Student Feedback on Exploring Forest and Sea

Student Feedback on Exploring Forest and Sea

2018/05/15

Students from Phoenix Place and GISS visited W̱ EN,NÁ,NEĆ (pronounced ‘kwaneenech’, meaning facing toward Saanich’, and located on Tsawout land near Fulford Village on Salt Spring Island. They explored the ecology of Forest & Sea and Indigenous knowledge. Below are student reflections based on these questions: what did you like most? (what was the highlight … Read More

Phoenix student Anika wins Biodiversity Award

Phoenix student Anika wins Biodiversity Award

2018/04/26

Learning Partners student, Anika Otsu, has won a BC-wide art competition promoting biodiversity. The Learning Partners program offers flexible learning options for students at Phoenix Elementary. Anika received a message that her “artwork ‘Midnight Barn Owl’ has been selected as a winner of the Wild Postcard Project @ British Columbia 2018 competition!!!! On behalf of … Read More

Youth Leadership Project Connects Tsawout & Pender Youth

Youth Leadership Project Connects Tsawout & Pender Youth

2018/04/06

The Tsawout Learning House in Saanich and Pender Island School came together to nurture new connections and understandings between youth. This reconciliation initiative involved twelve middle years students who came together weekly for eight full days of learning, connecting, understanding and creating friendships. This occurred through many shared experiences. Students learned about their shared and … Read More

Rich Learning Harvested from Gulf Islands School Gardens

Rich Learning Harvested from Gulf Islands School Gardens

2018/03/03

Presented to Board of Trustees of Gulf Islands Schools by Robin Jenkinson, Toby Carson, and Katharine Byers on February 28, 2018. Robin and Toby are parent and volunteer, and Katharine is a teacher at Salt Spring Elementary. School gardens are a valuable resource for all our schools. At Salt Spring Elementary they have offered a … Read More

Supporting Gardens in SD64 Gulf Islands

2018/03/03

Recommendations to support gardens at each of the schools made to the Gulf Islands SD64 Board of Education by presenters Robin Jenkinson, Toby Carson, and Katharine Byers on February 28, 2018. Common Strengths and Values Several links to the District strategic plan: Gets kids outside, healthy learning outdoors Strong community partnerships Opportunities for mentorship District … Read More

GISS Improv Team Bats 0.429!

GISS Improv Team Bats 0.429!

2018/02/21

GISS Improv is returning to Ottawa for the sixth time to compete in the Canadian Improv Games national competition, where they hope to reach their highest potential as performers and transform into one great fire-breathing being with five heads, five hearts, and a batting average of 0.429. These improvisers will spend the next two months … Read More

GISS Students Offer Advice to BC Legislators

GISS Students Offer Advice to BC Legislators

2017/12/01

In October the grade 10 social studies class of Louise Doucet from the Gulf Islands Secondary School visited the Legislature. In a statement to the House on November 29th, MLA Adam Olsen reports out to Members of the Legislature excerpts of advice offered by Gulf Islands students to his colleagues in the Legislature.

Learning Experiences in GISS French Immersion

Learning Experiences in GISS French Immersion

2017/11/21

Over 140 Socials 9 and 10 students from GISS viewed and assessed a primary source exhibit called ‘The Uprooting’. The collection was assembled last year for the 75th Anniversary of the Japanese Internment and provides a pictorial timeline of Japanese culture and life on the west coast with an emphasis on Salt Spring Island families. … Read More