As a school principal, I have the best job in the world supporting and inspiring educators to be the best they can be in making a significant difference to the lives of our children. “What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.” ~Confucius Schools should be beautiful and comfortable learning spaces, … Continue reading A continuous reflective and collaborative journey . . .
Professional Learning at NRP is an on-going, every day process. Working as part of a learning community, sharing a professional office, and collaborative planning creates a structure for dialogue and reflection, helps support learner needs and helps staff remain open to other ways of doing. However, as educators, we also need to go deeper in … Continue reading Personalizing Professional Learning
Many who visit Norma Rose Point School are intrigued with our Peace Pod. To preamble, our entire school is based on a Learning Community concept (otherwise referred to as pods). Each pod (K, 1/2. 3/ 4/5, 6, 7/8) made up of three to five enrolling spaces has a name. Even our Music Studio in the … Continue reading The Peace Pod at NRP
Every year I begin the opening day staff meeting with a message. This year, it was especially difficult for me to decide on a message. I had so many ideas I didn't know where to begin so I thought about what one of my mentors, Terry Howe a retired principal once told me. If ever … Continue reading A New School Year: Moments that Matter
As published in Adminfo http://bcpvpa.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/April16AdminfoFazioWeb.pdf First you get married, Then you go out: Rosa Fazio, a Vancouver principal reflects on her childhood in Italy and Canada and how assimilation and family and expectations helped to shape her work
(Reposting) Norma Rose Point School (NRPS), a new and innovative learning environment, opened September 2014 to service the students within the University of British Columbia area. NRPS is two schools in one -- K5 and Middle (6-8) -- each has its own wing anchored by the grand entrance, school office, multi-purpose room and a library … Continue reading NRPS Launch — Learners at the Centre