Different, or Just New? Communicating Learning K-7

Recently, BICS Vice-Principal Laura Magrath and I hosted a Communicating Student Learning Information Evening. In response to major changes to BC’s curriculum,

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Openness, Resilience, Remembrance

We speak often about resilience at our school as though it is a good thing – resilience being the ability to calculate the size of a challenge or problem and overcome it.

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Science Fair – Sharing Learning

BICS held it’s second annual Science Fair on November 2nd, 2016. There were over 60 participants and the variety and depth of learning on display were impressive.

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How to Be Successfully Ambitious

This is our third post in a series on our school goal, to enhance the Learning Character of all members of the BICS community using the acronym R.O.A.R.

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Learning Character: Responsibility

Last year, when a group of teachers and parents came together to determine our school goal, we agreed Learning Character – attributes helpful for students’ success as learners – was essential.

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Learning Character

In his book, Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell made the case that hard work, specifically over 10 000 hours of hard work,

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To Our 2015-2016 Grade 7’s, Farewell

We had our year-end assembly yesterday to celebrate the school year but this assembly grade 7s is just for you.
Last night,

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Subtle Summer Learning

I recently heard an advertisement on the radio from a tutoring service that in my mind attempted to elicit fears in families that their children would lose their learning over the summer months and that attending the tutoring service would not just prevent that problem but allow a child to “get ahead.”

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Finding Happiness at BIRD

This spring, Bowen Island Community School’s Parent Advisory Council (BICS PAC) will once again hold a spot in the line-up of Bowen Island organizations whose volunteers box and stack refundables at the Bowen Island Recycling Depot (BIRD).

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