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Round Square Caps Off a Year of Impactful Community Service

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Students selling baked goods at Round Square bake sale for charity

As the year comes to an end, Round Square is still working tirelessly to make every day count. Last week, on May 28, Round Square hosted a beach clean-up at Gonzales Beach with over 15 students participating! Up to the last day of school, students also hosted a clothing drive in support of the Victoria Women in Need (WIN), and a food drive for the Mustard Seed Food Bank. 

In the fall term, Round Square hosted invasive species removals and the annual Hallowe’en for Hunger food drive in partnership with the Middle School Round Square. During the winter term, there was the Our Place hygiene drive, the Winter Market, Vital Youth and Flowergrams for Valentine’s Day. Students also participated in the local Festival of Trees in support of the BC’s Children Hospital. Last but not least, in the spring term, amidst the rising load of homework, Round Square hosted the Charity from Scratch bake sale for the UN Relief Fund for Gaza,, raised awareness in assembly on the importance of giving blood and joining the Stem Cell Registry, a school waste audit, beach clean-ups, as well as food, clothing and book drives to support local charities such as the Mustard Seed Food Bank, WIN and the Time Colonist Vancouver Island Literacy Fund. 

We were also glad to support the start of the Climate Action Group at our school, and raise awareness on the need for Climate Action in assembly on Earth Day. The Vital Youth sub-committee also wrapped up their work with the Victoria Foundation with a year-end gala, where they presented on the three charities they chose to support: Children’s Health Foundation, Surfrider Foundation, Cool Aid Society 

Round Square then wrapped up with a Dairy Queen cake celebration on Monday, June 3.  

We would like to take a moment to appreciate how many initiatives Round Square has hosted this year to celebrate how hard they’ve worked to support those in need in our local communities. 

“We had a large and vibrant group of Round Square committee members this year,” said Ms. McKerlich, one of our teacher sponsors. “It was a wonderful challenge to work with multiple sub-committees simultaneously to achieve their goals in raising awareness and taking action on local and global issues.”

This year’s success could not have been possible without Caitlin Chen ’24, our Service Prefect and Ms. McKerlich and Ms. Thijs. Thank you for supporting us by always being there to provide resources, support and wisdom.