On February 7th, SLI students got to hear about Marc-Olivier Brouilette's personal journey. This Montreal Allouettes player captivated the attention of 350 teens in the room. His message was simple: 'find your why'. His mom was his 'why' and gave him the courage he needed to push himself when he was tempted to give up. Faced with several life challenges, he persevered with her support. Today he is not only a lawyer and a professional athlete, he is also a guest speaker who is a big inspiration to everyone lucky enough to hear his story. From the SLI family, thank you for visiting us Marco. And thank you to the Montreal Allouettes!
On October 14th, 2016 the Secondary 5 Contemporary World Class along with Ms. Croce's grade 5 and 6 from Saint-Lambert Elementary class came together to help plant a cherry blossom tree in front of our school here at Saint-Lambert International. Being an international school, the students wanted to plant a tree of an 'international' variety, and one that would have special meaning to current and future students. The Japanese cherry blossom tree signifies love, wisdom, and new beginnings. The Secondary 5 students agreed there was no better tree to represent our school because next fall, they would be embarking on a new journey after high school, but also for the Grade 6 students who will be starting their own new journey into High School.
After taking a look at the importance of trees for our earth and community, the Grade 5/6 and Secondary 5 class wrote a special wish to the Earth - something personal and meaningful to them. This was placed underneath the roots of the tree before it was planted. Then taking turns, each and every students helped with adding soil, compost, or nutrients to the tree. It was a fun filled, meaningful activity for all students and teachers alike.
Friday, September 30th, 2016 was Saint-Lambert International’s first annual Orange Shirt Day, a Canada-wide commemoration event for the victims and survivors of Indigenous Residential Schools.
For the past couple of weeks, students and staff members at Saint-Lambert International have been learning about Canada’s distressful legacy of residential schools. Our school's participation in Orange Shirt Day represents a first step in recognition of the experiences of survivors and our collective commitment to truth and reconciliation.
All students and staff members were invited to participate in the spirit of healing by wearing orange on Friday, September 30th. See the incredible turnout in the photo below!