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Thursday, November 25th, 2021

An Open Letter to Ethan (and his Classmates)

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

On the heels of our decision to open some of our schools last week, several high school students wrote a version of this letter below to me:

Dear Dr. Godden,

On behalf...

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Monday, November 8th, 2021

Principal's Message for November

Why We Remember 

There are months I remember more than others. November is one of my REMEMBER months.  Not because it's sunny or I love to pick up leaves in my yard all month (I’m...

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Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

Distinguishing the Weather from the Work

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

As a way of keeping our focus on the teaching and learning in our schools, I have drawn a distinction between the “work”, our primary focus on providing for the educational needs of our students,...

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Tuesday, October 19th, 2021

October Newsletter

Building Community
Almost eighteen months have passed since we adjusted school learning under a Covid-19 world. Despite all the lows, we worked together to manage and...

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Friday, October 15th, 2021

Outside & Online

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

As we navigate the fourth wave of the pandemic, with an eye to post-pandemic teaching and learning, it has dawned on me that two of the lessons learned from the pandemic might be at odds with each...

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Monday, September 27th, 2021

Week 2

Two weeks (actually three and a half for me) into a new school year, and I am finally beginning to see daylight.  The schedules are mostly set, the (school) train has left the station, and we are...

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Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

Welcome to the 2021-22 school year!

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

This will be a year to remember. I think all of us are happy to put 2020-21 in the rearview mirror. While we did a truly heroic job of navigating the pandemic last year, I think it’s fair to say...

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Sunday, September 5th, 2021

A New Beginning

The new school year begins!  We have a lot of things that are different—naturally because of the World Pandemic—but we are finally in a stage where we are starting to get a little closer to what...

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Wednesday, June 30th, 2021

A Profound Gratitude

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

With the recent Ministry announcement that our schools will be returning to Stage 1 (“near normal”) operations for the coming year, I cannot help but reflect on the enormity of what we have...

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Friday, June 4th, 2021

Reflections Over The Last Week

I have struggled this past week to process my thoughts and emotions regarding the horrific truths coming out of the Kamloops Residential School. This appalling tragedy is a difficult reminder for...

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