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Southpointe Academy

Introduction of Head of School, Mr. Gordon MacIntyre

Dear Members of the Southpointe Community, Education is… the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another. –       G.K. Chesterton I have always liked Chesterton’s quote. Its simple elegance connotes the fundamental importance of education in the lives of our children and of our broader society. As I reflect […]

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Admin Staff Updates

Administrative Staff Updates Paul Ketko – Junior School Principal We welcome Mr. Ketko to Southpointe as our new Junior School principal. Mr. Ketko brings with him an impressive and well-rounded career in education as both an educator and an administrator. He has taught and lived in Hong Kong and Japan for over 20 years. Originally […]

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Senior School Faculty Updates

Senior School Faculty Updates James Long – English Mr. Long joins Southpointe as one of our new senior school English teachers. He has a Bachelor of Arts in English literature (with a minor in theatre) and a Bachelor of Education, both from the University of British Columbia. Prior to pursuing a career in education, James […]

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Junior School Faculty Updates

Junior School Faculty Updates New Faculty Members Jill Heaton – Kindergarten Homeroom Teacher We welcome Ms. Heaton back to Southpointe as a permanent Kindergarten teacher, a position she held on an interim basis last year. Jill graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology, specializing in Behaviour and Rehabilitation. She […]

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Junior and Senior School Faculty Updates

Junior and Senior School Faculty Updates Gavin Yip – K-12 Ed Technology Integration, MYP Design and Programming After eight years as a software engineer, Mr. Yip decided to pursue a career in education, specializing in technology, programming and mathematics. As an educator, he believes that in addition to teaching subject content, it is important to […]

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2017 Project Discover Student Reflections

2017 Project Discover Student Reflections Camp Summit Last week the Grade 8 students took a trip to Camp Summit! We started the fun with activities. We rotated through events such as mountain biking, canoeing, hiking and outdoor living skills. During mountain biking, we were lucky to be able to go to the Camp Summit bike […]

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