Category: ISABC News

Welcome to The ISABC Community

Welcome to the ISABC family Quinn Lily Fisher! Congratulations to Bonnie Fisher, ISABC coordinator, for having a beautiful second child. Quinn Lily Fisher was born on November 1, 2020 but with COVID restrictions in effect, the ISABC office has not had the chance to meet her personally. We are very excited for Bonnie and her […]

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ISABC Student Leadership Program

The 2020 ISABC Student Leadership Program was launched in late October with at least 16 schools committed. The program is entirely virtual for 2020-2021. It brings grade 7-8 students from across the ISABC community together in a non-competitive environment to explore important issues such as SOGI, Indigenous World Views and Anti-Racism. Each school group will […]

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ISABC Team Leadership Program

Led by Natassja By, Director of Performing Arts at Mulgrave School, the 2020-21 Team Leadership Program is underway with 12 enthusiastic participants from Brockton School, Meadowridge School, Mulgrave School, Southpointe Academy, Stratford Hall, and West Point Grey Academy. To date, participants have completed two workshops for the program discussing non-directive coaching, leading difficult conversations, reflective inquiry […]

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ISABC Prospective Heads’ Program

This past weekend launched the ISABC Prospective Heads’ Residency Weekend Retreat held at remote venues on the Shawnigan Lake School premises far away from students and staff. It was a fun-filled eventful weekend of knowledge sharing, mentorship, and most importantly connectivity.  The sessions focused on personal values, leadership style and getting to know oneself and […]

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ISABC’s New Executive Coordinator: Jane Reitsma

The ISABC is excited to welcome Jane Reitsma, who will be covering Bonnie Fisher’s maternity leave as Executive Coordinator.  Jane comes to the ISABC from a community and international development education background. Jane received her Bachelor of Education degree at UBC with a focus on social justice. After spending time working for UBC, Jane created […]

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Useful Links concerning COVID-19

Useful Links COVID 19 Planning Resources  Check out the “Good News in Education” webpage The BC Centre for Disease Control’s COVID-19 dashboard The Ministry of Education Keep Learning website  “7 Tips for talking to kids about COVID-19” poster on the Fraser Health website Mar. 27 – A joint letter for Parents from Minister Fleming and […]

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Deputy Minister’s Bulletin, Special Update – April 29, 2020

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 […]

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***Coronavirus Update***

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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Link for Well-Being BC

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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