Like most things at Nala’atsi, our PE program is unconventional and awesome. Throughout the year our students participate in a large variety of physical activities – from laser tag in the forest to canoeing, snowshoeing to ice skating, archery to rock climbing, and much more. Our students are exposed to a variety of physical activities in the hopes that they find something they love and start to develop a lifelong commitment to physical health. Some of our PE activities this fall have included: badminton, outdoor laser tag in Campbell River, scenic walks in Courtenay, games at the Lewis Center gym, and a hilariously entertaining afternoon at Saratoga Driving Range.
The Nala’atsi Lahal Team had its first practice this Thursday, under the capable guidance of David Dawson & Lelaina Jules. Lots of smiles and lots of laughter, but don’t let that distract you – this year we will be a force to be reckoned with! There is talk of inter-district Lahal games, maybe even tournaments. Stay tuned!
Nala’atsi year-end field trip to Vancouver! Ferry rides, Science World, Aqua Bus, pirate ships, Granville Island, Theatre Sports Improv Night, counting Teslas (Clayton counted 61), and a fantastic tour of the Museum of Anthropology. An excellent finale to what has been a really great year at Nala’atsi!
Over the course of two days the incredible Lelaina Jules guided a number of Nala’atsi students through the process of smoking salmon. Our students filleted and brined the fish on Monday, and then prepared the smoker and helped keep the fire going at the right temperature throughout the day on Tuesday. The smoked salmon turned out brilliantly (although it wasn’t finished until after school had ended so Rory had to sample it all by himself). Thank you Lelaina!
Yesterday the Nala’atsi crew headed over to Hornby Island for an action-packed day at Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre. Alex, our fearless leader, guided us through a kayaking trip along the tranquil & stunning Tribune Bay. Afterwards, many of our students summoned the courage to scale the high ropes course, while the rest of us looked on in horror. Heart palpitations aside, we’re really impressed by our students’ ability to push through their fears & their willingness to try new things. Thank you Tribune Bay for a fantastic day!
On Monday, April 15th the lovely Kindle Dion led Nala’atsi students, staff, and some of our favourite Elders (Hazel, Karen, & Maureen) through an introductory pottery workshop. We learned several comical pottery terms and a number of pottery techniques, and we all had a blast making our own pottery creations. Check out the photos below for said creations (in their early stages). Thank you Kindle, Hazel, Karen, and Maureen for a really enjoyable afternoon!