Our People

Our People

Our teaching and support staff are dedicated to providing appropriate learning opportunities and experiences for every student. Our professional Guidance faculty help students to map out their preferred educational and career paths through our Skills Passport programme and we support them in the development of a strong set of employability skills and attitudes for life after school. We also provide additional professional support including on-site special education, literacy and mathematics support staff; a Speech and Language Pathologist; Occupational Therapist and psychologist support.

Who Should Apply?

Maplewood Alternative High School occupies a unique position among independent schools that specialize in teaching children with learning disabilities, being the first of its kind in Western Canada. With over 40 years of experience, we’ve determined that the following attributes are required of a potential student:

  • Complete a current psycho-educational assessment which indicates a language-based learning disability;
  • Meet the Ministry of Education guidelines for designation of a learning disability;
  • Have average to superior intelligence;
  • Demonstrate that the primary impediments to the student’s learning process are learning differences. Any behavioral, physical or emotional issues must be of secondary concern.

Maplewood is a “school of second choice”. If your first choice of school, public or private, has not met the needs of your child we invite you to consider an alternative. If your child meets the above criteria, please contact us today for a tour with the Head of School.

Candy Grams

Candy grams with candy canes will be sold for 50 cents during our last week, at recess and lunch.

Delivery will be on Thursday or Friday.

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Winter Festival

The high school students have organized a day of fun activities for Wednesday, December 20th.

  • Divisions 1 to 6
    • Christmas card crafts
    • Gingerbread house making/contest
  • Divisions 7 & 8, Grades 8 & 9 – Tobogganning at Mount Seymour
  • High school Christmas sing along performance have prepared a delightful and comical rendition of the 12 days of Christmas!

 

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Potluck

The senior high school students will have a potluck lunch in the Home Ec room on Friday, December 15th from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.

Blanket Drive

We are joining Blanket BC to collect blankets, mitts, gloves, hats, scarves and socks for the homeless by Thursday, December 21st. Used items are acceptable if in good condition.

Students will earn a pyjama day for every 100 items collected or if we fill Mr. Haines’s truck!

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Skating party - December 22

Our annual skating party will be at Canlan Skating Rink on Seymour Parkway, on Friday, December 22nd from 10:00am to noon. Buses will shuttle students to and from the rink. Helmets are mandatory and skate rentals are limited so students are encouraged to bring a helmet and skates, if they have them.

Ski/Board signup deadline - December 15

An email has been sent home about our annual ski/board program which runs at Grouse Mountain every Thursday during the month of February.

Completed forms & payment are due by Friday, December 15th (cheques can be postdated to February 1st).

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The NED Show - December 14

The NED Show is coming to KGMS on Thursday, December 14th at 2:00 pm. NED means: Never Give Up, Encourage Others, Do Your Best.

This is a positive behaviour assembly to motivate and encourage students to become champions at school and in life.

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Morning yoga

Students are invited to come to yoga, taught by Erin McLean, before school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30-8:10am in the gym. Namaste!

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Spring Break - March 17th to April 2nd

The school will be closed from Saturday, March 17th to Monday, April 2nd.

First day back after Spring Break - April 3rd

The first day back after Spring Break is Monday, April 3rd.

Pro-D Day and Q3 Report Writing - April 20th

Students will not attend on Friday, April 20th as this is a Professional Development and Q3 Report Writing Day.

Casual Day - April 27th

Pro-D Day - May 18th

Students will not attend on Friday, May 18th as this is a Professional Development Day.

Victoria Day - May 21st

The school will be closed on Monday, May 21st for the Victoria Day holiday.

Casual Day - May 25th

Report Writing Day - June 1st

Students will not attend on Friday, June 1st as this is a Report Writing Day.

Sports Day - June 7th

Sports day is on Thursday, June 7th. A hog dog lunch will be provided to students.

Casual Day - June 8th

The last casual day of the year is Friday, June 8th.

KGMS Has Talent Show

Our annual KGMS Has Talent Show will be on Thursday, June 14th. Please arrive early.

Family and friends are welcome to join us for what is always a fantastic show!

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Last 1/2 day for students

The last day for students is Friday, June 15th and this will be a 1/2 day. Report cards will be sent home.

Spring Break - March 17th to April 2nd

The school will be closed from Saturday, March 17th to Monday, April 2nd.

First day back after Spring Break - April 3rd

The first day back after Spring Break is Monday, April 3rd.

Pro-D Day and Q3 Report Writing - April 20th

Students will not attend on Friday, April 20th as this is a Professional Development and Q3 Report Writing Day.

Casual Day - April 27th

Pro-D Day - May 18th

Students will not attend on Friday, May 18th as this is a Professional Development Day.

Victoria Day - May 21st

The school will be closed on Monday, May 21st for the Victoria Day holiday.

Casual Day - May 25th

Report Writing Day - June 1st

Students will not attend on Friday, June 1st as this is a Report Writing Day.

Sports Day - June 7th

Sports day is on Thursday, June 7th. A hog dog lunch will be provided to students.

Casual Day - June 8th

The last casual day of the year is Friday, June 8th.

KGMS Has Talent Show

Our annual KGMS Has Talent Show will be on Thursday, June 14th. Please arrive early.

Family and friends are welcome to join us for what is always a fantastic show!

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Last 1/2 day for students

The last day for students is Friday, June 15th and this will be a 1/2 day. Report cards will be sent home.

Gala

Growing Hearts and Minds Gala
to benefit the
Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School Bursary Fund

THANK YOU!

A huge thank you to all of our sponsors, Ruby & Cruise for hosting the event, our auctioneer Jeff Schwarz, all of those who secured donations, made donations, bid of auction items. A special thank you to all of the volunteers who helped make this fantastic evening possible. And to our superb Co-Chairs, Tracey & Eva!

Dr. Christopher Gala Video

2017 Gala Video

For more information, please contact: gala@kgms.ca

KGMS Giving Campaign

Maplewood Alternative High School is a non-profit organization, which relies heavily on the generosity of corporate sponsors, alumni, friends, family and community organizations to help finance the ever-increasing costs of providing specialized programming for students with learning difficulties. Your gift will help create a dynamic, supportive educational experience – one that will help each student achieve his or her unique potential.

Your donation will also help maintain stable tuition fees, generate increased enrolment, maintain excellent staff ratios and service levels, as well as provide enrichment opportunities and bursary support.

Please contact us to make a donation by cheque or credit card.

To donate by Paypal (no account required), please complete the form below.

Visit or Contact us

Prospective students and their parents are welcome to visit anytime.

Please contact Head of School, Dr James Christopher at jchristopher@kgms.ca to arrange for a personal tour and introduction to our programme.

Dr James Christopher - Head of School

Dr James Christopher – Head of School

Maplewood Alternative High School
420 Seymour River Place
North Vancouver V7J 1S8

Tel: 604 985-5224 / Fax: 604 985 4562

Email: Dr. James Christopher, Head of School

Records Requests:  sbartnik@kgms.ca

Staff Contact ListKGMS Staff Contacts 2017-18 Ver 3

Outside School Hours Tutoring:  KGMS Tutor List 2017-18

ADMISSIONS: admissions@kgms.ca

For all other inquiries, please complete the form below.

 

Careers

Maplewood Alternative High School are seeking applicants for the following:

Please email resume and cover letter to:

Kirsten White, Deputy Head of School – jobs@kgms.ca

High School Counselor_SEL 2017

 

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