Category: School News

Commercial Drive kids take up fight for crosswalk safety

  Sue Groesbeck, head of school of Stratford Hall independent school on Commercial Drive, has one word for the traffic situation she says is putting over 500 students in danger: “Horrifying.”   The death Sunday of a pedestrian who was struck in the crosswalk at 12th Avenue and Commercial Drive on Sept. 17 — a […]

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QMS Rider Honoured by Equine Canada

One of Canada’s most prestigious equestrian awards has been bestowed on a rider from the Queen Margaret’s School Equestrian Team. Graduating rider, Kassidy Keith, has been named Equine Canada’s Junior Equestrian of the Year.   Founded in 1993, the Junior Equestrian of the Year Award – The Gillian Wilson Trophy – is awarded in honour […]

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Shawnigan Lake School – Celebrating 100 Years

SHAWNIGAN LAKE — Friends and family have come together for a celebration 100 years in the making. In April of 1916, C.W. Lonsdale signed Shawnigan Lake School’s first official register, launching an institution that has proved transformational in countless lives. On Wednesday, 100 years to the day from when the first records were created, Shawnigan […]

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QMS enters Wonderland

Follow Alice into Wonderland as Queen Margaret’s School’s young actors take on that fantastic world Feb. 18, 19 and 20.   The school is producing Karen Hartman’s Alice: Tales of a Curious Girl, bringing the audience on an inspiring journey of a young girl’s transition out of childhood as she takes control of her own […]

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Keiths Lead Big Haul for QMS

The recent success of the Queen Margaret’s School equestrian program did not go unnoticed by the B.C. Hunter Jumper Association.   The QMS program came home with several awards from the BCHJA awards gala, held in Burnaby on Jan. 17.   Among the recipients were mother and daughter Cheryl and Kassidy Keith. Cheryl, the head […]

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Royals Capture Titles Across Canada

After a grueling month-long schedule of competitions across North America, Queen Margaret’s School equestrian athletes are finally arriving home following an incredibly successful show season.   First stop on their tour was Calgary for the Royal West Horse Show. Four QMS riders transported their equine partners for the annual competition: Kassidy Keith (Grade 12), Christine […]

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VAIS Fair 2015

West Point Grey Academy hosted the 5th annual Vancouver Area Independent Schools Fair (VAIS) on October 15th, 2015.  Students in grades 10-12 and their families from across the lower British Columbia mainland had the opportunity to meet with representatives from over 80 top US universities.  Feedback from the fair was positive.  Students felt the VAIS […]

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GNS Student Files Provisional Patent Application

The creation of a self diagnostic test for a rare genetic disorder   Nathan Kuehne, a Grade 11 student at Glenlyon Norfolk School (GNS), is already making his mark in scientific discovery. For close to a year, Nathan has been working on his project: Phenylalanine Self-Diagnostic Test for Phenylketonuria Patients. The GNS student recently filed […]

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