Every morning I enjoy meeting your families at the curb and welcoming you to school. It is interesting to observe the different rituals that make up each family's routine for beginning the day. Each morning I tell my own child to be a good friend and listen to his teacher... Click here to read more.
We hope everyone has enjoyed a restful Spring Break! Classes resume Monday, March 31st and students are reminded to please wear their number one uniform. Make plans to stay after drop off for our Welcome Back Assembly at 8:45am. Families are friends are invited to attend...
I have been talking a bit with parents in the school about the nature of the education that their children are receiving at the school. They have pointed out that their children could go to another school, and get higher grades with less work. I can only agree. But, in our school, we are most interested in learning, learning that is complex, and challenging, and rewarding... Click here to read more.
Imagine this: In just a few years, your child has graduated and gone to university. After a few weeks, you get a phone call, and your child tells you that this university is hard, so hard, with difficult assignments and a huge reading list... and that their roommate does not know how to clean up, and that it is really difficult to see a Professor... Click here to read more.
Imagine: An adult is hit by a soccer ball on a playground, and unfortunately suffers a concussion. What would you do, if you administered a school? An administrator in a public school in Toronto faced this issue recently, and so banned the use of inflated balls in the schoolyard.
In some schools, games of tag and other chase and elimination games have been banned, following particular complaints of injury or the bruising of self-esteem. Click here to read more
In this Morning’s Vancouver Sun, there was an Op-Ed by Geoff Johnson, a retired public school Superintendent, entitled, “Make report cards relics of the past”. Mr. Johnson suggests that “All the fuss about report cards and the importance of letter grades supported by vague generic comments is a fuss about the wrong thing. As public education moves toward 21st-century individualized learning, the systems of reporting progress will need to move with it and the traditional report card will become a quaint relic of the previous century.” Click here to read more.