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It is truly an honour to be able to go from reading these emails to now writing one! My name is Rayhan and I was the Head of School for a (half) day. Today has been a unique yet wonderful experience, from having philosophical discussions with my ‘assistant’ Mr. Slinger…
Discover the Profile of an 鶹ֱ Graduate: fostering thinkers, innovators, courageous, compassionate, balanced, principled and culturally responsive students.…

I am glad to be able to write the Weekly Update today as the Jr. School Facilitator at 鶹ֱ. Hopefully, you enjoyed a lovely long weekend with your families. Despite the shorter week, it has been no less busy here at school. It has been a bustling time with a lot of learning…

As many of you can feel, this is the ‘fast season’ at school. Everything seems to come up quickly and whiz by. I find myself trying to be more mindful at every event, interaction, and opportunity to savour significant moments, and there are many. Last night was one of those…

It was a busy start to May with AP exams starting for our Senior Students, the Grade 4/5 spring concert, all of the athletic events, today’s middle school social, and mental health week – not to mention the Canucks making it to round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs!  A…

Ever wondered what makes 鶹ֱ's learning experience truly special? Discover how our Grade 6-12 students recently embarked on an unforgettable journey together to come together as a choir and record an inspirational anthem.…

Another exciting week has passed at UA with multiple field trips at all levels of the school, athletic practices and competitions, and Performing Arts shows in our theatre. Calendars are full, and students have so much on the go these days! I hope everyone is excited about tomorrow’s UA Gala!!…

This week at 鶹ֱ we focused on Earth Week through community learning activities. Students of all ages engage most passionately in learning and learn best when they feel that the subject they are learning about is authentic, relevant and significant. Learning about the climate,  environment and sustainability is certainly…

What a great week it has been. I was fortunate to join Ms. Ball and Ms. Dadar at the CAIS National Leaders Conference in Vancouver this past Sunday through Tuesday alongside educational leaders from across the country. It is always so rewarding to learn from such a great group of…

I probably don’t need to tell you that we are into the busy season as we turn our attention to the last few months of school. Ahead of us are performances, grad/commencement, field trips, camp opportunities, athletics events, parent events, AP exams and so many other things that keep things…

Over and above some primetime drama learning, this experience provided students with the unique opportunity to work in a university science lab, perform DNA electrophoresis, and learn from experienced science professionals.…

Welcome back, everyone!! I hope you all had an enjoyable spring break. I was very fortunate to have had the opportunity to get away for part of the break to a sunny location with sand and surf. The time away reminded me of the importance of taking time to rest…