At SCS, exploration and learning are intertwined. Our richly varied experiential education program finds our girls learning and reflecting in local, national and international settings. The result? New perspectives are shaped, and world views are broadened.
In order to extend our girls’ perspective about Canada’s Indigenous peoples, our Native Studies course is an opportunity for students to investigate issues related to identity, relationships among Indigenous and between this population and other Canadians, sovereignty principles as presented by Indigenous peoples, and the contemporary challenges posed by these issues. They also examine such topics as language preservation, the responsibilities of Indigenous women and men, and the need for dialogue between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.
To augment their studies, our girls are paired up as reading buddies with the Grade 1/2 class at First Nations Public School (FNPS) in Toronto. We are so grateful to the teachers and staff at FNPS for welcoming us into their classrooms over the last nine years. As a way to say “thank you” or “Miigwetch” to their welcoming, generous, and incredible school community, St. Clement’s organized and donated food hampers to families of the school this holiday season. SCS was able to compile 17 food hampers along with more than $1,500 in gift cards that families can put toward fresh grocery items.
We wish all the families of FNPS a happy and healthy holiday, and look forward to spending more time with the students throughout 2017!