As parents and teachers, we are always trying to find ways to help our kids take on challenges and find solutions so that they can see how their resolutions help to make change.
I just came across Quest 2 Matter by Angela Maiers (also behind Choose 2 Matter). This idea and contest does exactly that- it challenges kids to find solutions to issues that can help change the world.
What a great idea & useful at the parent, teacher, school, district levels!
The name for the new high school at the Royal Bay site has been chosen! Royal Bay Secondary School brought in 46% of public votes. Read more about the naming process.
I realise haven’t posted much at all about a large department of our here in SD62. Our team in the international Schools program is so amazing and connects so well with our new students. Here are just a few photos from some of their experiences here over the past school year.
Anda Lupascu, Diana Nethercott/ Photo Illustration, Toronto Star
After nearly two years of full time Nature K in SD62, it’s no surprise that its popularity is spreading- even as far as Toronto! The Toronto Star sent reporter Angela Gordon all the way to Sangster to follow the Nature K students around for a couple of days.
Not only has Gordon written articles, she also features some great photos and a running series in “Star Dispatches: Why the modern classroom is moving outside”. While the Dispatches have a cost to view, there is a great lengthy excerpt available for free.
Read the full excerpt
Photo courtesy of the Toronto Star
Nature K’s Erin Van Stone examines some of the forest’s treasures with the students. Photo courtesy of the Toronto Star
“As a father, he wanted only to give his son every opportunity to succeed in life. In the process, he gave himself a second chance, too.”
In case you missed this amazing article about father and son grads Harry & Raymond Moon in Sunday’s Times Colonist (front page!!) here it is. Reporter Lindsay Kines did a fantastic job highlighting the Westshore Annex 2013 grads’ perseverance to both stay in and go back to school.
Harry Moon and his son, Raymond, attend classat Westshore Annex school, located on the oldColwood Elementary School site. “When we do math together, you should see it,” Harry says, laughing. Photo: Lyle Stafford, Times Colonist
Harry Moon and Raymond suit up before their high school grad. “In a lot of ways, he’s like me,” Harry says. Photograph by: Bruce Stotesbury, Times Colonist