West Vancouver Place for Sport offers benefits for students and larger community

Published on April 20, 2017

Most of our families are likely aware that our track at West Vancouver Secondary School, well-used by students throughout the district and the larger community for more than 70 years, has aged considerably and is in need of repair or replacement.

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A magical story

Published on March 1, 2017

Last week, along with a sold out crowd at the Kay Meek Theatre, I watched the premiere of the documentary, Longshot: The Brian Upson Story, as told through the lens of a small team of Rockridge Secondary film students.

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Communicating student learning is a community effort

Published on January 24, 2017

In this column, it is usual to hear from me directly on aspects of student learning and education, and from our Board Chair, Carolyn Broady, on issues around governance within West Vancouver Schools.

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BC students top readers, second in science and sixth in math worldwide

Published on December 13, 2016

First term report cards recently arrived at home, providing families with some insight into student performance. The province also got a report card last week, comparing BC student achievement to the rest of the world – and the results are outstanding.

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Report cards: An ongoing conversation

Published on November 18, 2016

Very soon, students will be bringing home the first of three report cards for the current academic year. In the past, report cards were one of just a few formal means of communication between parents and teachers in the K-12 education system.

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Professional growth deeply connected to student success

Published on October 19, 2016

Over the years, I have heard feedback from some outside the education sector that professional development…

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A Joyful Start

Published on September 27, 2016

By Chris Kennedy, Superintendent of Schools
This fall, you’ll likely be hearing quite a lot about BC’s revised K-12 curriculum in the news, from your child’s teacher and from us. The media and many of those who work with schools or provide resources to schools have also started to pick up on the changes – and I’m sure there will be a lot more in that regard as we move through the year.

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West Vancouver Schools will seek parent input on reporting

Published on June 7, 2016

If the only constant is change, schools, parents and students will be in good company this fall, as the province moves to the next phase in a planned transition to the revised curriculum.

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Linking today’s students to the future

Published on April 7, 2016

With the Fraser Institute’s release of Elementary School rankings, there are the usual rumblings in…

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One district, three campuses

Published on January 21, 2016

It’s January, and one of the things we do to kick off the year is to start thinking about our enrolment and scheduling for the following September.

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