Just before the holidays, MacLachlan's gym was transformed into a medieval escape room by DeCode Adventures. Throughout the day, Grades 7-12 math students worked collaboratively in teams of unique thinkers and used their logical reasoning, critical thinking and mental math skills to solve a variety of puzzles. Their communication and teamwork skills were put to the test as they worked with new people to solve challenging problems in unfamiliar situations. Together, they navigated the forest containing hidden clues, deciphered coded messages to open locked treasures, gathered evidence to solve a murder mystery, and followed visual instructions to build a bow that was then used to shoot the arrow that defeated the dragon enemy.
The Primary classes took to the ice on Tuesday at the Canlan Ice Sports Centre for their first of four skating days this term. Our younger students enjoyed the day despite the many falls and tumbles. A big thank you to all of the teachers and parents for lacing up all of those skates!
Our class Science Centre trip was amazing! We first went to the Human Body Exhibit in the exhibits hall. Here we went rock climbing through a maze, and saw an endless tunnel, which was not actually endless after all! After the exhibits we went for a workshop called Body Works where we had a hands-on experience with perserved body parts and conducted a few experiments. It was very interesting! After the workshop we went for lunch then and then we went to the IMAX theatre to see a movie about the body. All of this fit very well with our current IB Unit, Me and My Body! By Faazil, Grade 5
The Student Staff Floor Hockey League got underway on Friday with the Habs and Bruins facing off in the first game of the 2017 season. The first half of the game was quite evenly played as Mr. McFarlane scored two and Asad potted one for the Habs. Mr. Griffin, Matt and Russell kept pace scoring singles for the Bruins. As the game progressed, magnificent team play and puck movement of the Bruins began to pay huge dividends as the combo of Ms. Jabbour and Matt lead to 5 unanswered goals for the Bruins. Jabbour from Pridgeon started to sound like a broken record as Matthew kept drawing the Habs goalie to his side of the net and then passing the puck to the wide open Jabbour who finished the play. Zeejah also scored a hat trick for the Bruins to conclude the scoring rampage and an 11-3 victory.
In the second match, the Stars took their game 9-5 over the Hawks. Sulamon demonstrated outstanding quickness and puck handling adeptness while racking up 6 goals on the night, surpassing the Hawks’ total team scoring output. Ms. Birnie contributed with 2 goals and 2 assists while Mr. Dominiato recorded a goal and 3 assists. Both Leoni and Tabi picked up a helper. For the Hawks, Hope Hadfield scored twice to lead the white, red and black while Ms. Stedman and Archie Mullins contributed singles.
Hockey action will continue the week after next as Upper School students are writing Mid-Year Evaluations.