Code of Conduct: How We Show our Personal Best by Mr. Blackburn

I remember my first assembly at Hollyburn. It was on a warm Tuesday in September and the school gym was packed with students and parents alike.

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Happy World Teachers’ Day

Today marks World Teachers’ Day, an international event recognized in over 100 countries around the world. This year’s slogan is “Teaching in freedom,

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Hollyburn 150!

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! I look forward to welcoming all of our returning students to Hollyburn as well as welcoming our new families who have chosen Hollyburn for their children.

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Find Your Joy

For the last few years the Principal’s speech to the grade seven graduating class has served as the final blog post for the school year.

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Pinch Hitting With Purpose

With the Major League Baseball season close on our heels (April 2nd to be exact), what better way to say “welcome back” from spring break than with a baseball analogy –

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Why Failure is Good by Mrs. Hulme

When my students are visibly frustrated during a task, my usual instincts are to comfort them and offer consoling words of advice.

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One Word Challenge


What one word sums up your hope for the year ahead? Judy Duncan, principal of West Bay, chose voice as her word,

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What do Waffles have to do with Executive Functioning?

Executive functioning is a term that refers to eight skills that help people plan, organize, and complete a task.

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Educating the Heart and Mind

Friday was a provincial professional development day in our province and I had the pleasure of attending the Heart-Mind Conference put on by the Dalai Lama Centre for Peace and Education.

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World Teachers Day-October 5, 2016

This international event is recognized in over 100 countries around the world. It is recognized that teachers are not only a means to implementing education goals: they are key to sustainability and national capacity in achieving learning and creating societies based on knowledge,

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