Welcome back to the 2019-2020 school year. We are already off to a promising start with full programs and increased demand for distance learning courses. We were pleased to see so many parents and students attend our annual Corn Roast on September 4th. We hope you have had a smooth transition back to school.
Our Heartwood Learning Communities have grown to include sites in Victoria and Squamish, as well as expansion in Smithers. To accommodate this growth, we have taken on new teaching staff, and saw some of our current teaching, learning support and educational assistant staff change. There were no changes to admin, counselling or clerical this year, which is making it easier for us to find our stride early this year.
This robot, made by team 7842F, competed in the Finals at Provincials last weekend, and qualified for the Worlds as a result. They will be heading to Kentucky later this month, for their second time. At the middle level, team 7842D also qualified due to top skills score at the middle level.
Nanaimo Unique Kids Organization (NUKO) stood up to stiff competition to win two years free lease of a multi-passenger vehicle from Nanaimo Toyota. The dealership conducted online voting through their Facebook page, which drew a massive response for all three finalists. When the final tally was taken on March 4th, NUKO prevailed. Thank-you to all those who wrote in to support their application.