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​BOWEN ISLAND COMMUNITY SCHOOL
1041 Mount Gardner Road
Bowen Island, BC V0N 1G0
T: (604) 947 9337
F: (604) 947 0367
School: bics@wvschools.ca
District: info@wvschools.ca

Our mission is to meet the educational needs of our Community of Learners, so that members will be inspired to pursue lifelong learning. We will do this by providing diverse, stimulating learning experiences in a supportive environment which fosters mutual respect and shared responsibility.
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Jun 19, 2016

Subtle Summer Learning

Posted by Scott Slater

I recently heard an advertisement on the radio from a tutoring service that in my mind attempted to elicit fears in families that their children would lose their learning over the summer months and that attending the tutoring service would not just prevent that problem but allow a child to "get ahead." I was bothered by the ad because it presented summer holiday as a problem that needed fixing and it played upon the very fears and worries that some students and families might need a break from, such as comparisons to others and the need to "catch up" or "get ahead."

In my view, summer holidays are an exceptional time for learning but they can be framed more positively for children than learning to "catch up" or "get ahead."

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May 15, 2016

Finding Happiness at BIRD

Posted by Scott Slater

This spring, Bowen Island Community School's Parent Advisory Council (BICS PAC) will once again hold a spot in the line-up of Bowen Island organizations whose volunteers box and stack refundables at the Bowen Island Recycling Depot (BIRD). You may have noticed that some of these volunteers radiate a kind of happiness that you wouldn't ordinarily associate with the handling of stale beer cans.

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Apr 08, 2016

Artists in Residence creatively dig into Earth Day at BICS

Posted by Scott Slater

The BICS Earth Labyrinth is about mindfully thinking about and connecting to place. It is about the clay of Bowen Island and that which connects past to present, and humans to the land and a new way of looking at how we are connected to celebrate Earth Day 2016.

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