Bonnie Bridges on October 17th, 2017

With the combined efforts of our local Canfor Mill and the Council of Forest Industries, local companies and ministry employees donated their time and energy to show a group of students different opportunities for employment in the diverse industry of forestry.  Students had a great time learning about road engineering, silviculture, timber cruising, archeology and […]

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Bonnie Bridges on September 18th, 2017

In my previous blog post, I wrote about how people need to know more about themselves to more mindfully navigate the courses of their lives.  Work and careers make up a huge portion of our daily lives, and so, it is important to find working lives that align well with the rest of the greater […]

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Bonnie Bridges on September 11th, 2017

In my years as an educator, I have always believed in the power of the potential of human beings.  I would argue that what should be connoted with the phrase “human being” ought to be a profound understanding and appreciation that each and every one of us is perfectly imperfect as we are in this […]

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All the primary students of Ecole Central Elementary participated in Maker Way learning activities this last week of school.  In collaborative, multi-age groups, primary students were led by an intermediate grade helper to construct a Rube Goldberg machine.  A Rube Goldberg machine is a complex, multi-step chain reaction contraption used to do what is ordinarily […]

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Northern Opportunities, a partnership group that School District 60 (Peace River North) is part of, received an award last week from The Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference.  Delegates from across the country travelled to our school district to learn about the Northern Opportunities partnerships, a unique blend of industry and educational stakeholders. The mission of […]

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The annual Spark Conference for women’s leadership and career development occurred last month at the Pomeroy Hotel and Conference Centre in Fort St. John.  I had the pleasure of attending as an “Angel” attendee, representing career education for School District 60 (Peace River North).   Attendance at this event and events similar to this have shaped […]

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School District 60 experienced a unique, inspirational learning event for its young ladies this week, with the first ever The Road Less Travelled Young Women’s Career Conference.  Grade nine female students from across the district were invited to convene to listen to the life stories of local, female role models and gather career choice insights. […]

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  Dear parents and guardians of S.D. 60 (Peace River North)’s grade nine daughters, Please find linked below an informational letter about this exciting and unique career discovery and exploration event happening Wednesday, May 24, 2017. The event will be at Northern Lights College (local campus), beginning at 9:45am.  Please click on the letter to […]

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School District 60 is planning a motivational career event for young women in grade nine, called The Road Less Travelled, inspired by the poem The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost. We’re calling attention to the subjects of the underrepresentation of women in the trades workforce and women in roles that traditionally were held by […]

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How would you like to kick start your oil and gas career during a weeklong field trip May 8 – 12?  The Northern Opportunities Energy Week Tour gives students unique opportunities to meet and greet with actual workers from various companies in our local region.  Highlights include an afternoon golf tournament, networking and mentoring with […]

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