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Posted on Friday, May 19, 2017
There's something new for Upper School students to help research community hour opportunities.  A new "one-stop-shop" website (or online community resource library) has been launched to easily find the names and contact information of organizations looking for volunteers.  The initiative was student run.  Here is how the project came together from the student perspective. In October, a group of Bayview Glen students joined  Mrs Hitchcock for a Saturday visit to the Toronto Volunteer Youth... 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 Friday, April 21, 2017
They came, they dropped off, the pile grew!  Bayview Glen's fist ever Textile Recycling Drive surpassed everyone's expectations as the donations continued to pour in. With a determination to help Mother Earth, our community went to their closets, garages and crawl spaces and cleared out all the old clothes, stuffed animals and sheets they could find. The result was a whopping 600 cubic feet of donations which could fill a classroom 2 feet deep.  The Earth Day initiative was a fundraiser... Read More
Posted on Monday, April 10, 2017
Energy poverty- that is a theme a group of Upper School students have spent weeks discussing and debating. The challenge? How best to help India's poorest families who rely on kerosene lanterns to provide light in their homes. It's all part of the Global Ideas Institute. The programme is run by the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto.  After months of work in their home schools, students from all over Toronto gather in April to present their ideas to a prestigious panel... 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 Monday, April 3, 2017
It's an idea that packs a triple punch.  Recycling textiles helps the environment, generates money and lightens the load for those looking to do their spring cleaning. The Bayview Glen Student Executive Council and the Parent Association have joined together for a fundraiser this month with a green twist - just in time for Earth Day.  The Textile Recycling Campaign involves an arrangement with a local Textile Waste Diversion Company that will give the school 10 cents for every pound of... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2017
"Fear should not guide our humanity".  Simon Wisenthal The much anticipated Tour For Humanity bus pulled up in front of our Moatfield campus this morning for a day full of compelling discussion and learning.  The mobile classroom is so in demand, schools are booking visits two years in advance. The programme is run by the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies with the goal of talking to as many people as possible about diversity, democracy, and Canadian civic rights and... 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
Posted on Monday, February 6, 2017
Bayview Glen's history is traditionally presented at our annual Founder's Day assembly, and beautifully encapsulated in the display case outside the JTM Guest Theatre. This year, an Upper School mentor group led by Andrew Moore, wanted to find a way to share the many personal stories that members of the BVG family have accumulated over the years. The group spoke with students, staff, faculty, and alumni to find out the specific places in the school that hold special memories for them. Their... Read More
Posted on Friday, January 27, 2017
Busting stereotypes is only one of the goals of a new program researchers have started to unite the Arts and Science worlds.  Do people who love Science have to hate Drama?  Are there really two categories of people? These are the fundamental questions behind this one-of-a-kind workshop run by a team from the University of Toronto and Tarragon Theatre.  U of T professor Carol Ann Burke and her teaching assistant Alison McAvella are conducting research into the growing number of students who are... Read More

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