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Admissions + Financial Assistance Marketing Campaign

Applications for the 2021-2022 school year at Crofton House are now open and our Admissions team is busy with virtual group tours, open houses and interviews. To support admissions, this year’s marketing campaign is focused on raising awareness of financial assistance available to new students entering Grade 8. It is a digital campaign so you might see ads like the above online or on social media. We also know that one of the best ways for new families to get to know us is through our community. That’s why we hope you’ll share our invitation to register for our upcoming admissions open house on Saturday, October 24 with your friends and network. If you have any questions about the admissions process, please contact Richard Cohee, Director, Admissions.

Financial Assistance for CHS Families

Current families whose financial circumstances have changed recently can apply for financial assistance. Applications, through Apple Financial Services, for the 2021-2022 school year are due Tuesday, December 1, 2020. The application fee will be waived for current Crofton House families. If you have any questions, please contact Karen Choi, Director, Finance.

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.

Notice of the Annual General Meeting

All parents and guardians of a Crofton House School student are invited to attend the CHS Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, October 27. For more information or to RSVP for the event, please review the Tuesday, October 13 email sent to all parents and guardians.

Photo Retake Day

Photo retakes will take place Tuesday, October 20 in the Heritage Dining Hall. Retakes are done to improve technical issues; for example, eyeglass glare, poor posture/head tilt, eyes closed, or uniform infraction. The retake will replace the student's original photo (no choice between the two photos will be available). If you have already ordered a photo package, you may return it at the time of retake. Students who miss both the photo day and the retake day can visit Artona studio Saturday, November 21, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. No drop-ins. Please contact to make an appointment.

Community Dining - Monday Menu

Last year, the Crofton House School Sustainable Action Committee, a group of Junior and Senior School students and members of staff, worked with school administrators and SAGE Dining Services to bring a new addition to Community Dining based on the concept of “Meatless Monday”. This initiative will return starting this Monday, October 19. Each Monday the lunch menu will feature a choice of two well-balanced and meat-free main entrees. One of the salads on offer will continue to incorporate a meat protein. As always, SAGE Dining Services will take into account known dietary restrictions and allergies.

Drop-Off Routines for Blenheim Street Roundabout

A reminder that no Senior School drop-off or pick-up is permitted in the roundabout off Blenheim Street at any time, including times outside of regular school hours. This is an important part of the Health and Safety measures in Stage 2 and we thank you for your cooperation in keeping the community safe.

Innovation Challenge: Social Impact

The third annual Innovation Challenge will take place virtually on Saturday, October 17. This year’s theme is Social Impact and will see teams of students coming up with innovative solutions to a range of challenges. Parents and other family members are invited to watch the K-pop dance performance at 12:00 pm and the live presentations from teams at 1:00 pm. Guests can join the virtual event via this Zoom link (password: 3200). To read more about Innovation Challenge and lead-up week, click here.

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

Email Safety

Please beware of phishing scams where the sender may pose as an authority, for example, as someone associated with Crofton House School, to try and obtain personal information. Do not respond to messages, click links, or open attachments from email addresses that do not end with If you receive a suspicious email asserting to be from Crofton House School but not from, please forward it to

Changes to the Final Week for Senior School Students

There are changes to the Senior School June calendar to accommodate two days being reserved for graduation (Thursday, June 17 and Friday, June 18). The final day of classes for Senior School students has moved to Wednesday, June 16. The My CHS Holiday and Vacation Calendar reflects these changes.

Please note that for Senior School students who are challenging a course, following the process outlined in the Academic Handbook “Earning Credits: Policy For Course Equivalency, Challenge, External Credentials or Independent Directed Study” (page 21), challenge exams will take place on June 21, 2021.

City of Vancouver Construction: Blenheim Street and West 42nd Avenue

The City of Vancouver’s School Active Travel Planning team has started construction to upgrade the curb ramp at the Blenheim Street and West 42nd Avenue intersection to support a future marked crossing at this location. For more information, please email

Speed, balance, coordination, and accuracy are just some of the skills that ECE students learn during their PE classes in the Junior School Atrium.

Why sit to learn about the water cycle when you can act it out in your classroom! Grade 3 students explored how water shifts through gas and liquid forms, from clouds to rain, to rivers and lakes, and back again.

All the world's a stage … even the Nancy Chan Courtyard. Grade 6 students took full advantage of a beautiful fall afternoon for their drama class.

Grade 4 students took part in a session with Safer Schools Together, with the talk focusing on social media awareness, digital citizenship, cyberbullying and being safe online.

The Senior School Student Executive didn’t let COVID-19 cramp their creativity when it came to the House Captain assembly, bringing the house down with their own take on the Pixar film Inside Out and giving us all an insight into the inner workings of the brains of staff members.

The Professional Speaker Series continues in a new virtual state for Grade 12 students. In this session students heard from alumna Vanessa Lam ’11 about her journey after graduating from CHS,her experiences at the University of Pennsylvania and some of the opportunities and challenges that they may face.

With the weather offering its Fall best, students were able to enjoy a full spectrum of outdoor experiences on their Outdoor Education 9 days, including hiking at Brohm Lake, archery, mountain biking, and more at Camp Summit in Squamish.

Translating physics from the theoretical to the practical, Grade 12 students took their calculations into the maker space to create perfectly balanced mobiles.

Did you know? Crofton Falcons have returned to sport. “All we can do is train,” said Gerald Lambert, Program Coordinator, Athletics, Senior School. “And I say that with the utmost enthusiasm and respect, because a lot of schools can’t do that, so a lot of kids aren’t able to participate in their passion. We’re lucky enough that we can, and we do.”

"We simply couldn't do it without the enthusiasm and support of our teachers and coaches," said Tricia Cohee, Program Coordinator, Athletics & Risk Management, Junior School. "It means so much to our Crofton Falcons of all ages to be able to continue participating."

Thanks to special measures in place that follow health and safety guidelines, our volleyball, field hockey and cross country programs are at full participation. While we aren’t yet able to compete, we’ve learned that in sport, that’s not everything.

Crofton Falcons are still finding belonging, learning more about the sport they’re passionate about, and using physical activity to stay fit and healthy in body and mind. They’re remembering—and living—the three Ds: Desire, Discipline, Dedication.

Courage, Creativity, Citizenship

Autumn Traditions

Normally, at this time of year, as the leaves fall and the weather cools, the school campus would come alive with volunteers preparing for our annual Winter Bazaar. Parents would be collecting pre-loved treasures at our Blitz Days, convenors would be putting together grade committees, and students and parents would be participating in workshops and activities to create goods for sale at our Makers’ Market. Sadly, as parents and visitors are not allowed on campus this year, the Bazaar cannot be held in its usual form. However, we recognize that the Bazaar has become more than an event to mark on our calendars. It is a time for the CHS community to join together in a common goal, for connections to be made, and for our generosity of spirit to shine.

In these times, when so much has changed, we recognize how important traditions are. For this reason, organizers are busy at work, planning ways to reimagine some of the many Bazaar traditions we look forward to and depend upon. Crofton House School and the Parents’ Auxiliary also continue to look for ways to support our ongoing partnership with KidSafe. Watch your inbox in the coming weeks for information about our annual offerings of Plants and Wreaths, hand-made crafts, and possibly more, just in time for the holiday season.

Intake Grade Zoom Cocktail Party

We look forward to welcoming new and current families in the intake years of ECE, Grades 6, and Grade 8 to our Zoom Cocktail Parties on Wednesday, October 28. Please watch your inbox in the coming days for an invitation that will include important details, including Zoom links and instructions.

Kris Dattani
Chair, CHS Parents' Auxiliary

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

October 20 - Photo Retake Day
October 23
- Professional Development - no classes
October 24
- Admissions Open Houses
November 11
- Remembrance Day - School Closed
November 12–13
- Mid-term break - School Closed

Junior School

October 21 - Grade 6 to 7, Parent Teacher Conferences
October 22 - Junior Kindergarten to Grade 7, Parent Teacher Conferences

Senior School

October 17 - CHS Innovation Challenge
October 26 - Grade 11 to 12 Career Conference
November 4 - “Conversation with Admissions” virtual Q&A
November 26 - Grade 8 to 12, Parent Teacher Conferences Day 1
November 27 - Grade 8 to 12, Parent Teacher Conferences Day 2



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