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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
Posted on Monday, September 18, 2017
Watch our live webcam now   Update:  After a remarkable season, Bayview Glen's honeybee hive has been wrapped up for winter!  Our hive generated more than 10KG of honey for our community.  Stay tuned for a photo essay depicting their journey here at our school.                                                Bayview Glen is buzzzzzing with excitement over a new initiative we will be taking on this spring. Together with an urban beekeeping company called Alveole, Bayview Glen will be... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Welcome Back to the 2017/18 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 5, 2017!    
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 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

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