Moneca Conway on April 18th, 2018

Skills Canada BC’s 2018 Provincial Competition was held today at the Tradex, in Abbotsford, BC.  More than 600 competitors in 58 competitions, competed in fields as diverse as: Aerospace, Automotive, 3D Animation, Baking, Welding, Robotics — and much more! Congratulations to Liam Stregger & Jacob VanVolkenberg from NPSS winning Gold in Robotics. Congratulations to Ninaad […]

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Moneca Conway on April 13th, 2018

Dual Credit Carpentry Foundations allows students in grades 11 and 12 to gain TUITION-FREE credits towards high school graduation and college simultaneously.  The student in the photo below just completed this house from the ground up including choosing colors, flooring, cabinetry, etc. gaining them their first level of the carpentry trade. For more information please […]

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Moneca Conway on April 12th, 2018

BC Hydro e learn more BC Hydro came to NPSS to talk to the Aboriginal Students about opportunities within their Summer Youth Hires Program. Each year BC Hydro looks for career oriented students who are up for a work experience during the summer, pursuing a career in the trades with the opportunity to learn alongside […]

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Brian Campbell on March 12th, 2018

  InSPIRE program started today at Bert Ambrose and will be in visiting Grade 6 classes across School District #60 for the remainder of the school year. The InSPIRE program is a unique in-school presentation that provides teachers and students from grades 6 with a new perspective on skilled trades and technology careers through engaging […]

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Moneca Conway on March 9th, 2018

  The Bold Eagle presentation was a great success , and sparked student’s interest. Bold Eagle is a unique summer employment program that combines Aboriginal culture and teachings with military training. Bold Eagle is a challenging yet rewarding opportunity that helps to develop valuable skills such as self-confidence, self-discipline, teamwork, time management, respect and fitness to list but a few. It was […]

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Moneca Conway on March 9th, 2018

Creepy Creature on a Plaque in the SD#60 Classroom What better way to bring inspiration to your classroom and introduce your students to textiles and wood working, than to create a fake taxidermy creature on a plaque?  Magic Trout Imaginarium designed a felt wool creature on a wooden plaque hands-on activity uses a special barbed needle. Students […]

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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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Brian Campbell on July 5th, 2017

  School District #60 will be hosting a CWA Mind Over Metal Camp from July 3rd to 8th at North Peace Secondary School. The CWA Foundation Mind over Metal Camps are an initiative that began with a two week pilot camp in 2014. This pilot camp was so successful that in 2015 the Foundation hosted […]

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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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Students from our district travelled to Abbotsford to take part in the Skills Canada provincial level competitions.  These young people had already won GOLD at the regional competitions in Dawson Creek back on Friday, February 17, and travelled to the Lower Mainland to test their mettle against other gold placing students from across the province in […]

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