We’re proud to announce and invite local parents and families to Dwight’s International Dinner presented by the Interact Club on Thursday, February 26th from 6:30-9:00pm. This year’s dinner theme is Korean, however there will be choices of dishes that are both vegetarian and non-spicy, if that is preferred. There will be also be a short program with presentations, dances, and Korean Karaoke! Tickets are being produced and distributed currently, at a cost of: $20 – General Ticket $10 – Children 10 and under $40 – family of 4 with children 2 years and under are free There will be a silent auction being held during the International Dinner, and donations of items for the auction are greatly appreciated. The proceeds from this event will go towards the India School Project and Give A Flock Foundation to purchase poultry for family farms in developing countries. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Everyone here at Dwight Canada would love to congratulate Madeleine Corwin on her fantastic achievement on being selected for a Save on Foods Amazing Kid Scholarship! Take a look at the great video of the segment below.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada brought in 300 Coho Salmon eggs for our grade 6/7 class to raise for the next few months. The class will observe as the eggs hatch into alevin and grow into salmon fry before being released into the Shawnigan Creek Watershed. We’d like to thank the Dwight Canada PAC group for help funding this project, an important step in the classroom to raise awareness of environmental stewardship not only to the Annex and Biology students, but to all students who attend our school. Looks like a fun project to watch for the next couple months!
Happy Monday to everyone, here’s to a great final week of classes before Winter break! Just a quick reminder to everyone that last day of classes for the break are this Friday, December 19, before returning back in the new year on Monday, January 12. However, we know everyone will be missing what’s still going on at the school so we wanted to take this time to remind everyone of our social media presence. Visit and Like us on Facebook for a slightly less formal place to find up to date news, events, and plenty of photos and links to the goings on around the school; Follow us on twitter for the quickest updates on school-related announcements; and finally follow the newest addition to our online presence, @dwightcanada on Instagram. While our website is a great resource, we are always working on improving our online presence to make sure everyone that wants to can stay as connected as possible. Get the best out of the Dwight School experience by joining us online as well! Follow @dwightcanada
Our Dwight faculty and staff enjoyed a lovely local parents Meet and Greet evening. It was a great chance for us to get to know parents and learn more about our students from local communities. Thank you to all who were able to attend. Nurturing such relationships it what helps us to provide a high quality educational experience and learning environment. We are looking forward to further developing our relationship with parents and students during the following upcoming events: One World Festival in Duncan; Our Kids Expo in Vancouver; and Model United Nations in Mill Bay.
We are excited about the start of another school year with new and returning students! We will be welcoming students from across Canada; Japan; Taiwan; Hong Kong; China; Nigeria; Germany; Vietnam; Mexico; Korea; and local students from Shawingan Lake and the rest of the Cowichan Valley. Orientation begins at 9:00am Tuesday, September 2nd. Get ready for classes but don’t miss out on the fun orientation activities such as swimming, canoeing; Les Misérables in Chemainus; hiking; and the East Sooke Park excursion. We also welcome new faculty members: Ramona Scott, Nancy Young, Amanda MacLean, Ming Ling, Emma Eisner; Isaiah Lansdowne; Katie Lansdowne; Leyla Nikkel, and new non teaching staff: Tiana Ramsay and Deanna Stephenson. We are awaiting your arrival!
Graduating from Dwight School Canada is a major milestone, and just one of many to come. As your life and career paths unfold, our Alumni programs will bridge the gap between life as a student and life after high school, providing opportunities for you to share your achievements with the Dwight community. The alumni program will be launched in the 2014/15 school year, and we look forward to having you join our rapidly growing community of alumni around the globe. Alumni and alumni parents will gain access to exclusive opportunities, such as: · High School Reunion activities · Alumni events · Updates on Dwight alumni around the globe · Access to special Dwight perks such as mentorship opportunities, gifts, discounts with local businesses, and our Refer-A-Friend program We look forward to having you join Dwight’s network of alumni! Provide us your contact details below and we will keep you up to date with Alumni developments, and send you a gift to commemorate your time spent with us. Loading…
Is an International Baccalaureate (IB) education right for your child? Dwight School Canada is hosting an information session entitled Why IB?, to discuss the benefits of an IB education. Recognized worldwide as the “gold standard” in pre-university preparation, Why IB? is an opportunity to find out about the IB Diploma Programme from current IB students, parents of IB students, and Dwight faculty. During this information session, our Dwight staff and students will discuss the benefits and challenges of an IB education and what that education could mean for your child. If you are a parent of a student in grades 7-11, please join us for Why IB? and enjoy a complimentary dinner at our beautiful lakeside campus. Attendees will be entered to win a full bursary for our summer leadership programme, worth $2,500. Wednesday April 16, 2014 6:00 – 7:00 P.M. ~ Dinner ~ 7:00 – 8:30 P.M. ~ Why IB? ~ ~ Please RSVP below, and we look forward to having you join us!
Toni, Sunny, Chloe and Raven relaxing on a beautiful summer day
School has finally begun and students from around the world are meeting one another and learning about different cultures. Dorm parents and assistants help facilitate this process as by ensuring that roommates come from different parts of the word. As a result students learn about different cultures and practice their English. During the first week of orientation, the facilitators led a massive game of “knock-out”, a basketball game in which each student tries to score a point before the student behind him or her scores a point. This game started with approximately fifty students and by the process of elimination, the numbers of competitors decrease until two opponents face one another for the winning title. Fellow students began to cheer for their classmates with laughter and excitement. The two final competitors were Fernando Jorge from Mexico and Robert Spencer from New York. After a heated final round, Robert was triumphant. Both finalists shook hands after the game and were congratulated by their classmates. No matter where a student comes from or what language they speak, the element of sport and friendly competition is a uniting thread that can lead many friendships. During free time, many students initiate a game of basketball or volleyball in the gym.
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2371 Shawnigan Lake Rd.
Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
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