Windsor House: Creating Learning Spaces without a Building

2017/06/01

When we think about school, we often envisage a building with classrooms, a gym, and a playground. Is it really the building that makes the school? What can school look like without a building? During the 2016-17 school year, Windsor House school on the mainland has had to invent new ways of creating learning spaces … Read More

School Trustees Report Monthly on Strategic Plan Progress

2017/05/31

Each month school trustees provide focused reports at the monthly school board meeting about work at each Gulf Islands school. The reports relate to actions at each school that align with one of the objectives found in the School Board’s Strategic Plan (2016-19). During the month of May the trustees’ reported actions that “Enhance and … Read More

Large ‘Numbers’ Engaged at Math Night

2017/05/17

About one hundred people attended Math Night on the evening of Tuesday, April 26th. Mathematicians young and old came together in the multipurpose room at GISS to engage in mathematics, explore puzzles and experience some hands on mathematics. Richard Hoshino, a professor at Quest University in Squamish, was on hand to share stories of how … Read More

Communicating Student Learning Forum – May 5

2017/05/10

The SD64 K-12 Innovation Partnership — a Postscript With just two months remaining in the second year of BC’s K-12 Innovation Partnership project, about 25 educators from Gulf Islands schools gathered for a project review. The May 5th review was about the Communicating Student Learning initiative with our focus on enhancing student ownership of learning … Read More

Rammed Earth Garden Project

2017/05/01

How did the Rammed Earth project at SSE come about?   The Hillside Garden project at Salt Spring Elementary School is coordinated by the SSE PAC Garden Committee, a group led by about eight parents with five teachers involved. The group is focused on helping expand outdoor gardening opportunities at SSE. Transformation of the hillside … Read More