Wear Your Orange Shirt - Wednesday, September 30th

posted Sep 23, 2020, 1:35 PM by Leah Ashford   [ updated Sep 23, 2020, 1:38 PM ]
Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, B.C.,Canada, in the spring of 2013. It grew out of Phyllis' Story of having her 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. 

Embracing First Peoples' principles of learning and culture is one of our guiding values at Fernwood School. We strive to incorporate these into our daily and weekly routines to enhance the learning of all students, and especially our students of indigenous ancestry. 

We are asking that students and staff members wear an orange shirt on Wednesday, September 30th. We will be having a "read-in" at school that day where Teachers and students will share time together reading a storybook from our library Aboriginal Education titles.

For more information and to view the video "Phyllis Webstad Orange Shirt Day Presentation", please see: http://www.orangeshirtday.org/