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Year: 2000 – Province: British Columbia
Certificate of Achievement Recipients
School: King George Secondary School
1755 Barclay Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1K6
Principal: Linda Jones
School Telephone: 604-684-6467
School Fax: 604-682-5113
School Website: kg.vsb.bc.ca
Grades/Subjects Taught: Information technology, computer business applications, data management, mathematics, social studies, English, physical education, marketing
- All of life is a learning experience.
- Morals are not attributes of a person, but a way of thinking and acting on that thought.
- One is not born with the skill of leadership, but develops it through hard work and positive thought.
Advances use of technology in school:
- King George's website selected as a SchoolNet Site of the Week in January 2000, followed by a cash award from SchoolNet in the summer of 2000
- school is currently piloting on-line submission of accreditation reports to the Ministry of Education
- grade 10 students learn Internet research skills and create multimedia presentations; grade 11 students built a web page for a local elementary school; and grade 12 French class engaged in on-line conferences across the country
- one student submitted a digital portfolio to the Emily Carr School of Art and was accepted; another won a district scholarship for his work in electronic publishing.
Develops collaborative efforts with other teachers to extend and expand student learning:
- combined grade 10 science and humanities trip to Florida to see space shuttle launch; teachers and students developed business plans for the necessary fundraising
- integrated science, humanities and counselling to create a transition program for students moving from elementary to high school: program works with students, parents and the school to identify problem areas early; older students help with the program.
"It is truly an honour to have a teacher with such optimism and drive in life. To us, that is what a teacher is all about: giving us reasons to strive higher and never give up on our dreams and goals." Vice-president of the student council
"I see Brian as being very innovative, a problem solver extraordinaire, exceedingly organized, with boundless energy and committed to moving the school ahead." Fellow teacher
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