Superheroes II

If the Incredibles can make the Incredibles 2, like other superhero movies continue to reinvent themselves, we decided our Superhero project could also be repeated with different outcomes, but equal success. For this project, Andres Ruberg and Jenn Cacaci revisited the Family of Schools project from 2 years ago.  Wanting to modify and enrich the…

TRU Mind the Gap with Foods

Mexican Cuisine – Flavours and Fusion November 2018 This great project to connect with TRU Culinary came about in September 2018. Aware of grants available for TRU to connect with schools in the Kamloops School District, Holly Adkins, Sa-Hali Foods teacher, was able to work with Chef, Kim Johnstone, head of the Culinary Arts at…

Diversity, Inclusion and School Culture

With diversity and inclusion being at the forefront of many current educational conversations, Kevin Kitamura and Jenn Cacaci brought their classes together in an effort  to understand the student perspective on this complex issue. For this interdisciplinary collaboration, they brought together English students and Visual Arts students. After in depth, group discussions about some of…

Big Business with Little Buddies

For this Project, Mrs. Murdoch’s Grade 2/3 class joined Mr. Litt’s Entrepreneur class to create and sell buttons. Mrs. Murdoch’s class had been collecting juice boxes to raise money for a class party at the end of the year prior to this connection.   When Mr Litt came in, he explained the risks and potential…

Food For Thought

Metwécw (to share food with community members) How much time do you spend preparing and consuming food –  without really thinking about where it comes from and what has happened to it before it makes its way to your table? For this project,  Holly Adkins and  Jen Cacaci wanted students to contemplate the problematic practices…

I am Malala

Imagine the possibility of every child in our school district                 reading and discussing the same book .  This is the premise of the One Book Project. Finding a book or topic that can capture the imagination of students from K to 12 is rather daunting, but Malala Yousafzai’s story may be the perfect choice. There…

Guatemala 2018

This Spring Break, 16 Grade 12 students from Sa-Hali will be travelling to San Miguel Duenos, Guatemala on a mission trip to build houses, install eco stoves and work with children at a local community center. This relationship with Developing World Connections and Sa-Hali first began in 2010 with Joanne Simpson and Mary Harber, and…

Taking the Stage

This Family of Schools project grew from the shared desire of two teachers, to broaden  the learning experiences of their kids.  Mrs. Gundel from Pacific Way Elementary wanted to enrich her Grade 1 students’ drama experiences.  She connected with Mrs. Keltie, who wanted to provide her Grade 9/10 students with authentic opportunities to explore many…

Beyond Canada 150

Students from three different classes shared their thoughts on Canada and the celebration of 150 years.  Mr. Sandhu’s Grade 5/6 Students from Pacific Way used art and writing to express their ideas of what Canadians have to celebrate. Mr. Koppes’ Socials 11 students from Sa-Hali Secondary looked a little deeper, adding statistics to further elaborate…

Food Truck Challenge

What is street food? Holly Adkins Foods 11/12 students researched and discovered the many different types of food trucks around the world.  They found out that street food is convenient, reasonably priced, tasty, authentic and culturally enriching.  They were able to see that food trucks could be a viable business.  Using local food was encouraged….

ELL Christmas Concert

Sa-hali Secondary English Language Learners worked with and presented a Christmas concert to primary students from: Summit Elementary, McGowan Park Elementary and South Sa-hali Elementary. Students from Kevin Kitamura’s ELL class started preparations in early November. The first step was to plan and rehearse songs and poems for the concert. Stage props and costumes also…

First Nation Legends

Working with a storyteller from the community, Mrs Cail’s English 8 students and Mrs. Johnson Grade 3 class collaborated to write First Nation Legends.  Relationships were built as students moved between schools, experienced traditional foods and crafts, and collaborated through learning processes.  They planned, edited and illustrated myths that were shared with their parents in…