Congratulations to the students, staff and community around Hudson’s Hope School – together we raised over $1000 for relief efforts for the Philippines.
This is another great example of how our school is creating students who are best for the world.
If you’d like to donate to the Red Cross, you can click this link. The Canadian government has committed to matching Canadian’s donations until December 8th.
On November 18, our school hosted a special guest who shared about her Métis culture with our students. She blended storytelling with dance to teach our students about the Métis people.
The Métis people had a distinct way of life that incorporated aspects of both French-Canadian and Native cultures. This could explain why they were called the ‘Métis’, which came from the French word for ‘mixed’
One of the best things about our school is that we are able to host students throughout the entire span of their school careers. There are quite a few benefits of K – 12 schools; increased retention of skills, decreased anxiety of transitions from elementary to high school, and a feeling of community are just a few of them.
But those are cold and academic facts. Let’s look at something closer to the heart of why K-12 schooling is important — the relationships that we are able to build between older and younger students.
Here’s what one of our Mums recently wrote on facebook:
When I tell friends in larger centers that my kids go to a K-12 school, they express concern “aren’t you worried about the older kids exposing your kids to bad language/smoking/sex/drugs/etc” THIS is what my kids are exposed to! Older kids who run gym class during their leadership class, reading buddies, mentors and much more! My kids are lucky to be in such a great school! (Ignore the kinda grumpy look on K’s face… She’s really quite lovely and my kids adore her…[My daughter] has plans of making her her sister-in-law!!)
I can’t think of anything that better illustrates the way our older and younger students work together to teach each other important lessons that go beyond the textbook. Our K-12 students are learning about leadership, mentoring, and social responsibility in authentic and meaningful ways. And that is an education that’s worth its weight in gold.
We had great participation from our students. Special thanks goes out to all the Junior Rangers and Cadets who came in uniform, and to Cpl Fenske, Cst Bernier, and Fire Chief Norton for attending.
Fire Chief Norton’s talk on what it means to be a veteran was particularly interesting to the students. The Fire Chief pointed out how our older students, had they been born in another time, could have been recruited into the Canadian Forces.