Category Archives: Fish

Term 2 – Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow

The final weeks of term 2 have certainly had a number of exciting occurrences take place! Here are some brief highlights.


Library Club – Fish Division Field Trip

This afternoon a group of thirteen boys made the journey to Noah’s Pet Ark where they selected a variety of new fish for the Library fish tank. The boys who came on the field trip have diligently cared for the fish throughout the school year – cleaning the tank, feeding them, and generally being upstanding fish enthusiasts. As the population of the fish tank grew exponentially today, concerns of unrest amongst the fish are rife. Which fish will become the ringleader of the tank? Will the Gold Gourami be able to continue his dominance? Only time will tell…


Grade 6 Destination Imagination

At the end of February, a group of five grade 6 boys made the journey to Burnaby North Secondary School to participate in the Destination Imagination Regional Tournament. Since their return from Christmas, the boys had been working on creating a vehicle that would be able to make trips back and forth across the presentation area, all while performing a skit. The boys performed admirably well and are currently working on their new and improved solution for Provincials in early April.

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Grade 4 Skype Visit with Evan Howard

Last Friday, Evan Howard (an adventurer, most recently seen on History Channel’s Curse of the Frozen Gold) joined the grade 4’s online to discuss what it is like to live and survive in the Arctic. This tied in nicely with the Arctic themed book that the boys are reading in Language Arts – Frozen Fire. Evan chatted and shared photos of his attempted winter traverse of the Brooks Range in Alaska before fielding questions from the boys.


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Sea Star Nerd

Melanie Knight, Marine Biologist, Sea star nerd, aquarium founder & TED presenter visited our school to participate in the Human Library.


You can check out Melanie’s TedxTalk here:




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Fishful Thinking

Our new aquarium is attracting lots of attention in the Library, even though it’s currently unoccupied (except for plants). Once the water has been conditioned for a few more days, we’ll be ready to add some fish to it. Alexander, one of the aquarium monitors, has suggested a naming competition for our fish. Do you have any ideas for good fishy monikers? Leave them in a comment below!



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Fish Aquarium is Back!

Yesterday boys from a variety of grades participated in helping create the new fresh water fish aquarium. The tank has Amazonian substrate and plants from Denmark!  The tank isn’t ready for fish yet but stay tuned as we will choose our fish (and maybe shrimp) in the coming weeks. Big thank you to Costin, our fish expert, for helping us set up the aquarium.


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