VWSS Board of Trustees – February Update

Message from VWSS Board of Trustees Dear Parents, For our February Board meeting, held on Wednesday, February 7th, we had Vantage Point (a not-for-profit leadership organization) lead us through a workshop session on governance. What the School needs from the Board has changed dramatically from what the School needed three years ago, and we felt that some professional training would

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SHIFT Workshop for Parents

SHIFT Workshop for Parents Parent Workshop at the High School Campus (Parents of all grades welcome, although content may be more applicable towards parenting youth ages 12 – 17). In this workshop, participants build comfort in discussing and teaching challenging topics such as body science, safe and unsafe touching, appropriate behaviour, and sensuality and sexuality. Participants will become clear on their personal values

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Gr 12 Project Presentations 2018

Gr 12 Project Presentations Save the date – this event is not to be missed! March 4, 2018 As the culmination of the past year’s work, the Grade Twelve Presentations provide the opportunity for our graduating students to demonstrate their readiness to move on from a High School learning environment into their chosen paths as young adults. The Grade Twelve Projects

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The Management Team

The Management Team The Management Team is an operations group made up of the department managers Susan Connon-Wilby, Business Manager and Mary Henley, Community and Resource Development Manager; Lorna Fortin, Principal; and Peggy Tan, Early Childhood Centre Manager. We meet weekly to oversee the day-to-day operations of the school. Since the beginning of this school year, our meeting agendas have

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Wool Workshop for Spring

Wool Workshop for Spring With Ella Pedersen via Red Door Store, held in the VWS Music Room on Friday, March 16 from 9:00 – 11:00 am, following Community Coffee Morning. Join Ella for a morning of wet felting woolen Easter eggs on Friday, March 16th 9:00 – 11:00 am in the music room. No experience necessary as we will go through

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Social Inclusion at VWS

Social Inclusion at the Vancouver Waldorf School Last August we hosted a two day workshop with Kim Payne for teachers and staff, identifying and understanding attention, emotional, and behavioral issues in the classroom and sharing elements of the Social Inclusion Program. The comprehensive Social Inclusion Program involves the implementation of structures and training over a three year period, and provides an explicit way for teachers and parents

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Who Are The Honey Bees?

Who Are The Honey Bees?

Who Are The Honey Bees? Join AWSNA and the ASA for Who Are The Honey Bees? with Alex Tuchman and Gunther Hauk. When: Wednesday, January 31 from 7:30-8:45 pm Eastern What: Discover the relationship of bees to the human being, based on inspirations from Rudolf Steiner and biodynamics. Find out more about who the honeybees are and how we can relate to

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VWS Alumni Corner – Michelle Nagle

Who is Doing What VWS Alumni Corner Interview with Michelle Nagle (nee Alexandre), Class of 1998 VWS: Tell me about your work and education after graduating from the VWS. (post-secondary schooling, travel, work experience, family, etc.) MN: After spending nine years at VWS and graduating in 1998, I spent a year working and travelling. I then attended UVic where I completed an Arts

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Development Office Greetings

Greetings from the Development Office! I began in my role as Community and Resource Development Manager in late September and since then have had two priorities: to meet and connect with our community and to gain an understanding of our operating environment and culture. As I work my way through the many documents and systems, the years of history and

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Ostheimer and Grimms Wooden Toys

Ostheimer and Grimms Wooden Toys The Red Door Store is happy to take your special orders for Ostheimer and Grimms wooden toys and birthday rings. Save on shipping, support your school and order by Monday, January 15 (next week). For catalogue and pricing info contact Ella directly at the Red Door Store or by email reddoor@vws.ca.

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Snow Update

Snow Update – December 19 Grade School & Early Childhood Taking the snow and current road conditions into consideration, we would like to encourage Grade School & ECC families to pick up their children early today, Tuesday December 19. If an early pick up is not possible, the Grade School & Early Childhood Centre will remain open as usual. We are

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VWSS Board of Trustees – December Update

Message from VWS Board of Trustees Dear Parents, We had our regularly scheduled Board of Trustees meeting on the evening of Wednesday, December 13. Although we managed to fill the full two hours, most of it was administrative business that would likely not be interesting to you readers. So this will be a short update. The most significant item of

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