​We’re proud of our school and like to share our spirit.

School Spirit

Terry Fox Run

Students will be participating in the Terry Fox in the month of September. Terry showed us all that the impossible is possible. He reminded us all that we can make a difference in the world and change people’s lives for the better. #BeLikeTerry

Orange Shirt Day

September 29, 2021

Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013.  It grew out of Phyllis' story of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the Mission, and it has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually. 
The date was chosen because it is the time of year in which children were taken from their homes to residential schools, and because it is an opportunity to set the stage for anti-racism and anti-bullying policies for the coming school year.  It also gives teachers time to plan events that will include children, as we want to ensure that we are passing the story and learning on to the next generations.
Orange Shirt Day is also an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.

Celebrations of Learning

Celebrations of Learning

Parents/Guardians are always encouraged to attend celebrations of learning that will take place during school hours and in the evenings. Check the Calendar page for specific dates and descriptions of celebrations.

Student Voice

Each classroom teacher has identified a minimum of 2 representatives who attend monthly meetings with the principal and assistant principal.  Meeting agendas include such items as choosing a spirit day, choosing a virtue of the month, discussing safety, or requests to school council. The classroom representatives consult with their classmates and bring their ideas and opinions to the meetings.

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RT @jlrooke22: Today we untied each of our orange ribbons. Many classes stopped for a moment of silence. We remember. Every child matters. @thorncliffecbe #NationalIndigenousPeoplesDay @Indigenous_cbe @CbeArea2 https://t.co/VCSt88CHiw

Thorncliffe school commits to the following actions as we move forward in the spirit of reconciliation. #WeAreCBE #indigenous_cbe https://t.co/doYXWuJesl

RT @jlrooke22: It’s National Indigenous Peoples day. @thorncliffecbe we invite our community to come and see our orange shirts in each of our windows, with words of hope! #everychildmatters #nationalindigenousday #wearecbe @Indigenous_cbe @CbeArea2 https://t.co/YMVzhfWQ8v

niikasinskiniip- Now I know. Wonderful Cree constellation teachings from Wilfred Buck. #mookaaksin2021 #CBEIndigenousEd https://t.co/tWt2d1RDud

To kick off family literacy day, s and t are dropping everything and reading this morning. We are excited to see other activities planned for the day. #CBEliteracy https://t.co/JUlPiRX9sE