Easy & healthy snack recipes for all!

This one goes out to all the parents / guardians that are extra busy right now and are looking for easy recipes for make or set up for their children make on their own.

First, we have the overnight oats. This is a hit with many teachers at SFX because it’s an easy breakfast to grab and go.

Have your children help you or make a batch while they’re fast asleep (hopefully). Either way, it’s sure to save you time.

Substitute any of the ingredients with what you have at home, no need to leave the house! — fresh fruit / berries, milk of your choice, etc. I suggest adding in a bit of honey, brown sugar or nut / seed butters to add extra flavour.

Next, we have good ol’ fruit kebabs. It’s the perfect activity and snack rolled in one. After washing and cutting the fruit, have your child assemble them on their own, leaving you free to work or finish up tasks. For the older students, they may be able to do this all on their own (with a watchful eye, of course).

Again, substitute where needed! For an extra special treat, instead of the yogurt dip, melt some chocolate chips in a bowl for a delicious chocolate drizzle.

My last healthy snack recipe of the day is yogurt popsicles! All you have to do is blend:

  • a fruit of your choice
  • yogurt (whichever you have)
  • honey

Pour the mixture into popsicle molds OR ice cube trays (cover it in aluminum foil and stick some tooth picks in) and pop it into the freezer.

I hope that helps! Don’t forget, it is still Spring Break so let your children relax and do things they truly enjoy (to a degree, of course!).

Enjoy the beautiful day and try to get outside (but not too close to other people 🙂 ),
Ms. Olaivar

Hello from a distance!

Hello parents,

While I hope you’re having a restful Spring Break, I understand this may not be the case for many families during this time. I know your children may have questions or concerns about what’s going on.

I stumbled upon this comic on NPR that simplifies the information that many of us adults have been seeing on the internet and on TV. During this time, it is important to have discussions with your children about what is happening and how we can help one another.

I wanted to share this with you now and will continue to add articles, activities, etc. to support you as parents / guardians at home with your kiddies for the indefinite future! I know this may be a difficult time for many of you, especially those working from home or the essential workers who still need to go into work, so I applaud your strength and courage. Remember that your children will react the way you react, so try to remain calm and confident to reduce their (and your) level of anxiety.

The comic below is also available in Chinese here.


Also, feel free to print these out and post them around your home.

I’m aware that not all parents read my blog so if you do, please feel free to share it with the other parents.

God bless and I continue to keep you all in my prayers,
Ms. Olaivar

Badminton Information

Badminton season has begun! I have included the following information on all consent forms.

Not all players or teams will be attending the zone tournament but all are welcome to join in for practice to sharpen up your badminton skills and have some exercise! The players and teams attending the tournaments will be at the discretion of the coaches.

Zone Qualifying Tournament will take place between April 6 – April 14 

  • Exact date and location TBA

CISVA Final Tournaments:

  • Doubles – Thursday, April 16 @ St. Patrick’s Vancouver – 12:00 pm
  • Singles – Wednesday, April 22 @ St. Paul’s Richmond – 12:00 pm
  • Mixed Double – Monday, April 20 @ St. Patrick’s Vancouver
    • Grade 6 – 9:00 am
    • Grade 7 – 12:30 pm 

Practice Schedule

Monday & Thursday – Singles
Tuesday & Friday – Doubles and Mixed Doubles

This practice schedule may change to accommodate for the amount of students that have signed up.

**Please ensure that your child is picked up from SFX by 5:00 pm as there will be no supervision after this time. 

We are still looking for parent volunteers to help coach our budding badminton stars! Email Ms. Olaivar directly if you are interested.

Congrats to all basketball teams!

All our basketball teams had a terrific season! We learned a lot and had some amazing game experiences. Our Grade 7 Boys are off to their first playoff game tomorrow against St. Edmund’s and we wish them the best of luck!

Thanks to all the parents who supported us through coaching, driving and cheering us on.

A reminder for all players to return their jerseys to Ms. Olaivar!

Rescheduled Game

Hi parents and athletes!

The Grade 7 Boys game that was cancelled last Wednesday, Jan 15, has been rescheduled to Wednesday, January 22, after the girls game. It will start at approximately 3:45-4:00.

See you then!

I am in the midst of rescheduling the Grade 7 Girls game at Corpus Christi and I will update you as soon as I know!

Basketball Schedule

Hello parents and athletes,

Here is the current basketball game and practice schedule!

Grade 4 & 5 Practices


Grade 4 & 5 game schedule is still TBD.


Grade 6 & 7 Game and Practice Schedule

All consent forms and contract should now be handed in. Let’s have a great season!

– Ms. Olaivar

Updated Volleyball Schedule

Hello Dragons,

Over half of the volleyball season has passed and we have done a great job so far! Both the boys and girls teams have improved a lot since the beginning of the season and I’m so proud of all the progress that has been made.

Here is an updated volleyball schedule with all the changes.


Thursday, October 10 – Grades 4-7
Thursday, October 17 – Grades 4-7
Monday, October 21 – Grades 4-7

Games (for Grade 6 & 7s):
Wednesday, October 23 @ SFX vs. Corpus Christi – 3:10 pm


Thursday, October 10 – morning
Tuesday, October 15 – afternoon
Thursday, October 17 – morning
Thursday, October 31 – morning

Games for Grade 6 and 7 Only:
Tuesday, Oct 22 @ SFX  vs. IC Vancouver – 3:30 pm
Wednesday, October 23 @ SFX vs. Corpus Christi – 3:10 pm
Tuesday, Oct 29 @ St. Augustine’s – 3:30 pm
Monday, Nov 4 @ SFX vs. Vancouver College – 3:30 pm

Thank you to all parents who have volunteered this season!

Ms. Olaivar

Volleyball & Soccer Schedule

Hello all athletes and parents,

Below are the schedules for practices and games. If you have any questions or would like to be a volunteer driver for any of our games, please let me know. Please also note that in order to be a valid volunteer driver, the appropriate forms must be filled out at the school office.

A reminder that parents must arrange pick up for their child at the designated end times for practice and games. During game days, athletes must be picked up from the location.

Thank you for your support and cooperation!

– Ms. Olaivar




Grade 4 – 7: Monday @ 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Grade 6 & 7: Thursday @3:45 pm – 5:00 pm

  • Starting on Thursday, September 19.


Games for Grade 6 & 7 Only:

September 30 – @ St. Augustine’s School – 3:30 pm

  • Drivers needed

October 4 @ 3:30 pm vs. Immaculate Conception School

October 7 @ 3:30 pm vs. OLPH




Grade 4 – 7 – Tuesday – 3:45 pm to 5:00 pm

Grade 6 & 7 – Thursday – 7:45 am to 8:30 am

  • Starting on Thursday, Sept 19.


Games for Grade 6 and 7 Only:

Oct 22 @ 3:30 pm – vs. Immaculate Conception School Vancouver

Oct 29 @ St. Augustine’s – 3:30 pm

  • Drivers needed

Nov 2 @ 3:30 pm – vs. Vancouver College




Tuesday and Friday @ China Creek Park / SFX School – 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm

  • Starting on Tuesday, September 17.


Games for Grade 6 and 7 Only:

October 3 – Location TBA vs. OLS

  • Drivers needed

October 10 – Empire Field vs. Blessed Sacrament

  • Drivers needed

October 17 – Empire Field vs. OLPH

  • Drivers needed

*** All times are still TBA ***