The Eco Schools Club, Me to We Club, and Student Council are working together to help Oakland-Scotland students understand their impact on the world around them, both locally and globally.
Schools in the News.
Students at North Park Collegiate dealing with anxiety issues affected attendance, and coping with daily, unmanageable stress have found a new outlet to ground themselves. Through the Mixed Exceptionalities classes, Special Services, and Student Success Departments, students are completing interest-based projects as a means of stress reduction and healthy interactions to refocus their personal goals.
Nature has become an extension of the classroom at Bloomsburg Public School, thanks to two community partnerships that are bringing students up close and personal with the unique ecological features of the area.
This year, Delhi District Secondary School (DDSS) took on the role of host school for the district level of the National Theatre School Drama Festival. This week-long festival included secondary school drama ensembles from throughout the Brant-Oxford-Haldimand-Norfolk district, and required some exciting training for the school’s Festival Crew to prepare.
This school year, Graham Bell-Victoria continues to focus on healthy eating and living. Thanks to the support of Brant Food For Thought, Child Hunger Brantford, and the Swanson family, students are being supported with healthy food choices throughout the school day.
Since last October, students at Lansdowne-Costain Public School have had the option to go outside for nutrition break, or go to the school’s social room where they have the opportunity to play cooperative games including the very popular Minecraft.
In the spirit of inclusiveness, the student government at Courtland Public School wanted to create a visual display that could serve as a reminder to students every day to be positive and kind towards everyone. So Student Prime Minister Zoey, shortly after she was elected, started thinking about how to incorporate the idea of trees and the concept of growth at school. She came up with an idea that led to this unique project.
We are The Future group at Russell Reid Elementary School. We started as a group of five Grade 8 girls who were assigned a class project to keep a record of how many plastic lids were consistently thrown away in the recycle bin or trash bin.
“Breathe in and breathe out.” These words have become a familiar refrain at Langton Public School this fall as students explore the positive impacts that yoga and mindfulness can have on their overall well-being.
The students and staff at Walter Gretzky Elementary are building a history of coming together to do things for the greater good. When the school opened its doors in 2012, it was the intention of the administration and staff at that time that the school reflect the kindness and generosity of its namesake, local philanthropist and famous hockey dad Walter Gretzky. Since then, students and the school community have dedicated themselves to cultivating that spirit of giving by becoming involved citizens of the community and giving back in any way possible.
Despite the fact that the Intermediate Lady Bravehearts are going on a trip, it’s a very quiet bus ride. Is this because it’s first thing in the morning, or is it the nervous anticipation surrounding the adventure we’re about to embark on?
For several years, students at Dunnville Secondary School have participated in an annual charity event called the Jolly Jingle Bonanza that raises food, clothing, and money for the local branch of the Salvation Army.
As part of a community event, held each year on the first Friday evening in September, Haldimand Motors invited four Haldimand-area secondary schools to compete in a contest to see how many students could fit into a car in one minute.