DIAMOND JUBILEE NEWS
ANNOUNCEMENTS
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If you have any questions about what email to use, please ask (it will save a lot of work transferring funds between accounts). Also, please be clear in the note what funds are for.
EXAMS ARE COMING!
With exams looming... not need to fret. Check out the schedule and plan accordingly!
Remember during exam week, there are no regular classes. Students are to be at school for the duration of their exam only.
ACHIEVEMENTS
SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS
LINUS PROJECT AT IRHS
The Linus project is off to a great start! We had lots of interested and willing learners. At this rate, we will have blankets in no time.
Any students or staff interested in joining us, please stop by the MLC on Tuesdays at lunch hour. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
NEW ALTERNATIVES TO COMPETITION
SPAGHETTI BRIDGES
The photo of Camila, Emma, and Fae is them building a bridge out of spaghetti and hot glue for our spaghetti bridge competition that took place today during the last block before secret Santa (after 1:10 pm). If a bridge can hold 1 kilogram for 1 minute, it qualifies for the next round. In the next round, the lightest bridge wins. This is being done in place of the famous spaghetti bridge competition which is normally held by Okanagan College. All grade 11 physics students have been working on these bridges this week.
BRIDGE UPDATE
The winning bridge was Cole Powrie’s at 58.16 g with Gabe L’Heureux, Kiera Freire, and Breann Sia in second with a weight of 58.73 g. Close competition! The remaining bridges were over 100 g. Cole’s and Sofia Correa’s bridges could hold the most weight at both 1.8 kg. It was a lot of fun!
S.O.S. -NO NEED, THEY GOT IT!
The grade 9 sound engineering kids created Morse code transmitters as part of their unit on sound transmission. With a bit of tweaking by 2 helpful grade 12 students, they were up and running!
The students learned about circuits and had good questions regarding the progression from these simple transmitters to the fancier units that use the sound of an oscillator to make its iconic “dot and dash” sound.
RECON PROJECT
This is an older photo from a few weeks ago of Cooper and Zoe in front of our telescope we are holding from Okanagan College. We have this telescope as we are participating in the RECON project to spot occultations of trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs). This occurs when a TNO passes in front of a star, momentarily blocking it from view.
LEADERSHIP
Pick up a copy of this brochure in the MLC
FROM OUR COMMUNITY
Please CALL the office at
250-762-2730
and leave a recorded message for Mrs. Despins if your child will be absent or late. 
It is very important that every student is accounted for when marked away and Mrs. Despins will be calling if she has not heard from you
  • Continued prayers for those affected by Covid-19
  • My every prayer, Lord Jesus, I know that You hear. Please make me more attentive, for You are always near, Amen. heartofthenation.org
CALENDAR ITEMS:

LAST DAY FOR LATE ASSIGNMENTS
JAN 21

EXAMS
JAN 25-28

NO SCHOOL -FOR STUDENTS
JAN 29

NEW SEMESTER BEGINS
FEB 1

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS' WEEK
FEB 1-5