Our People

Our People

KGMS’s staff and faculty work together to create a welcoming and nurturing environment where students can thrive. Day-to-day instruction and activities are conducted in small groups, with a student-teacher ratio of 5:1. All of our teachers are certified through the BC College of Teachers or the Office of the Inspector of Independent Schools, and all have a Bachelor of Education Degree, with many holding Master’s Degrees.

Teachers and tutors are certified in the Orton-Gillingham approach, and they participate in ongoing professional development programs to expand their skills. KGMS fosters an open and dynamic environment, which allows our highly capable team to build upon students’ successes and make learning attainable, stimulating and rewarding.

 

Who Should Apply?

Kenneth Gordon Maplewood 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:

  • Submit a current psycho-educational assessment which indicates a language-based learning disability; or other supporting documentation indicating other learning challenges including, but not limited to, chronic health; visual or hearing impairments; or Autism Spectrum Disorder;
  • 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.

KGMS 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.

Host an international student

MLI Homestay is looking for families to host male Japanese students (ages 15-17) who will be learning English at KGMS this summer.

See details below and contact them if you are interested in earning money for hosting a student.

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Grade 7 Farewell & Graduation

The Grade 7 Farewell & Graduation takes place in the Gymnasium on Wednesday, June 13th starting at 4:00 pm.

The ceremony will be followed by cake and refreshments in the Atrium for students and their families.

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Staff Appreciation Lunch

Thank you to Trish Schonbrun, volunteers and parents who contributed food! The lunch was absolutely fantastic and blew us away.

The words of appreciation were especially meaningful to our staff.

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Yearbook orders

Yearbook order forms have gone home with students. If you would like to order a yearbook for your child, the cost if $25 each.

Complete the form sent home or the fillable form below and return to the Office with your payment by Friday, June 8th.

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"Brain Camp" for Anxiety Management

Sharon Selby, a Registered Clinical Counsellor who has presented many times at KGMS is offering her “Brain Camp” to teach anxiety management skills to children during the summer.

Summer Anxiety Group Flyer 2018

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Freezie Fridays are back!

Freezie Fridays are back by popular demand but renew and improved! We will be offering organic and all natural options that will be sold on Friday, June 8th and Thursday, June 14th.

  • Jumbo freezies – $1.00 each
  • Organice Tubify freezies – $2.00 each
  • All natural Maxfrut popsicles – $2.00 each

They will be sold outside the front door of the school from 3:15 to 3:45 pm.

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Save the Date - 4 May 2019

Our next Gala has been booked for Saturday, May 4th, 2019.

Save the date for this fun & exciting fundraising event!

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Constitution & Bylaws and PAC meeting

All parents are welcome to review and provide input to the PAC’s draft Constitution and Bylaws. The deadline for comments and input is March 16th, 2018.

The Constitution and Bylaws final version will be voted in at a Special General Meeting (SGM) to be held in the library on Wednesday, April 11th at 2:30pm. This will be followed by our normally scheduled PAC General Meeting. All parents are welcome to attend.

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Disability Tax Credit Information

On behalf of Firenze Financial Services Inc., we would like to thank all the parents and grandparents that attended the parent information session about The Disability Tax Credit.  It was so great to see so many parents advocating on behalf of their children.

For those that were unable to attend, we will plan another date in the near future.

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Save the Date!

Our next Gala has been booked for Saturday, May 4th, 2019.

Save the date for this fun & exciting fundraising event!

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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

KGMS 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

If you’re considering KGMS for your child, we invite you to come take a tour with our Head of School, Dr James Christopher. For all other inquiries, please fill out the contact form below or give us a call!

Dr James Christopher - Head of School

Dr James Christopher – Head of School

Mailing Address:
420 Seymour River Place
North Vancouver, BC
V7H 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.

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Careers

Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School is seeking applicants for the following:

Please email resume and cover letter to:

Kirsten White, Deputy Head of Schooljobs@kgms.ca

Positions available for September 2018:

Primary & Middle School Teachers

Tutor Job Posting-June 2018

Senior High School Humanities:English Teacher

 

 

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