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  • Deputy Minister's Bulletin, Special Update – April 29, 2020

    April 30, 2020

    FOR ACTION – Video Address from Dr. Bonnie Henry: Provincial Health Officer Dr.

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    FOR ACTION – Video Address from Dr. Bonnie Henry: Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry has prepared a special video address to thank teachers, educational assistants and school staff for all their work during these unprecedented times. As we continue to flatten the COVID-19 curve in B.C., it is crucial that we maintain the supports established for the children of essential service workers and make sure we continue to expand the provision of in-person support for vulnerable students, and students with disabilities and diverse abilities. Please watch Dr. Henry’s video and share it with your colleagues.

    FOR INFO – Virtual Town Hall, Saturday, May 2, 1-2pm: Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Minister Rob Fleming will be answering questions from children about COVID-19 during a virtual town hall that will be live streamed on News 1130’s Facebook page from 1 to 2pm on May 2. Details about the event and instructions for children to submit questions can be found on City News and News 1130's website.

    Contact educ.covid@gov.bc.ca if you have any questions.

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  • Link for Well-Being BC

    March 17, 2020

    Well-Being BC was created with funding provided by the BC Ministry of Education to all public school districts and independent schools in 2019, as part of a school - based mental health initiative to support three pillars of Well-being.

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    Well-Being BC was created with funding provided by the BC Ministry of Education to all public school districts and independent schools in 2019, as part of a school - based mental health initiative to support three pillars of Well-being. Click here to access the site.

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  • ***Coronavirus Update***

    March 27, 2020

    Regular updates will be provided from the Ministry of Education.

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    Regular updates will be provided from the Ministry of Education. Please see a collation of information drawn from various sources on the jurisdictions' responses to the Coronavirus outbreak. Links are provided for information only; individual schools will be responding accordingly to their own organization's advisories.

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  • ISABC Resume and Covering Letter Writing and Interviewing Workshop Event Registration

    February 29, 2020

    ISABC is hosting a professional development event for individuals who expressed interest at our UBC seminar in January.  The event will take place on Saturday, February 29th from 9:30am-11:30am at UBC.

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    ISABC is hosting a professional development event for individuals who expressed interest at our UBC seminar in January.  The event will take place on Saturday, February 29th from 9:30am-11:30am at UBC.
    The event will include a session on resume/cover letter writing and a chance to interact with various HR managers from ISABC schools.  Please bring your resume and you are invited to write a covering letter targeted for an ISABC position currently available - see http://isabc.ca/employment/teacher
    To register for this event, please complete the information below.
    EVENT REGISTRATION

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  • New Spaces Open for Our Youngest Students

    July 5, 2019

    On Friday, May 24, over 200 members of the GNS community gathered at the Beach Drive Campus to officially open the school's new Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten facilities and re-dedicate the Boathouse, one of the buildings designed by the iconic Junior School location's architect, Francis Ra

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    On Friday, May 24, over 200 members of the GNS community gathered at the Beach Drive Campus to officially open the school's new Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten facilities and re-dedicate the Boathouse, one of the buildings designed by the iconic Junior School location's architect, Francis Rattenbury. Together these buildings comprise the first completed projects in the upcoming campaign, a multi-phase capital campaign initiative that, once completed, will fully transform both the Junior School campus and the Middle and Senior School campus on nearby Bank Street.
    "These facilities will enhance teaching, learning and enjoyment for generations of students while also reducing the school’s environmental footprint with green roofs and a number of passive heating and cooling features," states Mr. Holtum. "It is also incredibly important to note that Phase One was fully-funded by philanthropy!"
    Among the guests at Friday's ceremony were four families whose generosity as lead donors helped realize this phase of the school's campus transformation entirely through philanthropy. As part of the celebration, the school named facilities in honour of the following families:

    • The Junior Kindergarten facility will be known as the Janey Gudewill Early Learning Centre, or Gudewill House, in honour of the late Janey Gudewill. Janey, along with her husband Eddie, was among the school's earliest and most generous supporters and had four sons who attended Glenlyon Preparatory School (which merged with Norfolk House School in 1985 to create the current GNS);
    • The Kindergarten facility will be known as Zhang House in honour of Sam Zhang and Pei Wang, GNS parents with two students currently attending the Junior School;
    • The Boathouse will be known as the Robertson Boathouse, in honour of the Robertson Family, whose connection to GNS extends more than half a century; and
    • The Marine Adventure Equipment Facility will be known as The Haven, and was a gift of the Hemphill Family, whose connection to GNS extends more than half a century.

    "These families have made significant philanthropic gestures in support of both GNS and the upcoming campaign. Moving forward, as we work together as a community to build amazing facilities to match our programs, every donation, no matter the size, will be important," says Mr. Holtum. "What will be of greatest value is participation—at any level—in supporting our transformation initiative."
    Our students are now well ensconced in their classrooms and thoroughly enjoying their new learning and playing spaces. When asked what was the best thing about their new rooms, the ocean view, the sliding doors, the joined classrooms and the bathroom taps that turn on by running your hands under them are just a few of the things that the Kindergarten students listed. The JK perspective was a little different. Each one felt that the space they were in, at that very moment, was their favourite because it was the best place to enjoy their current activity.

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  • 2016 ISABC Public Speaking Competition - Grade 6/7

    May 6, 2016

    Thank you warmly to all schools, their students and teachers who attended the 2016 ISABC Public Speaking Competition at West Point Grey Academy on Thursday 21st April.

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    Thank you warmly to all schools, their students and teachers who attended the 2016 ISABC Public Speaking Competition at West Point Grey Academy on Thursday 21st April.
    83 Students from 16 different schools competed, and the standard of their speeches was exceptional, making the job of the 42 judges a most difficult one. The Grade 6 students gave speeches of welcome or farewell; the Grade 7 students spoke persuasively on a subject of their choosing.

    The first and second placings for the two grades went to the following students:

    Grade 6
    First Place: Bianca Galvin, York House
    Runner-up: Sophie Baker, York House

    Grade 7
    First Place: Kiran Dhana, Stratford Hall
    Runner-up: Gabriella Turner, Crofton House

    The overall winning school was York House.

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