Pedagogical Manager

Tulips at the Grade School

Pedagogical Manager Position Summary The Pedagogical Manager works in accordance with all school policies and processes and in line with the Vancouver Waldorf School (VWS) vision, mission, values and guiding principles. Working on behalf of the College of Teachers and in close collaboration with the Principal, the Pedagogical Manager oversees the quality of the school’s curriculum and programs and the

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Early Childhood Educator

Early Childhood Educator – Part-time (3 afternoons) The Vancouver Waldorf School is looking for a fully certified Early Childhood Educator to assist in our afternoon Preschool Program. We are seeking a teacher who has solid knowledge and background in their subject area, informed by a connection to anthroposophy. A genuine willingness to work collaboratively with colleagues within the ECC and

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VWSS Board of Trustees – AGM

Message from VWS Board of Trustees Notice of 2021 Annual General Meeting Notice is hereby given that the 2021 Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) of the Vancouver Waldorf School Society (the “Society”) will be held (either virtually or in-person, details to follow) on Wednesday, October 27th, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. for the following purposes: confirming Society membership; considering reports, financial statements

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September 30: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation In response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action, the federal government passed legislation in June recognizing September 30, 2021, as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. We call upon the federal government, in collaboration with Aboriginal peoples, to establish, as a statutory holiday, a National Day

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Trauma Informed Practice

Trauma Informed Practice (TIP) In essence, TIP is beneficial to those who have experienced traumatic events, adverse childhood experiences, or excessive ongoing stressors. In schools, it allows for learning to occur by addressing the needs that may impact the capacity of a student to learn. We can reasonably assume that all children are likely to have experienced some degree of

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Updated Mask Guidelines for K-12 Schools

Updated Mask Guidelines for K-12 Schools Dear VWS Community, On March 30, the Ministry of Education issued updated health and safety guidelines for all K-12 schools in the province (Provincial COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines for K-12 Settings). One of the key updates included a change to requirements concerning mask-wearing in schools. All staff, volunteers, visitors, and students in Grades

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Health & Safety February Protocols

Health & Safety February Protocols Dear VWS Community, Per the updated guidelines issued by the Ministry of Education (MoE) and the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) on February 4th, the Vancouver Waldorf School (VWS) is revising its Health and Safety Handbook – COVID-19. The MoE has recently confirmed that Independent Schools requiring protocols that are either more or less stringent than

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Grade 8 High School Immersion Highlights

Grade 8 High School Immersion Highlights Thank you to the Grade 8 class for sharing your feedback from their immersion week in January! During the week at the high school, I enjoyed being in the village a lot. Once it’s time for lunch, we can do whatever we want, and since it’s such a respected school in the area, people

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High School Information Session

High School Information Session We invite you to our Waldorf High School information session on February 23 at 7:00 pm. Over the course of 1½ hours, you will have a chance to meet our High School faculty, hear about what attracted them to the VWS, and learn what they bring to the school; engage in a presentation about pedagogy, course

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Winter Health & Safety Update

Winter Health & Safety Update Dear VWS Community, Thank you for your continued partnership as we enter the winter term. Linked below, you will find our revised VWS Health & Safety Handbook – COVID-19. We ask that you please note the following important information: Effective Monday, January 18th, students in Grades 5 through 8 are required to wear a non-medical

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ECC Recommitment

ECC Recommitment Our Admissions Office is already receiving applications for Kindergarten and Preschool in September 2021. We wish to offer our current families the chance to confirm their child’s enrollment for the next fall before processing these new applications. To begin the recommitment process, please visit your Parent Portal at vws.bigsis.com/portal. Confirmation is due January 10. Tuition & Fees We

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Winter Fair Volunteers

Winter Fair Volunteers Our parent-led 50th Annual Children’s Winter Fair has been reimagined to bring the magic of the season to your children in a safe new way. The Fair is scheduled for Saturday, November 21 and will only proceed based on parent interest in making it happen. Many hands make for light work! There are no class assignments this year,

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Against Fear: The Michaelmas Call

Against Fear: The Michaelmas Call We live in a fear-filled world. This has always been true for humanity. Whether it has been a threat from wild beasts, natural disasters, famine and starvation, war plague and illness, or material poverty, humanity has always had big worries. In our own time we experience strongly that fear and anxiety fill the air we

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Ministry and BCCDC Updates

Ministry and BCCDC Updates The following documents from the Ministry of Education and the BCCDC have been updated to include refreshed information about the procedures allowing for students and staff to return to school with mild symptoms of illness remaining, to ensure staff and students are not kept out of school longer than necessary. Do not require a health-care provider

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Important Return to School Update #4

Important Return to School Update #4 Dear Parents, We are looking forward to welcoming your children to school next week. While your Class Teacher will provide specific in-class details, in this message we hope to offer more clarity around what to expect in the first few days regarding events, drop-off and pick-up, arrival times and class locations. Monday – Labour

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