Orange Shirt Day: September 30, 2020

Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013. It grew out of Phyllis’ story of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the Mission, and it has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually.

There will be several activities to mark the day organized by Byrne Creek students. To find out more, come see some of the resources located in the LLC. Click on Byrne Creek Library’s Books and DVDs on Residential Schools to see some of the resources available.

Grade 8 and 9 Students: Core Competencies Reflections May 15-29

Grade 8 and 9 Core Competency Reflections have been moved to an online format which will now take place between May 15th and May 29th.  The following resources explain the process students will follow and provide them with sample reflection questions.

There are two possibilities: to either write or video tape your reflections.  Here are some key resources to help complete the reflections:

  •  Click here to see the Letter to Families and Students 
  • Then:
    • Click here to see a pdf for detailed instructions on How to Create the Written Response.
    • OR click here to see a pdf for detailed instructions on How to Create the Video Reflection.

If students would rather complete their reflection through a personal conversation with a teacher, they should e-mail Mrs. Virani to set up an appointment.