Layers of Learning

At the start of our Curriculum Night last Wednesday (Sept. 13), Vice-Principal Laura Magrath and I shared a fifteen minute presentation which had two intentions: summarize the layers of learning that happen at BICS in every subject,

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Farewell, Grade 7s

On Wednesday, June 28, 2017, students, staff, families and community members gathered to celebrate our Grade 7s and wish them well.

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Bike to School/Work Week – Some Good News

Bowen Island is not yet known for its bike riding but if you look closely, there is a bike culture: you will see no shortage of bikes down by the ferry dock,

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Everything I needed to know about learning…

Written by Laura Magrath; first published to Becoming A Resident
Everything I needed to know about learning, I learned at an amusement park.

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“ADST” – A New School Subject?

“Necessity is the mother of invention.”
Over the years, I’ve conceived of many simple ideas to address small problems: keeping rats out of the garage,

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Learning Character – Openness

It’s easy to get caught up in the moment in thinking that “now, more than ever, the world needs more…tolerance, more openness,

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Different, or Just New? Communicating Learning K-7

Recently, BICS Vice-Principal Laura Magrath and I hosted a Communicating Student Learning Information Evening. In response to major changes to BC’s curriculum,

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How to Be Successfully Ambitious

This is our third post in a series on our school goal, to enhance the Learning Character of all members of the BICS community using the acronym R.O.A.R.

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Learning Character: Responsibility

Last year, when a group of teachers and parents came together to determine our school goal, we agreed Learning Character – attributes helpful for students’ success as learners – was essential.

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Learning Character

In his book, Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell made the case that hard work, specifically over 10 000 hours of hard work,

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