This Week in the Classroom

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Study Skills Academic Principal, Kirandeep Kaur, presented a study skills session for interested students on Saturday. In this session she covered a range of skills from learning styles to note-taking techniques to how to read questions correctly and answer those questions on the big day.    Structured English Immersion In …

Kabaddi Competition 2017

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The annual kabaddi tournament took place this past weekend. It was a fun event with lots of participation from both the players and the spectators. This year, due to an increased number of intermediate students, there was also an intermediate competition, allowing the younger students to participate fully. The tournament …

This Week in the Classroom

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Sexual Reproduction in Plants Grade 10 Biology students recently studied the process of sexual reproduction in plants by preparing colourful clay models of insect and wind pollinated flowers. They worked in groups and presented their models to the class.      Comparing Cells to Countries Grade 9 science students recently …

Some Halloween Fun

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In a nod to the rich culture of our American students, we celebrated Halloween this weekend. It was an opportunity for the students to use their creativity and get up on stage in front of their peers. There were lots of great costumes, skits and performances, including a hip hop …

Celebrating Guru Nanak Dev Ji

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To celebrate Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s birthday, the gatka squad participated in the local Nagar Kirtan, travelling from Guru Ki Wadali Gurdwara to Chheharta Sahib Gurdwara. Both Gurdwaras are within two kilometres of Miri Piri Academy. It was a high spirited and fun event. At the end of the Nagar …

Getting to Know Our Newest Teachers

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We’ve had three new academic teachers join us this year at MPA, Chandni Sood, Harjit Kaur and Siri Parmeshar Singh. Here’s a little bit about each of them:  Chandni Sood: Combined Science, Biology Masters in Chemistry from Khalsa College, Bachelors of Education  Prior to coming to MPA: taught at Ryan …

Better Late than Never

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The first sports competition of the year was the Frisbee Competition, but unfortunately somehow in the rush of all the October events, our blog post about it did not get published. Better late than never right? Blue, Gold, Silver and White each brought their spirit and athleticism to this competition. …

General Knowledge Bowl 2017

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The General Knowledge Bowl was held this weekend. In this jeopardy-inspired competition, the houses compete to see which house can earn the most points answering questions from a range of categories such as sports, logic, life sciences, maths, and of course MPA trivia.  The competition had five rounds. In rounds …