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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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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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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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SMUS Ranks Number One in Advanced Placement Rankings

Saint Michael’s University School recently received some truly outstanding news from the College Board: it has been ranked the number-one school in Canada for “equity and excellence” in the Advanced Placement® (AP) program. Compared to nearly 600 Canadian schools, SMUS scores highest in the country for student access to the AP program combined with the […]

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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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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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