Hawks Corner

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Bantam Boys Knox Ball Invitational – January 27-28, 2023Over the course of two days, the Hawks Athletic Council hosted their Knox Ball tournament for the Bantam boys inviting around 5 teams to play round robin. Our very own team played a very good game on the first day beating Fraser Valley but unfortunately taking a loss after their evening game. …

Masterclass Opportunity

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By Hilary C., Grade 11 student On January 14, 2023, I, along with three others, were given the opportunity to play for Hilary Hahn in a masterclass provided by the VSO School of Music. Hilary Hahn is a world-renowned violinist and three-time Grammy Award winner. Hilary Hahn started her solo career at age 11 with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, …

Pasta Sunday

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By Ronda-Boussina G., Grade 10 student Two things I will always enjoy in my life are food and helping others, so when there was an opportunity involving the two I was all in. Pasta Sunday is the third Sunday of every month where students are able to come together and create bagged lunches for those in need. This past Sunday, …

Greater Vancouver Food Bank Reflection

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By Noah H., Grade 10 student I had never been inside a food bank before. To learn more about food banks and food security, our senior Food Studies class went to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank on a field trip.

Hawks Corner

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For January 27, 2023 Senior Boy’s finished 4th at the Prestigious St. John’s JamThis last weekend, the senior boy’s basketball team played in the very prestigious and competitive St. John’s School Jam tournament. Four of the top 10 ranked 1A Boy’s Basketball teams in BC were in this 12-team tournament and this was a measuring stick of where our Hawks …

Assistive Technology

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It all started when I met Mrs. Lund in her office one afternoon. We were discussing career paths, and I had no idea what to expect when I showed interest in assistive technology.  Right away she bestowed upon me the honour of cooperating with some incredible teachers in a frequently overlooked classroom at John Knox. There I met different teachers, …

Going Gradeless: Part Two

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Effective assessment is revealing and can provide a more accurate report of students’ mastery than a number on the traditional 100-point scale. Grades are shorthand symbols for much larger descriptors, and with the BC Ministry of Education’s (MoE’s) mandate to remove grades from K-9 report cards, teachers must become more adept at defining learning targets and identifying where each student’s …

Intermediate Christmas Program

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Dear Intermediate (4-6) parents, We are looking forward to sharing our music with you for the first time in person in a couple of years! We look forward to having you attend our performances. As our audience, you are an important part of this work of art.

A Day on the DTES

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Recently I, along with 2 classmates, Mrs. Lund and some wonderful indigenous staff from Squamish Nation, went to serve the people in the Vancouver downtown eastside. Before this field trip, I personally had a lot of poor experiences with people in this area and so definitely had some negative preconceptions. However, when we got out of the car to hand …

Visiting a Seniors Home: Student Reflection

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When I first became a student representative for my grade 8 class at the beginning of the year, I didn’t know trips like this would happen. It was a somewhat pleasant surprise when Mrs. Lund told the eighth grade reps about this soon-to-be trip. 

Primary Christmas Program: Instructions for Parents

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Dear primary (K-3) parents, Students are working hard in music class to memorize lyrics, listen carefully, perform with expression, and watch the conductor as they learn the songs for our primary Christmas program.You are invited to attend this performance that tells the story of Christ’s birth and celebrates the gift of music. As our audience, you are an important part …

Future Science Leaders: Exploring Topics in STEAM!

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By Sydney C. 10B This year, I have the opportunity to be a part of an amazing program with Science World called Future Science Leaders (FSL). The program strives to provide the resources and foster an environment for “future scientists” to enrich their STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) aspirations.

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by David Ward, Superintendent Are you reading this? Apparently…75% of you are! One of the tools that Arusha Vegt has been using to improve communication with our school community has been a feature on the newsletter platform that allows us to see which articles people are reading. As you can see from the title of this column, a majority of …

Going Gradeless

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The student reporting policy in British Columbia remained essentially unchanged from 1994-2016. In 2016 the BC Ministry of Education (MoE) began requiring that schools use a redesigned curriculum, prioritizing deeper learning through concept-based and competency-driven education. The current MoE curriculum is designed to develop students that are analytical, creative thinkers and communicators who are personally and socially responsible in all …

Prayer at the Pole: A Reflection

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See You at the Pole During the See You at the Pole intermediate prayer event over lunch today, I was able to witness the glorious and wonderful power of prayer through the Holy Spirit. As an observer, I joined a ring of Gr. 4-6 boys that were in joyful fellowship, engaged in praying to our Heavenly Father. Each boy engaged …