The Board has some great news to share about our school.  This past week North Star had its External Evaluation by the Independent School Board for the Ministry of Education.  During an evaluation all aspects of the school are under review from curriculum, teacher planning and teacher certification to policy, facility, and student records.  This evaluation is a very thorough process and only occurs every five to seven years.  North Star’s status as a certified BC Independent School and its partial government funding are dependent on the outcome of this evaluation.  The outcome of our evaluation was very positive and North Star will continue to be a certified BC Independent School.

 North Star’s evaluator was formerly the Inspector of Independent Schools prior to her retirement and a very well respected educator in the province.  In the close out meeting she commented on the exceptional commitment of the staff and the Board of Directors to the school’s vision and Montessori practices.  She was very impressed with the thorough nature of all the documentation and reporting and identified North Star as model independent school.

 The Evaluator specifically singled out the exceptional leadership and dedication to the vision of the school provided by Tiffany in her role as Head of School.  We as a Board have always recognized how critical Tiffany’s role is in the success of our school and it is wonderful to receive this external feedback from such a knowledgeable educator.

On behalf of the Board we would like to thank all of the staff members at North Star for their dedication to the vision of our school and the principles of Montessori education.  We appreciate all of the effort that went into this external evaluation and all of the effort that goes into educating the children on a daily basis.