Spirit of Canada

The students, staff and parents of the Collaborative Education Alternative Program (CEAP) elementary age group came together with a number of community members to mount an ambitious theatre production entitled ‘Our Spirit of Canada’ hosted in the Whalebone Theatre at

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Butterworth 2

This last weekend, former Ballenas Secondary student Alycia Butterworth, who graduated from the University of Idaho in 2015 with a degree in marketing and human resources, met the Olympic qualifying standard for the women’s 3,000m steeplechase at the Portland Track and

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Timex Sinclair

Guest Blogger – Terry Graff from Errington Elementary   “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin I remember my very first computer…it was a Timex Sinclair keyboard computer with 2k

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First Nations 1

Guest blogger Brian Nikula, Principal of the Bowser School shares his thoughts on an exciting community project… The commitment of so many of the Bowser School community, to build our outdoor Cultural Learning Space, came to fruition in the form

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DCIM100MEDIA

School District 69 is pleased to announce that one of the largest solar panel projects in BC has been installed this spring at False Bay School on Lasqueti Island, and was unveiled in a celebration on the May long weekend.

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skipping stones-New

‘Understanding always entails personal invention; it cannot simply be transmitted from a generator to a recipient.’ -Martha Stone Wiske- It is late January, and three students are still proudly sitting on cardboard chairs created in September in the Maker Space

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Hockey-Academy-Group-Instruction

They were in Howie Meeker country, playing a game at the Howie Meeker Rink, so it was was only fitting that the first inter-school hockey game played between Ballenas and Kwalikum Secondary students from the SD69 Hockey Program would turn-out

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MunchkinLand

We know that many of the neural pathways and social competencies required for successful lifelong learning are laid down before students enter kindergarten. In SD 69 we have long been committed to working with partner agencies, the community and parents

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Turkey 5

  December 16, 2016 marked the eighth anniversary of a really great tradition of caring and community at Ballenas Secondary School. Over 750 students were treated to an amazing turkey lunch with all of the trimmings paid for, prepared and

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When I think of a jazz music experience, my mind goes to a sensory image involving a small dark room, comfortable overstuffed chairs, the smell of  cigarette smoke, amber liquids and a dimly lit stage. Thankfully jazz music has moved

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