Black Gold School Division
Covenant Christian School

Orange Shirt Day

Today we celebrated Orange Shirt Day.  The “orange shirt” in Orange Shirt Day refers to a new shirt that Phyllis Webstad was given to her by her grandmother for her first day of school at St. Joseph’s Mission residential school in British Columbia. When Phyllis got to school, they took away her clothes, including her new shirt. It was never returned. To Phyllis, the colour orange has always reminded her of her experiences at residential school and, as she has said, “how my feelings didn’t matter, how no one cared and I felt like I was worth nothing. All of us little children were crying and no one cared.” Today at Covenant Christian School we remind our community that every child matters, each and every day.