Category Archives: North Island

K – 1 Art Project

Amik Loves School:   A Story of Wisdom
Ms. Colleen Devlin’s K-1 classroom ~ Project of Heart art project    inspired by this book, Amik Loves School:  A Story of Wisdom.

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Have a Heart Day


Twenty-one Arden Elementary Grade 1 and 2 students wrote to their local Member of Parliament and to the Prime Minister. First Nations children should not have to fight for services that all other Canadians enjoy.
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Orange Shirt Day at Arden Elementary, Comox Valley

After watching Shi Shi Etko or reading When I was Eight and Fattylegs the staff and students ( grades 1-6) of Arden Elementary School wanted to honour Residential School Survivors on Orange Shirt Day. Some students wrote thought provoking option pieces or created found poems based on feelings of loss of family and culture while younger students wrote messages of hope and the importance of family on paper feathers.