The latest edition of our much anticipated annual school-wide magazine is about ready to launch. Each November, Viewpoint is mailed to the Bayview Glen community as a way to celebrate the many remarkable accomplishments of our alumni, students, faculty and parents. The theme of the 2018 publication is Whole Child - the foundation of our school philosophy. You'll find inspirational stories such as Lenny Valjas; a mighty Gryphon who went on to taste World Cup glory and represent Canada at two Olympics in cross country skiing. Read about how a trio of Upper School students are taking the APP world by storm one coding sequence at a time while another spends her free time dabbling in artificial intelligence. Viewpoint is known for its stunning photography and cutting-edge design. We can't wait for you to see our latest edition.
Previous publications are available online.
Emaan Ali has always been passionate about fantasy books so when a doodle of a fictional character took shape on her worksheet, it wasn’t a surprise that Mrs. Smafpaf came to life. The grade 6 student wove a story of an old, magical woman who, not only is an expert gardener but also happens to be good at fixing people’s hearts. Her enchanting tale captured the top prize in the Ripple Foundation Kids Write 4 Kids contest.
As it turns out, Emaan is not the first published author in the family. Her older sister Safaa won the same contest five years ago (in Gr 4) for her book Why Peacocks have Coloured Feathers.
Both Emaan (now in Gr 7) and Safaa (Gr 10) took part in Toronto’s Word on the Street book festival on Sunday, September 23rd. Prep School teachers Mr. Clark and Ms Iafrate dropped by to show their support.
Watch Safaa's reading here.
Sunday, September 30th from 10 am - 3pm.
It's a BVG tradition to welcome Fall with a massive community celebration.
It all starts with our 3km FUN RUN at 10 am at the Lower School.
The festival begins at 10:45 am behind the Upper School by the turf and runs until 3 pm.
Join us for bouncy castles, BBQ, games, crafts, raffles, dance contests and so much more.
10am run start — 9:45 warm up activities
3km — walk or run, strollers welcome - the whole family is invited to participate! The 3 Km Fun Run & Walk starts at the Lower School Field (on Duncan Mill) and follows the Betty Sutherland Trail - Rain or Shine!
We are looking for used games/puzzles/children’s books/video games – including Wii games – and used sports equipment for our big “Sidewalk” Sale.
Used games can be dropped off at The Shops starting Monday, September 24, until Thursday, September 27.
Children’s books & games on Friday morning, September 28 during morning Parent Bench drop off at both the Lower and Prep School locations. (Please try to ensure that any games being donated are complete sets.)
Used sports equipment can be brought to the Turf on Saturday, September 29 between 12 and 4 pm and on Sunday morning, the day of Fall Fest, at 8:30 am.
Fall Fest is organized by the Bayview Glen Parent Association and is run by parents, staff and student volunteers for the benefit of the entire Bayview Glen community. Volunteers are still needed for the Run/Walk and for the Fair set up in the Turf Parking area.
For parent volunteering: email@example.com
For student volunteering: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for your support and we look forward to seeing you at the Fall Fest and the Fun Run!
Welcome to the 2018/2019 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 4, 2018!
It’s often said art should be seen and enjoyed not tucked away in a studio. Toronto’s Gallery City certainly believes so. The local organization is running a summer showcase of over 35 artists across Eglington Avenue in street-side galleries. Gallery City partnered with local non-profit art organizations to find unique contributions for the exhibition. Art work by two of our talented Lower School teachers was recommended for the show. Melissa Lende and Alexandra Iorgu will have their pieces featured in the Crosstown Art Crawl until September 3.
The Gallarycity.ca website has an interactive map and more detail about the event.
This year, the Junior Leadership Club partnered with Water First, a nonprofit organization that focusses on bringing clean water to communities within Ontario. Approximately two out of every five First Nations communities within the province have contaminated water. The students spent the spring learning about the importance of clean drinking water and lack of understanding around this issue. In an effort to raise more awareness, club members created and sold water droplet pendants for two dollars. Word spread quickly there was something special happening in the cafeteria! Enthusiastic students gathered to pick their favourite craft while student leaders spoke about the importance of clean drinking water for all.
Bayview Glen's Lower School will undergo a transformation that will unify our two campuses for generations to come. Our facilities committee updated the community on the latest developments in the Campus Master Plan at our annual Town Hall. The goal of the build is to support excellence in learning and create the look and feel of one campus. The exterior of the renovated Lower School will match the outside of the Prep and Upper School campus with a new entrance that will open onto Moatfield. Duncan Mill will be closed to traffic. Other highlights of the new Lower School include:
*A new athletic complex to replace the bubble with an indoor pool and viewing area
*Refurbished interiors to enhance student learning
*New reception area
*New windows, heating and air conditioning
*Re-landscaping of exterior spaces
We are currently awaiting permits from the City of Toronto and a review of the construction tender process is underway.
Several members from the Board of Directors also made presentations on year-end financials, governance and risk management. The chair of the Advancement committee spoke about the importance of legacy and community as we move forward with our innovative plans.
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:
1st Place Grade 2 Tanya Verma
3rd Place Grade 3 Rehan Shah
3rd Place Grade 4 Ethan Yam
Honourable Mention for making it to the 8th Tie Breaker Round: Grade 6 John Zhonhyang Hu, Grade 5 Anushka Yoganathan,,and Grade 4 Emily Jiang
3rd Place Grade 9 Ryan Freeman
Tanya Verma has advanced to the 2018 Spelling Bee of Canada Championship Finals on Sunday May 6, 2018 at the Toronto Plaza Airport Hotel. She will compete against 30 other spellers from across Canada.
A special thank you to coaches Ms. Wilson, Ms. Vu, Ms. McCleary, Ms. Bowles and Mrs. Nathani who were an integral part in making this a successful event. Their support over the past months has provided our BVG students with confidence and a solid foundation, as they continue to develop and master their spelling skills.
"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 and your teammates. When you fall short of your goal, it can be hard but we're always exceptionally proud to play for Canada." Hockey has been a driving force in Vicky's life. When she was a toddler, her dad started shooting the puck with her in their basement. She was on skates by the age of two. Vicky spoke to our students about the challenges she faced early in her career. "Can you believe back then people didn't think women should be playing hockey?!" But she said friends and family helped her believe in herself along with all the talented teammates she played with. One of the most valuable lessons she learned from hockey was it's not only important to play hard and succeed personally but supporting others to be the best they can be is equally important.
Vicky represented Canada in three Olympics and played on the winning team in 7 World cups. After 30 years of playing, she is now a full time hockey coach at the University of Toronto. She was also honoured to be chosen as a torch bearer for the Olympic flame in Toronto as the torch made its way across the country to Vancouver for the 2010 games.