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In the News: Branching out into STEM Schools

This year the students at one Vancouver Island school have ditched the pens and paper to get their hands dirty— participating in an experimental learning curriculum built upon a mission to nourish young peoples’ passion for science. "Our STE(A)M school provides an emphasis on exploration, with STEM subjects interwoven with literacy, humanities, and physical activity. We set [learning] up as [...]

April 27th, 2014|News|

In the News: Victoria School Adopts Scientific Approach to Teaching

A Victoria school is creating young scientists using a new approach. Instead of reading about math or science from a textbook and just memorizing facts, Elizabeth Buckley School, an independent school, is hoping to use hands-on activities to get kids thinking and figure things out on their own. The school’s principal Roberta MacDonald says in her classroom, every student is [...]

April 27th, 2014|News|

Media Release: Principal at Elizabeth Buckley School is Awarded Educator of the Year

Roberta MacDonald, Principal at Elizabeth Buckley School (EBS), was recently honoured by Community Living Victoria with their Educator of the Year Award. EBS is an inclusive, non-profit K-6 school in Victoria. Roberta was nominated for this award as having been instrumental in creating a truly inclusive environment at Elizabeth Buckley School. The school was founded 25 years ago to provide [...]

April 27th, 2014|Media Release|

In the News: Good Neighbours: South Sudan school gets a helping hand

Times Colonist - Sixteen old school desks are at the centre of a lesson in compassion for students at Elizabeth Buckley School. The desks had recently been replaced by new ones, purchased through fundraising efforts of the school’s parents advisory council. The desks are still in good shape, so the decision was made to donate them to the Compassionate Resource [...]

April 25th, 2014|News|