• Sustainability in Action

    April 20, 2017

    For the last seven months, the grade 7 students have been working on a year-long inquiry-based sustainability project. As teachers, there is a lot of preparation that goes into planning this project, but the work the students put forward over the course of the year is always astounding.

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  • Teaching Starts with Relationships

    April 11, 2017

    In June, 2015, I decided to retire. I had been teaching for 40 years, most recently at Crofton House School. The next 14 months - the opening act of my ‘golden years’ - received only a mixed review. I had loved teaching and I thought I was ready for my next adventure.

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  • Brockton School's World Music Program takes Gold at Carnegie Hall

    March 30, 2017

    On Tuesday March 28th, Carnegie Hall in New York City hosted four high school music ensembles and one showcase university ensemble (selected from applicants around the world) to participate in the “Sounds of Spring International Music Festival.” Among the high school participants this year there

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  • Embracing the New BC Curriculum’s Focus on Personalized and Student-Centred Learning

    March 9, 2017

    According to Dr. Bruce Bearisto, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Education at Simon Fraser University, the most important innovation the new BC curriculum offers is its focus on personalization.

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  • Traditional Indigenous Knowledge in a Modern-day Classroom

    March 3, 2017

    This past week, the Junior School was fortunate to host a storyteller and performer from the Squamish and Musqueam Nations. Rebecca Duncan presented engaging Coast Salish stories, songs and dances to grades 1 to 7. We arranged this visit through The Talking Stick Festival.

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    February 21, 2017

    Shawnigan Lake School supporters Jim and Kathryn Shaw have just announced their latest gift to the School: a brand new residence for girls. The new House will be named “Elizabeth House,” a special gesture by Jim to honour his wife, Kathryn, whose full name is Kathryn Elizabeth Shaw.

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