Southridge is a place where students regularly make contributions to the greater good, and it can be seen throughout our K-12 program. Our students, young and old, positively impact our local and global communities through a wide array of service programs, initiatives, and partnerships.
Southridge Voices Blog
This page is a compilation of blogs from the many authors in the Southridge Community.
Education has changed significantly over the past decade, and learner-centred, forward thinking Kindergarten to Grade 12 schools are not what they once were. As Southridge looks to the future and we strive to prepare our students for learning and life after their educational journey with us, articulating what it means to be successful focuses and amplifies our collective efforts as educators and it supports and guides our students as learners.
At Southridge we move well beyond developing productive workers, and we don't limit ourselves to preparing children for specific careers pathways or post-secondary programs.
Our Director of Admissions, Renée Lepp, shares some advice on finding the right school, and gives a glimpse into what it's like here at Southridge.
Ziyana Moledina, a Grade 4 student at Southridge, has found the perfect recipe for helping - her homemade hot chocolate has helped her raise $3,000 for children and refugees in war-torn countries.
Check out this informative video series about understanding the use of technology & encouraging a healthy state of mind, created by Senior School Education Technology Leader, Mrs. Heather Mosher.
A Southridge student is adding her voice, and handiwork, to a call to end ocean-based fish farms. Amadea de Wit, in Grade 11 at the South Surrey school, said she sent 10 red-and-green laminated salmon signs – in the shape of the fish and bearing the words ‘Stay Wild’ – to a small store in Alert Bay this month, “knowing they will be posted on one of the two fish farms in the First Nations territory that is currently occupied by the FN people.”
For the past decade, Southridge students have been tasked with stepping out of their comfort zone. Work begins first thing every Friday morning. The students – as young as four years old – and staff at the South Surrey private school make soup from scratch and prepare up to 100 sandwiches for the Surrey Urban Mission Society (SUMS) at the north end of the city.
“There’s a guy who understands what it’s like to be a kid.” Those were the words from one grad after watching Southridge School’s new Head of Senior School, Brad Smith, dive face first into a sea of chocolate sauce, flour, mustard, and whipped cream at this year’s House Picnic.
In October 2016, we unveiled our first official school mascot – a splendid creature named Sal who is half orca and half eagle. What many people may not know, however, is that Sal’s journey to Southridge dates to 2014, and is the result of a completely student-led initiative.