Category 'General News'


French as a Second Language – Indigenous Culture

For the first session of French at The Element High School, we are discussing indigenous culture. The students started this particular unit by reading and discussing a legend, and chose a topic to research and present at the end of the session.  The students also took a look at cultural symbols after learning how to analyze […]


Media Arts – Exploring the World of Radio and Photography

Grade 10 students got the pleasure of working with local photographer Andrew Szeto, Head of Multimedia/Photography for the Canadian Coast Guard. The class discussed the concept of “shooting the story” and even had a chance to participate in a photo shoot/editing session. Here’s the result of our workshop: Next we took a tour of the recording […]


September – The Month That Was

Dear Parents, It seems that our students and teachers are settling in to another school year and there is a positive energy flowing though our building.  It has been a pleasure to watch our staff so eagerly and collaboratively planning their lessons.  I find myself wishing I could sit in on them all. As our […]


Ottawa Food Bank Community Harvest

Last Friday, students helped out at Black’s Family Farm, on behalf  of the Ottawa Food Bank. e1 students harvested potatoes and chatted with the farmers Jeremy and Jason about the importance of volunteer work with the Ottawa Food Bank.  By the end of the morning we had harvested around 1,000 lb of potatoes! The Element […]


Media Arts – Exploring Stop Motion Animation

Last week, the grade 10 Media Arts class took a closer look at the magic of stop motion animation. After viewing a few examples, the students had the opportunity to create their very own stop motion video. Overall, the students submitted some very impressive work. Below, you will find a photo of a few characters […]


Lesson on Canadian Military History

Last week, e2 students got a unique lesson on Canadian military history. We were loaned a box of First World War artifacts from the Canadian War Museum, and students were able to interact with and interpret them as part of their study of life in the trenches in World War I. Here are some photos […]


The Ottawa Food Bank – Our Last AWOL of the Year

On June 14th, e2 students volunteered at the Ottawa Food Bank warehouse, sorting food that will be shipped to various distribution sites around the city. This was part of a Geography assignment, where students were asked to plan a community service project that addressed the challenges faced by newcomers to Canada or refugees. After learning […]


Summer Activities

Summertime – what we wait in anticipation for all year long! The days get longer, people start filling the streets, and festivals seem to be going on every week. Ottawa truly comes alive in the summer, and this list of highlights will help you and your family enjoy the very best Ottawa has to offer! […]


April in Ottawa

With the start of spring finally arriving, and the weather warming, Ottawa is starting to come to life as it always does this time of year. The days get longer, the sun shines brighter, and everyone’s mood is enhanced as the anticipation of hot weather grows shorter. Here are some fun events for you and your […]


High School Education that Inspires, Engages and Develops Potential in Students!

While many middle and high school students struggle to find relevance in a world of textbooks, homework and tests, students at The Element High School find their connection in real life experiences. The Element, located in Lansdowne Park, opened in 2015 and serves students in grades 7 through 12. It is an extension of parent […]