Dr. F.J. McDonald Catholic School held an international lunch on Wednesday, April 24th featuring delicious food and cultural presentations from around the world. Students dressed in beautiful costumes and sang songs from their native countries. Some of the countries that were represented were Rwanda, Phillipines, Peru, Congo, Eritrea, Trinidad and Tobago, Haiti, Lebanon, Poland, Ethiopia, India, New Zealand, Guatemala, Holland, South Sudan, Nigeria, and of course - Canada!
Everyone had a great time at the event and learned about different cultures. Well done Dr. F.J. McDonald!
Traci Stork Clark, a mother of a grade 4 student at St.Patrick School in Barrhaven was touched when her son's school came together to show their support for her son by increasing awareness of Autism in the month of April. This past winter, her son was diagnosed with being on the Autism spectrum. The caring community at St. Patrick School jumped to action to support her son and help students learn about Autism. During the month of April, they organized a series of activities for Autism awareness. "It really helped my son understand that he was not alone and that there are other kids like him" said Traci.
The song was originally performed by Cyndi Lauper in 1986, and was most recently re-recorded as an anthem for anti-bullying initiatives.
Congratulations to Ms. Silva and her students for taking a stand against bullying and sharing this video with us!
Immaculata High School students took home several awards at the Ottawa Regional Heritage Fair last week. Camille Cattelan, Carly Gagne and Eileen Kennedy-Macdonald (pictured) took home the City of Ottawa Local History Award, and second place overall for their project "Le théâtre Mayfair." A trophy was awarded by the City of Ottawa as well as a $200 prize by the Historical Society of Ottawa for their project.
Madeline Bartley and Abigail McMann, also from Immaculata, received the Ontario Women's History Network Award for their project "Les célèbres cinq." The Ontario Women's History Network Award is given in recognition of a project with a primary focus on women in Canadian History. Congratulations on this wonderful achievement!