As the year comes to an end, I wanted to share the news that I am moving on from Collingwood to become the Principal of Carson Graham Secondary School in North Vancouver. I have loved my 5 years as the Head of Wentworth and have very much enjoyed working with all the students, faculty, staff and parents. The Collingwood community will always hold a very special place in my heart and I wanted to thank you all for your support over the years. Wentworth is an incredible school with fantastic teachers, excellent resources and very supportive families. It is vibrant learning community where students are empowered to learn, grow and develop into amazing young adults. It has been a privilege and honour to serve as the Head of Wentworth and I wish you and your children all the best in the years to come.
Mr. Ian Kennedy
Wendy Nielsen - 30 Years of Teaching Excellence
This week at assembly Wendy Nielsen was honoured by the students and faculty for the completion her 30th year of teaching at Collingwood. Please take a moment to watch this short tribute video presented to Wendy for her outstanding teaching and dedication!
Congratulations Ms. Nielsen!
This week we hosted our third annual Garden Open House. It was a beautiful event with home grown tasty snacks, garden art, live music and many fun activities. The garden has become our amazing outdoor classroom teaching, students about water, nutrients, plants, pollution and the environment. Students have loved learning how to cultivate, experiment and nurture. Special thanks to Lisa Humphries for bringing our Wentworth Garden to life!
Tuesday, June 13th
- Gr. 7 Commencement - 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Location: Katz-Telfer Gym
- Gr. 7 Farewell Celebration at The Lodge - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Location: The Lodge
Thursday, June 15th - Last day of school for Wentworth JK-7
- JKB Graduation Ceremony - 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM - Location: JKB Classroom
- JKE Graduation Ceremony - 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM - Location: JKE Classroom
- Gr. 4-7 Closing Assembly - 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM - Location: Katz-Telfer Gym
- Gr. K-3 Closing Assembly - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Location: Katz-Telfer Gym
Homeroom Assignments for 2017/18
As the year comes to an end, we wanted to share our 2017-18 Homeroom faculty assignments. We have an outstanding team of teachers and have made some adjustments to allow for professional growth and new opportunities.
Homeroom Assignments * please note - subject to change over the summer
Junior Kindergarten -Julie Karpiuk /Kathrin Zimmerman & Katherine Chin /Dieta Hubrich
Kindergarten - Seema Ahad, Laura Scobie, Pauline Ursic
Grade 1 - Megan Durovick, Janice Haakons, Dionne Anderson
Grade 2 - Amy Gradin, Margot Byrom, Wendy Nielsen
Grade 3 - Sean Corbett, Jennifer DeGeer, Amy Nutting, Sacha Jones
Grade 4 - Pete Davidson, Grant Harder, Richelle Forbes, Lise Middleton
Grade 5 - Tim Soril, Mark Sullivan, Roma Jagore Singh, Shelley Sung Cole
Grade 4/5 Key - Adam Style and Keleigh Mackinnon
Grade 6 - Kate Anthony, Katie Schmidt, Rachel Pezim, Cory McLean
Grade 7 - Hailey Zimcik, Matthew Parker, Jeff Stacey, Shauna Wiese
Class Placements - At the end of each year, the homeroom teachers and the divisional directors perform a very challenging task: each grade team plans and coordinates the homeroom placements for the next school year. This is a delicate process as we work to balance the classes by gender, by academic ability and by personality. Teachers know their students very well and work together to ensure that your child is placed in an optimal position to succeed. Please note that, as is the case at Morven, we do not take class placement requests. We ask that you trust our experience, professionalism and our sincere desire to balance the needs of all of our learners.
Class lists for the 2017/2018 school year will be posted on PCR near the end of August and email notification will be sent to all parents at this time.
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Grade 3 Flag Rugby at WW (from the desk of Scott Rickard)
We have had a great turnout for grade 3 flag rugby this year. It is the first time we have offered rugby at the grade 3 level and it has been a tremendous success. The development of their skills over the season has been phenomenal. The kids are learning the basics of catching and passing a rugby ball, drawing a defender and passing to an open player and developing a side step to beat an opponent. We end each session with a game and each day I notice that the kids are getting better and better at passing the ball to their teammates before a try is scored. I hope all the participants enjoyed the sessions and have a better appreciation for some of the skills necessary for success, but most importantly, understand that rugby is a fun game because it is very fast paced and involves everyone on the team.