High School April 30-May 4, 2018

The stigma attached to mental health often makes it a hard topic to talk about.  Some of those barriers were removed on Monday, when we spent an afternoon focusing on this topic.  Our main speaker Christy Hiemstra shared her story of her son who committed suicide, Jenny-Lee Almeida from the Canadian Mental Health Association gave a presentation on mental health for teens, and trained Christian professionals lead our students through small group discussions.

Many students appreciated this event and one student said, “I thought that the mental health day provided very relevant information that related very much to the struggles of being a student.  It was very helpful!”

This past Wednesday the grade 9 science class went to Kopegaron Forest. While there they did a walk through and observed many plants and animals. They also did a quadrat study to observe the amount of biodiversity in an area.

Nous avons un faim de loup!

The grade 10 French class has been learning about traveling abroad and various cultural culinary dishes. This week they took to the kitchen to follow classic French and Belgian recipes.  Working from these French recipes, they made Belgian waffles and Creme brûlée and the results were delicious!

 

Our soccer team continues to work hard regardless of the outcome and is looking to break into the ‘win’ column before the regular season ends.  The team has improved tremendously and is looking forward to the playoffs which are just around the corner!    Meanwhile, our track and field season forges ahead and athletes have participated in several events with good results. Stay tuned for more later.

 

Patty Broom
pbroom@maranathachristian.ca