An excellent time for education

Published on September 19, 2017

This is my 11th year at West Vancouver Schools, and I can’t recall a better time for education in the province.

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Summer is full of opportunity

Published on June 26, 2017

The last bell is just around the corner, and summer is finally here. Year-end ceremonies at elementary and secondary schools have almost all concluded,

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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,

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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,

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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,

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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,

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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,

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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,

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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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