"As soon as I started to be more authentic and true to myself, the brands started to come to me." Ruby Benson - owner of Rags and Ruby - instagramer
Career hack; take risks, set goals and teach yourself new things. That advice from our gracious Alumni who returned to speak to our students at the Fall Career Breakfast at Moatfield Campus. Ruby Benson '09 and James Finlay '06 spoke to Prep and Upper School students and their parents about the Media and Entertainment industry. Ruby has worked in the world of fashion, marketing, photography and now instagram. Her entrepreneurial mind set has led her to a wildly successful career in the digital sphere. James Finlay began shooting short films while at Bayview Glen and imagined himself in the film industry. He began his post-secondary journey in Global Affairs but his passion took him back to his first love - film. He took an innovative programme at Centennial College and landed at a start-up called Juice Worldwide. He's helped grow the company exponentially as the Director of Sales and Distribution. Both fielded questions from the audience and toured the new Moatfield campus after their presentations.
The next Career Breakfast on the Business industry takes place on Dec. 4, 2018 at 7:30 am.
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.
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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!
Our honey beehive is officially open for its second season. Our friends from Alveole were here to install our new hive on the rooftop at our Moatfield campus. It's super strong with the Queen looking healthy and busy! Our second round of BVG honey will be sweet indeed.
Bees are vegan! Wasps are carnivorous which makes them aggressive.
Bees usually visit trees, plants and flowers within a 5 km radius of their hive.
Worker bees live for about 30 days.
A hive has 50,000 bees but only one queen, who lays 2,000 eggs a day.
Unlike mosquitos and wasps, honeybees rarely sting. When they do, they die immediately.
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.
Making a meaningful contribution to people who live on the other side of the world is the goal of a popular co-curricular club at Bayview Glen. The Global Ideas Institute (GII) at the Munk School of Global Affairs, encourages participants to develop innovative solutions to complex world issues. Upper School students work on finding solutions to issues like clean drinking water, access to electricity or other identified areas of need.
With the popularity and growth of GII, schools now take part in a lottery in order to guarantee a place in the annual challenge. Bayview Glen was invited for our first three years, but have been winners in the lottery for the last two. Bayview Glen was recently highlighted in a feature article on the Munk School of Global Affairs website. Read more
How it works at BVG:
At a September assembly, Upper School teacher DJ Church announces the GII program and challenge for the year. This year's initiative is food insecurity. Students can then apply via an application and essay explaining why they are interested, what they feel they can offer and other commitments. The team is selected, registered, and ready to go for the first orientation session, usually end of September/beginning of October.
On average, there is one session a month with a variety of experts in different aspects of the year’s challenge. Students also work with mentors after the speaker session to gradually begin to develop their strategy and work on problem based learning approaches as the year progresses. These mentors are usually grad students from the Munk School of Global Affairs, OISE, and Rothman School of Business.
It culminates this year with an all day symposium on April 13th. Students will show a one minute pitch/overview video of their solution, followed by a five minute presentation which outlines their ideas in detail. This is done in front of other school groups, teachers, mentors, and panel of judges who are experts in these areas. The experts come from many walks of life ranging from government, academia, private sector, NGOs etc. The presentations are followed by six minutes of questions and feedback from the judges on the students presentations. The day is a celebration of innovation and provides an opportunity to receive valuable feedback on the ideas the students have worked hard on.
Reaching out and connecting with our community around us is one of the pillars of Round Square. (Round Square's six IDEALS of learning are Internationalism, Democracy, Environmentalism, Adventure Leadership and Service). Inspired by the work at a local grassroots women's shelter, Grade 11 student leader Miruna Schonberger organized a donation drive to collect much needed items for women struggling with homelessness.
Armed with a list of suggested donations for Safe Haven at the Crossroads, she reached out to mentor groups in the Upper School asking students for help. Miruna created a poster, made a presentation in assembly and placed donation bins in the commons areas in the Upper School. The support was overwhelming. Along with friends and fellow Round Square team members, arrangements are being made to transport the items to the shelter.
"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.