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Posted on Tuesday, April 3, 2018
The annual Spelling Bee championships were a gargantuan success with BVG students securing medals thanks to their creative abilities with words such as doorjamb, pullet, coupe and resurgence. (Fast fact: Zarzuela is a Spanish seafood dish!) One of our students will be advancing to the Canadian Championship Finals in May. Here are the results: Primary: 1st Place    Grade 2     Tanya Verma                                                                                          3rd Place   ... Read More
Posted on Friday, February 23, 2018
"Medals are rewarding but being a great teammate is what it's all about." Vicky Sunohara knows a great deal about Olympic medals. The three time Olympian has two gold and one silver medal in women's hockey playing for Team Canada. Vicky visited our Lower School two days after our Canadian women captured the silver medal in Pyeongchang. "You may have seen a lot of tears but that's because you work hard for so long and your goal is the gold medal" said Vicky. "You want to win for your country... Read More
Posted on Friday, February 9, 2018
We were thrilled to be cheering for former Gryphons at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Results here:                National Cross Country team member Lenny Valjas ’06 is a champion skier and proud BVG alumnus.   Lenny made his Cross Country skiing Olympic debut in Sochi in 2014 and is a member of Team Canada at the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang.  Lenny won the World Cup bronze medal in Ulricehamn, Sweden when he was a member of the men’s 4×7.5km relay team in 2017. ... Read More
Posted on Thursday, January 25, 2018
Ask a 5 year old if she knows how to code and you might be surprised to hear the answer is YES!  Instead of telling you about javascript, she'll more likely talk about this amazing video game she played that involved moving colour coded animated robots around a screen. Bayview Glen's Lower School has imbedded coding skills into the curriculum from SK to Grade 5.  Jesse Denison, our Director of Teacher and Learning, spoke at the January Parent Association meeting about the importance of digital... Read More
Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2018
It's not every day the remarkable Barbara Reid presents to kindergartners and teenagers in the same visit. The award winning Toronto author and artist is best known for her Plasticine art and prolific writing.  In the Lower School, Barbara spoke with Junior and Senior kindergarten students about the inspiration for her stories and the joy of working with Plasticine.  Her favourite part of using Plasticine is blending the colours to create entirely different looks in her pieces.  She did share... Read More
Posted on Monday, January 8, 2018
As part of the Prep School day of empathy, notable public speaker and IT expert Paul Davis delivered an impactful presentation to students in grades 4 through 12 about the use of technology in our daily lives. Mr Davis has spent 27 years in Information Technology and the last six years dedicating himself to education   He has spoken to more than 400,000 students in North America, along with the OPP, Department of Defence, Alberta RCMP and Canada Border Service. Mr Davis addressed issues... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, November 28, 2017
From the BVG Archives  - By Mark Fellin, Archivist In 1843, Henry Cole (1808-82) had an ingenious idea! He contacted an artist friend, John Horsley, and commissioned him to design an idea that he had sketched out in his mind. Cole took Horsley’s illustration—a triptych that showed a family around a table celebrating the holiday in the middle and images of kindly souls helping the poor on each side—and had a thousand copies made by a London printer. The image was printed on a piece of stiff... Read More
Posted on Thursday, November 23, 2017
By Mr Neville - Lower School Teacher Librarian “You can be a writer too!” That was the enthusiastic message from the talented children’s author  Andrew Larsen. The award winning writer visited the Bayview Glen Lower School this week to speak to our students about the magic of the written word. Mr. Larsen has been publishing children’s literature for the past ten years and currently has about 12 books available in local bookstores and libraries. His next book, The Bagel King, will be... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Collaboration and problem solving are at the core of Problem Based Learning (PBL)  says Prep and Upper School Director of Teaching and Learning Christopher Federico. He presented to the Parent Association November meeting about PBL and answered a series of questions from the audience. Among other strengths, Mr. Federico says PBL allows students to retain information more efficiently since trial and error and experiential, hands-on interaction makes subject matter more "sticky". Thanks to the... Read More
Posted on Friday, October 27, 2017
With stories of struggle and hope, Dr. Silvia Bernardini shared her expertise on the topic of anxiety and depression in youth. BVG is proud to host leading industry experts to discuss topics that are timely and relevant to our community. Dr. Bernardini is a registered clinical child and adolescent psychologist. She discussed the differences between normal anxiety and sadness versus anxiety disorder and depression. She told the audience that mental health is measured by how well we manage the... Read More

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