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Thursday, February 15th, 2018

When Kids Love School

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

It’s Valentines week, and I think it fitting to post something about love and learning. This time last year, we were in the middle of a deep freeze and it was only appropriate for all of me to exte

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Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Family Day – Making it Memorable

We’re pretty new at this Family Day thing…all of my kids were already out of high school when we got our first one.  So what does Family Day look like? What is it we want them to remember?

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Thursday, February 1st, 2018

The Importance of Best Friends

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

If my friend Phil knew that I was making a blog post about him, he would be mortified. But after I explained why I was doing this, I think he would understand and would be okay with it.

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Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Keep the Dream Alive in 2018

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

This time last year I posted the three most significant things which would impact education for 2017. Student voice, s

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Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Writing Your Own Story - Indigenous Perspectives

This month’s story of inspiration is from Sonya Ballantyne, who is a Cree filmmaker from Misipawistik Cree Nation in Northern Manitoba.  Sonya is a big proponent of helping students shape their own

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Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

On Being Thankful

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

As the calendar year draws to a close on what, in many respects, has been a trying year for the city of Abbotsford, and our district in particular, it is perhaps fitting that Christmas is here as a

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Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Parent Teacher Conferences, A Door to Deeper Understanding

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

Last week was a beehive of activity across the district with parent teacher conferences, in preparation for our

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Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Overcoming the ME ME ME

According to Google, Millennials are defined as “Generation Y, the generation that follows Generation X.

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Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Choosing Remembrance

I remember the first time I started to take Remembrance Day seriously.

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Monday, November 6th, 2017

Lest We Forget

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I recently came across the letter below that was written by Captain Charles May of the British Infantry to his wife on the eve of one of the bloodiest battles of the First World War: The Somme offe

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