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UBC GVRSF (Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair)

UBC GVRSF (Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair)

Last week 11 IPS students attended the Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair at UBC. Over the course of the 3 days they presented their projects to the judges, fellow participants, visiting students and the public. They met with other students to learn about their...

Teacher Feature: Kari Marentette

Teacher Feature: Kari Marentette

Kari Marentette journeyed around Canada – and the world – prior to landing as a teacher at Island Pacific School. Now, she’s already leaving her mark on the institution, with no plans to slow down in the future. While the destination may have taken some time to...

Science Fair Success!

Science Fair Success!

The school was full of energy and excitement for the science fair night as students presented their projects to parents and guests. Everyone was impressed by the creativity, knowledge, and enthusiasm of the students. Every year I am so pleased with the fact that each...

Our New Penpals in Northern Canada – 2023

Our New Penpals in Northern Canada – 2023

This year we have started a penpal exchange with two schools in Northern Canada. Diamond Jenness High School is in Hay River NWT on the shore of Great Slave Lake. An alumni French teacher, Anthony Doiron has taught at this school for the past two years. Bishop Belleau...

Covenant House Sleep Out: Student Edition 2023

Covenant House Sleep Out: Student Edition 2023

Last night went down as the coldest Sleep Out we’ve ever done - minus 4 but definitely colder with the windchill! For the past 10 years our grade nine students have chosen to support Covenant House for their community service project. Each year students fundraise...

A catch up with Katherine Ovenell-Carter (‘03)

A catch up with Katherine Ovenell-Carter (‘03)

Since our last touch base in 2017, when teaching grade 7 math and science at West Point Grey Academy, Kathryn Ovenell-Carter has had some big changes. “I got married (with folks attending over Zoom in true pandemic wedding style!) and then last winter we welcomed our...

Bowen volunteers carry out ocean clean up

Bowen volunteers carry out ocean clean up

Photo opposite: Noam Olsson, Pam Matthews, and Arabelle Richer were a few of the dozens of volunteers who took part in an underwater cleanup in the Cove on Saturday. There was no shortage of items to haul up, and the sea is now quite a bit cleaner thanks to the...

Black History Month at Island Pacific School

Black History Month at Island Pacific School

This February, teachers and students at Island Pacific School offered many ways to celebrate and learn during Black History Month. Every day during the morning stretch, the school gathered together to learn and celebrate people who made a difference and impact. There...