Orange Shirt Day Reminder
Every Child Matters
Our students have been learning about Indigenous culture and Residential schools in Canada.
On Thursday, September 30, we wear orange to honour the story of Phyllis Webstad, who in the early
1970s had her orange shirt taken away on her first day at the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) Residential School
in British Columbia.
The orange shirt is symbolic of how Indigenous children were forcibly removed from their homes,
families and communities to attend state and church-led schools that stripped them of their culture,
language and identity. This created irreversible harm from which many families still suffer.
If you wish to participate, please wear orange on Thursday, September 30 to honour the children whose lives were
lost and the survivors of Residential Schools.