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Lunch Activities October 19, 2011

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You may be wondering “What do students do at Lunch?”  The activities that students participate in is as diverse as the student population at our school.  The gyms are always a busy place and today was no exception as you can see that several students kept themselves busy in a range of activities.

Table Tennis Club

Students and staff participating together in the Table Tennis Club.

Another group of students taking the initiative of a pick-up basketball game.

Pick-Up Bball

And multiple groups share some space playing soccer.

Futbol

It was great to see so many students sharing the gyms and keeping active by their own choices today at lunch.

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You haven’t posted in a while… May 18, 2011

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As many educators will say, the time between spring break and the end of the year seems to go by all too quickly.  This is certainly the feeling I have this year.

It is hard to believe that we are down to the final few weeks of classes and I find the Burnaby South class of 2011 in the midst of the traditional celebrations.  Friday night was their Dinner/Dance and next Thursday May 26 they will cross the stage as part of the School Leaving Ceremonies.

It was at the dinner/dance that a student mentioned that I hadn’t posted in a while and I have to admit he is correct.  In the past month we have had so much to celebrate at South with Choir winning Gold at the Fraser Valley Kiwanis Music Festival, the Tennis, Badminton and Senior Girls Soccer teams all winning District Championship banners all while students were writing AP exams and teachers were preparing students for whatever challenges they may face after the completion of courses in June.  The Green Team promoted environmental sustainability and Leadership held Pink Week in an effort to support their Anti-Bullying campaign.

While all of these great activities were taking place the schedule is being built for next year, including course selections and timetable building.  A group of teachers is exploring ways in which students can pursue their interests and passions through Personalized Learning opportunities and Student Government is in the final stages of preparing for RebelFest.

These are just a sampling of all the great things that have been happening since my last post.  There are many other events, field trips and activities that our students and staff have represented South proudly in.  If you know of some of these topics, please add them by posting a response to this entry or send them to our Twitter account @bbysouthsd41

Time is Flying February 1, 2011

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Today marked the official half-way point of the year.  I was surprised this morning when I realized that time has moved so quickly.  Over the coming weeks we will be completing course selection.  The grade 12 students will begin their Grad Transitions interviews and our students will have several opportunities to put their school spirit on display as our basketball teams enter the playoffs.

With our Fine Arts Night recently completed many of the students whose work was showcased in January are now in the final stretch of preparing for the production of Little Shop of Horrors – to be performed in the MJF Theatre this spring.

The Music and Business departments are combining to take students to New York over Spring Break meanwhile Student Government is taking time out of their RebelFest preparations to organize a Silent Auction Fundraiser for the Sister School.

Grad activities are starting (note to parents official activities are posted on the school’s website!).

The list above is just a brief snapshot of some of the great things that have been happening and continue to happen with our school.  I know I speak for all of the Administrators when I say how proud we are of our community for all of the phenomenal things that are happening both curricular and extra-curricular.

The 2nd half of the school year promises to bring a great deal of excitement.  It’s a fantastic time to be at Burnaby South.