp!
Winter Camp Day 2
On Day 2, the students and staff awoke to a deep freeze with snow and ice crystals. It was a beautiful site to see with perfectly snow-covered trees and a family of deer even passed by the lodge for all to see up close.
There were three activities planned for the day. The first activity was a water colour painting and self-esteem portrait. The second activity was a theatre workshop on being “unplugged” from technology, and the third activity was a hands-on presentation by a member of the Winnipeg Police Canine Unit. Students learned about he role of canines in the police force, and observed the handler’s dog “Bailey” at work in locating narcotics planted by the officer. Students also got a special visit from “Zeus”, a six month old Belgian Malinois. During free time, students kept busy playing floor hockey and playing various games such as cards, foosball and pictionary. It was a fun, reflective and educational second day at Camp!
Winter Camp Day 3
The campers had a group of actors come in for day 3. They led the students in a variety of skits, but their main message was that technology can help solve problems. Later during the day everyone played Amazing Race. During the race teams had to complete a number of tasks, much like contestants on the show. Lastly it was time to pack and clean and head home.
One Note At a Time
The SCCS Violin Ambassadors completed a 2-day tour in Winnipeg during which they performed several full-length concerts, toured a violin-maker’s shop and experienced different cultures.
Their 45 minute concert which included fiddle tunes, hymns and folk songs was performed at St. Boniface Hospital,Holy Family Nursing Home and Deer Lodge. At each venue, the students were excited that the audience members sang along with the familiar tunes, and tapped their toes in sheer joy. After all, the mission of the Violin Ambassadors is to “bring joy” to others. The grand finale for the concerts was when the students left the stage area and, as they played a tune, walked among the residents.
“Hi Dr. Penny, I would like to thank-you and the Violin Ambassadors for the wonderful concert. The residents who attend were so delighted to see the students performing. They had smiles on their face and were still humming the tunes as they were brought back to their units. We were all happy to have the students perform for us. They are welcomed back anytime.” Dulce Santos, Resident Care Standards and Allied Health Manager, Holy Family Nursing Home
The students had a great time chatting with Anton, a local luthier. Their visit to Anton’s Violin Shop on Portage answered many of their questions about how violins are made.
Welcome to Our Community
On Tuesday, January 27th, we hosted our annual K-8 Open House. The gym was packed with interested families.
On the agenda was a performance by the Grade 4 violin students, presentations by students Sandro (Gr. 7) and Alyssa (Gr. 3), and grade level overviews by all the teachers.
Families who missed it are welcome to contact the school directly to arrange a tour – 204-837-1520.