Every year we celebrate the end of the school year with one of our biggest events of the school year, Continent Day.
It is an event to celebrate all that our children have learned throughout the year, and it is also a wonderful opportunity for our families to get involved, both with our classroom teachers and all our children.
Continent Day means that our team goes all out to decorate their classrooms, and this year, we even went beyond anything we had done before to cover all the continents and The Islands. Our youngest toddler room was transformed into The International Space Station.
The International Space Station
Why do we host this event each year? It is to celebrate all the learning that has taken place throughout the school year and the progress all our children have made in their learning and acquisition of new skills. It is also a wonderful opportunity for us to celebrate our diversity of cultures represented in our team and our families, and which is truly representative of what we stand for.
Children are invited to wear clothing that is representative of their own family culture, and we truly enjoy conversations about the variety of outfits our children are wearing and what meaning these outfits have in their family’s culture. We sincerely feel privileged to witness such beauty roaming our hallways.
We invite all our children to take a journey through the continents, The Islands, and this year also, The International Space Station. While visiting each transformed classroom, they enjoy activities specifically designed by the teachers to represent their continent.
We end Continent Day with a potluck lunch, inviting our families to provide a dish that either is something specific to a continent or to their own family culture, and we enjoy seeing our children taste a great variety of food, while we celebrate our diversity in cultures together.