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Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

Student Voice: Self-Care Mondays at WJ Mouat

In May this year, six Grade 11 WJ Mouat students participated in a Mental Health Forum hosted by the Abbotsford School District. They were tasked with reviewing the YDI (Youth Development Index)...

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Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

Working Towards Truth and Reconciliation

The Honourable Senator Murray Sinclair remarked in an impassioned plea that “we need to pursue reconciliation consistently and passionately. Education has gotten us into this mess, and education...

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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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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, April 7th, 2022

Drum Making Workshop - Finding Our Voice

Grade 5 Indigenous students across Abbotsford School District came together to meet new friends at the Indigenous Education Centre for a Drum Making Workshop in February. 

The students each...

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Thursday, April 7th, 2022

March Students of the Month

Every month here at AVS we have a student of the month. This month we have two students for the month of March as they have both shown noteworthy achievements, behaviors, and general excellence....

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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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Monday, February 28th, 2022

Student Voice: Selling Hope

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

With all that has transpired in this country and in Europe over the last few weeks, it is easy to slip into despair. However, when you work with and in service of children it is both difficult and...

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