BSS in Action has a new home! We’re still posting all the latest and greatest updates about what is going on at the School - Just moved them to a new page: http://bss.on.ca/news-publications
Congratulations to our extraordinary Class of 2013 - graduating from BSS with offers from the best universities around the world. See our ad in today’s national edition of The Globe and Mail.
The Bishop Strachan School and Upper Canada College co-produce this wildly entertaining show. You don’t want to miss their one and only performance of A Whole New You on Wednesday May 29 at 7:00 pm. Get your tickets now. http://bss.on.ca/wholenewyou
Youth supporting youth!
Last week, the entire Grade 10 cohort gathered to hear presentations from the 6 finalists in this year’s Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI). YPI is an award-winning international education program that provides high school students with hands-on experience assessing and advocating for local social needs, and making grants to community-based charitable organizations. This project gives students the opportunity to research, visit, advocate for and present on a local grassroots organization of their choice. This is the eighth year that BSS has participated in YPI.
After several rounds of presentations, one group was selected as the YPI winner for the School and received a $5000 grant for donation to their chosen organization. Congratulations go out to everyone involved in making this year’s decision so difficult. The 2013 BSS winners of YPI are Somerset Jarvis, Jessica Eldridge and Lauren Adolphe for their creative presentation on behalf of Pelletier Youth in Transition.
Congratulations to our Junior School students whose outstanding work in the arts enthralled a school full of parents at Momentum on May 9. From sewn and woven works by the Senior Kindergarten class (above) to dazzling photography by the Grade 2s to a collaboration of athletics and music to watercolours to digital art on iPads to a Grade 6 multi-media installation entitled The Eye of the Beholder: The Past, Present and Future of Women, BSS students demonstrated dazzling creativity and deep exploration into a wide range of subjects.
Earlier this week a group of graduating Grade 12 girls, who have attended BSS from their kindergarten years through to Graduation celebrated with faculty at the ‘Longtimer’s Luncheon.’ The students and staff shared some of their favourite memories and reminisced over old photos and projects.
Good luck to all of our grads! We can’t wait to see what you accomplish in the future.
The Grade 1 students have been studying Life Cycles and recently added some cute new members to their class list.
The Grade 1 chicks were hatched at the end of April and have been an interesting source of inquiry and provocation. The students have been keeping a bird log and are recording the progress of their new friends.
"When I was at BSS, we sure didn’t have conversations like this! These girls are spectacular!" Just one of the comments from the audience at the BSS Theatre on May 6 as eleven students from Grade 10 to 12 shared the stage with author, journalist and activist Irshad Manji to discuss their experiences as interactivists on the Moral Courage Task Force. One interactivist summarized her learning by saying, “Throughout this process I have rediscovered the power of a simple conversation and the ability it has to open doors to small changes that eventually will effect us on a large scale.” See more feedback.
Dr. Mukesh Kapila, former Head of the United Nations in Sudan, comes to BSS on Friday, May 10 to reflect on the current crises in Sudan today and his experiences in Darfur, where he attempted to alert the world to the unfolding genocide. He will draw upon his extensive international experience working within the UK government, the UN and Red Cross movement that also took him to Rwanda and Bosnia. Dr Kapila was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for his international service and has recently published a book, Against The Tide of Evil.