On Tuesday October 9th WK celebrated the efforts of students who contribute to school life in many honourable ways and achieved honour roll status in their core academic and elective courses. Honour is a word we use in many ways at WK. We begin our school days by honouring the treaty one territory where we learn together, honour the traditional territory of First Nations peoples and homeland of the Metis. This practice of honouring our roots is now common in 7 Oaks schools and 7 Oaks events as it links to our purpose in providing students with an excellent education that explores our collective Canadian history, recognizes the need for reconciliation and encourages in our students growth in body, mind, heart and spirit. Many honourable actions occur in our school every day. Students are caring, students are helpful, students work hard during classes and sometimes you see them researching and finishing work at home that is an extension of school. Being on the honour roll not only implies knowing more about subjects and becoming more skilled. It also entails being a contributing member of our school community. All of our WK students were recently invited to participate alongside staff in the Terry Fox Walk and our 2nd annual Orange Shirt Day Ceremony. Raising consciousness and funds around research aimed at preventing and treating cancer is a cause most of us can relate to as many families are affected by this pervasive illness all of the time. On Orange Shirt Day we as a school reflected on the impact of residential schools on Indigenous peoples and imagine new ways that we can live and learn together where every child matters and has a chance at a positive future, a chance to achieve 80% or higher in their courses. This year we’re happy to have more than 180 students on the Honour Roll so congratulations to this group and may their solid engagement in learning help model and inspire excellence for all of our students.
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