Makerspace Event at Holy Saviour School

Makerspace Event at Holy Saviour School

On May 7th, Holy Saviour School hosted a Makerspace Event for the community. Makerspace is a collaborative workspace for making, learning, exploring and sharing, that uses high tech to no tech tools. In addition, a team of Holy Saviour parents, teachers, and community partners worked to achieve Gold Status Certification with Ophea Healthy Schools. We are excited to share that Holy Saviour received notification that we reached our goal and have achieved Gold certification!! This acknowledgement recognizes the school community for the work it has done to enhance the health and well-being of students, staff, families and the broader community.

The event on May 7th included staff, families, students, parent council and community partners. Collectively, we created and hosted a variety of interactive learning spaces for the community to explore, learn and tinker. Some of these stations included: BBQ, Yogourt Parfait Station, Healthy Beverages, Book Fair, Pet Therapy, Marathon Fire Dept. Obstacle Course, Calming Strategies, Prayer Rocks, Green Screen, Break Out EDU kits, Growing Tower & Greenhouse, Sporting Stations, Music, Liquid Smudging, Yoga and How to Tie a Fisherman’s Knot. We have continued our work to develop a healthy school by purchasing a set of bikes, trikes and scooters for our Primary students, a set of yoga mats for school-wide yoga & meditation lessons, equipment to support relationship building and outdoor play (sandbox, picnic tables, benches and outdoor play equipment) and equipped our Makerspace with cooking tools and utensils to further develop cooking lessons and programs for students to learn about eating and preparing healthy foods.

students and al cresswell at Holy Saivour school bbq
Tara Patterson (Chair of our Parent Council), Al Creswell, Myla Lackey, Paisley Readman, Phoneix Readman and Makaiya Lackey (Student leadership team)
 Marathon Fire Department came to organize and run an Obstacle Course for the Community
Marathon Fire Department came to organize and run an Obstacle Course for the Community
Ethan Harmer and Ryder Devereaux learning to tie a fisherman's knot
Ethan Harmer and Ryder Devereaux learning to tie a fisherman's knot
Sawyer McKnight - with Bearded Dragon at Pet Therapy Station
Sawyer McKnight - with Bearded Dragon at Pet Therapy Station
Music Therapy with Mr. Taraborrelli and Mr. Nault and Constable Colin Harmer
Music Therapy with Mr. Taraborrelli and Mr. Nault and Constable Colin Harmer
Liquid Smudging with April Thornton, Carly Gingras, and Liz Michano
Liquid Smudging with April Thornton, Carly Gingras, and Liz Michano
Alya Patterson, Liberty Benson, Cora Ewen (Student Leadership Team)
Alya Patterson, Liberty Benson, Cora Ewen - Student Leadership Team
Sarah Clowes (Digitial Learning Lead with SNCDSB) helping students learn Green Screen
Sarah Clowes, Technology Enabled Learning Teacher Contact helping students learn Green Screen

We thank all our community partners, parents, parent council, families, friends and students who joined in to support our event and took part in helping us achieve our Gold Certification!

"Together We Educate Heart, Mind and Soul."