CHS: Inspiring girls to discover and pursue their personal exellence.

Reminder: Register for "Parenting in a Pandemic" with Dr. Tina Payne Bryson

Crofton House School and the CHS Parents’ Auxiliary invite parents, alumnae, and staff to a virtual presentation on “Parenting in a Pandemic: The Power of Showing Up” with Dr. Tina Payne Bryson on Thursday, April 29 at 7:00 pm. Please RSVP online by Monday, April 26. We encourage families to submit a question in advance through the RSVP form

Reminder: Conversation with Admissions

The Admissions Team will be holding two “Conversation with Admissions” virtual Q&A sessions at 9:00 am on Wednesday, April 29 and Wednesday, May 19. Richard Cohee, Director, Admissions, and his team will lead a discussion about the admissions process and financial assistance (for new students entering Grade 8) and there will be an opportunity for questions. We are grateful to know that many extraordinary students come to Crofton House through word-of-mouth from our community. This session will share information about the admissions process and financial assistance with current parents so they’re able to help answer questions when referring families to Crofton House. Please RSVP online to attend.

BC Training and Education Grant

Families in British Columbia are encouraged to start planning and saving early for their children’s post-secondary education or training programs. To help, the B.C. Government will contribute $1,200 to eligible children through the B.C. Training and Education Savings Grant (BCTESG). More information is available on the links on the promotional PDF.

Spring Fairs

Our neighbouring schools, Saint George’s and Vancouver College have both re-imagined their annual spring fairs. They invite Crofton House School to participate in exciting online activities - raffles, goods, and silent auctions and more - and spread the spirit of community!

Junior Kindergarten students combined their creativity and building skills to create impressive towers, complete with flags and turrets.

Kent Field is one of the best places to be during these lovely sun-filled days. Grade 4 students showed off their balance and endurance in some complex agility courses complete with ladders, ropes, cones and hoops.

Grade 5 students got to experience both forest and shoreline environments during Outdoor Education last week, helping develop an appreciation and understanding of the complex natural world that surrounds us.

Clay is a wonderful material for teaching a range of skills — planning, patience, timing, and focus to name a few. Grade 6 students have spent several classes using clay to craft ornate fairy houses, complete with backstories about the magical figures that reside there.

You wouldn’t believe it has been months since the Grade 10 Outdoor Education students last tried their hand at paddling. In their latest sessions, they showed great control of their craft as they explored the waters around Vanier Park and Burrard Inlet.

Senior School students exploring post-secondary education and career paths in art had an opportunity to consult with representatives from schools on a one-on-one level, helping to refine their portfolios before they begin the application process. Read more about their experiences. Shown here, art from Suhani, Grade 11, Katie, Grade 10 and Shae, Grade 11.

Grade 11 and 12 Drama students have been exploring the world of naturalism in theatre, rehearsing and performing scenes from plays including Three Sister by Anton Chekhov and The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde.

Cultural Celebration Week 2021 featured discussions and appreciation for the parts of our identities that we can't see (such as nationality and sexuality), as well as the three Ds: "dress, dance, and dining." Thank you to the Multicultural Club for leading us through a thoughtful week!

Students continue to work hard in track and field disciplines on Kent Field. Coaches have been adapting training plans to ensure that all cohorts are challenged to improve technique and performance.

Courage, Creativity, Citizenship

Staff Appreciation Notes

Junior School parents, please assist your daughters in submitting a brief, personalized note of thanks for CHS staff by Monday, May 10 for our very special Staff Appreciation Project. Senior School students have been sent the form to their school email. The messages of gratitude will be concealed inside a gift, that, when opened, will reveal special tributes. Thank you in advance for helping us in this project that replaces our usual staff appreciation luncheon.

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

April 29 - Speaker Event: Dr. Tina Payne Bryson 7:00 pm
May 13
- Jeans Day
May 21
- Professional Development (No Classes)
May 24
- Victoria Day (School Closed)

Junior School

April 26 - Public Speaking presentations - Grade 4
April 28 - Public Speaking presentations - Grade 6
April 29 - Coffee and Conversation with Ms Macken - Grade 3
April 30 - Public Speaking presentations - Grade 5 and 7
May 3 - Parent Orientation: Introduction to the Grade 1 Program
May 3 - Parent Evening: Saleema Noon, Sexual Health Educator
May 6 - Coffee and Conversation with Ms Macken - Junior and Senior Kindergarten

Senior School

May 11-12 - Grade 8 Outdoor Education (off campus)


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