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Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

20% Time in Schools?

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

Some of you may have heard about the concept of ‘20% Time.’ It is a concept which has been popularized by Google, but really has been used by many successful companies around the world for years.

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Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

The Important First Days of School

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

Let me start by welcoming everyone (students, staff and parents) to what promises to be another exciting and action-packed year in our schools.

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Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Shout Out to Our Transportation Department

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

We are often reminded that it takes an entire village, all of us, to raise a child. We sometimes don’t know all the villagers in our community and the important work they do. We have over 3,000 stu

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Monday, June 4th, 2018

Keeping the Public Confidence

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

It should not be lost on any of us about the important role our education system plays in our society.

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Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

An Education for Life

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

In light of recent announcements about our provincial Graduation Program, it is perhaps fitting that I share some thoughts about the changes on the horizon for students (Besides, it is another item

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Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Why Abbotsford?

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I have decided to go back to my Top 10 list in education for 2018, and this time share my thoughts on an issue th

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Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Swift Handbell Choir Rocks the Nights of Music

Our Swift Handbell choir did a fabulous job of playing at the "Nights of Music". A big thanks to Mrs. Schultz and Ms. Froese for their hard work!

Way to go Comets!

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Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

Calm, Alert and Learning

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

My visit to Terry Fox Elementary last week, confirmed my general impression about how far we have come in this district with social-emotional learning.

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Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Celebrating Tammy Miettinen

Tammy Miettinen is the P.E. specialist teacher at Dr. Thomas A. Swift Elementary, but she is so much more than that!

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Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Creating Flexible Learning Environments

For years, the Nature Kindergarten teachers at Swift have been immersed in a new way of doing business as they took learning outside and extended the walls of their classrooms to include the natura

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