Simon and Courtney

Simon and Courtney are our student teachers for our classroom Divisions 17 and 18 and we have a high percent that they are staying in our classroom for the whole year.


Simon has curly hair and Simon knows two languages, French and Korean.  He was born in Vancouver, Canada and he helps us when we need help.  Simon likes to play ping pong, drums, bass guitar, piano and he likes to cook and listen to music.  He also has one younger brother.  Also his favourite food is sushi.


Courtney has blonde hair, she likes to bake, dance, read to us and she took swimming lessons when she was younger.  Courtney has no siblings and she lives with her family.  She was born in Vancouver, Canada.  Her favourite food is sushi and she likes to help people.

We think Simon and Courtney are very good teachers!

by Awesomeness, Flying pinguin and SC30

Celebration Open House December 5

Hi Families,

It’s that time of year again! Hopefully your child brought home the notice about our Open House next Tuesday.

Here you can find more information about the Open House!

Dear Families of Division 17 and 18,

We would love to welcome you to a celebration of the learning we have done this term in our class. 

Our students will share their incredible progress with you in our traditional Open House format.

Date:      Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Time:      2 PM – 6PM

There is no need to make an appointment, please just come to help us share!


Jody, Tami, Sara

We look forward to seeing you next week!

Sustenance Anthology

Last year, Divisions 16, 17 and 18 worked on a food project, and some students wrote submissions to a book about food called “Sustenance”.  The editor’s name is Rachel Rose, who is the poet laureate for Vancouver.  That means that she read all of the submissions and chose the ones she wanted to put together into a book.

We talked about the criteria and writing for an audience and then we wrote poems or fiction or non-fiction on our own or in partners.  Jody typed them up and sent them in.  A few months later, we heard that six of our current or last years students were chosen to be published in the book, and this month, the book came out.  Those students (and Jody) are now published authors!

The book was released at the Writers’ Festival this year and the first printing already sold out.

To find out more information about the book, you can search on the internet or read them here!  Miranda says we will have a copy in the library soon.

by Naruto Shippeden Fan 1747 and Do it for da Hwin

Engineers Without Borders Update

This time, when Division 17 and 18 worked on our project, we looked at our main need that we will be working on.
Some of the needs we are focusing on are:

  • reduced costs for public transportation for students
  • safe and spaces for scooters and skateboards at school
  • increase the number of beekeepers in the city
  • water bottle filling stations in the school
  • faster internet at school
  • help for homeless people in the winter

Today we talked about the causal loop diagram from earlier in the project and used it to narrow down our topics as well as connecting problems, issues and solutions.

We also worked on answering questions about how your issue affects people, and to define how our issue is a need.  We also looked at how our solutions will come into affect and whose life will it improve, and how will you make up your solution.

We also thought about what we need to research before we get started.

Overall, we had a great time and our goal for our project was clearer at the end of the day.

by Naruto Shippeden Fan 1747 and Do it for da Hwin