Indigenous Societies around the World


The grade 3 students have been working on two guided inquiry projects to show their understanding of the big ideas in science and social studies. Students now know that indigenous societies throughout the world value the well-being of the self, the land, spirits, and ancestors. They also know that wind, water, and ice change the shape of the land. To show their knowledge, students had to create an information poster or book about a type of extreme weather and how it changes the shape of the land and include words like erosion, deposition, and weathering in their presentation. Very creative dioramas were created as well. For social studies, students explored the cultures of various global indigenous groups and created an information poster or book and a model of a tool, clothing, shelter, etc. The students shared their learned with parents and staff in a guided inquiry showcase last week. Ms. Konantz and Mrs. Barry are very proud of the grade 3 students for all of their hard work in the planning, researching, and creating of these projects.

Volunteer Appreciation Tea

Last week the students and staff at Pythagoras Academy gathered to thank the parents, grandparents, and community members for all of their hard work and support. At the Volunteer Appreciation Tea the grade 6/7 students performed a beautiful handbell piece, the grade 2/3 students sang an inspiring song, and the grade 1C class performed an acrostic poem about volunteers. The students then handed out a flower to their family member as a token of gratitude. Families then enjoyed cookies and tea or coffee. We are so thankful for everything you do to support our school. We couldn’t do this without you!



Richmond Public Library Summer Reading Programs

Library photo

On Wednesday, June 7, the students in Grades K-7 experienced a visit from the Richmond Public Library. This was an opportunity to hear about the exciting summer reading programs and view some new and exciting titles that can be found at the library. 

Summer Reading Club Kick-off Party

WHEN Saturday, July 8, 2017, 2 – 4pm
EVENT SUMMARY Help us kick-off the Summer Reading Club with nature-themed activities, including a puppet show by the Well Worn Trail. All ages welcome. Drop in.
BRANCH Brighouse
AUDIENCE All Ages, Children – All Ages, Families
EVENT TYPE Drop In Event

Sports Day 

The annual Pythagoras Academy Sports Day was so much fun! Students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 7 got to join in on the fun. Each grade was split up into their House Teams and given the opportunity to engage in some friendly competition at a series of stations. Students displayed amazing sportsmanship and cooperation with one another. This event was such a fun and engaging way to build the school’s cohesiveness and promote school community. 


Grade 6/7 Squamish Sea to Sky Gondola Trip

The Physical Education program at Pythagoras Academy provides students with a number of Outdoor Educational opportunities. This month, the grade 6 and 7 class had the chance to travel to the Squamish Sea to Sky Gondola. For the majority of students, this was their first time visiting Squamish and experiencing a hike. Despite the fog and rain, they had an amazing time and were able to appreciate the beauty around them. This trip was a great opportunity for students to strengthen their relationships with one another, the teachers, and nature as well. Great work Gr. 6/7 class! 


Aquarium Outing for Gala Winner’s Kids

The 2017 gala prize winners children had a super fun day out at the Vancouver Aquarium. They saw lots of different types of fish, turtles, caiman, monkeys, tropical birds, sea otters, a whale and some very noisy sea lions! They enjoyed a hotdog lunch, ice-cream and even bought some souvenirs in the gift shop. But the best part… Mom’s and Dad’s got a whole child-free day to themselves! Priceless.  

A huge thank you to those parents that bid and raised such a fantastic amount of money for our school.

Aquarium Gala Winner

Quarry Rock Hike

The Physical Education program at Pythagoras Academy implements a number of Outdoor Educational opportunities for their students. This month, the grade two students travelled to North Vancouver to hike Quarry Rock in Deep Cove. For the majority of students, this was their first time hiking. They had an amazing time and they were so proud of their accomplishment. Not only did this trip allow students to build a stronger relationship with nature and the outdoors, it also allowed them to step outside of their comfort zone and feel the reward of their hard work.

Quarry Rock

Floor Hockey Tournament 

The annual Pythagoras Academy Floor Hockey Tournament is a great event to promote school community and build the school’s cohesiveness. Students also have the chance to experience some friendly competition between the house teams! Students from grade three to seven participated while the Kindergartens to grade twos cheered them on. As part of the Physical Education program at Pythagoras, this tournament promotes cooperation and teamwork between grades and is an opportunity for students to have fun while being physically active.  


RBC Run for the Kids

On Sunday June 4 students, families, and staff from Pythagoras Academy participated in the RBC Run for the Kids, a 5km fun run around Queen Elizabeth Park. In the weeks leading up to the run, team members fundraised money for BC Children’s Hospital. The grand total that team Pythaogras Academy raised was $1,170! All proceeds go towards funding research and programs at BC Children’s Hospital. After a fun warmup it was time to start the run! After the run in the beautiful weather, there was a fun fair for all to enjoy that had popcorn, iced coffee, fresh fruit and veggies, and bouncy castles! We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who ran, donated, and supported this day. We are looking forward to next year!



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