“I really loved sports as a student and benefitted so much from the activities,” says Ms. Hong. “It’s important to be healthy, and it’s great for brain development. So we think the new gym is a special place. We saw it during construction and were impressed by its size and quality. It made sense for our gift to be attached to it.”
Sending a three-year-old to school can make any parent anxious, and Selina Meng was no exception. “I had a lot of concerns because she’s so young,” says Ms. Meng, whose daughter Angelina – a December baby – started Junior Kindergarten in September. “But now I have no worries. She’s happy – which is the most important thing.”
In the spring of 2017, students were joined by staff, parents and other community members for a ceremonial closing of a time capsule, curated by students, which included BSS ties, an iPhone and a specially-preserved shop cookie. It was placed in a wall in the Learning Commons, not to be opened until 2067.
The oblong watercolour painting is exquisite; showcasing detailed figures of BSS students in 1931, lacing on skates as they chat with each other before an outing on the school’s skating rink. “Their poses are so lifelike, their winter outfits reminiscent of a time gone by,” says Sue ALLEN Dutton ’79, Archivist of the BSS Museum & Archives. “Receiving this donation was a very lucky day for us.”
Valerie WHITTINGHAM Pringle ’71 is one of the most recognized faces in Canadian broadcasting, particularly since she spent almost a decade sitting in the co-anchor chair at CTV’s Canada AM morning show. She co-hosted coverage of the 1994 Lillehammer Winter Olympics and was chosen as one of the Famous 50 Faces of 50 Years of […]
Madame Justice Jane KELLY ’82 is very familiar with the tensions and creative possibilities that arise when long-standing institutions adapt to the digital age. As a Superior Court Justice, her work in the heart of the ever-evolving legal system has given her a unique perspective on The Bishop Strachan School’s ability to innovate while respecting its traditions.
On the last day of school, in a sunlit classroom alive with the electric energy of the impending summer holidays, a group of Grade 6 girls came together to finish one last project. It was their leaving gift for the Junior School, a work of art featuring 48 strands – representing each member of the […]
When BSS student Claire Vaughan heard about the chance to get involved in an event aimed at tackling the tough issues facing girls in Toronto, she knew she had to be part of it. When she learned that students would be planning and running the event, it was the icing on the cake. “The best […]
When I first found out that I was going to a boarding school in Canada, I remember asking Shirley, our school director in Nepal, many questions about what my new school would be like. She told me that it looked like Hogwarts. I had eagerly read all the Harry Potter series and was overjoyed at […]
Jazz legend Billie Holiday once said, “I hate straight singing. I have to change a tune to my own way of doing it. That’s all I know.” Like a great jazz vocalist, a school committed to powerful learning rejects “straight singing” in favour of changing the tune of education. The Innovation Fund, one of the […]