DIAMOND JUBILEE NEWS
Tanis Rantucci - 18 year Veteran at Immac

Tanis Rantucci - 18 year veteran CEA at Immaculata Hometown - I am proud to say that I was born and raised in our beautiful city of Kelowna. I am fortunate to have had both parents who were also born in the Okanagan.

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ACHIEVEMENTS
SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS
CATAPULTS IRL
Today the grade 11 physics classes fired their projectile launchers. They have been building them for over two weeks. Our junior engineers came up with a variety of launchers: crossbows, a trebuchet, and catapults. They had a blast!
MAGI IN THE HOUSE
Normally we do this activity during the last week of school in December, but this year, we had to postpone it until January. Thus, it was not Santa who delivered presents, but the 3 Magi whom we remember during the Feast of Epiphany.
WAR MUSEUM COMES TO US
Remember that box that I said was top secret? Well, here it is! It is a travelling collection from the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. We got the WWI box which includes artifacts and pictures from that period. The artifacts are both reproductions and some originals that are meant to give students a 'feel' for the real thing. Students from grade 10 were thrilled to see their Socials lesson come alive, and the rest of the school also had an opportunity to view and test some of the really cool stuff included. COVID protocols were followed according to our cohorts. All around a wonderful opportunity and experience for Immac.
Trench art made from a casing
Soldier's helmet. Heavier than you think.
Maps, posters, and scrapbooks
Soldier's hat
ANNOUNCEMENTS
TEXTBOOK RETURN
Attention grades 10-12, remember that with the end of the semester, comes the end of your textbooks loan. Please return your textbooks as soon as you are finished exams or earlier if you can.
SPAIN EXCHANGE NEWS
Registrations for Spain Exchange 2021-22 are open:
Spanish students will come on September-October 2021.
Immaculata students will go for March 2022. (Both dates depending on conditions of the pandemic).
This is a fantastic opportunity to visit a new country, learn about its culture, and meet new people. Most importantly to become more global competent; a soft skill which is in high demand for the new real world.
For detailed information talk to Ms. Ana Vallejos at the International Education Department or to your Homeroom teacher.
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.
STAY TUNED...
NEW EMAIL ADDRESSES FOR E TRANSFERS
Just a reminder that we now have auto-deposit for e-transfers. 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.
irhs.activities@cisnd.ca
irhs.general@cisnd.ca
LEADERSHIP
ART FOR SDC AT RCA
For the past few months, our Visual Arts classes have been involved in the “Art for Social Change” - a project based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and spearheaded by Alumni parent, Carmen Denby. Several projects were chosen from the Immaculata art classes to be in an exhibit at the Rotary Centre for the Arts for the month of February. These students have paired with community sponsors who have similar interests in the goals they wish to pursue. Grade 12 student, Shannon Giga has paired with the United Way, an organization that is excited about her vision with #Unignorable campaign. Renatta Waller, also grade 12, is fighting for gender equality with HER International. A group of grade nine students, Mila Smith, Nadia Himmelstein, Fabiana Diaz Rendon, and Sofia Corrlazzoli, have partnered with the Karis Support Society, also working to empower women.
These art projects are testaments to these students’ passion in visually expressing their message of global sustainability, and we at Immaculata are extremely proud of their accomplishment! Catholic Social Justice teaches us that all people are made in the image of God and so possess an equal and inalienable worth. Because of this essential dignity, each person has a right to all that is needed to allow him or her to live their full potential as intended by God. I would like to thank these students personally for their commitment to this project and their display of social justice! This will be a free and open exhibit at the RCA and the goal is to get the public in to see their work, learn about the goals and think about how we can all come together to impact them. They will have an opportunity to engage with the art by leaving comments and sharing thoughts. If you have a chance, stop by!

Mrs. Griffin
MISSION UPDATE
THANKS to all students and IRHS families who contributed to Project 18!!
Together we have contributed to the goal of preventing/ending youth homelessness in Kelowna.
As we begin 2021, 18 previously homeless young humans, now have furnished and full homes in brand new micro suite condos. We pray that their burdens have been slightly eased and that they feel SEEN and more aware of their HUMAN DIGNITY.

To all of the young women of JJ21 Mission Team….BRAVO for leading this.
To all of you who donated and/or prayed for this initiative….may GOD BLESS YOU.

Special shout out to our most wonderfully generous corporate sponsors!!

Lakehouse Home Store
Marshall's Home Furnishings
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
  • God, our Creator, You made the world in the grandeur we behold. May more people see in each new life A miracle as Your plan unfolds. Amen.heartofthenation.org
CALENDAR ITEMS:


EXAMS (Monday is uniform day)
JAN 25-28

NO SCHOOL -FOR STUDENTS
JAN 29

NEW SEMESTER BEGINS
FEB 1

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS' WEEK
FEB 1-5