Teacher’s blog

Grade 5/6 students enjoyed the powder and sunshine at Mt. Baldy. Students are taking lessons and progressing their ski and snowboard skills.

Grade 2, monthly update

Grade 2 recently attended the Senpaq’cin Salmon Festival held in Okanagan Falls. The students listen to Tumma talk about the salmon and protocol’s, they sang songs and watched a captixʷ. Students then participated in returning the salmon to their ancestral river.

In the photograph, Stella Fogg from the Grade 2 class is returning parts of the salmon to the river.

Grade 1 class

Grade 1 has been enjoying some fun skating sessions at the Oliver arena this month.


The JK students have been discussing how our beliefs and customs are passed down through family traditions. During our inquiry we looked at forms of writing from the past to the present.

With the Language and Cultural Team we visited a pictograph site and we brainstormed what the pictures might be telling us!

Grade 3 Class

This week the Grade 3’s enjoyed presenting their original stories during our “Storytelling Festival”. As authors, they did an excellent job reading their stories to our audience of Grade 1’s and 2’s.  The displays they created helped their stories and ideas come to life.  Taking place on Halloween added to the excitement and enjoyment of the tales being shared. It was a fun way to share our learning and conclude our exploration of how storytelling explores the diversity of cultures.

Grade 4 Class

A few things the grade 4 class has been up to this last month:

Ms. Stelkia’s grade four class has been busy this month after getting settled into school with our unit of inquiry “who we are” where we explore different cultures through stories. Students have participated in harvesting and smoking ntytixw, morning drumming, and our SPC salmon feast. We are gearing up for the Terry Fox run and have been busy preparing in P.E. along with playing cooperative games and baseball. Our novel study “Wonder”, has us making a lot of connections and participating in group discussions about kindness, empathy, and friendships. We are looking forward to October and what fall has in store for us!