College of Teachers on Fear & Courage

College of Teachers on Fear & Courage The College of Teachers would like to acknowledge the challenge of rapid changes in our lives with important news and frequent announcements that alter and shift our established rhythms. With the recent announcement of all the schools in BC from Kindergarten to Grade 12 being suspended indefinitely we can feel an immediate impact

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Letter from Ministry & Further information from VWS Management Team

Letter from Ministry & Further information from VWS Management Team Please find linked a letter from Rob Fleming, BC Minister of Education, which announces that all elementary and secondary schools in BC have suspended in-class instruction until further notice, under the direction of the Provincial Health Officer. The letter also indicates that it is expected that schools will implement a

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VWS School Closure, Effective March 16

VWS School Closure, Effective March 16 In consideration of the current COVID-19 situation, we have decided to close the school, effective Monday, March 16th. This decision was made by the Management Team, in consultation with the Ministry of Education, and was made primarily to respond to the situation in a way that is socially responsible. While we understand that the

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The Current 2019-2020 Issue 24

The Current | VWS News & Events | Issue 24 March 12, 2020 View this email in your browser Celebrating 100 Years of Waldorf Education Chalkboard art in the Grade 6 classroom This week we made the precautionary decision to cancel our Festival of the Arts, Spring Mingle, and Waldorf Welcome, all scheduled this month. We recognize that this may be a

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COVID-19 Prevention, Closures & Community Events Communication

COVID-19 Prevention, Closures & Community Events Communication You may have heard that a number of schools in British Columbia have now closed. Of particular note is the closure of Collingwood School in West Vancouver, which is closed until March 30th. As we understand, this decision was made by Collingwood School as a precaution because a close contact of one of

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Important Notice of Cancellation – Festival of the Arts

Important Notice of Cancellation – Festival of the Arts You may have seen the recent news concerning the COVID-19 cases at the Lynn Valley Care Centre. Current advice from Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C. Provincial Health Officer, is to thoughtfully consider not hosting gatherings, particularly as they may have broad impact for those most at risk of contracting the virus. After

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The Current 2019-2020 Issue 23

The Current | VWS News & Events | Issue 23 March 5, 2020 View this email in your browser Celebrating 100 Years of Waldorf Education A letter was sent to families today regarding our school’s management and response plan for ensuring the continued safety and well-being of our students and staff which can now be found on our website. We

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COVID-19 Community Letter

COVID-19 Community Letter As more information about COVID-19 becomes available, we are writing to update you on our school’s management and response plan for ensuring the continued safety and well-being of our students and staff. Our existing Emergency Response group will serve as a task force in response to the current situation as is necessary. We will continue looking to

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The Current 2019-2020 Issue 22

The Current | VWS News & Events | Issue 22 February 27, 2020 View this email in your browser Celebrating 100 Years of Waldorf Education Rudolf Steiner was born in Kraljevec, Croatia (then the Austrian-Hungarian Empire) in February 1861. In his Lectures to Teachers, given before the opening of the first Waldorf School 100 years ago, Steiner said: “We must

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Week At A Glance February 24 – 28

Week At A Glance February 24 – 28 Dear Community, Welcome back after the break! A reminder for all families re-enrolling at the Grade School and/or High School for the 2020-2021 school year, your Recommitment Forms are available to be completed via the Parent Portal and are due this Friday, February 28. If you are applying for Tuition Adjustment, note

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Week At A Glance February 3 – 7

Week At A Glance February 3 – 7 Dear Community, Dear VWS Families, A reminder for all families re-enrolling at the Grade School and/or High School for the 2020-2021 school year, your Recommitment Forms are now available to be completed via the Parent Portal and are due by February 28. If you are applying for Tuition Adjustment, note that fully

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Week At A Glance January 27 – 31

Week At A Glance January 27 – 31 Dear Community, What a wonderfully full week or so that we’ve just come through! We hosted two well-attended and engaging open houses, one at each campus – thank you to all the parent, student, and alumni volunteers, as well as the faculty and staff, for making them a success! Grades 4 and

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Grade 1 Teacher

Grade 1 Teacher Established in 1971, the Vancouver Waldorf School offers school programs from Parent and Tot through to Grade 12. Waldorf education has been growing steadily in the Pacific Northwest of North America, and the Vancouver Waldorf School is one of several Waldorf schools in the region. This provides many opportunities for personal growth for faculty and staff, deepening

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Week At A Glance January 20 – 25

Week At A Glance January 20 – 25 Dear Community, This past weekend, we had the privilege of welcoming many inquisitive families to our Grade School and Early Childhood Centre for the first of our Open Houses in 2020. In spite of the soggy weather, the turn out was good and the atmosphere was warm and inviting. I’d like to extend my

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