Students from Duncan Cran spent time at NPSS learning how to Make IT Work! Check out the video…
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 though 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!
St. FX staff will be here on Thursday, Dec. 11 doing an interactive presentation in the library during period 2, after TSP. The St. FX representatives are willing to grant on-the-spot University acceptance to grade 12’s based on interim, report card marks. Those interested in attending their University in the fall should consider making arrangements with their period 2 teacher in order to attend.
On Wed. Dec. 17, students and staff are encouraged to show their Christmas spirit by dressing up for Christmas Character Day~ come dressed as Santa, Elf, Charlie Brown, Grinch, etc!!!
In the spirit of giving, NPSS will also be collecting non-perishable food items for the local Salvation Army Food Hampers. There will be orange colored bins outside of the office for those who are able to give a donation to this worth while cause!
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!