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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Vancouver Waldorf School Welcome Package

Vancouver Waldorf School Welcome Package We are pleased to welcome all new and returning families to the start of the 2021/2022 school year. The faculty and administration have been working together to create what is intended to be a memorable year together. Linked below are Welcome Packages for each of our programs. If you have multiple children, please be sure

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Community Engagement for Students and Families

Community Engagement for Students and Families CityFest Volunteer Call Out CityFest is looking for youth artists and a coordinator to design and create a mural during Youth Week (Saturday, May 1-Saturday, May 8). The mural will represent the values of CityFest and participants will work directly with other youth artists, the CityFest Committee, and City staff. Contact Teagan (tealeighd@gmail.com) to

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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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VWS Alumni Corner – Liam Foran

Who is Doing What VWS Alumni Corner Interview with Liam Foran, Grad Class of 2006 VWS: Tell me about your work and education after graduating from the VWS. (post-secondary schooling, travel, work experience, family, etc.) LF: After graduation, I went to Douglas College for the Kinesiology Program and worked summers at a labour job for a construction company. I was

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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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VWS Alumni Corner – Mollianne Reynolds

Who is Doing What VWS Alumni Corner Interview with Mollianne Reynolds VWS: When did you graduate and where? MR: I attended the Vancouver Waldorf School (VWS) from 1981– 1988 and graduated in 1990 from the Toronto Waldorf School. VWS: Tell me about your work and education after graduating from the VWS. (post-secondary schooling, travel, work experience, family, etc… ) MR:

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Winter Fair Goody Bag Pre-orders

Winter Fair Goody Bag pre-orders are due by FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6! Planning for the Children’s Winter Fair has taken us in a completely new direction! We’ve had to re-imagine how we might continue to share the magic of the season with the children in our community while keeping COVID safety at the forefront of our decision making. We have decided

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Take-Home Children’s Winter Fair

Take-Home Children’s Winter Fair We are so excited to offer our community a reimagined Children’s Winter Fair. With the recent rise in COVID-19 cases in BC, we have decided to forego the idea of hosting a walk-through winter wonderland; instead, we will offer a lovely winter-themed goody bag as a take-home Fair experience. Your goody bag includes a miniature wooden

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VWS Alumni Corner – Tamara Daroshin

Who is Doing What VWS Alumni Corner Interview with Tamara Daroshin, Class of 2013 VWS: Tell me about your work and education after graduating from the VWS. (post-secondary schooling, travel, work experience, family, etc… ) TD: After graduating I decided to take time to work and travel. I worked in the film industry during and after High School. When an

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