• Asking Big Questions

    November 17, 2017

    In a recent class, Theory of Knowledge 11 students became famous philosophers from history in order to debate ethics.

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  • Independent or Private; does the language help or confuse?

    November 9, 2017

    In British Columbia parents value a wide range of alternatives when choosing the education for their children; however, in conversation parents are often uncertain on the simple matter of vocabulary. Are these schools private or independent and what is implied by the vocabulary used?

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  • Virtual reality at Shawnigan Lake School

    November 6, 2017

    Despite making the conscious decision to give up his own cell phone three years ago, Shawnigan Lake School social studies teacher Galen Loiselle has always been an early adopter and explorer of new technology.

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  • The Maker Movement in schools has students learning by doing

    September 28, 2017

    "Grade Fives! This is where everything you've done up until now comes into play. We are going to move to the IDEA Lab and there are going to be buckets of material on the table and you are going to take the one best idea you have and create a prototype.

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  • Commercial Drive kids take up fight for crosswalk safety

    September 28, 2017

      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.”  

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  • Shawnigan Open hosts some of Canada's best squash players

    September 27, 2017

    Nearly 100 fans gasped and applauded as the 2017 Shawnigan Open drew to a captivating conclusion on Sunday. After three days of play, a field that included some of the top players in the country was narrowed down to two breathtaking finals.

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