Category Archives: Head of School Blog
At the Academy, comprehensive, innovative art initiatives have emerged. Our teachers believe in using the arts as a learning tool, have incorporated the arts into other core classes and are creating a school environment rich in the arts and culture. …Continue Reading
As we enter our last full month of school for this academic year, I am energized from looking back over so much that has been accomplished, and especially looking ahead to these final weeks.
This year, the Academy will celebrate the four hundredth year since William Shakespeare penned his last play. His prose, characters. and plots will come alive this May as our English students bring his work to the stage. Our students are engaged, excited and gearing up to perform MacBeth as part of the birthday celebrations.
At Alexander Academy, we endeavor to promote life-long learning. This year, Alexander Academy is proud to announce the start of our Alexander Academy Aspiring Leaders Scholarships.
Practicing kindness is a natural expression of who we are. There was no reason for all of us at the Academy to participate in our very own “Random Acts of Kindness” week, other than to make others smile.
Over the past few years, the media has highlighted bullying. As a result schools and our ministry have spent significant time developing successful strategies to remove bullying from schools and ultimately society. Every year in late February Canada’s Pink Shirt Bully-Awareness Day brings the topic of bullying to centre stage. This year’s Pink Shirt Day is February 24th, and as it approaches, I would like to address what the Academy is doing to address bullying concerns.
On January 15th, we had our first opportunity of the year to volunteer at the Metro Vancouver Dream Centre. We had so many students who wanted to volunteer that we had to turn them away! It was heart warming to see our Academy student’s enthusiasm to lend a helping hand.
I spent some time over the break musing about how wonderful it is to be part of the Academy team and to be surrounded by this wonderful group of teachers and students. A lot of “fabulous” has happened at the Academy over the past few months. I am thrilled to share a few examples! …Continue Reading
Once again the festive season is upon us. For me, this is a time of reflection. This evening, as we listened to Christmas music and decorated the tree, I came across many lovely decorations my daughter and son have made over the years with their various teachers. …Continue Reading
I am excited about the new curriculum we are about to embrace across the province and at our school. The big ideas and the breadth of its inquiry truly highlight collaboration, reflection, and student-centered learning. …Continue Reading