A Grade nine Farewell Parade was held on June 11th to honour the Grade nine graduates from Christ-King Catholic School.
Staff toured around the community, stopping at the grads’ homes and presented them with gifts of cupcakes (from Sobeys), a swim pass for the pool, a Jewel theatre pass and a card that staff members had all signed, said Principal Tara McMillan.
“And of course we had lawn signs. Father Roger gave them a blessings and we visited a little before moving to the next house.
“Our goal was to be able to connect with these kids and congratulate them because many of them have been with us since Kindergarten,” she had noted. “We want them to know the love and support that we have.
“We also want to celebrate their accomplishments with them.
“It was awesome to just get together as a full teaching staff and to see the kids – they really enjoyed it,” said McMillan. “It was great to see them all dressed up and be able to give them their gifts.
“We had those tacky lawn signs which they all loved,” she laughed. “But it was just so good to touch base and to see how they were and ask if they were excited about high school. We also had to make sure that they knew they had to come back and visit us in the fall,” she said. “It was awesome.”
Looking forward this month, there are also a number of other events planned at Christ-King.
A special Christ-King Catholic School Goodbye runs June 22nd from 1 to 3:30 p.m. as well.
“All CKCS teachers will be lined up in front of the school waiting for you! It’s a BYOW (bring your own water) event. Bring water balloons, buckets – whatever you can carry! Take aim at your teacher (from 2m away) and soak!”
And finally to wrap things up, there will be a Virtual Christ-King Catholic School Celebration of Learning event on June 26th with report cards being released that day as well.
For more information, call the school office at 403-742-0280 or find them on Facebook at ‘Christ-King Catholic School’.