And the Fifth Greatest Leader is…

After great and time-consuming deliberation, which involved minutes and minutes of poring over research and entries, the Moscrop school community of Social Studies 11 students has decided which leaders are deserving of 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th places in the spin-off competition from the BBC Leaders competition! Who are these people? You can…

Vladimir Lenin

Description of Vlad. Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov, also known as Vladimir Lenin, was a Russian communist revolutionary who founded the Russian Communist Party (Bolsheviks), led the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917, and built the Soviet State from 1917 to 1924. He was the creator of the Comintern and the posthumous source of “Leninism,” the doctrine formalized by…

Template for Great Leader Competition Blog Post

The assignment is divided into 4 parts and will include: A Blog Post on a class webpage Notes, Ratings Charts Citations and Voting and Peer Assessment Create a blog post on the class webpage. Here is a guide: Obtain your log-in to the webpage. Create a title Follow the criteria in Parts 1, 2, and…

Volunteerism in the Age of Covid-19

We are all facing our own challenges in this uncertain time and we need to look after ourselves as well as friends and family. Burnaby students, however, have not let the challenges completely stop them. While regular classes and volunteering opportunities have been on hold, many students have found other ways to develop and grow,…

Consensus. Collaboration. Creativity.

Turn-out at the documentary screening of Women Bending the Curve on Climate Change in the Centre for Dialogue at Byrne Creek Community School reflected the wider Burnaby community – diverse in terms of age, gender and ethnicity and serious. Everyone was on the alert about climate and the impact of warming and the questions were…

Free District Event: Local Filmmaker to Attend

You are invited to attend the free screening of the documentary: “Women Bending the Curve on Climate Change”. The film will be shown with the filmmaker in attendance at Byrne Creek Community School on the evening of Wednesday, November 21st, 6:45pm to 9:15pm. After the film, there will be a discussion with the filmmaker. Recently,…

A Youth Achievement Award for Every Student

Burnaby students and parents agree. The Duke of Edinburgh International Award Program makes a lot of sense. Students are recognized for consistently putting their efforts towards bettering themselves. The program, known as “Duke of Ed”, challenges students between 14 and 25 years old to dedicate one hour per week for a set number of weeks…

The World: @inBurnaby

6 Mondays left. And one is the Queen’s birthday. Burnaby students and staff are working tirelessly to wrap up the year. One group of students, part of the United Nations Connections (UNC) student network, recently focused on wrapping up their school year efforts teaching and learning Model United Nations (MUN) debate, celebrating huge success. MUN…

Inquiry Option in Social Studies

Burnaby students and Burnaby teacher Angela Woolf recently engaged teachers from around the province in discussion about Syria utilizing United Nations General Assembly procedures. With global learning a major side benefit, presenting a Model United Nations simulation as a tool for student inquiry in the social studies classroom was a focus. Tips and classroom materials…

Uplifting. Effective. Right.

Jules Koostachin is a film-maker, a Cree born in Moose Factory, Ontario. She is the mother of four boys, including a set of twins, and the captivating and enlightening keynote speaker for Burnaby students who attended the BC Civil Liberties Association conference in November. Jules offered deep insights to how the impact of residential school…

Centrally Speaking: CentralMUN

The very first Model United Nations conference of the school year of Metro Vancouver just took place at Burnaby Central Secondary School on Saturday, November 4th.  CentralMUN hosted 80 students who registered to participate in four different committees. From the centrally located facility, to the smoothly facilitated committees, to the excellent debate and final resolutions…

Day of the Girl Panel: Hosted at Byrne Creek

Parents and students of the Burnaby School District and general members of the public are invited to attend a panel event geared to build awareness about International Day of the Girl Child and all of its implications. The free panel event will be held at Byrne Creek Community School at 7777 18th Street in Burnaby,…