A good deed for those in need

Published on December 19, 2017

Everywhere you turn at this time of year, people are engaged in giving and charitable works. In our schools over the course of the school year, students and staff also engage in projects, small and large, that contribute to local and international charitable efforts.

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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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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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An excellent time for education

Published on September 19, 2017

This is my 11th year at West Vancouver Schools, and I can’t recall a better time for education in the province.

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Summer is full of opportunity

Published on June 26, 2017

The last bell is just around the corner, and summer is finally here. Year-end ceremonies at elementary and secondary schools have almost all concluded,

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West Vancouver Place for Sport offers benefits for students and larger community

Published on April 20, 2017

Most of our families are likely aware that our track at West Vancouver Secondary School, well-used by students throughout the district and the larger community for more than 70 years,

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A magical story

Published on March 1, 2017

Last week, along with a sold out crowd at the Kay Meek Theatre, I watched the premiere of the documentary, Longshot: The Brian Upson Story,

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Communicating student learning is a community effort

Published on January 24, 2017

In this column, it is usual to hear from me directly on aspects of student learning and education, and from our Board Chair,

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BC students top readers, second in science and sixth in math worldwide

Published on December 13, 2016

First term report cards recently arrived at home, providing families with some insight into student performance. The province also got a report card last week,

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Report cards: An ongoing conversation

Published on November 18, 2016

Very soon, students will be bringing home the first of three report cards for the current academic year. In the past,

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