Professional Day – Community Helping

On Friday January 30th 2015, Saint Francis Xavier staff had the opportunity to volunteer their time at both Covenant House and The Door is Open Vancouver:

“The Door Is Open is a drop in centre located at 255 Dunlevy Avenue, in the heart of East Vancouver. The Centre supports the needs of hundreds of less fortunate people in the downtown east side. Many of our guests have compounding difficulties such as drug and alcohol addiction, physical and mental handicaps as well as maturing life stages and many other impairments.”

– The Door is Open

“Covenant House helps homeless, runaway and at-risk young people between the ages of 16 and 24 for short-term residential care through our Crisis Shelter and longer term care in our transitional living program Rights of Passage (ROP).”

– Covenant House

For more information about these organizations, please visit their respective websites at the links above. Photos of the staff volunteering can be found in the full post below.
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Earthquake Warning System

[Repost from October 2014]

Dear Parents,

As mentioned in the October school newsletter, St. Francis Xavier School is now part of a special Early Earthquake Warning system. For some details on how it works, please watch the following YouTube video: