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Last Day to Order Holiday Wreaths

Today is the last day to order a decorated holiday wreath. A very popular Winter Bazaar offering, these beautiful wreaths have become an important tradition for many CHS families, and one that continues to connect us despite our distance from each other. All the other Winter Bazaar items have sold out! Thank you for your participation and supporting our partner KidSafe.

IMPORTANT: Winter Bazaar Pick-Up Reminders

  • Orders from the Plants & Wreath booth will have received an email with pick-up instructions and a SignUp link on Wednesday, November 25. If you have not received the information please contact Morgan Pulkinen, Manager, Events & Alumnae Relations, at

  • Orders from The Pie Hole can be picked up on Tuesday, December 1 between 12 noon and 8:00 pm at the Kitsilano location (1864 W 4th Ave). Pies must be picked up during this timeframe and will not be available at a later date.

  • Orders from Girl Made Goods can be picked up at the receiving area (5711 Balaclava Street) Monday to Friday before 4:00 pm. They are available for pick-up now. Please collect your orders promptly.

KidSafe Update: Winter Break 2020

During this challenging time KidSafe is continuing to support vulnerable kids in our community. This winter break, KidSafe will be welcoming kids at 17 sites, six more than originally planned. KidSafe will also be running an outreach program to ensure that kids who need to stay at home will receive everything they need to make this a merry and safe winter break.

Thank you for your support of KidSafe through the Winter Bazaar. You can read more about the services KidSafe will be offering over winter break and how your support makes a difference here.

Service Together: Period Poverty Product Drive

Did you know Scotland just became the first country to make menstrual products free to all who need them? Grade 11 Service Leaders applaud this important legislation and, together with the CHS Parents’ Auxiliary, invite Senior School families to help address the important issue of “period poverty” by donating unopened packages of menstrual products and non-medical masks for distribution to people living in Vancouver’s at-risk neighbourhoods. The product drive is part of the PA’s Service Together program and illustrates our community’s commitment to citizenship and being part of a global community. During these times, the need is greater than ever for those in our local community who face challenges accessing critical health products. Senior School students can place donations in special boxes in their learning cohorts’ common areas beginning Monday, November 30 until Friday, December 11. If you have questions or would like to arrange a larger donation of items, please email the PA Service Coordinator.

A Virtual Fall Concert

Thanks to the hard work of students and teachers who are dedicated to sharing the gift of music, we have moved the Senior School Fall Concert online. We hope you take the time to enjoy the music being made in the Senior School in the virtual ‘Fall Concert.’

Admissions and Bursary Application Deadline - Tuesday, December 1

Please note, Tuesday, December 1 is the deadline for:

  • Admissions applications for Grade 6 intake
  • Financial assistance applications for new students entering Grade 8

If you know families who are thinking about applying to Crofton House, please encourage them to visit our website for more information about the application process and financial assistance available.

As part of the Ivy Compass program, Grade 2 students participated in the annual tradition of cleaning the storm drains in the neighborhood around the campus. The catch basin covers are adopted through the City of Vancouver's "Adopt a Catch Basin" program. Each drain cover was given a special name including Autumn Drain CHS, Mr. Rainy, Mr. Drainy and Bob. The students took pride in ensuring that their drains were clear of leaves and debris, allowing the rainwater to freely flow where it needs to go. Thank you, Grade 2s!

Junior School students have been working on an exciting project with Mariana Frochtengarten, last year’s Artist in Residence who has returned to complete some projects after last Spring’s interruption. Using a variety of printing techniques, the students have been leaving their mark on House banners that will be displayed in the Junior School Atrium.

Grade 7 students presented their projects for the “International Climate Change Summit” between the cheers and thoughtful questions of their classmates. Exploring complex relationships between CO2 emissions, GDP, population growth and development over the last 100 years, the students proposed green solutions to help reduce each country's negative effect on the global climate.

The Houses in the Senior School bring a sense of community, belonging and identity for all students. This year, it is as important as ever to welcome new students with enthusiasm and energy. The Grade 8 Housewarming event had plenty of both as House Captains created an afternoon of socially distanced quizzes, dancing and banner making.

The Grade 8/9 production of #VIRAL was streamed out to hundreds of viewers this week. A hard-hitting, one-act play that explores bullying, “mean girl” culture, and the permanence of social media, the production was a great success thanks to the tireless work of the cast, crew and staff involved.

Students from French 9 Enriched course were tasked with designing shelter for homeless youth with the theme of "dignity" in mind. Students’ projects explored ideas such as modular housing, biomimicry, and biophilic design in architecture while presenting and discussing their ideas in French.

With so much going on in the world, Sarah Kenny, Teacher, Arts and Applied Design Skills & Technology, Senior School wanted to give Grade 10 students a creative outlet to channel their energy and curiosity. Learn more about the “Fashion Goes Political” collection.

In a year without meets and tournaments, Crofton Falcons are still finding ways to compete. In cross country, we had the hugely successful Campus Run! Coaches measured out a 1km course through campus, and sent students out for one, two or three laps so they would be racing similar distances to an ISEA meet.

The run took place during the school day, and that meant students, staff, and teachers could all join in the event by cheering, or running. Even the Falcon came out. “Junior School athletes really want to be involved, and we just couldn’t support them without the Junior School Teachers—they have really stepped up so we could have everyone grouped by grade,” said Tricia Cohee, Program Coordinator, Athletics & Risk Management, Junior School. After a quick warm up together, the races began. Here are some of the “Race Reports” we heard from our runners:

“My brain was saying ‘I’m tired, stop,’ but I pushed through it telling myself, ‘you can do it!’ And once you’re done you feel like you can do anything!” - Nicky, Grade 7

“We got to run through the woods and down the hill before we got onto Kent. The weather was also pretty good; some sun, a little bit windy. The perfect weather for distance.” - Victoria, Grade 5

“In the middle I kept going, but at the end, I was so tired I just wanted to fall on Kent Field and wait til my mom picked me up.” - Victoria, Grade 3

“I enjoyed running with all my friends and I would say the most exciting part about it would be just being able to run that one kilometre. I beat my time by a minute!” - Zoey, Grade 3

“I felt really good when I finished the race because there were a bunch of people cheering me on and the Falcon was there.” - Vanessa, Grade 6

“The best part was getting to run with everyone, even with COVID. We went from two practices to one, but it also brought out a lot more people. Maybe they wanted to try something new. - Kate, Grade 7

“The best part was crossing the finish line!” - Gwenyth, Grade 5

Courage, Creativity, Citizenship

Thank You!

The CHS Parents’ Auxiliary thanks our school community for its generous support of this year’s unusual, but successful, Winter Bazaar. We may not have been able to come together in person, but CHS families showed their commitment to this cherished tradition and desire to support our partnership with KidSafe by purchasing everything from crafts to plants to tasty pies.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our tireless parent volunteers, who assisted the Bazaar team by lending their time, expertise, and energy to making this event a success. Thanks go to Charmaine Chang for organizing the Girl Made Goods website and craft kits, which were a huge hit and completely sold out. Special thanks, of course, go to our Bazaar co-chairs, Deborah Astles and Mandi Gharlay. They have our sincere gratitude for rising to the challenge, staying the course, and organizing yet another successful Winter Bazaar in a very altered landscape.

Proceeds from the Winter Bazaar will go to KidSafe, a local organization providing safety, nutrition, and educational support to at-risk children in our community. We look forward to announcing our donation amount soon.

Congratulations to all!

Plans for upcoming events continue to be developed to meet Stage 2 guidelines. Events will be added to the calendar and communicated as plans are finalized.

Log into the My CHS portal to access the full school calendar.

Whole School

December 18
- Virtual Carol Service, 11:30 am
December 18 - First Day of Winter Break

Junior School

No upcoming events.

Senior School

December 1 - Grade 8 Parent Info Session
December 3 - Grade 12 Parent Info Session


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