The school had a very productive 2017-2018 school year and we are happily preparing for 2018-2019. The registrations and orientation tours have occurred for families in our neighborhood (Whyte Ridge, Bridgwater Trails, Bridgwater Lakes and Bridgwater Center) and we will be excited to meet any families new to our community. We planned an introductory information session and a tour of our school for any newcomers on August 31, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the school. As always, please continue to check our website https://www.pembinatrails.ca/schools/henrygizatt/Pages/Default.aspx for updates, calendar, photos of events and other information (e.g. school supplies).
One of our most exciting news items is that HGI is now in partnership with “The Bee Project”. Two hives will be placed on the roof of HGI before the summer holiday. The Bee Project staff look after the hives, connect us with a video feed so we can watch the activity and provide us with the honey from “our hives” to sell to community members. HGI students have researched a great deal about honey bees and are concerned with the impact climate change and the declining bee population will have to sustainability. Although we initially thought our honey bees would be a bonus for the HGI gardens, we have learned that bees do not fly “down” quickly. They will fly from their hive on the roof and maintain altitude with a very slow descent. Which means the HGI bees will be collecting pollen further afield than the HGI gardens.