Outdoor Learning Project at Holy Saviour School

Outdoor Learning Project at Holy Saviour School

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Holy Saviour Catholic School is very excited to share news about an Outdoor Indigenous Learning Project we have underway. In collaboration with community partners, our educator teams and our Holy Saviour Catholic School student leadership team, we are working to create outdoor learning spaces that will include a gazebo, walking paths which will create spaces for outdoor/environmental and Indigenous learning, medicinal gardens for our Indigenous programming and enhanced play spaces for our Kindergarten learners! The gazebo and walking paths will provide a space for our students to explore and take part in land-based learning activities such as learning about the Grandfather Teachings and Environmental Studies. We are excited about the potential these spaces will have to support student achievement, well-being, inclusion and equity, and community engagement.

This project wouldn’t be possible without the generous financial support of community partners, the support of our Superior North Catholic District School Board team, the support and voices of our Parent Council, our incredible Educator Team, and our Holy Saviour Catholic School students.

Thank you, Barminco for your generous donation of $10,000

Photo of Terri Harmer, Principal; Liz Michano, Native Language Teacher; Luke Upton, Barminco Project Manager
Photo of Terri Harmer, Principal; Liz Michano, Native Language Teacher; Luke Upton, Barminco Project Manager
Mr. Upton joined us on a tour of our outdoor learning spaces to learn more about the project that is being developed to support our learning community.
Mr. Upton joined us on a tour of our outdoor learning spaces to learn more about the project that is being developed to support our learning community.

Thank you, Provost, Lafarge Canada Inc. and Darrell Levesque for donating the concrete and labour required to make a concrete pad.

Photo: Terri Harmer (Principal), Mike Sullivan (Provost)
Photo: Terri Harmer (Principal), Mike Sullivan, Provost
Photo: Darrell Levesque, Levesque & Sons
Photo: Darrell Levesque, Levesque and Sons
Photo: Jared Paris, Lafarge
Jared Paris, Lafarge

Thank you, Barrick Gold for their generous donation of $3000!

Photo: Tonia Oldford, Human Resource Manager - Barrick; Terri Harmer, Principal
Photo: Tonia Oldford, Human Resource Manager - Barrick; Terri Harmer, Principal

Thank you, Valard for supporting our project with a generous donation of $1000

Photo : Terri Harmer, Principal; Adam Gray, Lead Project Manager - OEWT
Photo : Terri Harmer, Principal; Adam Gray, Lead Project Manager - OEWT

With the donations we’ve received to put our ideas and visions into action, we are excited to continue our planning and will begin Phase 1 of the project this spring. We will continue to communicate and post the development of the project as we make progress.

Let the learning adventures begin!

Special thanks to Barry Biggs, Plant and Field Services Manager; James Salo, Plant and Field Services Assistant Manager; Sarah Clowes, Technology Enabled Learning Teacher; Paul Tsekouras, Superintendent of Education; and Kerry Desjardins, Superintendent of Education from our Superior North Catholic District School Board team who have been actively working to help support the development and process of putting this vision into action! 

"Together We Educate Heart, Mind and Soul."