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…

Potluck of Learning

Unit 3 in French 8 is all about food! In order to learn the required vocabulary and conventions students were tasked with designing a french restaurant. Connecting food and culture through French Language made for a yummy challenge!  Menus and marketing components, created all in French, made for a valuable learning opportunity.  Preparing and celebrating…

The Future of Water

  OceanWise National Youth White Paper: The Future of Water Sa-Hali’s Global Citizens Group was invited to participate in the OceanWise National Youth White Paper project in early October 2017, by the Centre for Global Education (CGE). The CGE is a major partner of the UNESCO Associated Schools Network, of which we are a Candidate…

Toy Design

    How can we collaborate to design and build a children’s toy that has moving parts, is durable, and is fun to play with? This is a collaborative project between Summit Elementary’s grade 4 students, and Sa-Hali Secondary’s Art 9/10, Wood Tech 11/12, and Metalwork 9-12 classes. Students from Mrs. Cacaci’s Art 9/10 class…

Gratitude Project

What in our life gives us reason to be grateful?  This was the driving question that Mrs. Blohm’s French classes addressed over the course of the first semester of 2016-17. Students chose areas of school, community and personal life for which they felt grateful. They then designed products to take that gratitude further into other…

I am a Superhero

How can we use traditional and technology enhanced art processes to bring to life the art of Grade One Superhero designs? This is a collaborative project between, Pacific Way Elementary (Grade one), Sa-Hali Secondary (Art 9/ 10), and the DigiPen Tech Academy . Overview – Art students will mentor Grade One students as they imagine…

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. While most of these projects have been attempted as a city-wide project, I would like to propose the idea of the students within our school family of Sa-Hali Secondary…

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…

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…