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Thursday, November 24th, 2022

Rick Hansen Street Data: Supporting Staff Mental Health and Wellness Through Inquiry

The teaching and support staff at Rick Hansen are actively pursuing their commitment to student achievement and understand that getting a pulse on the mindset of the current teaching climate is an...

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Thursday, November 24th, 2022

Celebrating Student Leadership

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I had the pleasure this week of meeting with the around fifty of Yale Secondary’s Leadership 12 students. They are an amazing and diverse group of go getters who help to make their school and...

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Tuesday, November 8th, 2022

Building School Culture Through the Lens of Equity, Anti-Bias and Anti-Racism

Two months into our new school year, we are well underway in intentionally making Yale a more equitable, culturally inclusive, and responsive school through the lens of equity, anti-bias, and anti...

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Tuesday, November 8th, 2022

In Remembrance

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

Many of you will know that I am a student of the World Wars, and that over the years I have written about the profound respect I have for our veterans who have put their lives on the line for the...

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Friday, October 14th, 2022

Bakerview Centre for Learning’s Lets’emo:t program

When asked to reflect on a classroom, most of us will envision rows of desks facing a blackboard where a teacher stands. For decades, this image represents the learning space for millions of...

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Friday, October 14th, 2022

Shadow a Student

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

As part of my personal inquiry into the student experience in our district, I have met with groups of students from each of our high schools over each of the last few years. Generally, I have...

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Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

Student Voice: Self-Care Mondays at WJ Mouat

In May this year, six Grade 11 WJ Mouat students participated in a Mental Health Forum hosted by the Abbotsford School District. They were tasked with reviewing the YDI (Youth Development Index)...

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Thursday, September 1st, 2022

My Hopes for This School Year

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

Now in my thirty-fifth year as an educator, I still look forward to the beginning of the school year with anticipation. It still feels like yesterday, but three and a half decades ago, I started...

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Thursday, June 30th, 2022

Reflecting on the School Year

As we wrap up another school year, let us take a moment to reflect on some of the outstanding opportunities provided to the students at Robert Bateman Secondary and some of the achievements we...

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Thursday, June 30th, 2022

In Recognition of Our Ubuntu

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

This time last year, I posted a blog expressing my profound gratitude to all our staff for getting us through what...

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