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Term Two Recognition Assembly – we congratulated our many students who were recognized for their academic and effort successes for term two on Thursday. Our students proved that our values are more than just words on a banner when they showed such caring and respect in our student led assembly. MC Julianna began with a territorial welcome, Raven and Justice sang our national anthem (with the new words) and MC Brody led everyone in a moment of silence for all who have been impacted by the tragedy in Humboldt. At the end we took a picture of all students and staff wearing jerseys.


Earth Day Project – The Backyard Broom Bash is starting on Monday. PLEASE BRING IN YOUR EXTRA HATS, GLOVES and CLIPPERS!  Sign up in the photocopy room. The Bloom has begun, gotta beat the sun! Backgrounder: https://bcinvasives.ca/news-events/media/articles/weed-of-the-week-scotch-broom How to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OMSt0_RV08

Staff Welcome to Mrs. Caitlin Adsett who will be working as our fulltime Teacher-on Call at Journey. Ms. Adsett is bilingual in French and English and is a fantastic addition to our school. Welcome to We also welcome this week Mr. Andrew Heath and Ms. Leah McGraw who will be starting their six week practicums at Journey on Monday. Mr. Heath will be working and learning in Ms. Dvorak’s class and Ms. McGraw will be doing the same in Ms. Syme’s class.

Congratulations Journey Musicians! The results are in from the Musicfest Competition held in Ladysmith:

Grade 6 band— superior minus

Grade 7/8– superior plus

Grade 8/community— excellent plus

Orchestra— excellent

Chamber ensemble—excellent

Five invitations to the Nationals!

Ms. Bjorklund, our one-of-a-kind music teacher, reported that the students were well behaved and the chaperones were amazing. Thank you to all who made this opportunity possible.

The Westshore Skatepark Coalition is revealing the 3D images of the new Westshore skatepark design at the Juan de Fuca Kinsman Fieldhouse (across from the Q Center) on April 18th from 6pm-7:30pm. All the feedback from previous workshops and surveys has been composed into one final design. Come view the design and make your comments heard.


Exploratory Forms went home on Friday. If you didn’t receive one they are available on this website. Completed forms will be collected in the foyer beginning at 7:45 a.m. today and are dated and numbered as they come in. Some Exploratories fill up very quickly. Fees for first choice exploratory are required at sign up. (Please email lszadkowski@sd62.bc.ca for financial assistance if needed. We want all students to have the opportunity to have equal access.) We also have two mountain bikes that have been donated to be used for the Mountain Biking Exploratory if your child does not have a bike. Several choices require Waiver Forms which are due by Monday, April 23. Students without forms will be assigned a non-fee/non-waiver exploratory. Exploratories are an important part of the SD62’s vision and provides “student choice and voice” in what they are learning.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Big Bang but Were Afraid to Ask! If you have signed up for this SPEAK presentation remember to come down to the Library Black 2 

Rugby Practices for Girls and Boys teams after school. 

Robotics after school (LEGO) 3:15 – 4:30 today


Tea in the foyer at recess 

Student leadership meeting at lunch in Mme. Abell’s class today

Welcome Port Renfrew Grade 5 Students Visiting today in Mr. Elm and Ms. Dvorak’s classes. 

Robotics after school (EDISONS) 3:15 – 4:30 today


Subway Lunch – $3.50 per slice 

Divisional Class Photos today – wear your best smile

Girls rugby game at Macdonald field afterschool


Quarter 3 FAST ends today. Students will rotate into Q4 on Monday.

Students will be dismissed at 11:58 today and buses will run on this altered timetable.

Open House tonight 4 – 7 p.m. everywhere in the school! Come and check out what your child and other students have been learning. There will be hands-on demonstrations, food (Mai Mai Food Truck and Student stations), robotics, life sized interactive game, take a peek at our Foods Room Renovation, Book Fair, Art projects, live music and more. Receive a free draw ticket for everyone who attends to be eligible for 25 different prizes as we celebrate 25 years of Journey! 

Book Fair in MP Room afterschool and during the Open House

Grade Five Families are invited to share in our Open House tonight and stay for the Grade 5 Parent Info 7-7:30 p.m. in the gym. 


Professional Development Day – no school for students. Office will be open 8-3 pm.