UNESCO

Sa-Hali is very proud to be recognized as the first UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network Member high school in British Columbia.  For the past four years, Cecile McVittie has challenged staff and students to become more aware of, and actively explore, UNESCO goals.  After many successful initiatives, Sa-Hali will now proudly fly the blue and…

Big Idea Project

  The Sa-Hali Secondary 2019 Art Show and Reception is now behind us – a tradition that continues to grow each year.  The diverse collections of student art rarely fails to impress and inspire. For this project, students were asked to design a project that would capture their interest and sustain their attention for an…

Theme Park Design

This project began with Grade 3 and 4 students from McGowan Park Elementary.  They were asked to write mock-letters to city council, to propose a use for a large parcel of undeveloped land in Kamloops.  They could propose a playground, theme park or animal sanctuary. The elementary students brought creativity and vision to their ideas….

Girls Group Quilt

Sa-Hali Secondary is lucky to have the kind and knowledgeable First Nations support of Amanda August.  The quilt pictured here was created by our school’s Girls Group. “This project, facilitated by Lynn Duckchief, was started as a way to give back to our community and to involve the girls in a project everyone could participate…

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…