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Posted on Friday, June 8, 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. The webcam should be up and running soon. Stay tuned. Fast facts: 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.... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Think Dragon's Den but without the dragons and plenty of school time to formulate a brilliant idea and business plan. Partnering with Lucas Chang at Y2 Labs, Bayview Glen imbedded entrepreneurial thinking into the curriculum this year for Grade 8 students. The 40 minute class, introduced in September, was called PBL or Problem Based Learning. The students worked in groups to create a product that either addressed mental health or sustainability.  Mentored by Lucas and Prep School teachers, the... Read More
Posted on Friday, June 1, 2018
Graduates of 2017         Let the Ceremonies Begin Spring is here and with it comes the promise of new beginnings. The 2018 Graduation Ceremonies at Bayview Glen provide a great opportunity for families to share in the accomplishments of our students. In addition, we will be saying goodbye to the Graduating Class of 2018, and honouring these students as they begin the next phase of their lives. Here is the schedule for our Preschool, Lower School, Prep School and Upper School Graduation and... Read More
Posted on Friday, February 23, 2018
"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... Read More
Posted on Friday, February 9, 2018
We were thrilled to be cheering for former Gryphons at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Results here:                National Cross Country team member Lenny Valjas ’06 is a champion skier and proud BVG alumnus.   Lenny made his Cross Country skiing Olympic debut in Sochi in 2014 and is a member of Team Canada at the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang.  Lenny won the World Cup bronze medal in Ulricehamn, Sweden when he was a member of the men’s 4×7.5km relay team in 2017. ... Read More
Posted on Thursday, January 25, 2018
Ask a 5 year old if she knows how to code and you might be surprised to hear the answer is YES!  Instead of telling you about javascript, she'll more likely talk about this amazing video game she played that involved moving colour coded animated robots around a screen. Bayview Glen's Lower School has imbedded coding skills into the curriculum from SK to Grade 5.  Jesse Denison, our Director of Teacher and Learning, spoke at the January Parent Association meeting about the importance of digital... Read More
Posted on Monday, January 8, 2018
As part of the Prep School day of empathy, notable public speaker and IT expert Paul Davis delivered an impactful presentation to students in grades 4 through 12 about the use of technology in our daily lives. Mr Davis has spent 27 years in Information Technology and the last six years dedicating himself to education   He has spoken to more than 400,000 students in North America, along with the OPP, Department of Defence, Alberta RCMP and Canada Border Service. Mr Davis addressed issues... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, November 28, 2017
From the BVG Archives  - By Mark Fellin, Archivist In 1843, Henry Cole (1808-82) had an ingenious idea! He contacted an artist friend, John Horsley, and commissioned him to design an idea that he had sketched out in his mind. Cole took Horsley’s illustration—a triptych that showed a family around a table celebrating the holiday in the middle and images of kindly souls helping the poor on each side—and had a thousand copies made by a London printer. The image was printed on a piece of stiff... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Collaboration and problem solving are at the core of Problem Based Learning (PBL)  says Prep and Upper School Director of Teaching and Learning Christopher Federico. He presented to the Parent Association November meeting about PBL and answered a series of questions from the audience. Among other strengths, Mr. Federico says PBL allows students to retain information more efficiently since trial and error and experiential, hands-on interaction makes subject matter more "sticky". Thanks to the... Read More
Posted on Friday, October 27, 2017
With stories of struggle and hope, Dr. Silvia Bernardini shared her expertise on the topic of anxiety and depression in youth. BVG is proud to host leading industry experts to discuss topics that are timely and relevant to our community. Dr. Bernardini is a registered clinical child and adolescent psychologist. She discussed the differences between normal anxiety and sadness versus anxiety disorder and depression. She told the audience that mental health is measured by how well we manage the... Read More

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