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FISA BC Anniversary Convention 2016

FISA Conference 2016 Summary  Leading Forward – Learning Together   As we lean toward the implementation of the BC Education Plan the message that was made clear throughout the presentations at the FISA conference in Vancouver on February 4th and 5th was that a growth mindset is imperative.  The diverse backgrounds of the speakers at […]

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“Show Me ShakeOut” Poster and Video Contest

Calling all BC students! Win $1,000 or an iPad by entering the “Show Me ShakeOut” poster and video contest. All you have to do is create a poster or video illustrating the importance of “Drop, Cover, Hold On” during an earthquake. The winning entries will be used by ShakeOutBC to educate the public about the […]

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Balancing Our Minds Conference

On Tuesday, April 28,  Southpointe Academy hosted its inaugural “Mini Balancing Our Minds: Youth Summit 2015” with a focus on Rebranding Mental Health. Over 400 students from independent schools across the Lower Mainland migrated to the Tsawwassen school to participate in the process of rethinking society’s approach to mental health issues. Following a blessing from […]

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Say No To Bullying Day – Victoria Legislature

Thank you to Jake Burnett and six students from Glenlyon Norfolk School for raising awareness of the province wide Say No To Bullying Day at the Parliment Buildings in Victoria on Wednesday, February 25th, 2015. The students did a really good job and they were admired and applauded after they presented an excellent skit promoting […]

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4th Annual Vancouver Area Independent School Fair, 2014

Please visit the link below for more details: VAIS and Please see the attached document and below for information about workshops Workshops 5pm October 21, WPGA Senior School 4175 W. 8th Avenue, Vancouver Pre-registration required. #1 How to Write a Winning Essay Alaina Dunn, Pomona College Writing a college essay can be a stressful task, and […]

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Night of the Notables, a Grade 8 Tradition

Have you met Cleopatra? Or Mr. Spielberg? Or Ms. Khalo? Or Mr. Nobel? Then you haven’t been to Mugrave’s Night of the Notables. On Thursday, November 21st, the Mulgrave Grade 8 students had the pleasure of hosting a very special event: Night of the Notables. Please read more for a recap of the evening’s events, […]

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ISABC Public Speaking Competition – a student’s account

On Monday April 22, Collingwood Wentworth hosted the 2013 ISABC Gr. 6/7 Public Speaking Competition. Although this was a competitive event, it was a great opportunity for students from 15 independent schools to interact with each other. The goal of this evening was to get students comfortable with public speaking as well as to showcase […]

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1200 teachers participate in the second ISABC Pro-D day

At a recent FISA (Federation of Independent Schools) meeting addressed by the Parliamentary Secretary for Independent Education and Minister for Education, Don MaCrae stated that ‘we do not do enough to address sharing best practice;  we need to help share best practice within the system’. Teachers of the 22 member schools in the Independent Schools […]

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Teachers teaching Teachers

At St George’s School and Brentwood College, 1200 teachers gathered to learn from and network with other teachers. In an astonishing display of generosity teachers from the 22 member schools volunteered to share their time and expertise with their colleagues.  At the St George’s location almost every school on the mainland participated with all its […]

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