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Wild Earth Program

WildEarth Outdoor Program: SelfDesign 10-12 VIRTUAL Information Session

SelfDesign High Virtual Info Session: WildEarth Outdoor Program Wednesday January 7th, 7pm SelfDesign provides high school…

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Love and Learning Webinar

Love and Learning SDGI webinar

  • Date 14 December, 2014
  • Time 4PM
  • Venue Online

Have you encountered the statement that “love is the only emotion that expands intelligence”? Join Pille…

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Dr. Carol Ann Matusicky

Dr Carol Ann Matusicky

Carol Ann Matusicky born April 7, 1941 in Vancouver, British Columbia, passed away peacefully on December 5, 2014 at her home in Burnaby in the loving care and comfort of family and friends. Carol was a member of the SelfDesign Board of Directors up until last year when she retired due to ill health. After a lengthy battle with ALS, Carol left everyone she touched with a legacy of courage, compassion and beauty. Carol was…

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EOS drawing workshop

Reflections from the EOS online drawing workshops

Drawing activities and the creation of a visual journal, or sketchbook, was the first workshop of a series of four for the EOS Online, SDH’s interdisciplinary high school program. The idea is to create a hands-on visual journal as a tool to support their learning, through creating a hands-on space for personal  reflection, observation and connecting ideas.  One learner reflects, “I was super excited to do this activity because I absolutely LOVE journals. I have…

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Group photo of youth and mentors at camp holding handmade SelfDesign signs

SelfDesign Monthly 10-12 VIRTUAL Information Session

Bring your questions and find out more about the learning opportunities in Grades 10-12 at SelfDesign!…

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6th annual fair trade for peace market

6th Annual Fair Trade for Peace

  • Date 07 December, 2014
  • Time 10:00:00
  • Venue Kootenay Bakery Cafe Coop 377 Baker St.

SelfDesign High will be hosting the 6th annual fundraiser, Fair Trade for Peace Holiday Market. This…

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Findhorn Reflections

Learner reflects on Findhorn experience

Two SelfDesign learners had the extraordinary opportunity to travel to Scotland in September for the Findhorn New Story Summit. The purpose of the gathering was to inspire new stories for our planetary future. SelfDesign learner Keegan reflects on his experience: In May, Linnea, Keegan, and Barbarah made the decision to embark on a journey of fundraising, community involvement, connection, travel to far off and mysterious places, and to be part of the birth of a new…

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I love to read and write

I love to read and write. . .

Norman, a SelfDesign learner,  reflects on his passion: I love to write and read. A book is awesome, you can just pop into this entire reality that someone else has created and explore it . . . With writing, you're put in the author position. You sit back in your chair, doing nothing in particular, and one day in the month you'll be sitting there when all of a sudden, out of the blue, a thought comes…

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Manning Park Camps 2014

SelfDesign Manning Park Camps are a hit!

SelfDesign parent volunteers and educators worked together to host three outings at the park over the last month. Families had the option to choose to attend either a K-9, Special Education, or Grades 8-12 gathering and learners from all over the province were able to spend lots of time together, some for the very first time!  “Not only were we exposed to new thought provoking ideas by our mentors, but also our peers, which led…

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Reflecting on the Guiding Mentor course

The guiding mentor course was introduced in SelfDesign’s high school this year to provide support for learners as they transition from K-9 into their high school years. Through this course, learners in grades 10-12 and their families have the opportunity to receive continued, personalized support from the same educator for their entire learning journey, in addition to support from course specific mentors. Kristina Leidums, who works as both a learning consultant in K-9 and a guiding mentor…

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