News & Events

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!…

Read More...
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…

Read More...
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…

Read More...
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…

Read More...
SD-R-16_Home Page

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…

Read More...
pottery workshop

SelfDesign High Workshops starting in October

SelfDesign High Workshops (for 10-12 learners across BC) are designed to give learners the opportunity to collaborate and contribute to discussions and projects in a face to face or online group setting. We have some exciting workshops coming up for October, 2014 including: Astronomy Woodworking Gender Focused Social Justice (online) Marimba Outdoor Education Mixed Media What learners can expect from a SelfDesign High workshop: engagement with a group of learners with shared interests; interesting conversations…

Read More...
SDH open house - Minecraft

Gaming for Learning: SelfDesign 10-12 VIRTUAL Information Session

Games are a natural human invention.  If you are interested in Gaming, the SelfDesign Minecraft Project…

Read More...
Manning Park

Let’s go to Manning Park! Fall Camp for learners in Grade 8 -12

All SelfDesign learners grade 8 to 12 are invited to attend fall camp. This is a…

Read More...
SelfDesign ESL program

SelfDesign now has an English Language Program

SelfDesign now offers an English Language program so international learners and landed immigrants can gain both confidence and proficiency in English, while completing their BC Dogwood diploma! Learners receive ESL-trained mentor support for English 10/11/12 and Social Studies 11 and, for those requiring additional English language support,  there is the option to choose from four ESL elective courses. ESL Courses: Intro to ESL 10 (Pre-Intermediate) for learners still new to English ESL 10 (Intermediate) prepares learners for English 10…

Read More...
graduation

I am so proud of my son!

Laura Duruisseau is so proud of her son, Marcel, who will be graduating and celebrating his 19th birthday! Marcel was diagnosed with autism at an early age, and has thrived with the supportive learning environment of  SelfDesign Learning Community, Mosaic Learning Society and the endless loving support of his friends and family. Laurel Duruisseau writes:: I'm writing this as Marcel enters his last week at Mosaic, prepares for his nineteenth birthday in a few days, and readies…

Read More...

Get The Newsletter

Sign Up

Menu