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…

100th Anniversary Vimy Ridge

100th Anniversary Vimy Ridge Project The driving question of this project is, “How do we remember our fallen?”  The project will commemorate and explore the 100th Anniversary of Vimy Ridge through the lens of past and present Canadians – including local residents.  In connection with the Royal Canadian Legion, the Kamloops Museum and Archives, and…

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 w ill mentor Grade One students as they…

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…

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 met with…

Beyond the Hurt

Red Cross Anti-Bullying leaders from Sa-Hali Secondary are trained in “Beyond the Hurt” curriculum so that they can do workshops with younger students. This year, leaders have done workshops for all Grade 8 Health and Career classes at Sa-Hali, as well as Grade 6/7 and Grade 4/5 classes at Dufferin Elementary.  

Data Analysis

Grade 2 students at Pacific Way are working with grade 8 students at Sa-Hali Secondary to create meaningful graphs.  The students are creating questionnaires that will generate numbers for them to graph in a variety of ways.  

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…