Wednesday, January 13, 2016

OIMY Program for 2015/16

This year the Outer Islands Middle Years Program will focus our exploratory activities on one campus: Mayne Island! Mayne is the ideal setting to offer sessions in woodworking, cooking, fibre arts, and media arts. Our large shop is up and running with new projects, the teaching kitchen is sizzling with lovely odours, the sewing machines are humming away, and students are learning new skills in photography as they explore our campus. Our exploratories will take place over three sessions with three classes in each session:

Session 1: Jan 11, 18, 25
Session 2: Feb 22, 29, Mar 7
Session 3: April 4, 11, 18

Each class runs from 8:40 until 11:30am. It is really important that students attend all three classes in each session to ensure they give themselves enough time to complete their projects. All of our students are signed up for three sessions of their choice.

TRAVEL INFO for Galiano and Pender families: Galiano students will travel to and from Mayne via the water taxi: meet at the water taxi dock at 7:15am; arrive home at 5:20pm. Pender students travel to and from via the ferry: meet at the ferry terminal at 6:45am; students then travel to the Pender school on the noon boat and are dismissed at the regular time.

To continue with our place-based learning and to meet the goals set by our parent communities, we will also be holding OIMY Plus days. These will be full days spent on each of our islands. On these dates students will learn leadership skills, natural history and geography of our region, and physical education skills. These dates are set for Feb 1 on Galiano, Mar 7 on Mayne (afternoon only), April 25 Pender and a date in May (TBD) to work with our SEEC students.

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