Orange Shirt Day - Every Child Matters
September 30, 2020 is Orange Shirt Day - Every Child Matters and we are encouraging our school communities to join us in wearing orange to acknowledge the impact of residential schools and honour the survivors.
Orange Shirt Day is more than a one-day event in PRSD schools - our schools have been and continue to share this important part of our history along with various aspects of the history of the first peoples of Canada.
In addition to wearing orange on September 30, 2020, below are a few examples of the learning taking place in the division to educate and involve our students on the meaning of Orange Shirt Day.
Thank you to our First Nations Metis and Inuit Coordinator, Indigenous Workers and School Leads, and community Elders for their passion and support to make these learning opportunities for our students possible:
• Orange Shirt Day facts are been shared during daily announcements
• sharing of books and poems regarding residential schools with discussion questions/topics
• visual bulletin boards in the school
• student created messages on display in honour of residential school survivors
• schools hosting virtual Orange Shirt Day assemblies
• watching the Phyllis Webstad video and other residential school related videos
• listening to O’Canada in Cree
• students creating posters
• Class participation in “Every Child Matters. Reconciliation Through Education online event