When you think about wholesome, home-cooked meals, you don't typically think of them being served up by a 16-year-old. For teenagers, the common belief is this: if it's not instant, canned, frozen, or ready in under three-steps, then it's beyond the realm of their culinary competence. You can imagine people's surprise, then, when they happened upon the personal project of Grade 10 Student Ved V., who was not only cooking up delicious and fresh foods from scratch, but empowering his peers to do the same.
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When children have a great playground, it changes their whole day, and their whole health. They get outside and into fresh air; they get to move and stretch; they get to interact and to play together: It forms the basis of their life at school.
The playgrounds at Meadowridge are very large; they are zoned; they are biodiverse; they have places to sit, jump, hang, run, tumble, sing, climb, hide, gambol, play, build, create and just hang out. They link to gardens and to forest. They are our commitment to our children, not just to educate, but to care for them in the most thoughtful of ways.
You have to pick something that is important to you, and off of that you create a product. You can learn new skills, or you can answer an inquiry question... you can do basically anything.
It's early morning—still dark, in fact—and the weather is less than ideal; the snowfall has just begun, and it's hammering down. Braving the elements, our four robotics competitors arrive one-by-one. For them, the day is just getting started. The team piles into club leader Ms. Carrie Mohoruk's car, along with co-leader Mr. Darrell Lester, and head for the ferries. Their final destination? The FIRST LEGO league competition in Victoria.
When Mrs. Heather Nicholson discovered the ACT Theatre would be performing Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach, she knew not to let the opportunity pass by. Sure, she could have booked tickets and organized classes to go, but why stop there? Instead, Mrs. Nicholson decided to build an entire program leading up to the performance, one which includes reading and writing, science and technology, music and art. The goal? To bring the story to life.
As part of the Diploma Programme (DP) course selection process, our grade 10 students took part in an afternoon of quick-fire, honest conversations with our grade 12 students – an activity which students and staff alike have coined 'speed dating'.