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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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Friday, March 16th, 2018

ELL at W.J. Mouat

Mouat has always had a strong ELL program, but with the addition of Tracy Finch and a year later, Ravi Gill, this dynamic duo has brought our program to new heights. Both bring experience, energy a

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Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Mouat Leadership Students Travel East for CSLC

From September 23rd until October 1st, six WJ Mouat grade 12 leadership students, accompanied by two teachers (Ms. Fraser and Ms.

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Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Moving from Topics to Concepts

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I visited Alexander Elementary recently, and was impressed to see learning targets on the board in every classroom I visited. It was obviously a collective attempt on the part of the staff to be cl

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Thursday, October 5th, 2017

A New Career in Career Programs

Career Programs in Abbotsford are second to none in the province.

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Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

What, No Homework?!

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I am going to state right of the bat, that some of the positions I take below may not sit well with everyone. Homework seems to be one of those things about which everyone has an opinion, in part b

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Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

A Child’s Best Hope

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I would like to welcome everyone back from what I hope was a relaxing summer with family and friends.

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Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Thank You For Your Leadership

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

As we wind the school year down, I would like to close with some reflections on 2016/17. This year will go down as one of my more memorable for a number of reasons.

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Thursday, June 15th, 2017

The Joy & Promise of Convocation

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

As you know, it is convocation season all around our district and province. We have eight different schools that host this very special rite of passage, and this year we will have over 1200 student

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Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

The Many Faces of Parent Engagement

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I have been thinking about our parent engagement (one of our district goals), and how important it is to the work we do, particularly in the face of our revised curriculum. If you are a parent your

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