Support Staff Appreciation Day

A new tradition has started in West Vancouver Schools.  February 23rd marks the first annual Support Staff Appreciation Day.  This annual event acknowledges the valuable contributions support staff members throughout the district make every day.

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My One Word for 2021

I always enjoy the exercise of considering what ‘one word’ will guide me throughout the year ahead.  For the year 2020 my one word was ‘notice’ which seems even more relevant and meaningful than I had anticipated. 

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Getting Our Ducks in a Row

As I was out walking on the weekend I was struck by the sight of a long line of ducks heading west along the West Vancouver shoreline.

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World Teachers’ Day 2020

In 1994, October 5th was proclaimed World Teachers’ Day.  On this day we have an opportunity to express our gratitude and say thanks for the tremendous effort teachers make to positively impact students’ experiences at school.

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Some Things Never Change

Welcome back!  I hope you had a wonderful summer break. Who would have thought that masks hanging from rear-view mirrors and phrases such as ‘social distancing’ and ‘flattening the curve’ would become commonplace? 

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Rockridge Grad 2020 – One to Remember

With the school year now complete, our graduates are officially launched. A terrific group of young adults are about to enter a new and exciting phase in their lives.

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Structured Flexibility

The shift to remote learning from regular in-school instruction happened quickly. Fortunately, spring break in British Columbia landed at an opportune time,

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My One Word for 2020 – ‘Notice’

I would be a terrible witness.  I vividly recall a time a few years ago when I had just parked my car in a commercial plaza with my teenage daughter in tow. 

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Top Three

With the dawn of a new calendar year, reflection, contemplation and goal setting seem to be occupying the thoughts of many,

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Climate Change and Youth

Thank you to Rockridge counsellor, Mr. Robert Broughton for his insights into how to encourage and support young people concerned about climate change.  

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