COVID-19: B.C. schools race to improve ventilation as a way to control coronavirus

Fully exchanging indoor air that may contain droplets or aerosols capable of transporting the virus with fresh air that is free of the virus is obviously desirable. The best indoor air in the region may be in the four classrooms that make up the Glarea Elevated Learning independent school in Surrey. Construction was just getting underway in March when B.C. …

Surrey school invests in COVID prevention renos

The Surrey independent school Glarea Elevated Learning has invested more than $500,000 in installing a new ventilation system to its facility, highlighting the importance of student health during the pandemic. Located in the Excellent Ice facility, the K to 5 school opened in September 2020 and will grow with the students yearly up to Grade 12. The school’s four classrooms …

Inside Surrey’s new in-rink private school, which isn’t all about hockey

Glarea Elevated Learning school has opened at Excellent Ice Students at the newest Surrey Private School have a rink-side view hockey fans would love. Glarea Elevated Learning classes began Sept. 14 in renovated space at the Excellent Ice facility, in the Panorama area. It’s billed as the Lower Mainland’s only school with multiple in-house hockey rinks. “It’s an exciting time …

COVID HEALTH AND SAFETY AT GLAREA ELEVATED LEARNING ‘SAFER SCHOOL, LESS DISRUPTIONS’

Hello Glareans! Glarea Elevated Learning will ensure students are able to return to school as safely as possible while supporting their learning and development needs. Under Stage 2 of the government’s Five-Stage Plan for the education system, elementary schools will run full time with students having in-person instruction. The government stated rules allow a maximum of 60 people in each …

COVID-19 BACK-TO-SCHOOL PLAN SEPTEMBER 2020

Welcome to Glarea Elevated Learning! We have been working diligently to ensure our new school is safe, welcoming, and ready for students. We continue to plan and prepare to welcome your children safely back to campus for Stage 2 of BC’s School Restart Plan: full-time in-class instruction on September 14, 2020. The Ministry of Education states that Stage 2 is …

Why dance is just as important as math in school

  Dance — and physical activity — should have the same status in schools as math, science and language. Psst: it may even help raise test scores, says Sir Ken Robinson. For several years, I’ve been a patron of the London School of Contemporary Dance. In 2016, I was invited to give the annual lecture in honor of founding principal …

Ex-Whitecap DeMerit in Surrey to talk soccer at new private school

The retired American player is head soccer instructor at new Glarea Elevated Learning Former Vancouver Whitecaps captain Jay DeMerit will talk about his Rise & Shine Program at a new private school in Surrey. As Glarea Elevated Learning’s head soccer instructor, DeMerit will discuss his development philosophy at an open house there Wednesday, Feb. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. …

Relationships Are Important. How Do We Build Them Effectively With Kids?

Kent Pekel realized the importance of relationships in his own life in a new way when his wife passed away after losing a fight with breast cancer. He was left to parent three young children on his own. His children’s preschool teacher gave him a piece of advice that changed the course of his life and career: “From now on, it …

Discovering Better Ways to Learn as an Adult

If you’d met Ulrich Boser while he was still in school, you might not have tagged him as a guy who would one day write a book about learning. Early in his life, at least, learning was a struggle. “School was tough for me from the very start—I repeated kindergarten,” Boser tells me ruefully. All these years, he’s kept a …