Our Kids, Our Schools, and Our Work Together

Published on September 19, 2017

This year, as is our tradition in West Vancouver Schools, administrators, teachers and staff came together on the Thursday before Labour Day for our opening day event at the Kay Meek Centre.

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Farewell and bon chance to our graduates and retirees

Published on June 27, 2017

As June comes to a close, it’s a good time to spend a few moments reflecting on all the changes ahead for the 732 graduates of West Vancouver Schools and the 24 staff members who will be retiring this year.

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Elections as learning opportunities

Published on May 16, 2017

The results of BC’s 2017 may not yet be fully known, but the past month has seen a number of amazing learning opportunities for students across our district.

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Decisions must be made based on what’s best for students

Published on April 18, 2017

The 2017 provincial election is officially underway, offering a very short, but important opportunity to talk about what matters to British Columbians.

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Provincial budget brings good news for education

Published on March 1, 2017

Although the writ for BC’s provincial election won’t drop officially until April 9, the 2017 budget delivered in Victoria this month contained some important announcements pertaining to education.

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Support for classrooms

Published on January 24, 2017

On many occasions, I have commended our exceptional staff on the role they play making this district such a special place to learn and work.

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Year in review sets stage for continued success

Published on December 16, 2016

As the year comes to a close and we prepare for the holidays, I took a few minutes at Tuesday’s Board meeting to reflect on some of our school district highlights of 2016 and begin to look forward to 2017.

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Building Support for North Shore Youth Mental Health

Published on November 18, 2016

During this week’s public Board meeting, we were treated to a presentation from a group of Sentinel students about their trip to help build a simple home in a community in the Dominican Republic.

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Celebrating Quality Public Education

Published on October 19, 2016

Over the past few weeks many of you have followed the increasingly troubling situation in Vancouver. While my greatest hope is that all sides can find a way to move forward,

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Let’s talk about Education this Election year

Published on September 27, 2016

My first column of the year is being penned in the midst of a fairly tight election race south of the border,

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