Poinsettias Planters and Holiday Purdys Chocolates

Grade 12 Fundraising: Poinsettias Planters and Holiday Purdys Chocolates Dear VWS Community, The Class of 2019 is working hard to support their vision of spending two weeks of community service abroad for their end of year trip. In order for them to meet their budgeted goal, we ask the VWS Community to join us and participate in some of their fun and exciting

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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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Mother’s Day Flower Baskets

Mother’s Day Flower Basket Fundraising   Spoil your mother, wife, secret admirer, or self with a beautiful hanging basket and help support the Class of 2017 by purchasing your beautiful Mother’s Day flower basket(s) today! 12” hanging and potted flower baskets are $30.00 each 12” Strawberry hanging baskets are $20.00 each 10-pack Assorted Herbs and Vegetables are $25.00 each You may

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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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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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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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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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Waldorf – The Sense of Wonder

Vancouver Waldorf School | Movie Monday

Waldorf – The Sense of Wonder Waldorf – The Sense of Wonder from Endless Echo on Vimeo. A lasting interest in science and nature doesn’t start in the classroom. It starts knee-deep in the mud. Still photography by Iwonka Piotrowska. Additional summer and fall drone photography by Nick Patrick. Animation by Ross Charnock. Transcripts by Jessica Nel. Produced, shot and

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Why Waldorf?

Vancouver Waldorf School | Movie Monday

Why Waldorf “Why Waldorf?” – a film about Waldorf education from the Marin Waldorf School. * The Vancouver Waldorf School provides an experiential, age-appropriate approach to education based on the insights of Rudolf Steiner that inspires students to love learning, to be creative, open-minded, and compassionate. With a curriculum that integrates all academics with the arts and social learning, Waldorf

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The Gift of Learning

Vancouver Waldorf School | Movie Monday

The Gift of Learning Conveying the benefits to humanity of Steiner education. The Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship commissioned ITN to make this short film to look at some of the key features of a Steiner School including: This video can be purchased on DVD from http://www.steinerwaldorf.org/thegiftoflearningdvd.html The Gift of Learning * The Vancouver Waldorf School provides an experiential, age-appropriate approach

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