ISABC Outstanding Service Award presented to Crofton House School teachers.

ISABC Outstanding Service Award presented to Crofton House School teachers.

May 4, 2016
By
Julie Coghlan-Smith

Kaye Wong and Nancy Moore, physical education teachers at Crofton House School (CHS), were presented with an Independent Schools Association of BC (ISABC) Outstanding Service Award for their dedication and commitment to coaching ISABC elementary school athletes, as well as organizing developmentally appropriate competitive opportunities.
 
Both long-term teachers at CHS, Nancy has been teaching at the school for 31 years and Kaye for 25 years. Together they have contributed 56 years of inspiring young girls to appreciate the joy of lifelong fitness, sport, and physical activity to both CHS and ISABC athletes.
 
Nancy has coached field hockey, basketball, and track and field. Over the years, she has participated on the Independent Schools Athletic Task Force and attended numerous ISA  athletics meetings and AGM’s. Her philosophy is: put the girl first and offer her the best possible individual opportunity. “Athletics provides many challenges, from how to overcome disappointment to experiencing a personal best performance, and it teaches girls how to be great team players. It is so satisfying to witness the strength and confidence that sport can bring to a young girl,” says Nancy.
 
Presently a volleyball and track and field coach, Kaye has also coached basketball and badminton. Both women were competitive athletes during their careers and made many lasting friendships through sport, including their friendship made while working together at CHS.
 
Kaye speaks for both when she says, “We are very honoured to receive this award.” She also adds, “I am especially proud to be receiving it with Nancy who has been an integral part of the Independent Schools Elementary Athletics Association (ISEA) for many years. I believe we are meeting the needs of our students through a variety of age-appropriate and safe competitions. Our athletes are well prepared, knowledgeable and skilled. I am thrilled to be part of an organization that is athlete-centered which continues to grow and adapt, and offers such rich and memorable experiences for all.”
 
Kaye and Nancy accepted the award at CHS’s Monday morning assembly in front of all the junior school students, CHS teaching faculty and colleagues from other local ISABC schools. “We are grateful to have enjoyed the leadership of Kaye and Nancy for all these years,” said Susan Hutchison, director for CHS Junior School. “It is satisfying to witness the delight the girls show from a good team performance or observing them attain personal bests in individual activities such as track and field. Together with ISEA BC, we thank them for sharing their love of athletics with our girls, for these many years."