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Thursday, November 24th, 2022

Early Learning in our Community

The Abbotsford School District's Early Years learning team has been working to ensure that as many children and families have access to early learning support throughout our community. The...

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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

Going Home

Harlem arrived at my school in September 2021 with a G4 file as thick as my fist. It stated that he had been in foster care for 11 years, rarely attended school, and could become violent if he...

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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 22nd, 2022

Irene Kelleher: Our New House of Learning

Irene Kelleher was born in Matsqui on December 16, 1901. Irene’s parents attended Saint Mary’s and Saint Anne’s Residential School in Mission. Raised in the Fraser Valley and eventually returning...

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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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Friday, May 20th, 2022

Surrounded by Buffalo

Imagine standing in the middle of a large flat green field of grass on the Northern Canadian frontier surrounded by a herd of buffalo. As they gather around you, you feel a sense of calm and...

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