Thursday, 12 September 2019

Conrad Playground Opening

Conrad staff and students welcomed the community to the opening of their new playground today. It was a great event for children and adults alike!

New Staff Orientation

New and existing staff of School District 52 joined Wap Sigatgyet's orientation evening. Everyone was introduced to the programs and services of Wap Sigatgyet and also participated in activities and explored new resources!

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Welcome back to Wap Sigatgyet!

Welcome back all staff and students of School District 52. We at Wap Sigatgyet would like to remind you all about the amazing resources we have to share for all ages. We are always updating our Indigenous resources with the latest and greatest books and media. Come and check them out!

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

CHSS and PRMS Transitions Learning Feast: June 18, 11:15-12:30

Our transitions inquiry is well underway again at CHSS. In this, our third year of the feast, and fourth year of the Inquiry project with NOIIE, we are consistently adding layers of complexity and deepening our learning through the practice of the “learning feast”. Each year we welcome our Grade 8 students from the Middle School to a feast that is hosted by the students and staff at CHSS. In doing this, we are honoring Ts’msyen territory, welcoming our students into their new community, strengthening cultural protocols and fostering strong relationships. Furthermore, our project was featured on a study based on transitions inquiries, and a short film was created to document the experience for us, and others involved in the project, seen below:

Additionally, a research document was also created to deepen learning around this important topic, as seen on the below poster, which outlines that the document is available both online and in print. 

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Plant walk with PRMS Grade 8 Students

Grade 8 students in Mr. Bellis's classes were able to learn about Traditional Ecological Knowledge, and Indigenous harvesting practices from role model Chris Nelson and Curriculum Specialist Teacher, Lori Burger. Students were first introduced to the concepts of traditional ecological knowledge, and respectful harvesting practices as well as local flora and fauna in a classroom setting. The students were then able to go out on the land in McLymont Park trail in order to learn from the outdoors. Students researched local Indigenous plants and their uses for a cumulative project.

Nicola Campbell Visits SD52 Schools

Our school district was fortunate enough to welcome Nicola Campbell, Interior Salish and Metis Author of several books including Shi-shi-etko, Shinchi's Canoe, Grandpa's Girls and A Day With Yaya. Nicola provided readings in several schools and participated in our Indigenous Symposium. Nicola is an accomplished writer who has published children's fiction and poetry and was the recipient of the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award.

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Indigenous Symposium in Prince Rupert!

Wap Sigatgyet hosted an Indigenous Symposium on May 17 for both local and out of town participants who wished to learn more about Indigenous ways of knowing and implementation of Indigenous content in the classroom. A full day of exciting workshops were included, and two amazing author keynotes: Nicola Campbell and Sara Florence Davidson. It was truly a successful and impactful day of learning for everyone! Check out the northern view article below:

The guests were also provided traditional chowder, herring eggs, fried bread and fruit cups in addition to salmon and other sandwiches for a contemporary and traditional lunch. The video below highlights all of the non-Indigenous participants engaging in the butterfly crest dance:

Students of Marlene Clifton's drumming group performed songs led by Ms. Clifton which encouraged everyone's participation, and it was heartwarming to see the students so proudly engaging with their culture and honouring the Ts'msyen people!