Welcome Figure Project Documented on Aboriginal Day

Welcome Figure Project Documented on Aboriginal Day

2017/06/23

National Aboriginal Day was marked on June 21, 2017 with Galiano students documenting the Gulf Islands School District ‘Welcome Figure’ project. Galiano Community School’s middle years students are pleased to release their Welcome to the Gulf Islands short film that captures the essence of the journey thus far for the Welcome Figure. — contributions from … Read More

Hands-on Inquiry-based Science is Funded

Hands-on Inquiry-based Science is Funded

2017/06/14

Implementation funds are purchasing hands-on science kits for each school to support science inquiry for intermediate level students. The initiative, funded by the province, is targeted to provide resources that support the implementation of the redesigned curriculum. While the bulk of the funds have been directed towards technology for learning and other school-based resources, some … Read More

GISS Apprenticeship Students Receive Awards

GISS Apprenticeship Students Receive Awards

2017/06/09

Gulf Islands School district is celebrating 8 years of receiving grant funding to build capacity in Secondary School Apprenticeship. This program combines trades training which is 80% work-based and paid under an employer sponsor and 20% technical training. Each year, a $1000 scholarship is available to students who have graduated high school, maintained a C+ … Read More

Windsor House:  Creating Learning Spaces without a Building

Windsor House: Creating Learning Spaces without a Building

2017/06/01

When we think about school, we often envisage a building with classrooms, a gym, and a playground. Is it really the building that makes the school? What can school look like without a building? During the 2016-17 school year, Windsor House school on the mainland has had to invent new ways of creating learning spaces … Read More

School Trustees Report Monthly on Strategic Plan Progress

School Trustees Report Monthly on Strategic Plan Progress

2017/05/31

Each month school trustees provide focused reports at the monthly school board meeting about work at each Gulf Islands school. The reports relate to actions at each school that align with one of the objectives found in the School Board’s Strategic Plan (2016-19). During the month of May the trustees’ reported actions that “Enhance and … Read More

Large ‘Numbers’ Engaged at Math Night

Large ‘Numbers’ Engaged at Math Night

2017/05/17

About one hundred people attended Math Night on the evening of Tuesday, April 26th. Mathematicians young and old came together in the multipurpose room at GISS to engage in mathematics, explore puzzles and experience some hands on mathematics. Richard Hoshino, a professor at Quest University in Squamish, was on hand to share stories of how … Read More

Communicating Student Learning Forum – May 5

Communicating Student Learning Forum – May 5

2017/05/10

The SD64 K-12 Innovation Partnership — a Postscript With just two months remaining in the second year of BC’s K-12 Innovation Partnership project, about 25 educators from Gulf Islands schools gathered for a project review. The May 5th review was about the Communicating Student Learning initiative with our focus on enhancing student ownership of learning … Read More

Rammed Earth Garden Project

Rammed Earth Garden Project

2017/05/01

How did the Rammed Earth project at SSE come about?   The Hillside Garden project at Salt Spring Elementary School is coordinated by the SSE PAC Garden Committee, a group led by about eight parents with five teachers involved. The group is focused on helping expand outdoor gardening opportunities at SSE. Transformation of the hillside … Read More