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Posted on Monday, June 19, 2017
Each year the Junior Kindergarten students nurture and witness the metamorphosis of a butterfly. The children learn to be gentle and patient as they observe the caterpillars growing and spinning their chrysalis. For two weeks they wait for the Painted Lady Butterflies to emerge. Sometimes the timing is right and students actually get to see the butterflies unfold out of the chrysalis and then dry their wings. The children prepare sugar water and pick flowers so the butterflies can draw... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, June 6, 2017
With the backdrop of the Savannah, the Grade One Spring Festival was an escape to the beauty of Africa. The performers helped bring the continent to life with the sights and sounds of many of the regions amazing animals and cultural traditions. Spring Festivals are an honoured tradition in the Lower School.  They provide students with rich opportunities to stretch their comfort zones and embrace the art of performance. This year's "On Safari" festival in Grade One provided an additional... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, May 2, 2017
For only the second time in history, a Canadian FLL Robotics team has captured the Champion’s Award at the FIRST® Championship. Team #5831 Ctrl-Z, a team comprising of seven Lower, Prep and Upper School students from Bayview Glen, was crowned champion at the FLL World Festival in dramatic fashion last week in St. Louis, Missouri. (FLL is ages 9 to 14 in the U.S., Canada and Mexico; ages 9 to 16 in the rest of world)                    The team made three presentations in the compulsory... Read More
Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2017
Hi, I’m Leela Bhide and I’m in L5A. Being part of the Annual CIS Public Speaking Contest has been a wonderful experience. The final competition was held at Royal St. George’s College (RSGC). I can’t believe I got to represent Bayview Glen with my speech: The Do’s and Don’t’s of Travelling. I spoke about how to be safe while travelling and some fun suggestions to make it more memorable. To get to the RSGC contest, I went through three rounds at Bayview Glen in which the judges and audiences were... Read More
Posted on Friday, April 7, 2017
Bayview Glen is at an exciting time in its history. The Duncan Mill campus is about to undergo a massive transformation with an emphasis on innovative learning spaces and expanded facilities. The Board of Directors and Head of School, Eileen Daunt will share the details of the campus master plan at a community gathering Monday, April 24 at 5:15 p.m. in the J.T.M. Guest Theatre. Details of the project design and target dates will be announced. For a close up view of the Lower School’s... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Hi, I’m Ethan Yam, a Grade 3 student at Bayview Glen.  I have been playing the piano since I was 4 years old.  Back in November 2016, I participated in the Crescendo International Music Competition and won First Place in the Junior division!  I was then invited to perform my winning piece, Air in B Flat Major by Handel, at the Winners’ Recital held at Carnegie Hall on February 12, 2017.  While I was waiting at the backstage for my turn to perform, I was a little nervous.  But once I started... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Two of our award-winning robotics teams have qualified to take part in the second annual Ontario Innovation Celebration (OIC) hosted by FIRST Robotics Canada and ventureLAB.  The FLL competition has several elements.  Designing, building and programming a robot is one aspect but teams are also challenged to identify a real-world problem related to a theme and propose an innovative solution.   This year, FIRST LEGO League‘s theme is ANIMAL ALLIES and the challenge is to improve our interactions... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2017
"My goal was to put this guitar in people's hands so they truly understood the essences of citizenship. It's actually a piece of history that you play." - Jowi Taylor, February 15, 2017 Canada's most famous guitar was held, played and celebrated in three separate Bayview Glen assemblies to the delight of hundreds of our students. More than two decades in the making, Six String Nation is the legacy project started by award-winning writer and CBC broadcaster Jowi Taylor. On an invitation from... Read More
Student James Cha wins gold
Posted on Friday, February 10, 2017
Hello my name is James Cha. I am eight years old. I’ve been skating since I was 3. I skate 5 days a week. Back in December I started landing an Axel. This is a jump that you need to spin 1.5 revolutions in the air. I have been working hard with my coaches and trying to improve my skating, jumps and spins. I guess the hard work has paid off. On February 4, 2017, Star Skate Central Ontario championship in star 4 U10 (under 10) I became the gold medalist. In an axel it feels like the world is... Read More
Posted on Friday, January 27, 2017
The year of the Rooster! Every culture has special traditions and celebrates significant events. The Chinese culture is no exception. The most important of these events is the Lunar New Year. As the name suggests, Lunar New Year follows the Lunar calendar. This year,  January 28 will mark the year of the rooster. To celebrate this special occasion, on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 the Mandarin club teachers and the team from Yu-Shan Chinese culture organized several activities for the students... Read More

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