Samuel T. is a Southpointe Academy alumni who graduated in 2021. One of Samuel’s best memories from Southpointe is the sense of community it brought. He is also pleased with how well it formed him for university and beyond.
It has been another record-breaking year for our Summer Programme, launching 18 camps in Week 1! During Outdoor Excursions, campers kayaked at Jericho Beach, hiked in Squamish, and completed a rock climbing belaying course, among other activities.
On June 10, we had our 2nd Annual Sunfest! The MYP Student Council had many fun activities planned for Grade 6-9 students to enjoy.
This year marks the first year of our Grade 10 students in the Middle Years Programme and completing the Personal Project. They spent the year actively pursuing their passions and connecting with local community experts.
The trainee architects in Grade 3 took part in a workshop run by two local architects, Scott and Ryan. Scott talked to the students about a project they are working on with the Daylu Dena People, where he has designed a sustainable Community Centre for them on the former site of the Lower Post Residential School.
May 2-8, was National Mental Health Week, promoted by The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), with the intention of increasing conversation, awareness, health, and support for our mental well-being.Our Middle Schoolers participated in many student-led activities that promoted the importance of expressing emotions and showing empathy.
In May, the architects in Grade 3 used all their ATL skills to research, design, build and refine First Peoples homes.
For the past few weeks, students have studied art created by Ted Harrison and Clarence Mills. Ted Harrison is an iconic Canadian artist who was inspired by Yukon landscapes.They also read "Sharing Our World: Animals of the Native Northwest Coast," to learn all about the deeper meanings behind the animals that Clarence Mills uses to create totem poles and other works.