Whole-School Wednesday Compilation

For seven weeks during term three of the 2019-2020 school year, we offered “Whole-School Wednesdays,” involving learning opportunities that Kindergarten to Grade 7 students could engage in together.

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Whole-School Wednesday #1: Getting Out There

Welcome!
This is the first of our Whole-School Wednesdays. We hope you find these days enjoyable and filled with deep learning for all.

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Talking to Children about the Global Pandemic

This blog post was written by BICS Counsellor, Ms. Deidre Keating.
A question I’ve heard many people ask recently is, ”How much should I talk to my child about what is happening in the world?”
Let’s be realistic…our kids’ world is so much bigger than ours ever was,

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Grasp the Moment

As some of you may know, in November my second child was born. After seven months, one of his greatest achievements has been his ability to go from lying on his stomach to a sitting position.

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Multicultural Week | March 12-16, 2019

A group of BICS educators and parents/guardians formed the BICS Diversity Group several years ago with the intention of its participants learning more about diversity and inclusivity and contributing to making BICS a more inclusive school.

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Inclusion Literacy Workshop – March 2, 2019

On Saturday, March 2nd, the BICS Diversity Group is very pleased to welcome Alden Habacon to Bowen Island. Mr.

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Orange Shirt Day at BICS

What does meaningfully recognizing Orange Shirt Day look like in an Elementary School?
Our BICS Indigenous Education Committee, consisting of teachers and parents/guardians,

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“In the Blink of an Eye” | Principal’s Address at the Grade 7 Promotional Assembly

I’ve been a father just long enough to understand what parents mean when they say things about raising their kids like,

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Is Each Grade Unique?

Every grade is said to have its unique features. In elementary school, much is made of kindergarten being special as the introduction to public schooling and a vital time to develop foundational skills and a positive attitude toward school and learning.

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Layers of Learning

At the start of our Curriculum Night last Wednesday (Sept. 13), Vice-Principal Laura Magrath and I shared a fifteen minute presentation which had two intentions: summarize the layers of learning that happen at BICS in every subject,

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