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The Peace has an abundance of ongoing energy projects both completed and proposed. These range from wind, solar, oil and gas, hydroelectric and geothermal sources. As our local industry is primarily resource based, the educational system is working to provide students with local learning opportunities that allow them to live, study, and stay in the North. School District 60 Careers department in partnership with Northern Opportunities, School District 59 and Northern Lights College strive to introduce students to career opportunities through hands-on learning, work experience, apprenticeship, college training and university transfer courses. Our province benefits from the abundant resources of the area and we try to expose our students to local careers available to them. However, there is limited exposure for students considering employment in the trades outside of our area. Students from all over the province would benefit from visiting and learning about educational and career opportunities available to them in the North. By inviting students up to the Peace region to participate in Peace Energy Experience, they can take back their experiences to other students around the province and really highlight what we have here. The program includes five days of learning about creating and conserving energy and exploring the Peace region.
Here’s the link to the video highlighting Peace Energy Experience:
The AVID 11 students took part in the YRB clean up, Saturday May 9th. They collected over 20 bags of garbage on Highway 29. This is the 5th year AVID 11 has taken part in a clean up that benefits the entire community. Well done everyone!
NPSS student Austin Crossley was recognized for his performance at the 2015 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships that were hosted in Halifax where he was part of Team BC. His team managed to win a bronze medal!
Also, “Hit the Ice”, a reality show on television, selected the top 30 players from the tournament to participate on their show, and Austin was one of the individuals who was selected! The show puts the players through NHL training camps and each week some are eliminated and sent home while the others move on. NPSS wishes him all the best during this exciting time!
The local Women’s Resource Society provides free food, clothing, hygiene and household items for women, men, and families through an outreach store. During the week of May 11th, the NPSS Life Skills class will be hosting a Food Drive to support the Fort St. John Women’s Resource Society. There will be collecting bins outside of the office and cafeteria all week~let’s reach out and help those in need NPSS!!!
Students and staff participated in their 2nd scheduled Lockdown drill this morning (11am). At approximately 11:15 the announcement was delivered for ‘All Clear’ and students returned to business-as-usual. It was great to see students responding as quickly as they did!
The Biology classes from NPSS are grateful to the FSJ Hospital and Northern Health for providing the opportunity to attend a well organized mini job shadow program in the hospital. These students selected 5 out of 13 departments in the hospital that have made themselves available to take the students around for a behind the scenes tour. To promote careers in the health sciences, the students learned of numerous careers in the hospital by touring around with these department leaders, showing them the ins and outs of the job. The students networked and some made connections for future job shadowing, volunteering, and work experience. It was a pleasure to see so many health care workers proudly sharing their careers that they love and exciting to see so much enthusiasm and interest from the students!
Looks like students from Charlie Lake had an awesome day at the recent Make IT Work
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Check out this video featuring NPSS Grade 11 Avid students Marina Myllymaki and Parker Heck competing at Skills Canada BC in the area of Human Resource skills – Public Speaking and Job Interview Skills.
Friday April 17, the NPSS Biology 12 classes went to Safeway where they were welcomed by Stan Parker, the Manager of Safeway with healthy treats. These students are headed to post-secondary school, where they will be living on their own while preparing their own meals, and eventually preparing meals for their future families. They were toured around by Melanie Chapple, a Registered Dietitian from Northern Health BC where they learned how to choose healthy foods, healthy options, portion size while on a budget and what to look for on a nutritional label. As well, Valerie Weber, a Safeway Pharmacist, informed the student about the types of diabetes, signs, symptoms, risk factors, and treatment for diabetes as well as a career in Pharmacy. The Biology class is thankful to Safeway for providing this opportunity to enrich our class lessons and provide us with real world applications to make healthy choices. : https://youtu.be/