Caledonia Centennial is proud to offer various athletic opportunities for our students. Many of our athletic teams compete against other Haldimand schools at regional tournaments.
Junior and Intermediate students can participate in organized team sports throughout the year as well as intramurals during nutrition break and recess. We encourage our students to play fair and safely, have good sportsmanship, and most of all to have fun!
Once a month, Mrs. Ward and Mrs. Miles have a craft club for students in grades 4 through 8.
The Karma Chameleons is a group of students in grades five through eight who are focused on making our school and community a better place. They recognize students for doing kind acts for others, participate in fundraising activities for charities, and are going to be running an anti-bullying campaign throughout the school year.
Each week, the Karma Chameleons recognize students who have been "caught" being kind to others. They read their names on the announcements and place stars with the students names on them up onto the Kindness Board. Each month, they give special certificates to those students at our monthly recognition assemblies.
Last December, the Karma Chameleons ran a "Toys For Tots" fundraiser to raise money and toys for the food bank. They are currently collaborating on this years charity plans.
The Karma Chameleons are excited to focus on Anti-bullying this year at Caledonia Centennial. They are hoping to raise awareness to this issue and to provide strategies to students who are being bullied, as well as strategies for bystanders to prevent bullying from taking place.
Mrs. Ouellette and Mrs. Ricker are very excited to be working with such a wonderful group of students!
Operation Christmas Child
During the week of November 15 - 19 the Karma Chameleons organized and promoted Operation Christmas Child, a charitable event to send supplies and gifts to third world countries. Each classroom was given two shoe boxes, one for a girl and one for a boy, and the students brought in items to go in the boxes.
We are thrilled to announce that our school donated 25 boxes to this charity! Please visit www.samaritanspurse.ca for more information.
Bullying Awareness Week November 15-19
The Karma Chameleons worked very hard to come up with activities for each day to bring awareness to the different types of bullying and to encourage students to stand up and say that bullying has to stop.
The activities for the week were as follows:
Monday - SCHOOL-WIDE ASSEMBLY to bring attention to this special week with some videos to inspire students to take a stand against bullying.
Tuesday - POETRY CONTEST - Students were encouraged to write a poem against bullying. A winner was picked from each grade, and the poems were posted in the main hall. The Karma Chameleons chose an overall winner and this great poem is here on our website. You can find it on the left menu bar.
Wednesday - T-SHIRT MESSAGES - Students were given a pink t-shirt cut-out on which to write a message about bullying, a slogan, or a promise to STAND UP. The t-shirts were posted up along the walls of the main hall.
Thursday - PLEDGE DAY - We encouraged all students to take a pledge against bullying and we posted all of the pledge forms on the bulletin board outside of the gym. The pledge can be found below. We had 219 people take the pledge! Read the Pledge here.
Friday - PINK SHIRT DAY - Students were encouraged to wear a pink shirt in support of the anti-bullying campaign and to show bullies that they want their behaviour stopped.
CCPS has 12 wonderful grade 7 and 8 students who work as office helpers during nutrition break and recess. They work hard to answer the phone, take messages, deliver messages to staff and students, and count items that need to be distributed. Mrs. Smith is thrilled to have such a great group helping out in the office!
Our cheerleading team spent many hours practicing for the Spirit Challenge on Fair Day. They performed at a Pep Rally the day before the fair, and got the school excited for the challenge. At the fair, they did a fantastic job leading the school in numerous cheers as well as performing their dance cheer to music.
Mrs. Barrick was proud to work with such an enthusiastic group of students!
Our Recycling Team consists of very enthusiastic students who are concerned about the environment and their school. They keep our school green and clean. Each week they work diligently to collect and sort paper, cans, plastic, newsprint and cardboard.
Mrs. Unsworth would like to thank all the students for helping with recycling in our school
Students are asked to help the recycling team by following these tips:
The Recycling Team would like to encourage students to do their part by recycling at school and at home. Please see the recycling poster outside room 17 that outlines what can and cannot be recycled in Caledonia.
Congratulations to Jillian Parker and Julia Ruddy for their heart-felt and inspiring poem!
There are different types of bullying.
I think that really stinks.
We will tell you some of them.
Let's see what you think.
Verbal bullying is very bad.
It makes people really sad.
Name calling, teasing, and spreading rumors too.
It makes me want to cry boo-hoo.
Physical bullying really hurts.
I think it is one of the worst.
Fighting, hurting, damaging property too.
Has this ever happened to you?
Let's make bullies banned.
They are not allowed in this land.
So let's all take a stand!By Julia Ruddy and Jillian Parker