SCHOOL CORNER: Lots of activity at Hatzic secondary

Student contributor Carly Erickson lets us in on what's happening at Hatzic.

With the 2011-12 school year well underway, Hatzic students are noticing a few changes throughout the building.

Firstly, a revised administration team is working diligently to get students back into the school year and providing solutions to student’s timetables and other issues. Also, the transition into a Grade 7-12 middle school/high school this year has proved successful so far, and our younger students are smoothly adapting to high school life.

Although we are only one month into school, Hatzic has already held its annual Terry Fox Run and raised $500 for cancer research. We had a great turn out and it proved to be a fun experience for all students involved. The Terry Fox Run was not only a successful fundraiser for an important and deserving cause, but also a first chance for the school as a whole to get together. We all had fun and eased into the school year, while getting to know each other at the same time.

One of Hatzic’s most interesting opportunities, the Habitat for Humanity trip, is also well underway and we are anticipating another successful trip! This year’s trip will be to Guatemala, where students and volunteering teachers will work with Habitat affiliates to build a home for a local family. The trip offers students the chance to experience a different, simpler way of life and extend their helping hand not only locally, but globally as well.

The opportunity helps students to gain perspective and try to understand how less fortunate people survive in the unfavourable conditions of a third world country. Hatzic is proud to be one of the few public schools in B.C. to offer such a wonderful opportunity for its students and help others on a global scale. Congratulations to this year’s accepted participants!

Hatzic’s music and theatre department has always impressed the students and parents with their wonderful plays, musicals, concerts, etc. Therefore, we are pleased to announce that our drama students will be performing a play at our annual Remembrance Day assembly. We look forward to the performance and the chance to honour our local veterans.

With Halloween just around the corner, Hatzic is preparing for a school spirit week and a long list of other events for students to show off their school pride and spice up their lunch hours. Hatzic’s spirit weeks also allow new students to get involved in different events around the school and join in the school spirit. So far, this Halloween looks to be one of the most interesting yet!

Carly Erickson is a Grade 12 student at Hatzic Secondary School