Brian Campbell on May 5th, 2020

Moneca’s MakerSpace will be posting new lessons every week to bring exciting ADST lessons to you.

Brian Campbell on May 28th, 2019

Wade Fair, a local and retired welder who has been working with NPSS students for the past 7 months in our Metal Shop, demonstrates the skills involved in welding round pipe.  A seasoned expert, Mr Fair shows real world skills that some of these students just may utilize in their own futures.  Glimpses into industry standards and skills are always beneficial to students.  Thanks to Mr. Fair for bring his tools and equipment into share knowledge with students in the district.  

Jeff Mayer

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 Rathod & Arya Yu from NPSS winning Silver in Robotics.

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 contact Sharon Hoecherl at NPSS

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Moneca Conway on April 12th, 2018

School District #60 Careers is fortunate to have support from industry partners to provide students with the opportunity to access safety training and earn a  variety of safety tickets.  Today 18 North Peace Secondary School Students successfully completed Occupational First Aid Level 1.  For more information contact Jodi Hickey @ NPSS RM 120 




Moneca Conway on April 12th, 2018

BC Hydro


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 professionals at BC Hydro. Participants are paired up with a manager at a BC Hydro facility in different parts of province, in a field that interests them. Then they spend six weeks shadowing the crew and experiencing first-hand what the job entails.


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 and thought-provoking activities. Presentations not only link classroom subjects and students’ passions with skilled trade and technology careers, they also provide useful resources to help with further exploration of career options.

During the presentations students participate in hands-on activities and watch and listen to apprentices, other students and/or or industry professionals in a series of industry produced and ‘inspiring’ videos. In 2015/16 over 15,000 BC students will participate in this highly informative program.

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 wonderful seeing such a great turn out from our NPSS student community,  as well as the  Peace River community. 

For more information click link About Bold Eagle

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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 will learn how to tangle and matte sheep’s wool fibres in order to create and attach shapes. In this workshop you will also have the chance to cut and finish a wooden plaque where you can mount your creature.  This project is quirky and fun, fulfills 2 ADST content modules and the best part is that both wool and wood are entirely biodegradable. For more information on bring this inspiring activity to your classroom please contact Brian Campbell

FORMAT: 3 hours, Suitable for grade 4-7, Fulfils 2 ADST content Modules, Intro to woodworking and intro to textiles

Sd#60 Creepy Creatures Video


Teacher Guide – Maker Club Play Book

Maker Club Play Book 

ADST- Reference-Booklet

Bonnie Bridges on October 17th, 2017

Natural resource mgmt. camp

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 fire management.  Thanks to all the sponsors who took time out of their busy schedule to give students a glimpse into this fascinating industry.

Text by Jeffrey Mayer

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