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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
Posted on Friday, October 20, 2017
Chapters Night at Bayview Village set for November 16th   6:30 - 9 p.m. In honour of our upcoming Chapters Night, our Lower School teachers are sharing their favourite reads.   Your Bayview Glen bookmark gets you discounts at particpating stores in the mall.Mr. Neville - Not Quite Narwhal, Jessie Sima *** Mr. Neville will kick off the evening on Chapters Night with a reading at 6:30 p.m. Mrs. Daunt - Danny the Champion of the World. Roald Dahl Mrs. Bertuzzi - Love You Forever, Robert... Read More
Posted on Monday, October 2, 2017
Taking STEM Outreach to Another Level Imagine if a teacher asked you to concisely summarize everything you learned over a school year in under two minutes. On September 26, 2017 we, as members of the Ctrl-Z Bayview Glen robotics team, were faced with a similar challenge, but instead we were asked by the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau. From September 2016 to April 2017, Ctrl-Z, consisting of Brianna Gonzalez, Daniel Gonzalez, Trent Rossos, Harrison Cazzin, Mackenzie Clark, Matthew... Read More
Posted on Sunday, October 1, 2017
Anxiety and Depression in Youth: A Growing Concern Many children and adolescents experience a range of emotions that serve a productive purpose and that includes anxiety but Dr. Silvia Bernardini says 10 percent of youth today are experiencing a level of anxiety and sadness that is interfering with functioning. The Bayview Glen Speaker Series is designed to start conversations about important topics. The goal is to empower parents with information and resources. Dr. Bernardini will discuss the... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Ctrl-Z, our world champion robotics team, was honoured with an invitation to The Prime Minister's Science Fair Round Table with the head of NSERC and Science Minister Kirsty Duncan in Ottawa.  Alex and Trent, two Ctrl-Z team members, were part of a group of students from across Canada who made presentations at the work shop. The goal of the round table was to share innovative ideas in the area of science and engineering. Our students gave a demonstration to the Prime Minister and others of ... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Welcome Back to the 2017/18 School Year The Admissions team has put together this comprehensive guide to help with back-to-school questions for the new year. It's loaded with info on school times, curriculum nights and so much more! Click on this link  for an on-line version or stop by our reception desks at both campuses for a hard copy. We're looking forward to seeing all our friends and families again on September 5, 2017!    
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 6, 2017
Bayview Glen’s award-winning robotics team, Ctrl-Z, was invited to formally pitch their Pinder Pet Finder to the York Angel Investors on March 30th at the York Downs Golf & Country Club in Unionville.      As part of the 2016/2017 FIRST LEGO League season,‎ Ctrl-Z designed a Bluetooth-enabled pet smart collar that helps reunite lost pets with their families. With the help of extensive research, consultation, surveys and hard work, the team developed a prototype that has been receiving... 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

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