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12
Nov

e1: Visit to the Museum of Science & Technology

We had a fantastic time at the museum on Tuesday! e1 students participated in a bridge building workshop before having time to tour the museum exhibits.

2
Nov

E2: Intro to Anthropology, Sociology & Psychology (Grade 11)

Arts meets Anthropology! This week, our budding anthropologists started a interdisciplinary project in which they worked on portraits of early hominid species. They will be presenting their final products at our open house later this month.

26
Oct

e1 Ancestry Study

Here’s a peek into our e1 week! Students had the opportunity to present their findings from the Ancestry Study in their House groups. This seminar-like setting allowed students to practice their presentation skills on a smaller, more personal scale!   Our e1 students have also been creating art projects that are related to symbology from […]

19
Oct

The Week That Was!

Here’s a little bit of what our e2 students were up to this week! AWOL (grade 10) The grade 10s visited the innovation pod (temporarily located in Lansdowne park) where they met with Nicole Yves-Allison (executive director of the Ottawa Music Industry Coalition and co-host of the Love Local Music podcast). Nik shared her expertise and wisdom on the […]

12
Oct

International Day of the Girl Child

On Thursday, October 11th, 2018 the school held an event to celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child. This day focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.  Girls everywhere are touched by a range of issues which may […]

4
Oct

The Element Cooks: Traditional Italian Pizza

Our e1 students have had the opportunity of cooking with and learning from Chef Chris (a student’s grandparent) as part of their cooking program! Last week, they learned safe knife skills, how to chop and clean up after themselves in the kitchen while making a delicious Italian salad. However, the showstopper of our Italian-themed week was […]

28
Sep

World Peace Day

Last Friday, September 21st, our entire school community came together to celebrate World Peace Day. It acted as an opportunity for our E1 and E2 students to reflect on the ideals of global citizenship. Students participated in a variety of activities including a school-wide art project that symbolized their understanding of world peace. We also […]

20
Sep

e2 – Urban Adventure Trip to Montreal

The Element High School’s Urban Adventure acted as a terrific community building exercise as well as a fun-filled way to start the new school year. This year, the grade 9s and 10s ventured off to the grand old city of Montreal. Over the course of 3 days (Monday – Wednesday), our students explored the rich […]

20
Sep

e1 – Odyssey Trip to the Mattawa River

Our e1 students and staff got to spend a whole week at the Mattawa River on their Odyssey Trip. To leave on the first day of school and camp and canoe, many for the first time is no small feat. The pride and sense of accomplishment our students so often feel at the completion of the trip is […]

27
Jun

e1 – Quebec Trip!

The Québec trip last Wednesday was a huge success! Students toured Le chateau Montebello and enjoyed a nice tea and baked goods on the 2nd floor of the foyer. Students then went to the beautiful Chutes de Plaisance and then headed to Wakefield, where they went to see the historical covered bridge. As students walked […]