On September 24, ten Niagara Catholic students and two teachers embarked on a three-month co-operative education experience to the island of Dominica. Students from Lakeshore Catholic High School, Saint Michael Catholic High School and Blessed Trinity Secondary School along with teachers Jason and Amber Benoit are staying at the convent of Portsmouth, Dominica, thanks to the generosity of Sister Alces Williams.
The International Co-operative Experience gives students the opportunity to earn four co-operative education credits and three academic credits while experiencing another culture.
The students have various co-op options to choose from including: assisting classroom teachers in the preparation, delivery and assessment of curriculum at St John’s Catholic Elementary School; assisting registered nurses in the daily care of the residents of the Northern District Home for the Aged (the Grange); organizing a literacy club run out of the Portsmouth Library; or helping professional educators teach life skills to the students of the Centre where Adolescents Learn to Love and Serve (CALLS).
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