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Posted on Thursday, December 14, 2017
In recognition of World Aids Day, Mr Moore's mentor group launched an Aids Awareness campaign centred around LA Dodgers baseball player Glenn Burke.                        Burke was credited with inventing the "high five". He was forced out of Major League Baseball at the age of 26 for being gay.  He was diagnosed with Aids and passed away in 1995. Glenn Burke, refusing to be deterred, worked in his community for years giving back through his volunteering. To honour his courage, the Upper... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Seeing your book on Amazon when you're in Upper School is a remarkable feat on its own but considering it was written as a Lower School student is a whole other tale. Grade 9 Safaa Ali took up the challenge by her then Grade 4 teacher Jesse Denison to write an original story for the Kids Write 4 Kids contest run by Ripple Publishing. Her beautiful fable Why Peacocks Have Colourful Feathers was chosen as one of the winners that year. (Safaa also provided the illustrations) The story features a... 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
Posted on Friday, October 20, 2017
Chapters Night at Bayview Village set for November 16th   6:30 - 9 p.m. In honour of our upcoming Chapters Night, our Lower School teachers are sharing their favourite reads.   Your Bayview Glen bookmark gets you discounts at particpating stores in the mall.Mr. Neville - Not Quite Narwhal, Jessie Sima *** Mr. Neville will kick off the evening on Chapters Night with a reading at 6:30 p.m. Mrs. Daunt - Danny the Champion of the World. Roald Dahl Mrs. Bertuzzi - Love You Forever, Robert... Read More
Posted on Friday, October 20, 2017
Award winning journalist and author Gwynne Dyer ignited a conversation about politics, the evolving job market and the impact of automation in a lecture to Upper School students this week. Students in grade 10 History and grade 12 History, Politics, Law, Social Justice and Human Geography attended the wide ranging discussion about US President Donald Trump’s popularity, recent elections results in Germany and Britain’s plan to leave the European Union. The students engaged in a lively Q and... Read More
Posted on Monday, October 2, 2017
Taking STEM Outreach to Another Level Imagine if a teacher asked you to concisely summarize everything you learned over a school year in under two minutes. On September 26, 2017 we, as members of the Ctrl-Z Bayview Glen robotics team, were faced with a similar challenge, but instead we were asked by the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau. From September 2016 to April 2017, Ctrl-Z, consisting of Brianna Gonzalez, Daniel Gonzalez, Trent Rossos, Harrison Cazzin, Mackenzie Clark, Matthew... Read More
Posted on Sunday, October 1, 2017
Anxiety and Depression in Youth: A Growing Concern Many children and adolescents experience a range of emotions that serve a productive purpose and that includes anxiety but Dr. Silvia Bernardini says 10 percent of youth today are experiencing a level of anxiety and sadness that is interfering with functioning. The Bayview Glen Speaker Series is designed to start conversations about important topics. The goal is to empower parents with information and resources. Dr. Bernardini will discuss the... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Ctrl-Z, our world champion robotics team, was honoured with an invitation to The Prime Minister's Science Fair Round Table with the head of NSERC and Science Minister Kirsty Duncan in Ottawa.  Alex and Trent, two Ctrl-Z team members, were part of a group of students from across Canada who made presentations at the work shop. The goal of the round table was to share innovative ideas in the area of science and engineering. Our students gave a demonstration to the Prime Minister and others of ... Read More

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