Seaview Notes…

Life and learning at Seaview School continues to be very rich indeed! Children’s’ curricular activities continue on as briskly as ever, and there are extra-curricular activities that enrich the children’s’ programs significantly. A recent one was a fine arts performance by Noumoufasa, an African dance and drumming troupe who entertained and thrilled the student population. Thanks to our generous PAC group for providing fine arts opportunities such as this as it’s a wonderful chance for children to see live performances. Our hard-working PAC parents raise funds for events such as this through their fundraising efforts, of which two are coming up shortly. One is a gift basket draw with classes paired up to provide items to put into themed baskets, and the other is the selling of Seaview clothing.

Six of our classes recently attended the symphony for a performance of Peter and the Wolf, the grade 5’s and 6’s recently went for a ski trip, and many classes have gone for buddy skating sessions. All classes have been working on gymnastics, our intra-mural hockey games are designed to match up with the NHL playoff schedule, and now that volleyball season is over, basketball season has begun. Primary children have been enjoying “Primary Games” at lunchtime with the help of our grade seven leaders, and our annual Heart and Stroke Society fundraiser “Jump Rope for Heart” is to begin soon.

The grades 5, 6 and 7 are participating in the “Power Up” program regarding Sexual Health. This program fits into the Personal Planning curriculum, as does the DARE program which is presently being delivered to the grade 5’s by an RCMP constable in an effort to educate the children against drugs and violence.

Some classes were given Hulquimin’um language instruction before Christmas, and now the next group of classes have begin these lessons learning simple words and phrases in our local Coast Salish language.

Our principal Mr. Young has done a fantastic job of updating our school website. Everything that parents need to know is there such as hot lunch days, when basketball practice is, or when a field trip is upcoming. In all of these ways the students of Seaview have their learning enriched, and it is what continues to make Seaview such a great place to work and learn!

 

Lindsay Miller

I've taught at Seaview for 23 years as a primary teacher...lived in Lantzville for 19 years. One of my great joys at school is leading a knitting club for the kids.

Posted in March 2011, Message from Seaview Elementary

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