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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Grandfriends Program Stitches Together Inter-generational Learning Opportunities

Blog Post from Community School Coordinator, Sarah Haxby
The BICS Grandfriends program has run at BICS for twenty-four years and each year it seeks to activate the community school principle of taking the students out into the community and bringing the community into the school by making social connections,

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Thankful: harvesting experiential learning in the community by digging into the curriculum through community engagement and place-based learning

Blog Post by Community School Coordinator, Sarah Haxby
It was a beautiful fall day. As a class, we paused in the long driveway and looked up.

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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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Timeless and Timely Learning

With the exception of mass extinctions, many would argue that the world is changing more quickly now than ever before;

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Thinking Like a Designer

How will people get around 20 years from now?
Answering this difficult question is part of the challenge BC Ferries is facing in redesigning one of their busiest ferry terminals,

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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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Failure or failing? Does it really make a difference?

This blog post from Laura Magrath was originally published on her website, “Becoming A Resident.”
 
“I have not failed.

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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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Farewell, Grade 7s

On Wednesday, June 28, 2017, students, staff, families and community members gathered to celebrate our Grade 7s and wish them well.

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