Southridge School has many traditions over the holiday season. Twenty-five years ago, school founder Alan Brown, brought with him a wonderful tradition that brings our school community together to enjoy food, fun, and holiday cheer - the Southridge Feast!
Just before winter break starts, Southridge’s parent community kindly organizes an amazing turkey dinner with all of the fixings for the entire Senior School student body and faculty. Most students will agree that this is one of the best and most memorable events of the year!
After enjoying a delicious dinner, students and faculty move to the Alan Brown Great Hall to enjoy a very entertaining variety night that includes humorous videos (which often kindly poke fun at elements of the school), improv and skits (put on by both students and teachers), and fun games (like egg roulette or truth or dare).
Our Junior School has similar events with a specially themed lunch feast for our Grades K-4 (PYP) students, also coordinated by parent volunteers. Traditionally, our Grade 4 students take a leadership role in helping serve the feast, lead Christmas caroling, and assist mixed grade groups as they complete fun activity stations and play board games. Of course, the children always get a surprise visit from a special guest from the North Pole!
On the last day before winter break, our Grades 5-7 (MYP) students have their own festive ‘breakfeast’ organized by parent volunteers. The students come to school in pajamas and are treated to a lovely hot breakfast with their classes and teachers. Breakfeast is followed by a sing-a-long and other fun holiday activities. All of these events occur annually and have become festive, fun traditions that celebrate the spirit of the season.