October 10th, 2014
We are now officially in "full swing" at Beach Grove Elementary, as students settle into their fall studies. There are so many exciting things happening that we have decided to have a school blog for photos, videos, and an upcoming "Beach Grove Newscast". We would like to reach you with news in any way that we can, and will be providing updates on activities occuring throughout the school year with our twitter account @BeachGroveElem.
The crisp fall air is a reminder that it is time for students and teachers to dive into new and exciting learning opportunities. There are many initiatives underway, as we strive to ensure that the students at Beach Grove receive authentic and active learning experiences. With new learning journeys come new challenges, and as a staff we look forward to helping our students reach their personal goals and find excitement in doing so.
"Inquiry' and "Innovation"are words that you will continue to hear as we travel through the 2014 - 2015 school year. With the world around us changing rapidly, it is clear that we need to be teaching students skills to work with the mass amounts of information to which they are being exposed. The BC Ministry of Education has recognized this and is piloting a new format for all curriculums with a focus on the competencies that students are developing. Students also need to be aware of the effect that their actions have on the environment, and a strong emphasis at all grade levels will continue to be placed on environmental issues and sustainability.
For students who like to run, the running/ cross country club has begun and will continue every Monday and Wednesday morning (students may join at any time and come on either or both days). I believe strongly that exercise supports positive physical and mental health, and like to take students out personally. We meet at 7:50 to warm up and stretch, and then head out to the dyke to run and watch the sun rise over the water.
As we travel through the 2014-2015 school year together, please remember that my door is always open. I am dedicated to ensuring that your children receive the social, academic, artistic and physical education that they deserve, and I welcome your opinions on the vision for Beach Grove. I look forward to continuing to work together to ensure that our students obtain the best education possible, allowing them to feel successful in the present and ready for the future that awaits them.
Principal, Beach Grove Elementary