Grade 7's blog

News for Monday September 18th - Friday September 22nd 2017

 Hello Grade 7 Families!,

By now I am sure you have been regaled with many stories from your child about camp. Well, we had a wonderful week at Camp Elphinstone! Thank you to Mrs. Espinosa, Mr. Kelly, Mrs. Moorehead and Father Mark for helping to make the week such a memorable experience.


This Tuesday, September 19th at 7pm will be our annual Meet the Teacher night. I look forward to formally meeting all of you then! Please note that the students do not need to attend.



This Friday September 22nd, the Gr 7 and Gr 3 students will be leading the school assembly at 9am. Please join us if you can!



Walkathon volunteer forms due this Wednesday.

PE is Monday, Tuesday and Friday.

If you have not downloaded the Gr 7 schedule, please refer to the first blog post of the year to do so.


Have a great week and see you on Tuesday!

-Mr. Kirkham

News for Monday September 11th - Friday September 15th

Hello Grade 7 Families!

First of all, congratulations to the students on receiving their hoodies! As one student remarked, "I feel slightly more mature now!" Such a wise sentiment. 

Monday will be a regular school day except that there will be NO PE class. However, if your child participates in volleyball or cross country, gym strips and runners are required. 


Tuesday we head to Camp Elphinstone - !! The students should be at the school for 7:30am sharp. If you tend to be a 7:30ish family, please be there for 7:15am

We will meet under the covered area where the students line up in the morning. 

Thank you for submitting the forms and money for camp. Please have all of the medication that your child will require ready and labeled in a ziplock plastic bag to be given over to myself, Mr. Kelly or Mrs. Espinosa on Tuesday morning.

Due to scheduling changes with the ferries, we will be taking the 10:50am ferry back to Vancouver on Friday morning. This will result in our return to the school being more around 1:30pm. You will have option to pick up your child early that day at this time or they can remain at school in the Grade 7 classroom until 3pm dismissal.


If you can volunteer for the Walkathon, please fill in the form sent home with your child on Thursday and send it back with them to school as soon as possible. Thank you in advance!


A revision on the previous blog. Victoria actually celebrated her birthday on September 3rd. Happy birthday to Marissa Lopez who turns twelve on Saturday September 9th.


Thank you to all of the students for all of the birthday wishes on Friday. (I am fortunate to share a birthday with Mary the Mother of God... no big deal!) Finally, thank you to everyone who has been so welcoming and friendly to me in my first week here. I appreciate your patience as I adjust to schedules, traditions and other aspects of St. Paul's that are new for me. I will catch on soon!

Have a wonderful Sunday,

Mr. Kirkham



Welcome to the Grade 7 Blog!


Hello and welcome to the Grade 7 Blog!

My name is Robert Kirkham, and likely your son/daughter has told you about a tall red-haired man who is their new teacher. Well, the rumours are absolutely true! I am thrilled to be a part of the St. Paul community and I look forward to a wonderful year with your children!

We will meet one another formally at Meet the Teacher night on September 19th. In the meantime, though, next week is quickly approaching in which the students will have their much-looked-forward-to Outdoor Education trip to Camp Elphinstone in beautiful Gibsons, BC! 

Mr. Kelly has done a fantastic job leading the way with communicating with you regarding camp. Please refer to the package of forms that was sent home on Tuesday with regards to what the students need to bring, and what time to be there on Tuesday morning. Another post will be made on Friday with further reminders. 

It is very important that students bring in their forms and money for camp as soon as possible.

Items of note for camp:

1. Permission form

2. Cheque for $85 made out to St. Paul Elementary School.

3. Medical form (if any medical needs/medication are necessary)

Should you have any further questions about camp or anything, please do not hesitate to email me at



  • Students have PE on Monday, Tuesday and Fridays. However, please note that TOMORROW, Thursday September 7th, there will be PE during the Music time slot in the afternoon. Also, this coming Monday, September 11th, there will be no PE as Outdoor Ed will provide more than enough physical activity.  
  • Please send gym shoes in a gym bag to keep in the locker for the school year. Students are expected to wear their gym strip under their uniform on PE days.

     Students have French on Tuesday and Thursdays.

     Students have Music on Thursdays.

     Please refer to the attached weekly schedule for Gr. 7 for what is going on academically in the class throughout the week. Please note that the schedule is subject to change.



  • It is that time of year for our Walkathon assembly! It will take place this Friday, September 8th at 9am in the school gym and everyone is welcome to attend. On this day, the Grade 7's will also receive their Grad Hoodies - yay!


Big birthday wishes this week to Victoria Leung (September 9th)!

     Have a wonderfull week and enjoy the smoke - oops - I mean sun!

      Mr. Kirkham