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A New Chapter in Global Education at Bayview Glen

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Round Square exchange student Joaquin Villar from Lima, Peru
   with his Gr 10 exchange partner Nikhil Marwaha.

Nurturing a global perspective is one of the foundations of a Bayview Glen education. An exciting new option is now being offered to our future graduates. The Global Studies Certificate, in addition to the Bayview Glen Diploma will provide students with an interest in global studies the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the world and their place in it.

Our students currently participate in a wide range of experiential learning from Round Square activities to co-curriculars like the model UN and the Global Ideas Institute. This certificate is designed to recognize what students learn in class, the wider context of our school and the world outside our borders.  It also allows them to translate their ideas and experiences into appropriate actions to improve conditions locally and globally. There are four criteria with a focus on learning, participating in international experiences, engagement and action.  (For a more detailed look, please click here for a PDF with the specific criteria).

Grade 8 students and their parents were introduced to the Global Studies Certificate at the 2019 course selection evening.  Our Director of Global Education, Michelle Yarndley, outlined the new initiative saying, “Global Competency is part of the “leading edge” that you develop as a student at Bayview Glen.” 

The class of 2023 will be the first cohort to graduate with the new certificate. For further information or any questions, please contact Michelle at myarndley@baviewglen.ca