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Thursday, November 24th, 2022

Celebrating Student Leadership

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I had the pleasure this week of meeting with around fifty of Yale Secondary’s Leadership 12 students. They are an amazing and diverse group of go-getters who help to make their school and...

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Tuesday, November 8th, 2022

In Remembrance

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

Many of you will know that I am a student of the World Wars, and that over the years I have written about the profound respect I have for our veterans who have put their lives on the line for the...

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Friday, October 14th, 2022

Shadow a Student

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

As part of my personal inquiry into the student experience in our district, I have met with groups of students from each of our high schools over each of the last few years. Generally, I have...

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Thursday, September 1st, 2022

My Hopes for This School Year

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

Now in my thirty-fifth year as an educator, I still look forward to the beginning of the school year with anticipation. It still feels like yesterday, but three and a half decades ago, I started...

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Thursday, June 30th, 2022

In Recognition of Our Ubuntu

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

This time last year, I posted a blog expressing my profound gratitude to all our staff for getting us through what...

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Thursday, June 16th, 2022

The Launch of Our Equity Website

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

One of the lasting legacies of the COVID-19 pandemic will be its exposure of pre-existing societal inequities to a wider audience. While inequities have existed in society and schools since they...

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Tuesday, June 7th, 2022

The Bridge

We all have a history, some of which we would change if we could go back, but we can’t. On the other hand, it would be a mistake upon a mistake not to learn from it. This also can apply to whole...

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Friday, May 20th, 2022

As the Children Watch…

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

In my travels to schools, one of the things I explore with adults and students alike are their reflections on life and learning over the last two years. I invariably start with the idea that...

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Thursday, April 28th, 2022

Speaking Your Truth: Student Voices (from WJ Mouat)

The most recent stop on my student voice inquiry journey was at WJ Mouat. I continue to be fascinated by the diversity of thought about certain issues, and simultaneously the remarkable...

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Thursday, March 10th, 2022

Trust the Village

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I visited the temporary Upper Sumas Elementary site this week to see how the staff and students were adjusting to their “new” environment (For those of you who have been around as long as I have...

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