Ena Harrop, Head of School takes a moment to talk about her first year at Crofton House and give us a look ahead at what the future holds.
Damienne Darby ’87 describes herself as a ‘lifer’, having attended Crofton House from Grade 1 through Grade 12. She says from day one, she could see from the surroundings and “amazing” teachers that she had become part of a very special place. “It was a wonderful nurturing environment.”
This past July, Crofton House hosted a virtual TEDxCHS event, led by Student Creative Director Vivienne Li’ 21. TEDxCHS provided high school students across Vancouver an opportunity to share meaningful topics connected to purpose. This year’s theme, ‘Purpose’, coincides with the event’s mission to inspire other students to take initiative in their interests and make a difference in their community by offering an opportunity for speakers to share ‘ideas worth spreading’.
Vivienne Li shares with us her TEDx experience, what inspired her to bring TEDx to Crofton House, and the last-minute changes they made to host this event virtually.
Over the past few weeks, you may have heard from Morgan Pulkinen, our newest addition in Advancement. She began in January 2020 as Manager, Events, and we are now pleased to add Alumnae Relations to her role, as of September, 2020.
We sat down with Janelle Caballero, Senior School Career Education Department Head, to gather a better understanding of the recently created Career Ed Department as a result of the BC Ministry of Education’s new Curriculum
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.
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 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.
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
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