O Siyam

Last week was National Indigenous Peoples Day. We recognized the day at the beginning of the day with our students. What makes this day important for our school is that we have been on a three year journey as a school delving into our connections to the Squamish Nation and Coast Salish People, the indigenous content of […]

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Caulfeild in 150 Words

Create a short, sharp and succinct description and visual portrait of your school. This was a challenge our Superintendent Chris Kennedy laid before us today. These are known as “elevator pitches” which Inc.com explains as “a well-crafted ad…a personal 30-second TV spot: It should be a simple-to-grasp promotion that’s catchy enough to not let your […]

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I Wonder…

I came home from work tonight to find this… Rerolled toilet paper (again). I hate this on many levels but my six year old son has a habit of sometimes “taking his time” in the washroom and this tends to be the focus of that time. Finding this after a frustrating commute and a long […]

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Our Whole School Inquiry

Why is it important to be responsible? This is an Essential Question our school is exploring across the grades through our current whole school inquiry. The vehicle driving the learning into this question is an exploration into the health of our environment. We have been overwhelmed with the level of engagement this inquiry has provoked. How […]

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At the Forefront

  What school is your child going to attend next year? During my childhood you simply went to the school that was in your neighbourhood; but that is not necessarily the case anymore. Parents are looking for schools that will give their children an excellent education, make them feel valued, and perhaps provide them with […]

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My One Word: Create

The one word challenge was set by Chris Kennedy a month ago. It has taken me a little time to put my thoughts down but my one word is Create. This year I will be working to create opportunities for professional learning, innovative learning environments and a strong sense of community. Create Opportunities for Professional Learning […]

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Help. My Professional Growth Plan

I am the principal of a school with 326 students. This year, like every other year, those students were grouped by age and then broken into divisions within what might be called the factory model of learning. I already knew that each class would have: a broad range of skills; a broad range of maturity; a broad range of interests. […]

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