Seasons Greetings!

Merry Christmas from New Horizons School.

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Grade 3/4 Class Spreads Joy of the Season

As part of the Christmas season Mrs. Asquini’s grade 3/4 class was talking about peace and spreading joy. Students mentioned how much their families enjoyed getting Christmas cards. As a class, the students decided to make Christmas cards and deliver them to the neighbors around the school. The class worked hard on their cards and on Monday afternoon they walked the neighbourhood to deliver the cards and hopefully spread some joy of their own. It was a fun time for all ,walking and singing Christmas carols.

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Lunch Hour Chess

Students at New Horizons are invited to the Learning Commons on Mondays and Thursdays during lunch recess to enjoy a game of chess.

Students who want to learn how to play chess are also welcome to join.

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Grade 5 Amusement Park Projects on Display

Students in Mrs. Watson’s Grade 5 class have been problem solving and collaborating during their project based learning activity.  The project involves building amusement park rides. Parents are invited to view the final products that will be shared by students in the school’s Learning Commons on Thursday, December 22 at 2:30 p.m.

For more about the activity, visit Mrs. Watson’s blogsopt.

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Project Based Learning at NHS

Our recently approved Education Plan identifies integrating a teaching method called Project Based Learning (PBL) into all classrooms. To find out more about PBL and to see a Grade 6 example in action, click here.

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Students Learn the Code At NHS

Organized by Mrs. Watson, New Horizons School celebrated Computer Science Education Week from December 5-11. The week included guest parent presenters, and students getting opportunities to try coding. For more information go to our Special Events Page.

 

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Grade 4 students coding.

Enterprise and Innovation Fair

Enterprise and Innovation is a junior high option at NHS. In this option, students apply advertising forms and marketing techniques to the creation and selling of student-made products. The option includes a Student Market (E & I Fair)  where the groups sell their products to  students, parents and staff at the school. Proceeds will go towards the student’s Adventure Trips or a charity chosen by the student.

The E & I Fair is occurring  this Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoon during lunch.

 

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Skills Training Event for NHS Student Council

Skills Canada Alberta promotes trades and technology careers and this year launched a junior high program designed for grades 7-9. Schools from across northern Alberta were invited to bring groups of four students to the junior high event on Thursday, December 8.

The New Horizons Student Council executive were the four students who attended the event.

The purpose of Skills Exploration Days is to:

  • Inspire junior high students to identify inherent skills and interests.
  • Connect students’ skills and interests to trade and technology careers through interactive, hands-on experiences that promote creativity, empathy, and exploration.
  • Promote trade and technology careers as a valuable and rewarding career choice.

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