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Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2019
     Put a room full of five-year olds together and ask them what they like about toys, chances are, you'll hear more than a few enthusiastic responses. How about taking the conversation one step further and requesting they put pencil to paper and start designing? This group of SKs dove right in and started creating.  But the process didn't end there.  Next up, building the toy they had imagined on paper. This is problem-based learning with a great deal of trial and error. What if the glue... Read More
Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2019
Bayview Glen has a long history of offering Advanced Placement (AP) courses to students in our Upper School.  Coordinated by the College Board, AP courses allow students to study and sit exams on selected subjects at a first-year university level, while also earning credits towards their high school diploma.  Not only do these courses offer students the opportunity to challenge themselves and explore subjects of special interest to them in greater depth, but many universities will grant... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, January 15, 2019
   If you dropped by Ms Iafrate’s Grade 6 classroom, you’d be forgiven if you thought you were at conference on innovation in education.  Big ideas were flying around the room for ways to improve learning environments. The students were presenting their designs for their own middle schools with the focus on these questions:  What is school for? What is it designed to do and how can it be improved?  Using the programme floorplanner.com,  students tackled designs for individual spaces around a... Read More
Posted on Friday, January 11, 2019
Lisa Sonshine knows how to light up a room.  The Lower School atrium was filled with music and high energy as children’s entertainers Sonshine and Broccoli took to the stage. The BVG Alumna met her musical partner Brock Burford in the prestigious Sheridan College Musical Theatre programme. That fateful meeting was the beginning of a 15-year career as Sonshine and Broccoli.  Their success has been meteoric. They have a China tour booked this summer and are hoping for a Juno nomination for... Read More
Posted on 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... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2018
"Unlike footprints on the sand that can be washed away by the ocean, a digital footprint can last for years."  Cybersecurity expert Paul Davis. With more than 25 years of experience in the world of Information Technology, Paul Davis is our featured guest in January as part of our ongoing Speaker Series. He has spoken to more than 400,000 students in North America, along with the OPP, Department of Defense, Alberta RCMP and Canada Border Service.  Paul spoke to our students about how to... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Nicole Peirce graduated from Bayview Glen in 2008 and is the Director of Partnerships at Carrot Rewards - a mobile app company with nearly 1 million users that utilizes popular loyalty points and behavioural science to incentivize Canadians to live healthier lives. Nicole studied Business at the University of New Mexico, while competing at the NCAA Division 1 level in swimming, ultimately becoming captain of the team in her final year. Nicole began her career in insurance and migrated into... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Rafi Saeed graduated from Bayview Glen in 2009 and is a Senior Associate in Deloitte's M&A Advisory practice in Toronto. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen's University, and in his current role, he focusses on performing financial and commercial due diligence on companies in the context of mergers and acquisitions. Prior to this, he worked in Deloitte's audit practice for four years, where he earned his Chartered Accountant and Chartered Professional Accountant designations.
Posted on Wednesday, December 5, 2018
On Tuesday, December 4, Nicole Peirce ’08 and Rafi Saeed ’09 returned to Bayview Glen as alumni speakers at our second Career Breakfast, and shared their insights in the Business and Finance industry with our current students and parents from the Prep and Upper School community. Nicole shared her top three pieces of advice – try everything possible, nurture quality relationships, and embrace opportunities outside of your comfort zone. She reminisced about Ms. Jessup encouraging her to join the... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, December 4, 2018
If you're looking for Grade 8 student Ryan Juurlink, if he isn't in class, chances are you'll find him on the turf or in the gym. Ryan plays on several athletic teams here at Bayview Glen including basketball, soccer, cross country, softball and track and field. He plays on a sport every season but it's basketball where he spends a great deal of his time.  He currently plays for the Canadian Basketball Academy and played two years with the Team Ontario Talent Identification and Development... Read More

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