It’s taken a while to write this, but as always there has been so much happening in our schools.
The first EdCamp was held on April 23rd, 2016 with 56 participants. We had 2 time slots which held 4 sessions that were based on topics that the participants selected. Passing by the rooms, people were engaged and quite passionate about what they were talking about. As the morning grew closer to noon, smaller groups formed informally in the hall. People were finding like minded individuals that they were able to to connect to.
It’s this kind of discussion and connections that we all want. There is so much information out there, particularly about the revised curriculum, that we are still processing. Having this chance to informally converse about our fears, concerns, frustrations, and progress was a perfect way for people to meet and engage each other.
If you are interested in seeing more EdCamps like this one in our school system, contact us and let us know. We loved doing it and seeing our community come together. Hopefully we will see more people come out and contribute to the conversation.
Alan Charlton joining the conversation by giving us some history on the VCSTA beginnings 40 years ago!
Teresa, Elizabeth, Sue, John and Alan all taking part in the first VCSTA EdCamp.
John winning one of our tech give aways, an Apple TV.
Andrew with his door prize: A Herschel Computer Bag
Danielle and Danielle both walking away with some summer Raddlers by Whistler Brewery.
Faith winning a gift basket from one of our Sponsors at Whistler Beer.
We are changing locations from St. Mary’s to Corpus Christi for our December 10th VCSTA Rep Meeting due to a scheduling conflict.
Thank you and spread the word before the 10th to your reps!
Corpus Christi Address:
6344 Nanaimo St, Vancouver, BC V5P 4K7
On October 3rd teachers, teaching aides and principals came out to knock a few pins down, and to try and win a few great prizes. What everyone did win a a whole lotta fun.
We had about 60 people come out to Rev’s Bowling Alley for an evening of Pizza, beverages and bowling. I’d like to say that competition was fierce but I have to say there was a lot of rust that was being shaken off in first set of frames. That said, it was not without about 10 people coming close to bowling a “turkey” (3 consecutive strikes by an individual). The actual winner of our turkey was Rosendo from St. Francis Xavier bsed on our draw – This would be the second year in a row when the turkey went to St. Francis Xavier. Come on people someone from another school has to win the turkey next year!
I don’t think Rosendo has ever cooked a turkey before, but he won a turkey and all the fixings, for this weekend’s feast.
During the first game, people with the highest scores won a $10 Coffee Card. The big winner of our Canucks Tickets Draw went to Maria C. of St. Mary’s in Vancouver, and all she had to do was show up! She won 2 tickets to the Minnesota game coming up in February.
This year’s winning team of the Coveted Turkey Bowl Cup went to Holy Cross Elementary. This was the team with the Highest team average score. All individual hoisted the cup and poured themselves a cup of victory which they savoured into the evening.
Make sure you come on out next year for the Third Annual Turkey Bowl in October 2016. It’s a great evening out with friends and colleagues doing an activity that everyone has a fair chance at winning at.
The best suggestion for next year’s Turkey Bowl came from Pasquale, “I think you need to hand out a second prize of a Cornish Game Hen.” Good one Pasquale. I’m seriously taking it into consideration.