Category: School News

Urban Academy Teacher Receives Prime Minister’s Award

This week, Urban Academy teacher Nadejda Vassev received the news that she had won a national honor: The Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Early Childhood Education.  Mrs. Vassev, known lovingly by most parents and students as ‘Ms. Nadia’, shares this honour with only five others from BC and is amongst the ranks with only […]

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QMS Equestrian Team Heating It Up

QMS Riders Continue Hot Streak   The summer heat wave isn’t slowing down members of the Queen Margaret’s School Equestrian Team from continuing their string of strong performances at BC events. Most recently, their hard work at Arbutus Meadows and Thunderbird earned a rainbow of coloured ribbons.   QMS Head Coach, Cheryl Keith, continually encourages […]

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Lights, Camera, Action!

On June 11, the junior kindergarten classes from West Point Grey Academy made their red-carpet debut at the first Big Picture Film Festival. Even more impressive? These creative, multitasking 4- and 5-year-olds not only developed the storyboards, wrote the scripts and made the props, but they acted in and directed the shorts themselves!   Of […]

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ISEA Track and Field Competition, Minoru Park, 30th May 2013

The Independent Schools Elementary Athletics schools held their annual Track and Field event at the end of May.  St George’s School won the Boys’ event and Crofton House won the Girls’ event.   But there is far more to the competition than just winning. Camryn Wong, Grade 7, York House School provides this delightful account […]

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Clive Austin: A Life in Education

Clive Austin has been an educator for 47 years—and a student before that, yet Clive Austin credits his best educational experience not to one institution but to the school of life; that is, to travel. Born in Hertfordshire, England, Clive was just 9 months old when his family moved to India, and for the next […]

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Aspengrove accredited as an IB Continuum School

It is with great excitement that Aspengrove School announces that it has been authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization to offer the IB Diploma programme beginning September 2013! There are currently 147 schools in Canada who offer the Diploma programme, 26 of them in BC.  Aspengrove will be the 9th school in Canada to offer […]

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GNS’s Evan Letkeman in Canadian world swimming trials!

Evan Letkeman, currently in Grade 12 at GNS, is swimming into unchartered waters—and it is a wonderful thing. In March, he qualified for the Canadian swimming trials for a place in the team that will, ultimately, head to the World Championships in Barcelona this summer. These trials are ongoing, this week, at the Saanich Commonwealth […]

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