Diversity drives innovation

Published on November 23, 2017

Last month, I outlined the importance of relationships and community building as part of the success story of West Vancouver Schools,

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The magic of inter-generational connection

Published on November 23, 2017 Something very cool is going on between a class of Grade 4/5 students at Westcot... Read More

Milo the robot helps students with autism

Published on November 22, 2017

West Vancouver Schools is the first school district in Canada to pilot Milo, the teaching robot, who is helping students with autism practice social skills.

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Some New Directions on Transitions

Published on November 21, 2017

A common topic we discuss in West Vancouver Schools is how we support various student transitions in our system. As students move through the system,

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Story and history

Published on November 21, 2017

Story is powerful. Just ask Andrea Anderson, a teacher at Cypress Park Elementary school, where she has spent the last 15 years teaching students from Kindergarten through Grade 2.

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Programs draw out of district students

Published on October 26, 2017

West Vancouver Schools specialty programs help attract students from outside of the district. About one-quarter of students are from outside of West Vancouver,

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Schools and parents as partners in digital citizenship

Published on October 26, 2017

How do we effectively help students harness the benefits of our digital world, while easing the negative effects of technology and making sure that children are equipped with important foundational skills like reading,

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Vital conversation taking place in West Vancouver

Published on October 25, 2017

On behalf of the Board, I have used this space frequently in the past to discuss the importance of relationships and community building to the success of students and our school district as a whole.

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Anonymous donation sparks creation, innovation

Published on October 25, 2017

Kids settle on the carpet in the library at Irwin Park elementary, ready to spring up and get busy creating their cardboard renditions of houses,

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Success is a personal journey

Published on October 25, 2017

 
Sofie Jarvis, currently in Grade 7 at Bowen Island Community School (BICS), started taking on responsibility at school while she was still very young.

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