Scholarship Donations accepted

The Zack Harvey Memorial Scholarship started giving out money to grade 12 students to support their post-secondary education in Spring 2016.

The Whole School Board of Directors are growing the scholarship fund through targeted fundraisers so that they can continue to give money to young people who once attended the Whole School.  Past successful applicants  include: Maya Green, Shanti Harris, and Hannah Abbey.

This year’s successful applicants include: Conrad Swetland, Talel McBriar, and Alexander McIntyre.  Congratulations!

Deposits to our KSCU Whole School Scholarship Fund Account can be made directly through Kootenay Saving Credit Union South Slocan branch.  Additionally you can send a cheque to:

Whole School, PO Box 240, Winlaw, BC, V0G 2J0

We also accept e-transfers to our account.  Let us know that the money is to go into the Whole School Scholarship Fund Account.

Thank you for supporting post-secondary education for local students!

THANK YOU to our Donors!!

THANK YOU to the amazing community business who made The Whole School’s Spring Market a great success! Soulumination Art Works, Wildfire Productions Glass Art Studio, Freedom Creations, Under the Boddhi Tree Clothing Company, Ursula Schantz Astrology, DIG Garden Centre, Four Seasons Greenhouse, Bee Greens Plants, Jules Delaney, Fomis Bakery, Poet Pig Farm, Legendary Meats, Home of the Happy Cow, and all the parent donors and volunteers.  Thank you to our wonderful community for coming out for the fun.  We are grateful for your ongoing support!

Meat Draw and Smokies for sale!

Poet Pig Farm has donated an entire delicious pig for our community enjoyment!  Thank you Blair and Tanya!!!

The Whole School Parent Committee is selling gluten-free smokies as a fundraiser – butchering donated by Legendary Meats.  You can buy some by contacting Josee at 250-226-6918 or calling the school.

Additionally, raffle tickets are for sale TODAY for a The Whole School Meat draw.  There will be 2 draws each including a freezer pack containing a pork belly worth of bacon, a pork loin roast, and pork chops.  Tickets are $2 each, so buy 10!  Come down to the school to buy your tickets or come to our Spring Market happening Saturday, May 12th and taste the meat on the BBQ.  The draw will be happening on Thursday, June 7th at 6pm – our last day of school so get your tickets NOW!


Spring Market, Meat Draw & Mother’s Day Sales

The Whole School’s 21st Annual Spring Market is on Saturday, May 12th from 10am-3pm.  Come to the school for children’s games and prizes, a big plant sale, yummy local BBQ provided by Poet Pig Farm and Home of the Happy Cow, desserts, and the beautiful wares of Freedom Creations, Wildfire Productions, Bodhi Tree Clothing Company, and Soulumination Art Works.  Also, enter into our Meat Draws for $2/ticket.  Two freezer packs of meat are the prizes, each including: a pork belly’s ration of bacon, pork chops and a pork loin, all donated by Poet Pig Farm and butchering by Legendary Meats.

See you there!SpringMarketWeb2018

Student Research Project at The Whole School

The Whole School students are the lucky particpants in Principal, Anniah Lang’s, Masters in Education from UBC West Kootenay Rural Education Program research project.  Anniah is studying student engagement through writing in an outdoor learning environment.  The students focus on writing and language arts in the great outdoors one or two days a week.  Anniah and her students are investigating the connection between the students’ writing enjoyment and their “classroom” environment.  Part of that exploration has included figuring out how to do creative writing while outside: what different tools you need, keeping them dry, adapting to the weather and most of all being a little quieter and noticing what is different.DSC_4407.jpg