VWSS Board of Trustees – April 2019

Message from VWS Board of Trustees Dear Parents, Since September, our Board of Trustees has continued the work we began last year to formalize our processes and decide upon how we will best work together in service to our community. You may recall reading that we undertook two separate trainings last year. The first, in February, was delivered by a

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VWSS Board of Trustees – Invitation

Invitation from VWSS Board of Trustees Dear Parents, Are you interested in learning about the Vancouver Waldorf School Society and the Board of Trustees? Join Board Trustees at a casual gathering where you will be warmly invited to ask questions about the legal and financial aspects of our School and Society in an informal environment. All are most welcome so

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VWSS Board of Trustees – May Update

Message from VWS Board of Trustees Dear Parents, The May 9 Board of Trustees meeting was a joint meeting with the College of Teachers principally held to discuss the strategic planning process and the ongoing work regarding our application for AWSNA full-member status (the highest status for Waldorf schools in North America).  Rachel Garratt joined us as a member of

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VWSS Board of Trustees – April Update

Message from VWSS Board of Trustees Dear Parents, The Board of Trustees meeting held on April 11 dealt primarily with our continuing evolution from a working board to a board that is focused on oversight, governance and longer-term strategic thinking. We decided that we would begin gathering information and thoughts on how we can restructure our meetings to place less emphasis

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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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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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VWSS Board of Trustees – November Update

Message from VWS Board of Trustees Dear Parents, The AGM was held on October 25, 2017 and 38 Full Members attended. To start our Principal Lorna Fortin gave an update on some initiatives and highlights at the High School, and Treasurer Geoff Woodfield presented our financial results for the 2016/2017 financial year. We finished the year with an operating surplus

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VWSS Board of Trustees – October Update

Message from VWSS Board of Trustees Dear Parents, The Board of Trustees meeting on Wednesday, October 11 started with a presentation from our external accountants, Manning Elliott LLP, on the 2016/2017 financial statements. Our Treasurer Geoff Woodfield will be giving a presentation on the financials at the upcoming annual general meeting, but in advance we are very happy to confirm

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VWSS Board of Trustees – September Update

Message from VWS Board of Trustees Dear Parents, Welcome to the new school year! On Wednesday night the Board of Trustees held a joint meeting with the College of Teachers to discuss the VWS Strategic Plan. Rachel Garratt on behalf of the Strategic Planning and Visioning Committee updated us on the status of the project, and we had a good

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