October 20, 2014
We have several important field trips coming up. First, Monday will see approximately 180 of our students attending the Whistler Writers Festival to see Joseph Boyden. Mr. Boyden is a Canadian novelist and short story writer. Students have been studying his work (The Orenda) and we are delighted to offer this excellent chance to see him live and hear him read from his work.
On Wednesday, about 400 students from around the district will be travelling to Vancouver for We Day. According to their website, “We Day brings young people together to celebrate the actions that they are taking in their local and global communities and to inspire another year of change by sharing the passion of world leaders and entertainers. We Day is tied to the year-long We Act program, which offers educational resources, campaigns and support materials to help turn the event’s inspiration into sustained action. Through We Act, students commit to taking one local and one global action to better the world, earning their way to We Day”. The expectation is that Rogers Arena will be filled with 20,000 educators and youth for We Day Vancouver.
Friday, October 24 is a Provincial Professional development Day so School will be closed.
Wednesday Oct 29th from 1 – 3 is our Post-Secondary Institution day, also known as the PSI day. On this day students will be able to attend two post-secondary presentations and then go to a mini-fair in the small gym. This year we are welcoming representatives from the Canadian Armed Forces/Royal Military College, Vancouver Island University, Quest, Simon Fraser University, University of Northern B.C. , University of Victoria, Capilano University, Trinity Western University, BC Institute of Technology, Thompson Rivers University and new to this year Fairleigh Dickinson University. We are encouraging all grade 11/12 students to attend to learn more about the various post-secondary schools in B.C. Please see a counsellor for more information.
Friday, October 31 will, of course, be Halloween. We definitely love the idea of dressing up but all students and parents are advised that all goblins and ghouls need to be appropriately covered for a workplace environment. We would hate to send anyone home on such a fun day so please plan ahead.
All for now,
Dr. Christine Perkins
Congratulations Student Council 2014-2015 School Year
MacDonald, Rory and Jennings, Sarah
Deputy Prime Minister
Giffen, Ashleigh (Acclamation)
King, Jennifer (Acclamation)
Public Relations Director
Commissioner of Ecology
Dewar, Megan and Paxton, Jen (Acclamation)
Gr. 10 Representative
French, C. Ryder (Acclamation)