iHub Open 2020

Dec 1, 2020

Scroll down to watch the whole open house,
or to pick shorter videos based on content.

Or check out our FAQ’s

When students move on from middle school to the next leg of their education journey, many assume the local catchment school is their best option. Is this an informed decision? For those who want to learn differently, there is another possibility. For those who want to challenge themselves to Dream, Create, and Learn,” Inquiry Hub Secondary School presents a wonderful reason to choose a different school and a unique opportunity for a transformative educational experience. Don’t let your address make the decision. Follow your passion. Choose your school. Go beyond. 

It’s time to be open with you. 

Inquiry Hub (iHub) isn’t everything. It can’t be for everyone. But if it is for you, it will be the best decision you have ever made. 

Here at iHubwe help students thrive and take the lead in their education. Students are like those in any other public high school except that they dream bigger, have more passion, and they go beyond. iHub could be your public high school 

Having students lead the school is one of Inquiry Hub’s core elements. So, for our digital iHub Open, you are not be getting just the perspective of the principal and the teachers, but also the studentsThey will be discussing the school, their peers, and their passions because it is their school. 

Most importantly, you’ll see the truth. You’ll see student creations, student dreams, and the reality of learning as it happens at Inquiry Hub.  

If you missed the presentation on December 1st, don’t worry, we’ve captured it below. You can watch the first video from start to finish, or you can watch segments we’ve edited to go to specific parts of the presentation.

Other important information:

  • How do I start the application process? Students fill out this quick application, then our Principal, Mr. Truss, will contact you and your parents/guardians.
  • Who is the school for? Scroll to the bottom of the page for a quick description.
  • Where can I find out more about the school? See some great student projects, or learn more about the school here.
  • What if I’m not sure about applying? Just ASK us you questions, and a student, teacher, or the principal will get back to you.

Watch the Open House from start to finish:

Mr. Truss on ‘The Purpose of Inquiry Hub‘:

Senna, Grade 9, on ‘Applying and starting school at iHub‘:

Q & A Part 1

Mrs. VanHulsen on ‘Courses offered at iHub?

Heloisa, Grade 9, on ‘How big are the classes?

Mr. Truss on ‘Tuition‘ (there is none, we are a SD43 public school):

Bailey, Grade 11, on ‘Community and Clubs‘:

Mr. Truss on ‘Band and Music‘:

Ben, Grade 11, on “School events and Dances“:

Madison, Grade 10, on ‘Art Classes‘:

Thia, Grade 10, on ‘What are inquiries, and her inquiries so far‘. (Link to Thia’s food blog.)

Q & A Part 2

Ben on ‘How many projects do you work on a year?

Mrs. Vanhulsen on ‘Resources to help with inquiries

Mr. Truss on ‘What if I don’t know what my interests are?

Ms. Yu on ‘Self directed learning and the learning process‘:

Q & A Part 3

Ben on ‘Do students write exams?
Note: Yes we have tests and exams like regular schools…
But we tend to have far less of them than other schools, 
with many other forms of assessment taking precedent.

Heloisa on ‘PE Classes

Heloisa and Maddison on ‘SCRUM

Mr. Sarte on ‘School and life after Inquiry Hub‘:

Q & A Part 4

Ollie, Grade 11 & MC, on ‘where to find us on online
Questions: InquiryHub.org/ASK
Applications: InquiryHub.org/APPLY
Social Media: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube

Mr. Truss – ‘Out of district applications (and what grades?)

Ben on ‘What makes a student successful at iHub?

Mr. Truss – ‘How many students are at Inquiry Hub

Mr. Truss – ‘Applications start now!
Note (not mentioned): First round of applications due in by January 15th.

Mrs. VanHulsen on ‘Languages available

Ben on ‘Coming from French Immersion

Mrs. Vanhulsen & Mr. Truss on ‘The school day/schedule, online courses, and covid-19

Maddison on ‘Socialization and group work

Mr. Sarte of ‘Science offerings

Mrs. VanHulsen on ‘Outdoor Exploration (and Fish School)

Mr. Truss on ‘IDS – Independent Directed Studies and university acceptance (and portfolios)

Heloisa on ‘The workload compared to Middle School

Maddison on ‘What does a typical day look like?‘:

Mr. Truss – ‘Final Thoughts
– Opportunities for one-on-one teacher support.
– Group work includes training about how to be effective in a group.
– Students create opportunities for themselves, and for the school.

Inquiry Hub is for…

Students who share a passion for knowing and investigation and want to use technology to learn. Inquiry Hub is for students who are seeking a smaller, cooperative learning environment where they can focus on their interests individually and in small teams – those who:

  • are motivated learners with self-regulation skills
  • can work independently during unstructured class time
  • want a chance to apply their learning in a practical way
  • are interested in research and learning with technology
  • desire to work on projects which make a difference

See some of our student projects here.

Start your application process here.