As a UNESCO Associated School (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization), Sa-Hali students have opportunities to focus on the 17   Sustainable Development Goals established by the UN.  This fall, the UNESCO Club, supported by Mrs. Penney, Mrs. Syms and Mrs. Cacaci, decided to focus on the   goal 'Zero Hunger'. 

 Recognizing the skyrocketing costs of living and the specific impact food prices have made it increasingly difficult for local families to meet their basic needs, the Sa-   Hali UNESCO Club put their energy into fundraising for the Kamloops Food Bank by organizing an Empty Bowls Fundraiser.

On December 7th, the Sa-Hali Library was set up to showcase the bowls, soup, art, and other class projects for the Fundraiser/Presentation of Learning.  Staff, students, families and friends all attended. The enthusiasm and generosity of those who attended this event resulted in a highly successful outcome! 

Sa-Hali Secondary was proud to deliver a cheque for $2,300 to the Kamloops Food Bank!


Thank you to everyone who participated in this event!

Sa-Hali Secondary School is proud to be part of the UNESCO Associated Schools Network. What does it mean to be a UNESCO school? The UNESCO Associated Schools Network has over 12,000 associated schools in 182 countries. In Canada, we are part of over 100 schools in 9 Provinces and Territories. Teachers and students in UNESCO associated schools explore four study areas. These include the following: Intercultural learning, Education for Global Citizenship, Education for Sustainable Development, and the ASPnet and UNESCO priorities. Teachers provide innovative learning experiences and inclusive environments that encourage students to reflect on a variety of global issues, such as human rights, poverty, sustainability, and cultural diversity.

UNESCO’s Four Pillars of Learning (learning to do, learning to be, learning to know, and learning to live together) are a daily part of our learning at Sa-Hali Secondary School. Students are encouraged and recognized for demonstrating these important qualities.

Being a part of the UNESCO program opens up a variety of unique and educational opportunities for students and staff. In 2023, one student and a teacher were involved with the Annual World Cultural Heritage Youth Symposium in Olympia, Greece, taking part in a variety of workshops and visiting the Historic Cultural sire in Olympia. As part of the Symposium, the student researched and prepared a presentation on the country of Serbia describing the tangible and intangible aspects of the culture.

At Sa-Hali Secondary School we are very proud of our involvement in the UNESCO Associated Schools program, and these core values and ideas are seen throughout our daily practice. Teachers through their own personal practice of reconciliation, decolonization, and inclusivity are continually embracing the UNESCO principles and goals that help to strengthen a community with the students and the wider community. 


Check out these links for more information:

Sustainable Development Goals

UNESCO Associated Schools Network


UNESCO in Action

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