“Teachers who love teaching, teach children to love learning.”

It was a daunting task deciding where to send our son to kindergarten, as we both grew up outside of Vancouver.  It was during our school visit with the principal, Ms. Foran, that we knew ICS would be a good fit for our son and family.

During our tour we were warmly welcomed by all the ICS staff. Ms. Foran knew all the students’ names and would randomly ask them why they liked ICS. There was an abundance of heartfelt answers as to why ICS was an excellent school. We were also impressed with the older boys interaction with our son, who was 5 at the time. They asked our son if he wanted to play ball with them - they were inclusive and excellent role models.

“Teachers who love teaching, teach children to love learning.” Our son is eager to go to school and is excited to tell us about his day. Whether he is telling us about the alevins that will turn into salmon; the author Holman Wang who visited their class; or what kindness means, he is proud of his day. We are not only happy with our son’s new love for learning, but his progress with reading and writing this year. We truly cannot say enough about the quality of teachers and staff.

It is our second year at ICS and holidays are now hallmarked with various ICS traditions.  Our family’s favourite event is the ICS Christmas Fair which starts our Christmas season with fun games and time with other families.

The sense of caring and inclusion from the ICS community has made our family grateful to have found this blue gem of a school.