Students with Elder Dave Courchene Jr at NCTR leadership program at Turtle Lodge on Sagkeeng First Nation (above).
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Gonzaga Middle School congratulates Grade 7 students – Journey Irvine (Fluttering Butterfly Girl), Catterie Wood and Jade Larocque on being chosen to be the 2018 Manitoba representatives for their entry the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation’s “Imagine a Canada –through the Lens of Reconciliation” art and leadership program.
Their art project, entitled “The Truth” depicting turtles swimming toward the light, was chosen from all of Manitoba’s entries to the NTCR’s “Imagine a Canada – through the Lens of Reconciliation” program. They join other honourees representing each province and territory in the program where they will have the opportunity to work with Elders, Survivors and other honourees to learn and discuss how reconciliation can move forward in Canada.
GMS also congratulates Student Support Director, Ms Siobhan Faulkner who also teaches Social Studies and Indigenous Perspectives, for her work in guiding the Manitoba honourees and in teaching all GMS students about the history of residential schools, Treaties, the work of the NTCR and helping to them envision a future for Canada through the lens of reconciliation.
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
A handful of prominent Winnipeg businessmen — led by Mark and Steve Chipman — plan to open a private, independent Jesuit school in the heart of Winnipeg’s poorest neighbourhood next fall that is designed to funnel graduates to St. Paul’s High School and St. Mary’s Academy, tuition-free, and beyond.
Please note that Gonzaga graduates will be encouraged to apply for and attend the high school, independent or public, that best suits their educational aspirations and aptitudes.
A new private school is set to open next fall in one of Winnipeg's poorest neighbourhoods.
Tuition-free Gonzaga Middle School is scheduled to start operating in Point Douglas in September 2016.