Tuesday, October 30th, was anything but a usual day on campus. In fact, it was a “dress-up” day instead of the more conventional “dress-down” day, and the theme was Halloween! The fun began first thing in the morning as witches, ghosts, prison inmates, giraffes, a Sumo wrestler and even a Tyrannosaurus Rex made their way to first class. It was our annual Junior School Halloween spooktacular and, after a uniquely productive day in the classroom, all students gathered in the Athletic Centre for the “Annual Halloween House Competition”. The parade of costumes was impressive but Athena Cox, Emily Mei, Qiaoman Tracey and Gabby Shaw caught the attention of the judges, earning first place, dressed as characters from Alice in Wonderland. Freek Schep, Emma Schofield and Constanza Rubin de Celis Tirado almost shattered the glass in the entranceway with shrill sounds as they competed in the best scream contest, earning first, second and third place respectively. Laughter echoed throughout the gymnasium as students performed their best death scene; but Adrian Tse was victorious earning first place, with Emily Norton and Taylor Cole as the “Tinkerbell Team” finishing second and Emily Mei and Sabine Wellard, third. The most maniacal laugh contest was won by Jenny Zhang, with Papa Ofori finishing a close second. The fun continued with organized games including a photo scavenger hunt and a pumpkin carving competition that was won by Ben Roddis, with the team of Mitchell Larkin, Kaz Schnitzer and Harrison Yale-Klein finishing second. Grades 7 and 8 students submitted drawings for the Annual Halloween Art Competition and, though there were many impressive entries, the Grade 11 IB Art students awarded first place to Greyson Corbett-Lumb, second place to Sidney Schwartz, third place to Jessica Ugwoke and honourable mention to Papa Ofori. At the end of the day, everyone agreed that it was a Halloween party that we would all remember. Special thanks go to the Grade 9 leadership students who helped with the events, and to Taylor Cole, Emily Norton and Gabby Strickey for creating Halloween treat bags for every student who took part in the day’s events.