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

Annual Report 2019-2020: Courage, Creativity, Citizenship

Crofton House School held its virtual Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, October 27. View the annual report booklet (online only this year) and 2019-2020 highlight video.

Conversation with Admissions

The Admissions Team will be holding a second “Conversation with Admissions” virtual Q&A on Wednesday, November 4 at 4:30 pm. 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 by Monday, November 2 to attend.

Student Health & Safety Forms

The School has added Student Health & Safety Forms to the My CHS Parent Community under ‘Useful Resources.’ It covers conditions including, asthma, diabetes, life-threatening allergies, and concussion. There you’ll also find consent forms for Grade 12 students to leave campus during lunch, for parents to register their vehicles, and for parents to give consent for a student to be a passenger in a private vehicle.

Crofton House Employee Gift Policy

Crofton House parents and students often thank CHS employees for their contributions through gifts. To help avoid a real, potential or perceived conflict of interest for the employee and the School, CHS employees can only accept gifts as outlined in the Gift Acceptance Policy, section 3.3 of the CHS Employee Handbook. If you are giving a gift to an employee, we would ask that you ensure it is reasonable in nature and of a value less than $125, and that you understand that if an employee refuses or returns a gift, it is simply that they are following the School's policy. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Robinson, Director, Human Resources.

Inclement Weather Notice

As we enter a time of inclement weather, please be reminded of our policies around school closure in the Parent-Student Handbook “Health and Safety” section under “School Closure Procedures” (page 52). Please note: the day following a school closure, school should be assumed to be open unless you receive a communication stating otherwise. If you need to update your contact information, please contact IT Support at 604 263 3255 or

It was a treat to roam the haunted halls at Crofton House all-ghouls School today. Check out this Vidigami gallery to see all the spooktacular (also, adorable) costumes and Halloween spirit. All parents will have received an invitation to Vidigami in September. If you did not receive the invitation or need support accessing Vidigami, please contact

CHS students in Grade 6, 7 and 10 got to flex their democratic muscles by participating in “Student Vote,” a national program that brings democracy alive in the classroom with a realistic voting experience. “I feel like adults are only supposed to vote, but I got to try it and it was fun,” said Olivia, Grade 7. Read more about CHS’s Student Vote.

Students in ECE have spent much of the week looking forward to Halloween, including making spooky decorations and paintings.

Balloons make everything better...a point reinforced by the experience of joy and delight from these Grade 1 students during their break time.

Grade 3 and Grade 4 students know just how important it is to stretch after their cross country run in the neighbourhood around campus.

Grade 7 Students took part in Outdoor Education sessions in Pacific Spirit Park this week, learning about the relationship between nature and humanity, as well as uses for many of the trees and plants native to the area. Thank you, Sea to Sky Outdoor School for partnering with us!

On Saturday, October 17, 70 students on 12 teams from three schools logged in for the third annual Innovation Challenge—and first virtual edition—with event partners Volition, 18 incredible mentors, and a respected panel of four judges. Check out the event

The Grade 10 film class had a virtual visit from Eunice Lee, Director of Border Security, who spoke to the girls about the 'art of the interview.' Eunice has been a director for 20 years and has often had to conduct interviews under stressful circumstances or about difficult subjects. The students are working on their own documentary film projects and learning how to hone their interview skills.

The Senior School Library Club got into decorating pumpkins during their October Crafternoon this week. The next Crafternoon will be in December to celebrate the holiday season. Stay tuned!

At the end of the last academic year, the CHS Chamber Choir recorded a virtual choir project that we shared with the Class of 2020. This piece is entitled 'Nuit d'étoiles' (Starry Night) by Claude Debussy, and is sung by members of the CHS Chamber Choir with Ms. Hartley as pianist and music director.

While competition is on pause, we want to make sure that the experiences of our athletes are captured and shared. That’s why we caught up with one Grade 9 student to get her take on a school year without competition. “For me, sports are all about friendship and community,” she said. “The thing that drew me in was my teammates, and I like to help create an opportunity for them to score.”

We asked what she loves most about sport:

“What I love most is the connection. At the start, you’re always going to have to learn to click with everyone. But then as you practice, and spend more time together—even if you’re from a different friend group at school—you still build that bond with your teammates.”

And we wanted to know what was hardest:

“I think the hardest part is coordinating with people you might not know yet. You need to have a certain synergy on the court to play well, and when you form a new team, nobody is familiar with how a person plays, what they need and what they don’t need on the court.”

We loved these insights for sport, and beyond and we hope this brings you some Crofton Falcon Pride! Look for more next ECalls. #BringItHome

Courage, Creativity, Citizenship

Winter Bazaar Plants & Wreaths Sale

The CHS Parents’ Auxiliary’s virtual mini-Bazaar is up and running and the response has been fabulous! Our annual sale of plants and holidays wreaths is open, but don’t delay — some items are already sold out and other items are limited! We are looking forward to offering more of the items that we have all come to know and love in the weeks ahead, so watch your inbox for news and links. Order Plants & Wreaths.

As always, all proceeds from the sale of Winter Bazaar items go to KidSafe (learn more about our relationship), a local organization providing safety, nutrition, and educational programming for at-risk children during school breaks.

Reflections on Trauma Informed Practice

Katherine Grant, a member of the CHS Parents’ Auxiliary, reflects on the Trauma Informed Practice presentation by Dr. Newlove

The catchphrases “we’re all in it together” and “be kind, be calm, be safe” have become synonymous with the COVID-19 pandemic since it began so many months ago. All of our lives have been impacted in some form or another. As we navigate our new normal, learning how to recognize the signs of trauma in those around us will help us practice compassion and empathy toward our family and community. Read more.

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

November 4 - Conversation with Admissions
November 11
- Remembrance Day - School Closed
November 12-13
- Mid-term break - School Closed

Junior School

November 3 - Grade 1 Coffee and Conversation with Director of Junior School
November 3 - Parent Evening: Phyllis Fagell author of Middle School Matters
November 6 - Grade 6 Coffee and Conversation with Director of Junior School
November 9 - ECE Coffee and Conversation with Director of Junior School
November 16 - Grade 4-5 Coffee and Conversation with Director of Junior School
November 16 - Parent Evening: Safer Schools Together presentation: Social Media Awareness, Digital Citizenship, and Cyber-Bullying
November 19 - Grade 2-3 Coffee and Conversation with Director of Junior School
November 23 - Grade 7 Coffee and Conversation with Director of Junior School

Senior School

November 26 - Parent Teacher Conferences Day 1
November 27 - Parent Teacher Conferences Day 2



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