Student Blog

  • Robotics Team wins 5th at Skills Canada National Competition!
    Congratulations to Jacob Vanvolkenburg and Liam Stregger for placing 5th overall in Robotics at Skills Canada! They competed against teams from across Canada in Edmonton this week with a robot they programmed, designed and built. The Robotics program at North Peace Secondary School is taught by tireless Mr. Churchill, and incorporates math, physics, computer engineering, ...
  • How are things going in Peace River?
    Well, I’m doing really good. I consider myself really lucky to have my host family, since they treat me as one more of the family and are really nice and open; I feel like I can talk to them if there is something wrong or to ask for help. I find North Peace Secondary really good ...
  • My year at North Peace Secondary School
    It is already 10 months that I have lived in Fort St John, BC and I attend North Peace Secondary School in Grade 12. Fort St John, is a very active city and I think you can find something to do every night like in different places; even if it is not a big city like ...
  • My Year in Fort St John!
    I like it here very much and my host family is awesome,  I am very happy to got this family  (: I met here some very good friends,  from all over the world and Fort St. John. In winter time, you can try a lot of sports, like skiing, ice skating… Or you can watch a pretty awesome ...
  • Ready to Hit the Ice!
      I am very excited!  Today is my first hockey game, my teammates are great!  I am making a lot of friends and having a lot of fun!   Jesus – Mexico    
  • My First Month in Canada
      My first week was very hard. The new language, new People, new family… However, My host family is wonderful, and very crazy (; I feel very good in this family and David, Lana, Ethan and Ali helped me a lot (: One day I made for dinner for them.  I made “german pancakes ” . In the ...
  • North Peace Secondary School – A School With a Difference
        My name is Tamilore Adeleke and I am from Nigeria. My stay so far at North peace Secondary School has been lovely and fascinating. I’ve come in contact with so many nice, friendly and wonderful people. The teachers are very helpful and knowledgeable. The students are welcoming and kind. My teachers are very creative and there ...
  • Ready to hit the ice and start my studies!
    Hi, I am Julius, I am from Nigeria. My first week in Fort St. John was nice.  The school took us on a tour of the city and showed us lots of activities we can participate in this year. They also took us bowling and ice skating which was really fun.  I like it here ...
  • My First Semester has been Great!
      I am Steven Zhou from Hong Kong and I am studying in North Peace Secondary School in Fort St. John, Canada. I am going to take 2 years to stay here and get to university after that. This is the first year that I had my first Christmas vacation here, I went to a place ...
  • My first birthday in Canada!
    November 25, I spent my first birthday somewhere else than in Finland. I’m not used to have a real celebration on my birthday, so this year was totally different. The day before we had a family dinner and the whole family was at my house eating cake and having a good time. On my actual ...
  • Powder King, Willy Wonka, and Theory of a Deadman! What an AWESOME WEEK!
      On December 13, I went skiing with two of my friends, one of them from Norway and her boyfriend from Canada. We went to Powder King. My host father drove me down there. I met Julie and Vernon there, ready to ski! It snowed the whole time we were there. It was perfect conditions and ...
  • Our Trip to Edmonton
        Our trip to Edmonton was one of the most memorable trips I’ve ever gone for. The city of Edmonton is really beautiful and we had lots of fun activities planned for us. We visited some neat places like the Alberta Legislature Building, the city hall, the University of Alberta and some other famous places. One of our greatest places ...
  • My First Christmas in Canada was something very close to Perfect!
      My first Christmas in Canada was something very close to a perfect one. School was out for a well due christmas break by the 21st of December 2012. I was very much looking forward to it because after getting a taste of skiing last winter, I just could not wait to go again. But more ...
  • My First Snow
        It snowed the first time! When I woke up at 7:30 in the morning, everything was covered in white! It was so beautiful. Where I come from in Germany, we get snow maybe two or three days a year, and it is always wet and dirty and it melts way too soon… On our way to ...
  • Grailquest Cross Country Race
      On September 29th, 2012, Julie and I participated in the Grailquest Cross Country Race at Fish Creek. We even had a team from the North Peace Secondary School, we got “NPSS” shirts and we made a team picture!                                                  We met at 9:00 am at the Northern Lights College and we did our Warm-Up. At 10:00 ...
  • My First Weeks At North Peace
      It’s very easy to summarize our first days at school: EVERYTHING is different! The first time we entered school, we just thought: Wow, it’s so big! We were shown around school, and we chose our classes for the whole year. As an exchange student, you’re allowed to pick any class you like. And there are ...
  • Soccer Tournament in Edmonton
      One week ago, I went to Edmonton with the indoor soccer team for a tournament. We got there Friday evening and we had a team dinner in an Italian restaurant. We spent the weekend there and played 3 games. We  got 2 place! The amazing thing was when we went to mall, one of the biggest ...
  • Sleigh Ride in the Peace
    We went horse sleighing on Friday, the 24th of February. It was fun, the horses were so big and lovely. Though it was cold, I still enjoyed every bit of it especially the eating part. We had hotdogs and hot chocolate. I wish we could do it again. On Saturday, we attended and participated in the Pan- ...
  • Semester Two Starts
    We went to Edmonton for the Christmas break, it was an interesting trip. We had a tour round edmonton. We saw the city mall, the University of Alberta, the WestEd mall and some other places in Edmonton. The WestEd mall was really huge, it has the galaxy land, a water park and a lot of ...
  • Skiing in Powder King
      The school offered a trip for all interested skier and snowboarder to the ski area Powder King. We were around 60 students who went on the trip. Our bus left the school at 6.30 in the morning and drove around four hours to Powder King. It was a beautiful day for skiing. We arrived at around ...
  • December Student Blog
    This month has been really amazing. We went ice skating with the hockey team on one Friday in November and it was really fun. At first most of us had that scared feeling because it was most people’s first time, but later we all got relaxed because the atmosphere was friendly. It was funny because ...
  • October Student Blog
      I can’t believe I have spent one month in Fort St John already. It seems so short because my stay so far has been remarkable, fantastic and full of surprises. So much activities have been set out for us ( International students) like myself that really makes us feel at home. We went bowling and ...
  • My First Week at North Peace Secondary School
    The first time I entered the school, I was impressed at what I saw. The school was big and extremely neat and it felt like home away from home. The teachers were very nice and I have not met such willing and helpful set of people and I felt free with them.I met some really ...
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    Student blog posts will be coming soon. Keep your eye out for stories from students about their experiences in Peace River North.