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 My name is Lisa Parsonson and I am the new Teacher Librarian at Byrne Creek. I am so excited to be a part of this community and work in the beautiful Library Learning Commons. Before this, I have worked as a Head Teacher, a classroom teacher, an ELL teacher, a program consultant in arts education and a Faculty Associate at SFU. I speak two languages: English and French. I love to cycle, hike and walk. I also enjoy trying new technologies in creative ways. I am married and have a cat, called Maggie.

 I look forward to getting to know the students and staff here at Byrne. Please come and drop by the LLC and say hello.

GIANT PUPA IN A-WING

You may have noticed a giant pupa structure in A-wing:

What will emerge?

Insectula?Giant Rubber Duck?

Or maybe a 30ft C15 Racing Canoe?

Over the last 10 weeks, Byrne Creek has been hosting the Community Boat Building Project sponsored by Dragon Boat BC and the Britannia Britannia Heritage Shipyard Society. This is the 3rd C15 Racing Canoe built for this project that  commemorates Canada 150. The Two other canoes were built earlier at Woodward’s Atrium in Vancouver and at the Britannia Heritage Shipyard in Richmond.

 

Model UN Forum in the C4D Regarding Indigenous Peoples

While the Indigenous Peoples of the world make up only 5% of the world’s total population, they account for 15% of the world’s poor. Much of their situation is the result of historical discrimination carried out through policies promoting assimilation, expulsion, relocation, and even extermination. The international community and the United Nations are concerned about the rights of Indigenous People and hope to address the deep-rooted problems to improve their lives.

The grade 10s in Ms. Woolf’s and Ms. Broughton’s Socials classes looked at global governance; climate action; and, land rights for Indigenous Peoples around the world.

In the Centre for Dialogue they presented their findings, debated the issues and drafted resolutions to solve these problems.

Learn more at the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs site.

Byrne Creek Biology Students Explore the Value of Local Forests

Ms. Virani’s Biology 11 class recently created websites cataloguing the biodiversity of Byrne Creek Ravine Park as part of their exploration into ecosystems, classification, and ecology. This project entailed a field trip to the park to photograph and identify the plants they found. Students then created websites to showcase their findings:
Byrne Creek Park Ecology 1
Byrne Creek Park Ecology 2