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Posted on Wednesday, November 7, 2018
"We are preparing our children for an inter-connected world where they don't just survive but thrive." Michelle Yarndley, Director of Global Education. Listening to guest speakers and learning more about the school community is a major focus of the BVG Parent Association general monthly meeting. The new Director of Global Education, Michelle Yarndley, made a presentation at the November gathering on the many ways our students are exposed to global thinking. In fact, Michelle told the group,... Read More
Posted on Thursday, October 11, 2018
When Wayson Choy asked a room full of Grade 9s if many of them liked to tell their friends stories, there was a sea of hands that shot into the air.  He delightedly told them they were in fact all writers since at the heart of all good writing is storytelling. The Head of Arts in the Upper School, Norm Reynolds, invited Wayson Choy to spend the day speaking to students about his remarkable life and share insight on his craft. Wayson's novel The Jade Peony won the Trillium Book Award and the... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2018
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... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2018
"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... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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... Read More
Posted on Monday, September 17, 2018
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. More details: 10am run start — 9:45 warm up activities 3km — walk or run, strollers welcome - the whole family is invited to... Read More
Posted on Monday, September 10, 2018
 
Posted on Wednesday, August 1, 2018
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!
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. Check out our LIVE webcam 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. Worker bees live for about... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, April 3, 2018
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: Primary: 1st Place    Grade 2     Tanya Verma                                                                                          3rd Place   ... Read More

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