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This changes everything

Published on June 22, 2017

We’ve probably all heard about teachers who have an amazing capacity to transform lives, but have you ever heard of one that goes about it by transforming the very spaces in which students learn?

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Passion for social justice inspires winning speech

Published on June 20, 2017

Sierra Lee, currently in Grade 7 at École Cedardale, is very passionate about social justice issues. That enthusiasm came through for her recently, when she prepared for a speech on gender inequality — and won first place in her grade and category in the provincial concours d’art oratoire (CAO),

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Students from Hollyburn Elementary were honoured  for their winning entries in the “Imagine a Canada” contest organized by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.  In photo: (L-R) Sam Talaifar, Aryan MosavianPour, Andra Pope and Ali Aryaeinia. Absent: Leila Cavers.

Imagine A Canada Contest

Published on June 14, 2017

Mr. Lowewn’s grade 6/7 class from Hollyburn Elementary participated in an inquiry project on reconciliation, and then took part in a national arts and communications initiative through the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.

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Rockridge teacher honoured with Prime Minister’s Award – North Shore News

Published on May 24, 2017

Biology and Physics teacher Tom Harding speaks about his love of science and teaching in an article by the North Shore News. Read the article here.

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Graduation message from WVPD and WVS

Published on May 18, 2017

Read the joint letter from Chief Constable Len Goerke (West Vancouver Police Department) and Superintendent Chris Kennedy (West Vancouver Schools) here.

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Lessons in democracy

Published on May 17, 2017

Ji Hoon You and Christina Zhang, both in their first year of Grade 6 Late French Immersion at École Pauline Johnson elementary, are very enthusiastic about their most recent learning experience with the BC Election.

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site unseen: Mural of Merging Voices

Published on May 16, 2017

Students in Jackie Wong’s WVSS Art West45 program have been working together with students in the Gitga’at nation to create a mural and educational opportunity, thanks to a grant received from the West Vancouver Community Foundation and Canada 150.

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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. After spending class time studying the issues,

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The Generosity of West Vancouver

Published on May 16, 2017

In West Vancouver, we are extremely fortunate to have a community that is dedicated to building capacity in education and on behalf of causes large and small, both locally and globally.

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Career change inspired by desire to support kids

Published on May 11, 2017

Leslie Elliot, an education assistant at Eagle Harbour Montessori, made the move into a new career five years ago, after an injury made working full-time in her former job impossible. Facing two herniated disks and raising a daughter on her own,

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