Students and staff in Rainbow Schools celebrate Earth Day in a variety of ways including energy conservation, litterless lunches, community clean ups and environmental projects and assemblies.
Each year, Rainbow Schools take part in Education Week, which celebrates teaching excellence, student achievement, parental involvement and exceptional community support. Students participate in a variety of learning activities geared towards an annual theme provided by the Ministry of Education.
Elementary students in Rainbow Schools showcase innovative businesses at the annual Entrepreneurship Fair. Students sell their products and services and are judged by members of the local business community. Awards are given out for Best Presentation, Best Business Plan, Best Product, Best Service and the coveted Young Entrepreneur Award.
Franco-Rainbow Lip Sync Contest
Rainbow students in the Core French and French Immersion programs are immersed in French culture and language for the Franco-Rainbow lip sync competition. Students in Grades 1 to 8 work collaboratively in teams to build their oral communication and listening skills as they perform French music and songs.
Making the Transition: Finding your Way from Grade 8 to 9
This interactive information session is designed to help students in Grade 7 and 8, as well as their parents/guardians, make key decisions in the transition from elementary to secondary school. The free event focuses on the changes, challenges and choices students face as they enter high school. All students are able to participate, regardless of which elementary school they attend.
Math, Science and Technology Olympics
Students in Grades 7 and 8 work in teams during a series of challenges geared to test their skills and knowledge in math, science and technology. The event is held annually at Science North.
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – Orange Shirt Day
On September 30th, students in Rainbow Schools commemorate the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, which coincides with Orange Shirt Day, a day to recognize the effects and intergenerational impacts of the residential school system on First Nation, Métis, and Inuit children in Canada. Orange Shirt Day began in Williams Lake, British Columbia by the St. Joseph Mission residential school commemoration project. Phyllis Webstad, a young girl from the Dog Creek reserve, attended the Mission in 1973, where her clothes were removed, including her brand new orange shirt. Phyllis’ story inspired the Mission to declare September 30th Orange Shirt Day, as this was the time of year in which children were taken from their homes to attend residential schools.
Rainbow students and staff take part in numerous activities to honour those who have fought and scarified their lives during war and peacekeeping missions.
Students in Grades 7 to 12 capitalize on their instinctive curiosity to inquire and discover during the annual Science Fair. Students research specific areas of science that relate to curriculum expectations in all areas including engineering, earth sciences, the environment and more. They test their projects and present their findings to a panel of judges as they compete for a spot at the Sudbury Regional Science Fair.
Wear Pink Day – September
Staff and students wear pink for “Stand Up Against Bullying Day” in an effort to demonstrate a collective commitment to end bullying in Rainbow schools and communities.