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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 Thursday, April 20, 2017
Hi, I’m Leela Bhide and I’m in L5A. Being part of the Annual CIS Public Speaking Contest has been a wonderful experience. The final competition was held at Royal St. George’s College (RSGC). I can’t believe I got to represent Bayview Glen with my speech: The Do’s and Don’t’s of Travelling. I spoke about how to be safe while travelling and some fun suggestions to make it more memorable. To get to the RSGC contest, I went through three rounds at Bayview Glen in which the judges and audiences were... 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 22, 2017
Hi, I’m Ethan Yam, a Grade 3 student at Bayview Glen.  I have been playing the piano since I was 4 years old.  Back in November 2016, I participated in the Crescendo International Music Competition and won First Place in the Junior division!  I was then invited to perform my winning piece, Air in B Flat Major by Handel, at the Winners’ Recital held at Carnegie Hall on February 12, 2017.  While I was waiting at the backstage for my turn to perform, I was a little nervous.  But once I started... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Two of our award-winning robotics teams have qualified to take part in the second annual Ontario Innovation Celebration (OIC) hosted by FIRST Robotics Canada and ventureLAB.  The FLL competition has several elements.  Designing, building and programming a robot is one aspect but teams are also challenged to identify a real-world problem related to a theme and propose an innovative solution.   This year, FIRST LEGO League‘s theme is ANIMAL ALLIES and the challenge is to improve our interactions... Read More

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