SPRING BLING FUNDRAISER, A BUSTLING SUCCESS

SPRING BLING FUNDRAISER, A BUSTLING SUCCESS

  Our 5th Annual Spring Bling was a roaring success. The weather cooperated and helped bring in lots of people. Louise Card baked a bonanza of goodies as did other generous bakers. Proceeds raised from this fundraiser are sent to Stand Tall Primary and Training Centre to help pay our annual operating

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Two Outstanding Future Teachers

Karen Friesen and Joanna Williams, two UBC faculty of education candidates, completed a three week practicum at Stand Tall in May, and in that short period of time, they immersed themselves in the school culture and won the hearts of both the learners and staff. They not only taught academic

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UBC Candidates Acing it at Stand Tall

UBC Candidates Acing it at Stand Tall

The two Candidates from the Faculty of Education at UBC are at Stand Tall for three weeks doing their practicum. Joanna Williams and Karen Friesen are doing a stellar job. They fit right in to all school activities and have come up with some of their own including drama and art

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Ouch! Those Needles Hurt

Ouch! Those Needles Hurt

Prevention of disease and timely treatment should one of our children get sick is something we believe in and act on. A vaccination clinic for typhoid and de-worming was recently held at Stand Tall. A government sponsored nurse came to the school and vaccinated all of our children over 13 years of

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Spring Bling Fundraiser is Back

Spring Bling Fundraiser is Back

Our annual Spring Bling fundraiser is back this year on Saturday and Sunday, May 6 &  7. Just in time for Mothers Day, we’ll be selling a large variety of quality items at lower than low prices. ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE STAND TALL MUSIC AND BAKING SKILLS PROGRAM.  We need high

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On Site Improvements

We’ve budgeted for building a canteen and a new guard house, and we’ve contracted one of our vocational students to do the work. Ronald will be constructing  at Stand Tall during break in May. The canteen will sell goodies from the baking club as well as other snacks. There will

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Primary Leaving Exam Results

Our 2016 graduates all took the nation-wide Primary Leaving Exam and achieved top results. With 8 getting a first grade, 16 getting a second grade and only 1 getting a third grade, they were all deserving of a sponsorship but we had the difficult task of choosing 12 among them.

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Sponsors Change Lives

Sponsors Change Lives

There is no better feeling than watching our former students change into young adults, with advanced certificates in hand and finding gainful employment. Our first two graduates from St. Joseph Vocational, Christopher and Sophia, are both working successfully in carpentry and tailoring respectively. Each year we sponsor 10 graduates from

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The Stand Tall Baking Club

The Stand Tall Baking Club

We’ve engaged professional baker, Margaret Mukhaye, to start a baking club at Stand Tall. This term, level 5 learners meet with Margaret on Friday afternoons to learn how to bake, budget, record, package and market a variety of baked goods. Margaret believes that having a marketable skill right out of

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Making a Strum Stick Instrument

Making a Strum Stick Instrument

Stand Tall had the privilege of receiving Bern McLeod and Tracy Tomlinson from British Columbia at Stand Tall in March. Both are master craftsmen and musicians. The goal was to teach  10 children how to assemble a simple three string instrument, and also to provide the means to practice and

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