Becoming a Bee School is important to St. Rupert as we are a Catholic Community of Caring. Together, as our mission, we strive to make every effort to create an atmosphere that fosters respect and encourages student participation. As a Bee School, we will be taking the initiative for leadership to make a change in our community and our environment to aide in the protection of pollinators
St. Rupert should become a Bee City school as we are always striving to take on new opportunities for aspiring to be an innovative, leadership-oriented and caring community. We want to invest is this opportunity, as concerned citizens for our environment, to provide a safe space for bees to have a home and to inspire our students, staff and community to learn more about bees and our responsibility to take on roles to aide in their survival.
The Pollinator Team Members will create a designated safe area to begin a garden, while another member will be taking on building or allocating wooden houses as long-lasting homes for bees. Other members, as part of the Grade 4 curriculum, will research and plant specific flowers that attract bees and another group will work on materials to put in the homes. All members will take on a part in a schedule to maintain the native pollinator garden, to bring awareness of St. Rupert’s initiative to be a Bee City School and to educate all students, staff and community members to this opportunity. We are thinking that we can allocate a space of a 5 x 5/6/7 m garden and of which is up against a wall so that it can be partially protected from wind, yet still lots of garden for the flowers that need a lot of sun.