“Learning, Growing and Belonging Together”


The week has been flying by quickly!  We have had quite a week of activities even though our bussess have been unable to run due to the large snowfall we have had.

Working on their table tennis skills!
China’s next Olympic curler?
Learning traditional Hoop Dancing at Marie Sharpe Elementary


It is our belief that all students, no matter where they are, are grounded in learning, growing and that we all belong together.  Our schools are excited to share our rich culture with others and we are excited to learn from others.

On our first day of school, so much snow had fallen that school buses where cancelled.  Students all attended their classes and had a good introduction to the school! 




Students arrived late Saturday night after having their plane rerouted from Williams Lake to Prince George.  Once they landed in Prince George they boarded a bus and drove down to Williams Lake.  The next morning, on Sunday, we all boarded a bus and went to a farm for a horse drawn sleigh ride.  This is the first time these students had seen snow so lots of snow fights, snow caves, and snow angles were constructed.





The teachers and students are on their way!


The teachers and students will arrive in Vancouver Friday Feb. 2nd at around 11:00 am.  Our teacher, Carl Johnson, will be there to meet them.



We want to welcome 24 middle school students and 4 teachers from Chengdu China!  The students and teachers are coming from Dujiangyan Libing Middle School and Chongqing Secondary School from February 3rd to February 12th 24.  The students and teachers will be looking forward to experiencing life in the Columneetza Campus of Lake City Secondary School.  They will also be involved in a variety activities within our community such as, visiting the museum, the recreation complex, First Nations cultural activities and skiing to name a few.



  If you have space to host a middle school student (around age 14) for 10 days or shorter please click on this link or email dean.coder@sd27.bc.ca or call 250-398-3810. 




Afternoon activities planned for the week

Mode of transportation
Monday February 5th
12:30 – 14:30
School Bus
Tuesday February 6th
First Nations Cultural Event
12:30 – 14:30
Walk to, weather dependent – School Bus back
Wednesday February 7th
1:00 – 14:30
Walk to, weather dependent – School Bus back
Thursday February 8th
Museum and tourist center.
1:00 – 14:30
School Bus
Friday February 9th
Cultural lessen Columneetza.
1:00 – 14:30
Walk to, weather dependent – School Bus back

Friday February 9th: Dinner 5:20 – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday February 10th: Skiing at Mt. Timothy 11:40 a.m. Leave Columneetza return 4:30 p.m.
Sunday February 11th: Robotics camp at Columneetza 10:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Monday February 12th: Leave for Vancouver 4:30 p.m. homestay families drop off at airport

Homestay families will be invited to join a Chinese dinner Friday night. Free tickets will be given to homestay families for one adult and one student. Extra tickets can be purchased for $25.00 up until February 5th.