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COVID 19: HEALTH MANDATES 2022-2023

PREVENTION MEASURES: Prevention measures are in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19. These include effective personal practices like health awareness, staying home when sick and regular hand cleaning. All students and staff should: Get vaccinated Practice health awareness Stay home when sick HEALTH AWARENESS: Health awareness reduces the likelihood of a person coming to school when they are sick. …

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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

Dance in School: 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 …

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 …

Project Based Learning: Letting Kids Drive

Why doing leads to learning Years ago, I met an educator named Diane Tavenner who blew my socks off. We’d been invited by Bill and Melinda Gates to give what amounted to a private TED talk, followed by discussion, on what kids need to thrive in every sense of the word. When it was her turn, Diane told the story …