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The inclusive future: public dialogue and social event

Come and learn the benefits of an inclusion mindset for all students from inclusivity expert Shelley Moore and find out what we can do to create a supportive, inclusive environment at Tennyson.

The event: The inclusive future: public dialogue and social event, is a public dialogue and social event centered on preparing our children to thrive in an inclusive future.
When: Wednesday, April 24, 7-9 pm
Where: Tennyson

Tickets $11.62 through Eventbrite

The speaker: Shelly Moore is a highly sought after inclusive education researcher, collaborator, consultant and storyteller who completed an undergraduate degree in Special Education at the University of Alberta, her masters at Simon Fraser University, and is currently a Social Science and Human Resources Council (SSHRC) funded PhD scholar at the University of British Columbia. Shelley brings a wealth of experience from the classroom that she shares through engaging stories during her talks. Check out her fantastic  TedEx talk.

The  session will deconstruct what inclusive education means in today’s classrooms and communities. We will also discuss common misunderstandings and myths and leave with ideas and possibilities of inclusive learning communities and all who benefit.

Here is a link to Shelley Moore’s

The VSB has just opened up a Student Art Gallery at the back of the lobby at the VSB offices.  The first exhibit is from Sharon Fritz’s Kitsilano students who worked with Emily Carr School of Art + Design artist, Andrew James McKay.   This work will be featured until April 11th.  The student art  gallery is featured in the VSB news and open to the public:


Register for a friendly & non-judgmental evening where you can add to your knowledge about teens, alcohol, cannabis, vaping and other substances.

Education and the Brain Speaker Series


1. After this talk your brain will not be the same: Adventures in Neuroplasticity

Speaker: Dr. Lara Boyd, PhD
Location: Vancouver Technical Secondary School Auditorium Date/Time: November 21, 2018 6:30pm – 7:30pm

2. Bilingualism and Brain Health in Children

Speaker: Dr. Rachel Weber, PhD
Location: Vancouver Technical Secondary School Auditorium Date/Time: December 4, 2018 6:30pm – 7:30pm

3. Social and Emotional Learning in Children

Speaker: Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl, PhD
Location: Vancouver Technical Secondary School Auditorium Date/Time: January 22, 2019 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Location: Vancouver Technical Secondary School Auditorium 2600 E. Broadway, Vancouver BC, V5M 1Y5

Doors will open at 6:00 for all with presentations beginning at 6:30. These talks are geared to parents and teachers who are interested in learning how education changes the brain. They will provide information on what behaviours improve brain health and promote learning, how bilingualism affects cognitive function and how social and emotional learning impacts education and achievement.

Tickets will be sold at the door pending availability but seating is limited so registration is suggested. Registration and ticket purchases at:

Cost: $10.00/session or $25 if registered in advance for all three*
* All proceeds will support students of Laura Secord Elementary and help fund a Quebec Exchange for those in French Immersion.
Thank you for your support!

Connection Is Prevention

Kitsilano Secondary and SACY are pleased to be offering parents a session on Thursday April 19 on Teen, Parties and Parenting. SACY facilitators and Kits Counsellors will be offering an interactive and friendly evening. We hold to create an opportunity for adults to increase their health literacy around adolescents and substances, including parties, social media and health. We will include information about cannabis, alcohol and concerns with pills and powders.

Please see the attached poster for more information and how to register.


Marnie Goldenberg, a writer and educator, is the Sexplainer.

As a sexual health educator and parent, Marnie knows the new realities our kids are facing growing up in a technological and highly sexualized world.
Parents want and need help navigating conversations with teens and Marnie’s approach is honest, forthright and fun. She will touch on topics including developing sexual values, as well as covering issues like porn, sexting, consent, navigating sexual relationships and safe sex.

Join us in a conversation with Marnie to gain skills to help you confidently
talk to the important teenagers in your life.

For more information, watch Marnie’sTEDx talk & visit her website

Kitsilano High School
Date: Wednesday March 1, 2017
Presentation: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

To register, visit HERE

April 23, 2015 PAC meeting featured an interactive presentation by The Cinematheque: an interesting, in-depth look at the subject of media literacy and our children.
The Cinematheque session offers a discussion-oriented, hands-on experience of what media literacy can look like in the classroom.
The Cinematheque education department offers media production, media literacy and critical thinking workshops for youth, educators and community groups across

Jesse Miller speaks on “Social Media Education & Awareness” Wed. May 18th 7pm

Social media and mobile communications have changed our world and the way our children communicate and socialize – are you keeping up with the changing technology? Are you comfortable parenting in the age of online communication?

The Kitsilano PAC is excited to have renowned social media expert and speaker Jesse Miller of Mediated Reality ( present to parents about the realities facing youth as they become social media users; what kids are really doing on-line and how parents can help keep their children safe. Jesse’s presentation will be followed by a question and answer period.

Date: Wednesday, May 18th
Time: 7-8:30PM
Place: Kitsilano Secondary School Gym
Cost:  $10,  buy tickets in advance by clicking here or at the door.
We welcome all Kitsilano parents and parents from surrounding schools to join us for this very important event.