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June 15 2018

Our Core Values: Community, Respect, Integrity, Commitment, & Reverence.

Congratulations to the Class of 2018


Saturday June 16
Grade 12 Graduation 1:00 pm Highlands United Church

Monday June 18
KG Picnic Princess Park
All School (GS/HS) Assembly 8:30 GS
Class Rep Potluck Social 5:00 pm
Gr 5 Parent Meeting 7:00 pm GS

Tuesday June 19
Last Day for PS/KG
PS Picnic Princess Park
GS Fun Day
HS Beach Day (meet at HS)

Wednesday June 20
Last Day of School for GS/HS
New KG Family Gathering 9:00 am ECC
Gr 8 Moving Up Ceremony 11:00 am GS
Gr 8 Family Reception 12:00 pm GS 
Early Dismissal 12:20 pm, no After School Program

Year End Picnic 1:00 pm Princess Park
Plan ahead with the 2018-19 calendar here.
ECC - Early Childhood Centre | GS - Grade School | HS - High School

Welcome back from Thailand!

Keep reading until the end for an update from Grade 12's travels.


High School Graduation - Celebrate our Graduating Class of 2018 by attending their Graduation tomorrow, Saturday, June 16 at 1:00 pm at Highlands United Church. Just as important as their academic success, our graduates value life-long learning. They are self-reliant and self-confident, they strongly value interpersonal relationships, they are highly tolerant of the viewpoints of others, and at work, they care most about ethical principles and value helping others. read more

Books Due - As the school year draws to a close our dear Librarian, Christiane Rolland, needs to reclaim all library books out on loan. Please return them by June 19 or as soon as possible. If there are any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch. Thanks.

Lynn Valley Fire GoFundMe - On Monday morning we received the devastating news of a fire that took place in a local townhouse complex, leaving several families displaced, and sadly taking the lives of a mother and son. One of our dear VWS families lost their home and all their belongings to the fire. Thankfully they were able to escape, however, were left with nothing. This GoFundMe page was set up to help the family raise funds to replace the household items they will need to carry on. Please consider donating what you can. Thank you to everyone who has already contributed financially and has brought in clothing, toys, and other items. The family now has a good foundation of these items.

Summer Unplugged! - VWS summer camp for children ages 6 to 12 is back! Our camp runs from June 25 to 29, 9:00 to 3:00 pm daily. Activities include garden art, outdoor play, baking, beach trip, and more. $350 includes hot organic lunch and snacks. Contact or 604-985-7435 x 0 for more information. Visit the program page on our website to register before the end of TODAY, June 15.

Community Marketplace - Click the Help Wanted, For Sale, To Eat, and Accommodations tabs to expand, keep scrolling to see VWS community business listings, or submit your own business listing! read more

Upcoming Community Events - Community Indigo with Gwen and Ella, Summer Singing for adults with Marilyn Lange, children's Summer Camps, Pentathlon training, and Child CPR Course in support of Shanti Uganda! read more

Red Door Store - We are in the last weeks of school before we break for the much-anticipated summer and things soon wrap up at the Red Door Store. We are open mornings 8:30-10:30 and Tuesday afternoon. Anyone looking ahead to the next school year and wishing to preorder rain gear and woollen layers please be in touch with Ella for updates on ordering Abeko, Dusana, Hocosa and Engel. These are essential ECE items to keep your child warm and dry… read more

New Moon hosts - Mary Henley, Paige Wright & Kate Muker


Our deepest thanks to all of you who supported the manifestation of the New Moon Social on Wednesday evening. From those of you who donated goods and services to the silent auction, to those of you who volunteered their time, energy and ideas, and those of you who brought their energy and enthusiasm to the event itself, please know that we could not have done it without you. Our six months of ideation, planning, preparation, and crossing our fingers for clear skies certainly paid off. What a blast! The celebratory feeling in the room continued to build throughout the evening and culminated in a very full and very fun dancefloor.

If we determine success by counting smiles and laughs, great conversations over wonderful food and wine, rave reviews about our incredible musical talent, and the many memories made, our first annual New Moon Social was a smash hit. We are still tallying the numbers of funds raised and will report back with results shortly, but for the moment, let us singularly recognize those nine families that have generously signed up to be monthly donors.

Stay tuned for a final New Moon Social update next week, which will highlight our donors and performers. Once again, to each and every one of you, please accept our heartfelt thanks for participating so graciously in your community connection fundraiser.
Kate Muker, Paige Wright
and Mary Henley

Check out the first batch of New Moon Social photos here! Thank you, Vlado for being paparazzi for the night!


Waldorf piano accompanist and composer/conductor premieres masterpiece in Lviv, Ukraine

"You just never know who might be working at a Waldorf school. Take, for example, world-renowned composer and conductor Evgeny Shcherbarkov, from the Vancouver Waldorf School, whose latest composition received a standing ovation during its world premiere at the 2017 International Festival of Contemporary Music Yuri Lanyuk and Friends, in Lviv, Ukraine."

Read this article and more in the Waldorf Education Newsletter from AWSNA here: read more



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Graduation Ceremony

Come bear witness as our twelfth-grade students ceremoniously complete their time at the Vancouver Waldorf School and enter into the world as free-thinking and able individuals.

Year End Picnic

3-legged race, balloon toss, bean bag toss or walk (bag on head), relay, tug of rope, skipping race, hula hoop contest, egg and spoon race, & sac race!
Please bring a potluck snack or treat to share, dishes, cutlery and cups, & festival chairs or a blanket to sit on.
Read more to get involved!

Summer Camp

Summer Unplugged!
June 25 to 29, 2018

Imagine your days filled with arts and crafts, creative play, music, picnics, gardening, games, and more. Come spend a week and try something new! Registration forms are available at Reception or for download on our website here:

Registration closes TODAY!


Thank you, Rebecca Graham, for your masterful guidance.


Year End Picnic

Get in touch with Mary at to find out how you can lend a helping hand at our 4th annual Year End Picnic.


Students needed to work around the Grade School and High School for:
  • Repair & maintenance work
  • Groundskeeping, playground work
  • Other miscellaneous work
Under the supervision of the VWS Maintenance supervisor, students must be able to work alone and within a team.
Available positions:
2 full time student workers:
June 25 - August 24
7 hours/day
$12.00 - $12.50/hour (based on experience)
Please send resume to


We have all returned safely after an awesome trip to Thailand! We loved the food, the local people, the amazing culture and all the sights to see! Wonderful, exciting experience full of memories to remember for a lifetime.

The group shot is the first morning of our beach cleaning taken at approximately 6:00 am just before starting. The girls are posing with the first filled garbage of the day. We cleaned Phra Ae beach (also known as Long Beach) on Koh Lanta for several mornings in the heat and filed 23 giant garbage bags with trash! The students reflected on the types of trash that littered the beaches noting it was mostly plastic bottles, straws, flip-flops, and lighters, and were awed by just how much there was.
Kaitlyn Cramb
Thanks, everyone, for an incredible week. Summer is on the horizon! I hope to see you at Grad on Saturday as we honour these 5 exceptional graduating students before wrapping up the school year.
Many blessings
Laura Bergstrome
Communications & Events
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