Get Ready, get set, GO! The melodic and inspirational music of the grade 7 and grade 8 intermediate bands, under the musical direction of Ms. Krzyszkowski heralded the beginning of Catholic Education week events and its overall theme of “Exploring Paths of Joy” at Our Lady of Wisdom Catholic School. Students, staff and parents enjoyed the melodic repertoire of musical pieces such as “Entry of the Noblemen,” “Silverado,” “Bryce Canyon Overture,” “Celebration of Praise” and others to set the tone for a celebration of student learning. Throughout the day in the morning and afternoon, teachers from SK to Grade 8 opened their classrooms to students from other classes and the community, showcasing and celebrating students' work, a rich diversity of learning from original 3-D structures, a description of their various mathematical properties in French and the rationale for creating them in Grade 3, musical performances and exhibition of artistic choice and explanation of work in SK and Grade 1, parallel student led learning walks with a rotational stations format in which Grade 4 and 5 students explained their work and what they learned, why they engaged in it and how they met with success on various tasks ranging from the design of an original book sleeve based on aspects of a fictional work to analysis of Aboriginal artwork.
The entire school took part in very meaningful liturgy of the word with direct connection to Friday’s subtheme of “Proclaiming the Good News,” as well as actively participating in the “Living Rosary” with the grade 3 class of Mme. Mari Berje. Finally, parents and students took in some Shakespeare, as the Grade 8 class of Mme. Guirguis captivated audiences with their modern version of Romeo and Juliet set in sunny California en Français.