Alan Brown, our founding Head of School, described Southridge as “a light-hearted place of serious purpose”. While Southridge is dedicated to providing a focused, rigorous learning environment, we are also committed to providing opportunities for our students to have fun by taking part in a variety of activities that build happy memories of their time together and school spirit. These activities help create a safe, supportive, and loving environment where joy is part of school life.
Across the school year, Junior School students enjoy participating in my light -hearted spirit activities and events. Some favourites include the Terry Fox Run, Halloween, dress-up theme days, social events, Feasts, and Sports Fun Day. The last Friday of the month is Casual Day where students can wear their regular clothing to school.
Although the Senior School program at Southridge is very challenging, students have many opportunities to relax, have fun and participate in House activities. Early in the school year there is a House Picnic, held off school grounds, in which everyone participates in house activities led by the House captains. New students are welcomed into their new House, and everyone has the chance to play games and connect with old and new friends.
Each month the Senior School has a casual day, on which students can wear casual clothes when they make a donation to charity. Hoops for Heart and TREK are service events that students may participate in and have grown into a Southridge tradition. In the annual Hoops for Heart event, students compete in their advisory groups and get pledges for their participation.