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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 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 Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Celebrating all the unique ways to give of one's time, talent and acts of kindness were the focus of #givingtuesday at Bayview Glen. The students were asked a question to start the day. What are some of the ways we give to those in our community and to each other?  Students in the Lower School took their markers to a kindness wall and started a conversation. In the Prep and Upper Schools, it was also about conversation in mentor groups and highlighting the amazing giving around our annual... Read More
Posted on Monday, November 26, 2018
          Yazmeen Jamieson ‘16 has always been proud of her roots. As an Upper School student at Bayview Glen, she helped plan Black History Month celebrations and organized guest speakers to present to her peers. She won awards for her community outreach and always looked for ways to connect her storytelling through creative outlets like spoken word poetry. Her outstanding athletic talents are also part of what makes Yazmeen tick.  She is the goalkeeper on the first Jamaican squad to capture... Read More
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

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