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School District No. 85 (Vancouver Island North) is dedicated to the academic achievement of all its students.
"Bringing Learning to Life"
|Connections Program |
Students have been enjoying participating in the new "Connections" program. In the past few months site visits have included: West Coast Helicopters, CLN Machining & Fabricating, Vancouver Island Regional Library, the Namgis Closed Containment Fish Farm, the Port McNeill Dentist office, VIHA Discovery Counselling Services, as well as several other locations. The Connections Program provides an opportunity for high school students to take part in “Workplace Awareness Activities” throughout the North Island.
In partnership with School District 85, funding has been provided for this project through the Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Development Agreement and the Regional District of Mount Waddington. All of these stake holders would like to work with the communities on the North Island to introduce youth to the opportunities that surround them.
If you are an employer, business owner, or an organization who is interested in having students participate in a guided tour of your worksite, please contact Mr. Jay Dixon at firstname.lastname@example.org. This could include a small group visit, larger group, or a personalized “hands on” experience. We will arrange all transportation to and from the worksite and supervision throughout.
|EVES Electric Circus |
Member's of Eagle View Elementary School's "Electric Circus" wish to thank everyone for taking the time to vote for them in this year's BC Green Games. The Electric Circus won the Viewers Choice Award with their "Dining in the Dark" project in an effort to improve the ecological footprint at their school.
It is their hope that the success of this program will encourage us to continue to put effort into finding more ways to reduce our ecological footprint such as turning the heat down and wearing sweaters or having outside door monitors to reduce heat loss. ‘The Electric Circus’ members, many of whom concurrently lead a school-wide composting program, are fostering a culture of mentorship, collaboration, leadership and sustainability in our school. What a neat legacy to pass onto to the younger students.
|Village Island |
On May 27th staff and students participated in a cultural Connections trip to Village Island with Chiefs and Elders. We listened to elders talk on the beach about growing up in the community but losing the connections to residential school and the big city of Alert Bay. We listened about the importance about respect, family, education, and taking care of each other. We also learned about the local tourism industry from Captain Bill MacKay aboard the NIAD. All students were extremely respectful and excelled in this setting. From cooking, to assisting elders, to running the boats, to teaching others about the nature around them, our students from all communities were awesome! We feasted on salmon cooked over the open fire on the beach by Jessiah and John Macko. Everyone pitched in to help when needed. Thank you to all who supported this event!
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PHSS students thank the staff of the U'Mista Cultural Centre in Alert Bay with a song. Students enjoyed a wonderful tour of the facility as a way to connect with their study of Potlaches and Residential Schools.
NISS students enjoy a ride during the District canoe re-dedication celebration and BBQ at Carrot Park.
PHSS student Liam Knutson proudly displays his collapsible shovel that he built in Metalwork. As a peer tutor, Liam built the shove as an experimental project to be taught to jr. students next year.
Sea View Elem/Jr Secondary School's Students' Council hosted an Earth Day poster contest. The lucky winners are seen here proudly showing off their winning entries.
ParticipACTION and Healthy Families BC partnered to provide the "Funmobile" to promote active outdoor play at Sunset Elementary School.
Mary Plumridge's Lego Club hosted a 'Build-Off" on April 17th in the Sunset library.