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Friday, June 5th, 2020

Looking to Summer...Take Two

As we look at the weirdest wind-up of the school year, I am trying to get a feel for anything familiar in my long, historic life so far…nope.

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Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

Resiliency, Food, Gardening & the Sound of Music

(In light of the Global Pandemic and school closures, I decided to stop our monthly newsletters for the remainder of the year and continue with Principal Chan's monthly blog; I promise to keep

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Thursday, April 9th, 2020

Things I miss, Things I don’t, Things I notice

103 years ago today, Canadian soldiers fought their way up to capture Vimy Ridge in France, with the certain understanding that what they were sacrificing was making a difference for the future.

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Thursday, April 9th, 2020

Student Voice: Are You Really Listening? (#3: WJ Mouat)

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

The last three weeks have been the most surreal in my career.  I would have never dreamed that the place we call school could be so dramatically disrupted in such a short period of time.  But COVID

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Thursday, March 12th, 2020

How Well Do You Understand Your Child’s Report Card?

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

A few years ago when we were updating our strategic plan (in much the same way we are now), we reached out to parents, staff and community members to ask about the things we needed to consider so a

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Thursday, March 12th, 2020

Repair, Replace, Repurpose

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Friday, February 14th, 2020

Student Voice: Are you Really Listening? (#2)

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I made a commitment earlier this year to have focused meetings with students in our secondary schools as an integral part of my school visits. I do because I gain valuable insight into the perspect

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Friday, February 7th, 2020

Breathe it All In

When I was five, my grandfather too me for my first haircut at the local barber shop in Chinatown. I remember the smell of the Chinese Bakery as we walked along the way.

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Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

Where to From Here?

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

At one of my recent school visits, a colleague asked me where I think the district needs to go next in terms of its goals. The question came out of a spirited discussion we were having about the in

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Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Purposeful Play: Fostering a Love of Learning

Education is thought to begin when children enter Kindergarten. As they walk through the doors and hallways, they are eager with excitement and wonder about what school has to offer.

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