Year End, Summer’s Beginning

Well, it’s that time again to say farewell to our staff and students for the summer.

We would like to thank the staff for their dedication and enthusiasm for engaging our students in learning.  We are fortunate to have such a committed staff.

As we bid farewell to Ms. Dufty, Ms Lupton, Ms Ivy, Ms Anissa, Ms Colbertt and Ms Gusway, we would like to thank them for their service and we wish them well in their future endeavours.

As important, we thank the parents and guardians for supporting the learning of our students. We truly value our partnership for our common goal in creating the conditions for kind, thoughtful, avid learners.

In the fall, we have Mr. Hackett joining the intermediate teaching team and Ms Black in the Learning Services department.  We welcome them both to the VCE’s family.

We are sad to see our Gr. 6 students move onto DRMS.  We have fond memories of them.  We wish them well at the middle school.

The office will be closed after Tues, July 4th.  In the fall, the office will be open starting Aug 28th.  The first day back for the students is Sept 5th.  They will be at school until 10 am first day, then full days from Sept 6th on.  The kindergarten students will be attending family interviews on the first week back and will attend full days starting Mon, Sept 11th.  If you are going to be away on the first week of school, please contact the office.

As you head into the summer holidays, we wish you a fun and safe time for your family.


June Is Jumping!

The annual Carnival was a huge success.  Thank you to Amy Reid and the PAC for organizing and running it.  It was a lot of fun for all.  Since then, we have had a busy start to the month of June.  Thank you to Mrs. Doherty, Mrs. Nunn Mrs. Miller and parent volunteers for the Camp Summit overnight experience.

I was fortunate to attend a conference with High Tech High Assessment Residency last week.  I was immersed in learning more about Project Based Learning and Assessment practices.  I feel confident that our students can be involved in deeper learning next year with staff facilitation and feedback.  For more information, please check out:

We are looking forward to the year-end activities such as the Glee Club Concert on Monday and many fieldtrip experiences for the students for the rest of the month.  We thank the staff for organizing them.

VCE has been engaged with Aboriginal cultural learning facilitated by Joyce Williams.  The program will culminate with a potlatch on Friday.  The students have learned and experienced a variety of traditional practices of the Squamish Nation.

The last day for students will be on Thurs, June 29th.  There will be a Gr. 6 Leaving Ceremony where we will say goodbye to our senior students.  We wish them luck on their journey to Don Ross Middle School. We will also be saying farewell to Mrs. Dufty, Mrs. Lupton, Ms. Herring. Mr Hackett, Ms Debinski and Ms Vandezande.  We wish them well for their future endeavours.