News & Updates

Summer Programme at Southpointe
Garima Goswami

Southpointe is excited to launch its first comprehensive Summer Programme this July. The four-week Summer Programme, running from July 8-August 2, will feature high value, high interest programming for all ages. For Grades 10-12, students will have the opportunity to take for-credit provincial courses, taught by Southpointe teachers, in Law 12, Pre-Calculus 11, and Life Sciences 11. These for-credit provincial courses will run for four weeks, so that students have adequate time to cover the material. Receiving summer credit from Southpointe will provide students with additional flexibility in their course choices for the regular school year.

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Building the Future, Project Update
Garima Goswami

Omicron, the integrated development, design, and construction firm, and Southpointe’s Special Project Team have been very busy over the past few months working on the Fourth Floor project. This month, the construction of the structural steel and glazing began offsite. The main tenders went out last Wednesday and on Tuesday, January 22 there was a site visit for various trades that will be working on the Fourth Floor project.

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Southpointe’s Goals for Digital Citizenship in the Middle Years
Garima Goswami

A few weeks ago, I attended a guest lecture on The Gift of Failure by teacher and author, Ms. Jessica Lahey. Ms. Lahey spoke about the importance of allowing students the opportunities to make mistakes. She went on to explain that rather than jumping in as parents to complete tasks for children, we need to let them experience discomfort through something she called ‘desirable difficulties’. Desirable difficulties are opportunities for developing important skills that may require a lot of patience and practice.

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