• Around Campus
  • Community
Around Meadowridge: New and Noteworthy

Holiday Happenings
With classroom celebrations, kinderbuddy meet-ups, and our always-favourite holiday assembly, Meadowridge was a festive place to be before Winter Break! 

Did you know? We’ve been performing our special rendition of The Twelve Days of Christmas for 22 years.

Alumni Home for the Holidays
Our first official annual Home for the Holidays welcomed over 70 alumni back to Meadowridge School. The day kicked off with some fast-paced basketball and was followed by an evening reception with food, drinks, and lots of great memories and conversations.

Giving Day
The 24-hour virtual event brought together people from across our community for a day of performances, celebrations, and stories. The results? Amazing. During the second annual Meadowridge Giving Day, 150 people (including a record number of alumni) helped raise over $130,000. 

CAIS & IB Accreditations
Meadowridge’s 18-month-long dual accreditation with the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS) and the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) successfully concluded with virtual visits from the two accrediting teams. 

Meadowridge Traffic Cones make their debut
The Meadowridge Traffic Cones made their TikTok Debut with an important parking lot safety video. Little did we know, their popularity would take off! With demands to see our internet-famous traffic cones again, the duo made their return for Christmas and then again on Valentine’s Day. #Viral

Math & Computing Contests
Students who wrote the Caribou Math Contest and the BEAVER Computing Challenge received top marks in their division. In the international Caribou Math Contest, nine Grade 4 students placed in the top 25% of 8,397 students (including Wesley H. who placed first among them!) and four Grade 5 students placed in the top 25% of 10,979 students. In the BEAVER Computing Challenge, 11 Grade 5 students earned distinction amongst 7,808 students.

Lunar New Year
Performances, an assembly, classroom activities, and cultural cuisine – happening online for all to enjoy. Students tuned in safely from class to hear the history behind Lunar New Year, watch student performances, and learn how to make their own lanterns. SAGE Dining also took part, offering a delicious Kung Pao lunch!

DELF Certifications
Five students wrote and successfully earned their Diplôme d’Études en Langue Française (DELF) exams. Two students earned the most advanced B2 and three students earned the intermediate B1. Félicitations!

Robotics Wrap-Up
To celebrate a year of provincial qualifiers and other successes, the robotics team put together a year-end wrap-up and invited the whole community to join! Experienced students helped teach interested novices, while the crowd of parents, students, and staff wandered to check out the various challenges and competitions. 

Elementary Winter Showcase
Student performers took to the stage to showcase their talents during the Elementary Winter Showcase. Christmas classics and newer favourites had audiences swaying, while xylophones, marimbas, handbells, and drums filled the theatre with the most beautiful sounds. 

Pink Shirt Day
Students across the Continuum wore pink and met in their homerooms and advisories to watch an interactive assembly. Teachers acted out common conflicts which students then discussed, related to, and found resolutions for and also shared their advice for the things they’ve learned about managing relationships.

Basketball Success
Basketball teams yielded much success this season, with our Senior Boys taking home the Fraser North Championship banner and advancing to provincials for the first time in Meadowridge history. The Junior Girls, meanwhile, placed second in GVISAA. Go Gryphons!