The school year of 2019-2020 has been one full of changes and challenges. It is a year that has given us as a school and each of us as individuals the opportunity to learn how we can do things better. What is our personal lens through which we view the world? How can we change that lens to ensure that we are helping move the world forward in a way that embraces all, gives voice to those who are marginalized and educates our future leaders to be compassionate and brave?
We took this end of year opportunity to sit down with Head of School, Ena Harrop to ask a few questions about her experiences in her first year at Crofton House School.
We are pleased to include the valedictory address of Head Girl, Amanda Lee ’20, and a listing of the post-secondary institutions our graduates will be attending in the coming years.
We have had many questions about how Crofton House continued to deliver different types of classes during these changing times. We have also had many of you reaching out from various cities and continents sharing your experiences these past few months. Alumnae are proving to be resourceful, caring and proactive in meeting needs within their own communities. We hope you enjoy reading about some of the highlights of this adapted-learning environment and some of the stories of how alumnae are caring for others.
Thank you to those of you who joined us to celebrate Crofton House’s 122nd school birthday! It was wonderful to see many of our alumnae on campus to celebrate in this year’s festivities.
Celine Hu '20 joined Sonya Zeitler Fletcher ’86, Vice President, Market Development at Forestry Innovation Invention (FII), an agency of the BC government that helps to maintain, create and diversify markets for BC forest products, for a week-long work placement. We sat down with Celine and Sonya to discuss the experience.
When Michelle Kwok graduated from Crofton House in 2016 her path was clear: pursue a degree in medical science at Western University with the end goal of becoming a doctor.
Soon after starting at Western, Michelle began to experience a shift in thinking that led her to explore new opportunities. In her words, “it was the first time I saw different avenues that I could go down, avenues I hadn’t even realized existed.”
We are delighted to have another class of inspiring young ladies in Grade 12 who are preparing for the final year at Crofton House School. Amanda Lee, Head Girl shared her words of ‘vision’ for her class’s final year.
Vivian McCormick ’99 is a co-founder and owner of Flax Sleep – a Vancouver-based bedding company that offers a range of simple, beautiful French linen sheets, quilts, robes and bedding for babies, online and through pop-up stores. Vivian joined forces with two other women to start Flax Sleep in the fall of 2017 and two years on they are going strong.
In my 19 years as Head of Crofton House School I have had the privilege of watching more than 1500 girls walk across the stage at Chan Centre. Every class has been amazing, each with its own personality – and this class is no exception.
This is the first class to include 31 girls out of the 36 who came to Crofton House School in grade 1 and blossomed under the watchful eye and tutelage of Mrs. Hutchison – our great storyteller. They are also the class who welcomed 66 new girls over the intervening years and who have made unity their mantra.
Graduating classes at Crofton House often choose a name for themselves – and this years’ class chose L19tning McQueen from the children’s movie Cars. For those unfamiliar with Cars, it is an animated film where the world is populated with talking cars and other vehicles, each with its own distinct character.
1898 Alumnae Newsletter
The 1898 Alumnae Newsletter is released three times a year and features several articles and interviews with CHS alumnae out in the world.
With the introduction of a new CHS website in April 2019, the “Continue Reading” link in articles found in the back issues of the newsletter will no longer work. However, the full articles can be read on this page.
Class News & Reunions
Keep up-to-date with your classmates by checking out or submitting some class news or planning a reunion.