In a community of academics (neighbour to a University), it is interesting to say the least when minimizing the core subjects and maximizing the core competencies. To the left is one of our favourite visuals (from Alberta) to use with our parent community as it speaks for itself. Our team worked with the new BC … Continue reading Personalized Learning and Competencies
We are often asked what makes Norma Rose Point (NRP) School different. It is difficult to speak to one innovation in this non-traditional setting. To provide focus for the many innovative things happening at NRPS, staff collaborated on the creation of a one-page NRP 2015-16 Priorities document. As a reminder, NRP is based on the research … Continue reading School Priorities Based on OECD 7 Principles of Learning with 6 Key Building Blocks
During school tours, I am asked often of our furniture choices and what furniture companies I recommend. Here's a glimpse of some of our furniture, courtesy of Elaine, one of our many visitors. I have added to the powerpoint to help further showcase our learning space and furniture. Please click on the following link to … Continue reading Learning Spaces and Furniture Choices
I used to think that I could make a difference. Now, I know that only WE can make a difference. A few years ago my 3 yr old son asked me, “Mommy, what do you want to be when you grow up.” Know that my son’s world was all about fire, police and paramedics. So I … Continue reading If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.
Aloha to the whole class! This is Tiana. I'm in Hawaii. I am having a good time. I love swimming with my grandpa. My dad throws me in the air in the pool and in the ocean and catches me. We do that everyday. I got buried in the sand too. We went to the … Continue reading To Div 10
Hi Class, I am having a good time in Hawaii so far. I went snorkeling every day except the first day. I saw 4 trumpet fish one was over 1 and a half feet long! We also saw a lizard fish, a cornet fish that camouflaged to hide from my dad, and a bigfin reef … Continue reading To Div 3
My Dear Child, Remember to remind yourself . . . "Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance toward the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vantage point. Climb slowly, steadily, enjoying each passing moment; and the view … Continue reading Dear Child, Remember . . .