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Winter Break Equity Assembly

The Equity Team and Intermediate students have been working hard to prepare for this week. Friday's Winter Break Equity Assembly will mark the culmination of an inquiry task the 7/8's have been working on over the past few weeks.  

Their goal was to bring awareness to the different ways people observe or celebrate around this time of year. We hope that all staff and students make a personal connection and/or see themselves represented throughout week in the different activities and presentations. 

The question developed that formed their inquiry was: 'What significance do traditions and celebrations observed by people throughout the world around the winter break have on various cultures and/or religions?'  In addition to learning the factual history of more than 25 celebrations throughout the world, they were required to make judgments on the significance they have had historically and the role they play today.  They have come to some amazing conclusions - many of which were not anticipated.  

Students were given a choice on how to communicate their inquiry such as making morning announcements, using the front hall TV to present messages, presenting at class visits, performing at our assembly etc. The activities the students planned and prepared helped our whole school feel included in this learning throughout the week. 

We look forward to seeing more of this learning at our Winter Break Equity Assembly on Friday morning. Students are excited about this assembly as an opportunity to celebrate our similarities as well as our differences and promote a better understanding amongst all the cultures and religions in our school and throughout the world. 

During this assembly we will also enjoy musical performances from some of our primary students and a sing a-long. Parents and families are welcome to join us at 8:45 a.m. Friday, December 22nd.  

This will be our last assembly of 2017 and it will be a great one!  
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