Art and Foods

Students from Summit Elementary made a visit to Sa-Hali Secondary to combine a Home Economics and Art lesson Summit’s Grade 6/7 class enjoyed a day of pizza making and water colour.  Students worked with Mrs. Adkin’s Grade 9/10 Cooking class to make monster pizzas.  Some very interesting monsters came out of the oven.  The second…

Paddling the Amazon

Presentation by Dana Starkell to McGowan Park Elementary Students and Adventure Tourism 12 Students from Sa-Hali Secondary School Sa-Hali Secondary Students in the Adventure Tourism 12 class were given the opportunity to experience the story of Dana Arkell, who completed a 2-year odyssey paddling a canoe over 19,000 kilometers from Winnipeg, Manitoba, to the mouth…

Canadian National Women’s Team Visit

What a great day! Students were thrilled that we were able to see and meet some of the best women athletes in Canada. They were great role models for our students. Thank you also to the students from Sa-Hali Secondary that came to share the visit with us. Hockey Canada made their roster announcement at the…

Invasive Species

The Thompson Nicola Regional District provides education and control of invasive plant species across the Southern Interior of BC.  One of their programs is the use of biocontrol (plant specific insects) to control invasive plants. School visits would be about an hour, with an informational component followed by going outside and looking for insects.  The…

A Sense of Place

A sense of place is a combination of characteristics that makes a place special and unique. It involves the human experience in a landscape, the local knowledge and folklore. Sense of place also grows from identifying oneself in relation to a particular piece of land on the surface of planet Earth. For this collaboration, students…

First People’s Principles of Learning

  On February 19th our family of schools met to share a professional development opportunity on First Nations learning. Staffs met at Sa-Hali Secondary for a day of sharing and building understanding. The day began with a circle to welcome everyone, from there we broke into small groups to discuss three articles using a talking…

Research Posters

South Sa-Hali Grade 2/3 / Sa-Hali Secondary Gr 10 French immersion grade 2/3 students shared drafts of their research posters with the grade 10 FSL students to have a “pre-evaluation” done and receive feedback on their progress. Grade 10 FSL students were “expert students” who gave critique of student work following a set of criteria outlined for…

Genius Hour

Pacific Way Gr 5-6 / Sa-Hali Creativity 11-12 Students from both schools will meet several times to create a genius hour project.  Beginning in March the students will meet in person and through video chat to exchange ideas and develop their projects.   The project will end with a presentation of learning during a day trip to…

Animal Adaptations

Pacific Way Gr 2 / Thompson Rivers University. Students in Gr 2 at Pacific Way are going to spend the morning at University.  The lucky Pacific Way students will spend their time in the science building looking at various museum mounted animals, skulls, and skeletons.  The students will also look at a research project related…

Stained Glass

Summit Gr 4 / Sa-Hali Metal 11-12 – Students from Summit Elementary worked closely with their mentors learning how to create stained glass ornaments. Together they personalized a design, cut the glass and fused the pieces together for their projects. Senior students went to the elementary school to fasten copper clasps to the finished product….

Christmas Ornaments

Summit Gr 2-3 / Sa-Hali Art 9-12 – Mentors spent time getting to know their elementary friends. During two separate visits the students discussed and designed different ornaments (snowman, trees and elves) that could be given to their parents for Christmas gifts. Students worked closely together learning how to manipulate, fire and glaze pottery. At…

Cinderella Books

Pacific Way Gr 3 / Sa-Hali English Gr 10 Students from Sa-Hali Secondary and Pacific Way Elementary met on Feb 5th to begin planning on a set of children’s books.  The grade 10 students spent time in the grade 3 classroom enjoying some icebreaker activities.  The students built spaghetti towers, played word games, and enjoyed some…