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Oskayak Down Under

This six part series will follows a group of students as they plan and work to finance a trip to Australia and New Zealand. The students are pupils of Oskayak High School in Saskatoon, a high school that has a large percentage of aboriginal students. Poverty, racism and brushes with the law are challenges in their young lives. With this background they plan to take a class trip to New Zealand and Australia. Its a brave plan and we will follow them as they carry it out and make the trip of their lifetime.

  • Fundraising Event
    Wednesday, June 26
    1:30 am on FNX 9.3
    The students continue with fund-raising activities, including putting together a large school event that will feature the Bionic Bannock Boys and establishing online contact with their peers in Australia and New Zealand. Finally, we go with the class in the air to New Zealand, many of which have never been on a plane before.
  • Wednesday, July 3
    1:30 am on FNX 9.3
    The students begin learning about the Maori culture firsthand. They begin with making Maori cultural artifacts and take part in traditional Maori activities.
  • Sydney, Australia
    Wednesday, July 10
    1:30 am on FNX 9.3
    The group continues their trek across the New Zealand countryside with stops at more Maori villages meeting the Maori people and learning about the history of Maori language including the efforts by the New Zealand government to outlaw it.
  • Long Journey Home
    Wednesday, July 17
    1:30 am on FNX 9.3
    The students continue their learning and fun filled adventure then wrapping up with sharing their experiences in New Zealand.
  • Opening Day
    Wednesday, July 24
    1:30 am on FNX 9.3
    Opening Day - The series begins with the introduction of the senior class of Oskayak High School. The class discuss and develop a plan to do something special together for their last year of high school - a trip to New Zealand.
  • Students and Teachers
    Wednesday, July 31
    1:30 am on FNX 9.3
    The students begin their efforts to raise money and make arrangements for their trip. They learn how to apply for passports, put on community fund-raising events, and interact with the local community.
  • Fundraising Event
    Wednesday, August 7
    1:30 am on FNX 9.3
    The students continue with fund-raising activities, including putting together a large school event that will feature the Bionic Bannock Boys and establishing online contact with their peers in Australia and New Zealand. Finally, we go with the class in the air to New Zealand, many of which have never been on a plane before.
  • Wednesday, August 14
    1:30 am on FNX 9.3
    The students begin learning about the Maori culture firsthand. They begin with making Maori cultural artifacts and take part in traditional Maori activities.
  • Sydney, Australia
    Wednesday, August 21
    1:30 am on FNX 9.3
    The group continues their trek across the New Zealand countryside with stops at more Maori villages meeting the Maori people and learning about the history of Maori language including the efforts by the New Zealand government to outlaw it.
  • Long Journey Home
    Wednesday, August 28
    1:30 am on FNX 9.3
    The students continue their learning and fun filled adventure then wrapping up with sharing their experiences in New Zealand.

 

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  • Students and Teachers
    Wednesday, June 19
    1:30 am on FNX 9.3
    The students begin their efforts to raise money and make arrangements for their trip. They learn how to apply for passports, put on community fund-raising events, and interact with the local community.
  • Opening Day
    Wednesday, June 12
    1:30 am on FNX 9.3
    Opening Day - The series begins with the introduction of the senior class of Oskayak High School. The class discuss and develop a plan to do something special together for their last year of high school - a trip to New Zealand.
  • Long Journey Home
    Wednesday, June 5
    1:30 am on FNX 9.3
    The students continue their learning and fun filled adventure then wrapping up with sharing their experiences in New Zealand.
  • Sydney, Australia
    Wednesday, May 29
    1:30 am on FNX 9.3
    The group continues their trek across the New Zealand countryside with stops at more Maori villages meeting the Maori people and learning about the history of Maori language including the efforts by the New Zealand government to outlaw it.
  • Wednesday, May 22
    1:30 am on FNX 9.3
    The students begin learning about the Maori culture firsthand. They begin with making Maori cultural artifacts and take part in traditional Maori activities.
  • Fundraising Event
    Wednesday, May 15
    1:30 am on FNX 9.3
    The students continue with fund-raising activities, including putting together a large school event that will feature the Bionic Bannock Boys and establishing online contact with their peers in Australia and New Zealand. Finally, we go with the class in the air to New Zealand, many of which have never been on a plane before.
  • Students and Teachers
    Wednesday, May 8
    1:30 am on FNX 9.3
    The students begin their efforts to raise money and make arrangements for their trip. They learn how to apply for passports, put on community fund-raising events, and interact with the local community.
  • Opening Day
    Wednesday, May 1
    1:30 am on FNX 9.3
    Opening Day - The series begins with the introduction of the senior class of Oskayak High School. The class discuss and develop a plan to do something special together for their last year of high school - a trip to New Zealand.