Students from Robert Ogilvie School recently visited NPSS to learn about the Trades and what our school had to offer! Students met with a variety of staff members who explained the value of academics in the Trades, and students experienced, first hand, how our building depends on skilled tradesmen who gained experience and training right here at NPSS! Check out the video that our Careers Team put together to highlight all the activities that the students participated in!
We have a new link on our site: Psychiatrist to Podiatrist: Head to Toe Opportunities in Aboriginal Health Careers.
Employment has long been known to be a social determinant of health. Island Health has embarked on a long term Aboriginal employment strategy with a dedicated Aboriginal Employment Program (AEP). This program has seen a dramatic rise in applicants and hires since implementation of the AEP. The First Nations Health Authority has a team dedicated to provide employment opportunities for job seekers and other qualified career professionals to help meet workforce demands. Both organizations have high standards in meeting the needs of clients and employees in providing quality, culturally appropriate care to Aboriginal peoples.
In order to grauate in June, Grade 12 students must complete the Grad Transitions program. Students are required to complete 6 assignments in addition to filling out their DPA on-line from September to June. The first ‘checkpoint’ was November 13th (end of term 1), where it was suggested that students have completed 2 assignments as well as their September-November DPA! As many have not yet completed their assignments, Room 208 will be available on Wednesday at lunch! There will be a few GT coaches available if anyone has a question about an assignment.
The AVID 11 student’s are currently fundraising for their educational field trip to Vancouver and Vancouver Island for May of 2015. They will be visiting UBC, SFU, U of F, CU, VIU and UVIC. Over the past week students have held a cake auction and completed a bottle drive.
The NPSS Aboriginal Education Team has put together a wonderful resource for students available in our Links Section~on the right. The resource contains information about what NPSS has to offer from a cultural perspective, as well as a Sign-Up link (blue button) where students can register and participate in the activities/groups. A listing of staff members/locations is located at the bottom of the page for those wanting help or more information! Come and check it out!
North Peace Secondary School’s Musical this year is Shrek: The Musical! This musical version of the movie features all-new music, along with the chart-topping hit “I’m A Believer”. Check out the Musical’s trailer at:
On NOVEMBER 3RD FROM 7:00-8:30PM, at the SD#60 Board Office, there will be a FREE workshop for parents with children aged 3-16.
- What is the difference between bullying and peer relationships?
- Strategies for dealing with bullying
- Strategies for children being resilient and not being the victim
- How technology is changing our relationships?
For more information on the workshop, contact Alwin Holland School (250-785-6125).
This Friday, students are encouraged to dress up for Halloween and to show their school spirit! There will be a variety of activities to participate in, including a costume contest for prizes! So, come out and have some fun this Friday!
With the start to the NHL, it is time to show your colors. On Wednesday, October 22nd students and staff are encouraged to show their school spirit by wearing their favorite hockey jersey to school!