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Spanish 12

Dec 19, '17

Spanish 12 this far into the year has been an incredible experience. The class atmosphere (and of course the teacher) are amazing and I begin every class with a smile. We have even had the pleasure of hosting presenters from Cuba and Costa Rica. Throughout the class we were shown the culture of each country including music, food, dialects and...

Art Field Trip to Vancouver

Dec 12, '17

Students from AP Studio Art, along with a few select students from Drawing and Painting, went on a field trip to Vancouver earlier this month. We hopped on the bus very early on the first day of December: ahead of us was a busy day of traveling in the wintry rain. After having breakfast on the ferry, we arrived in Vancouver and thus began our...

AP Chem Tours Unsworth

Dec 05, '17

As part of the course, Mr. Amiel’s AP Chemistry class took a trip to Unsworth Vineyards in Cobble Hill. On this field trip, the class was to learn about the creation of wine and understand the critical chemical processes behind each bottle. Upon arrival, we received a brief tour of the facilities. While we walked, our guide who is the vineyard’s...

Lion King Jr.

Dec 04, '17

We assume you’ve all seen the Grade 8 musical Lion King, Jr. but there’s a lot more to the show than meets the eye. In the first practice, we were all really overwhelmed because it was still the first week of us being at our new school. We started out by saying the lines in a circle one at a time. The next practice we started to sing and...

There's Something Fishy Going On Here

Dec 02, '17

AP Environmental Science students recently helped set up a greenhouse from recycled materials to grow vegetables over the winter months. A solar array powers the battery that pumps water in every day from a pond which houses fish. Waste from the fish is transformed into nutrients by bacteria in the growing beds. Plants absorb these nutrients,...

The Night of the Notables

Dec 01, '17

The Night of the Notables was an amazing experience: we learned a plethora of amazing things about our ancestors. We will always remember the experience. It started out with each of us picking a civilization, researching it, and spending a lot of hard work to make our props, representative dress, and maps. Then it all came together into a...

A Springsteen to Remember

Nov 27, '17

Last Friday, the Grade 11 AP English students attended a Bruce Springsteen night in the Lecture Theatre to “Educate our souls,” as Mr. Collis would say. The lyrics of the performed Springsteen songs are going to be used for a synthesis essay for the AP English 11 students, so the evening helped us understand the meaning behind the words. A dress...

We Are So Much More

Nov 25, '17

Below is the text of Glory's C's recent TEDx speech. At 9 years old, she was raped and bought off with an ice cream cone to keep it quiet that she had been alone with her cousin. She was pregnant by 14, and she gave birth to a chance to redeem herself from all the pain she had seen in the span of a decade. But two weeks later, that chance passed...

Reach for the Top

Nov 24, '17

So I don’t mean to brag, but I’d like to consider myself as a fairly intelligent individual. I get pretty good grades and people often view me as a smart guy. So when I heard that Interhouse Reach for the Top was coming up, I got excited. This could be a way to show the rest of the school just what kind of brilliance is housed between Privett and...

Slow Train To Ikeda

Nov 23, '17

Below is this year’s Grade 11 winner of the Serup Poetry Competition. I am on a slow train to Ikeda — a town in western Japan where you lived as a baby when you had curly chestnut hair. I met you years ago when I lived in a world of white houses with white fences fish and chips on grass pumpkin spiced scones and my father’s grey...

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