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PRE-MED and DESIGN

“What is it like to be a doctor?”
“What does a career in design offer me?”

Experience this firsthand in the Alcuin Academy: intensive two-year programs that enable students to experience PRE-MED and DESIGN before they finish high school. Please visit http://www.alcuin.academy for more information.

 

Last Thursday evening Alcuin held its first ever Celebration of the Arts with a Talent Show and Visual Art Exhibition. This show included the work of students from K - G12. It was a terrific night with some amazing performances and pieces of art displayed. Our very talented students contributed all their efforts. The celebration spearheaded by Caitlin Sinclair and her team of Tallia F., Alisha L., Ammy D., Sydney S. and Georgia C. had a vision for this event and saw it through to a wonderful and entertaining conclusion. Mrs. Ark curated the visual art component of the show, which delighted all the parents. Anna, Mrs. Ark’s daughter offered help to set up the display. Mrs. Cox arranged the Great Room, in keeping with the star studded night by creating the glittering gold and black decor; light refreshment was also offered.
Well done everyone!!
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Mr. Sergio Barbosa G3/4 teacher was the recipient of our Sensei award last time, and what a perfect individual for this award. Mr. Barbosa is a teacher who has his students in the palm of his hand! He has developed a wonderful connection with this class. His ability to elicit the best from his students makes him a favorite teacher with his children and parents both. Congratulations Sergio from your colleagues!! ... See MoreSee Less

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BOB FOULKES' web site describes him as a Vancouver-based author and communications consultant who has written books, short stories, op-ed pieces and articles on just about anything that captures his interest.

His first book, Adventures with Knives, chronicles his six months as a student at Vancouver’s Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, where, at 60, he was the oldest in his class by decades. It was, amidst all the flames and boiling liquids, one of his scariest adventures.

Over the past twenty years, Bob has challenged himself regularly with adventures that scare, enthrall, test and delight him. He continues to seek out adventures that cause him anxious moments but reward him with immense joy, friendship, health and satisfaction."

Bob Foulkes agreed to visit Alcuin yesterday and speak with our G12 Writing class. It was such a pleasure hearing him tell stories of how his writing career began as somewhat of an afterthought. He expertly engaged our students by drawing them out on their writing experiences and what inspires them to put pen to paper. Thank you Bob for your time, expertise, insight and your interest in our students.
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Congratulations Maya S. G 10.

A national contest organised by the Francophone Foundation, Paul Gerin-Lajoie, holds an annual contest, "La Dictée PGL, which is based on a dictation and written essay. It is a unique and exciting educational project and competition that includes an international spelling contest.

This year Canada 150 provided the theme, and all topics were based on Canadian history.

Maya entered the contest, with the support of our French Teacher Monsieur Sache, and was ultimately the winner of the National Prize for her essay written entirely in French. Maya’s subject was Louis Riel. Her essay was written from the prospective of a young aboriginal journalist who was following the court case against Monsieur Riel by the Canadian Government in 1885, that ended with Monsieur Riel’s death by hanging.
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Your school awaits you!

Furniture has been moved, field studies sought out, pencils sharpened … Welcome (back) to Alcuin for the year 2016-2017!  Our teachers and staff are thrilled to have their students back, because it is for them that we do what we do, reimagining education every day.

Enjoy a 365° view of our Great Hall:

How My Hobby Changed My Life
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Alcuin’s Hailey C., fifteen, loves to drink tea and read books. To Hailey, “regenerate” (the theme of this year’s TEXxKids@BC) means “to restart” or to “begin again.” Her talk was about how she regenerated her passion for reading books into opportunities in the publishing industry.  It touched on how her hobby and passion for reading has helped her overcome depression.

She hopes her talk can inspire people never to give up their passion or hobby, no matter what people say.  Very well done, Hailey!

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Site of Alcuin’s future “Forever Home”


“Teenagers learn best by doing things, they learn best in teams and they learn best by doing things for real — all the opposite of what mainstream schooling actually does.

Geoff Mulgan
A short intro to the Studio School
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Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. Albert Einstein

Alcuin College for the Liberal Arts is a progressive, independent K-12 school rooted in curiosity-led learning. Skillful teachers adapt the course of study to how each student best learns, thinks and inquires. We comply with, and surpass, provincial requirements to produce well-rounded graduates equipped for university and lifelong learning.