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Annual Report June 30, 2010

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Our Mission Statement: Learning to live well, with others and for others, in a just community.

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“To improve the golden moment of opportunity, and catch the good that is within our reach, is the great art of life.� - Samuel Johnson, English Poet, 1709-1784

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We thank you for your service... Board Member

Years of Service

Yasmin Alladina Ronald Andrews Ken Antifaev

1993/94, 94/95 1985/86 1999/00, 00/01, 02/03, 03/04, 04/05 1987/88, 88/89 1991/92, 92/93 2002/03, 03/04, 04/05 2001/02, 02/03,03/04, 04/05, 05/06, 06/07, 07/08, Chair 08/09,Chair 09/10 1988/89, Chair 91/92, Chair 92/93, Chair 93/94, Chair 94/95, Chair 95/96, Chair 96/97, Chair 97/98 2003/04, 04/05, 05/06 2002/03 1987/88, 88/89 1995/96 1990/91 1996/97, 97/98 1987/88 1997/98, Chair 98/99, Chair 99/00 1987/88, 88/89 2001/02, 02/03, 03/04 1985/86, 86/87 1986/87, 87/88, 88/89 1990/91, 91/92 2000/01, 01/02, 02/03, 03/04, 04/05, 06/07 2003/04, 04/05, 06/07, 07/08 1991/92, 92/93, 93/94, 94/95, 95/96, 96/97, 97/98 1993/94, 95/96 1996/97, 97/98, 98/99 2007/08, 08/09, 09/10 2005/06, 06/07, 07/08, 08/09, 09/10 1995/96, 96/97 2005/06, 06/07, 07/08, 08/09, 09/10 1999/00 1996/97, 97/98, 98/99 1993/94, 94/95, 95/96, 96/97 1997/98 1985/86, Chair 86/87 1991/92, 92/93, 98/99, 99/00, 00/01 1987/88, 88/89 1991/92 1985/86, Chair 86/87, Chair 87/88 2005/06, 06/07, 07/08, 08/09, 09/10

Gregory Ardon Awni Ayoubi Randy Bach John Becker Anil Bharwani

Ted Bojanowski Gary Campbell Marjatta Chapman Greg Clark Jos Clement Stephen Coret Trish Darby Pat DeLuca Thomas Dinsley Cori Doering Louis Duprat Kenneth Eis Faye Embree Ann English Peter Ferguson Julie Ferguson Clarence Fernandes Kim Fox Kelly Fry Diana Germain Christopher Godwin Daniel Gouws Shirley Hannah Toni Hawkes Susan Hayes Paul Hayes Trish Higgins Karim Hirji Ron Hoffart Deborah Hogarth Wilf Jacobson Mike Jahraus

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Board Member Bruce Johnston Al Just Eboo Keshani Frank Klassen Anne Kober Ockie Lampen Jeanne Kurz Susan Levine Roy Lind Gary Lycan Lloyd Mah Gareth Mason Hanif Mawji Darrel McEachern Donna McKenzie Susan McLeod Leo Mide Ken Miki Lorne Montaine Donna Moore Chris Nieman Stephan Nolan Michael Orser

Scott Park Harry Perler Anar Popatia James Prince Richard Rainey Mary Robson Gordon Robson Chris Rounding Joy Rutquist Fares Salloum Rudy Sanchez Ron Seymour Rajindar Singh Donna Slauenwhite Donna Telep Jolanta Teszka Kevin Thomas Masami Tomioka Dereck Walker Maureen Walsh Andrew Walters Aurora Weinlein Susan Waugh Chad Whyte

Years of Service 2004/05, 05/06, 06/07, 07/08, 08/09, 09/10 1999/00, 00/01, 01/02 1991/92, 92/93, 93/94, 94/95, 95/96, 96/97 1986/87 1988/89, 90/91, 97/98, Chair 91/92 1990/91, 91/92 2007/08, 08/09, 09/10 1990/91, 91/92 1997/98 1987/88, Chair 88/89, Chair 90/91 1988/89 2000/01, 01/02, 02/03 2008/09, 09/10 2005/06, 06/07, 07/08 1985/86 1988/89 1998/99, 2004/05 1988/89 1986/87, 87/88 1987/88, 91/92, 92/93, 93/94, 94/95 1991/92, 92/93 1994/95, 95/96, 96/97 1991/92 1998/99, 99/2000, Chair 00/01, Chair 01/02, Chair 02/03, Chair 03/04, Chair 04/05, Chair 05/06, Chair 06/07, Chair 07/08, Past Chair 08/09, 09/10 2007/08, 08/09, 09/10 2001/02 2002/03, 03/04, 04/05 1999/00, 00/01, 01/02, 02/03 2007/08 1986/87 1985/86, 86/87, 87/88, 90/91, 00/01 2002/03, 03/04, 04/05, 05/06, 06/07 1988/89 1991/92, 92/93, 93/94 1998/99, 99/00 1998/99 2004/05, 06/07, 07/08, 08/09, 09/10 1986/87, 87/88 1999/00, 00/01 1993/94, 94/95, 95/96, 01/02, 02/03, 03/04 1985/86 2005/06, 06/07 1985/86 2004/05, 05/06, 06/07 1998/99 1991/92, 92/93 2007/08, 08/09, 09/10 1986/87

Table of Contents Board of Governors

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Message from the Chairman of the Board

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Message from the Headmaster

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Report from the Advancement Committee

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Capital Campaign

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Annual Giving Campaign

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The Gala

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Drive Fore the Future

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Report from the Facilities Committee

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Report from the Finance Committee

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Statement of Operations

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Statement of Financial Position

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Report from the Governance Committee

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Report from the Visioning Committee

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Awards & Recognition

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Past Board Members

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2009-2010 Board of Governors Award Winners 2010 Student Council Esprit de Corps Shaun Lampen

Grade 11

Passport to Education Grade 10 - $250 Stephanie Cramer Emma Germain Madeline Hanson Alex Kwon Lyndsey Merry Jane Shui Audrey Zhang

Grade 11 - $250 Michael Abebe Harrison Collett Shaun Lampen Anne Liao Khalil Mangalji Kevin Oh Celia Palmer-Boroski Alisa Walsh

Track & Field

The Board’s decisions and long-term vision for Meadowridge are guided by the Strategic Plan for the school, which is revised on an ongoing basis. An important aspect of the

Boys 100 Metres Old record Jacey Wissman New record Jayten Patel

2009 – 12.54 2010 – 12.25

Boys 200 Metres Old record Daniel Miller New record Jayten Patel

2002 – 26.78 2010 – 24.87

Boys High Jump Old record Chris Hackett New record Thomas Laurie

2006 – 1.50 m 2010 – 1.65 m

Boys Long Jump Old record Tyler Smith New record Jan Traub

2005 – 3.92 m 2010 – 5.26 m

Boys Shot Put Old record Howard Kim New record Allan Read

2007 – 10.06 m 2010 – 11.92 m

Athletes of the Year Awards Aidan Waugh Allan Read Celia Palmer-Boroski

Grade 8 Grade 10 Grade 11

House Bowl Fraser House

Board’s mandate is the clear distinction made between its governance role and the operational role of the Headmaster and his staff. The Board of Governors are the guardians of our

Outstanding Service Recognition of Gryphons

future, providing strategic advice while focusing on the long-term well-being of the school.

Junior Gryphon Council President Vice-President Sports Junior Gryphon Community Service Jr. Grphon Activities Junior Gryphons

A shared vision

House Junior Gryphon Secretary Junior Gryphon Treasurer Junior Gryphon Media Junior Gryphon Contests Junior Gryphon Fine Arts Junior Gryphon

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Congratulations

Council Rep Georgina Price

Mehar Kang Alex Howkins Isaiah Hasham Tianna Stewart Kyle Monda & Arissa David Adriana Marchand Jessica Jacob Kelly Kim Chris Awram David Gouws & Taya Hanson Victoria Horne

Senior Gryphon Council Vice-President Secretary Community Service Sports Activities Media

Michael Abebe Kyle Sholes Lyndsey Merry Alex Kwon Diba Taghvai-Arabi & Celia Palmer-Boroski Khallil Mangalji

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Message from the Chairman of the Board

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Administration planning. Other comments are being taken under consideration by the Board and/or the Senior Administration Team with a view to implementation or modification to suit our local context. The benefits of these sorts of third party accreditations cannot be overstated. By demonstrating to our current families and prospective families that we operate with best practices in all of our endeavors we reinforce our position as the destination school of choice.

Grades 6 -11 Awards & Scholarships Gryphon Pins - Bronze

Top Academic Awards

Grades 6 - 8 Brandon Jung Khushbash Dhillon Jennifer Ahn Katlyn Richardson

Grade Grade Grade Grade

Grades 9 & 10 Omar Virani Madeline Hanson

Grade 9 Grade 10

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Grade 11 Alisa Walsh

Deborah Holbard Memorial Award for Excellence in Arts Audrey Zhang Samira Atthari

Grade 10 Grade 11

Headmaster’s Choice Art Award Alice Kwon “Mythical Leaves”

Grade 9

Grade 6 Emmalee Ast Claire Batty Jessica Bournival Thomas Burke Erika Dempsey Anika Gong Christine Ho Arthur Hsueh Cullen Johnston Brandon Jung Mehima Kang Jenny Kim Nickolas Ko Eugene Kwon Robert Read Ezaan Mangalji Frances Moore Lachlan Neibergall Julia Oh Madison Stoughton Sean Tsen Alexa Turner Grade 7 Jennifer Ahn Elina Blomley Benjamin Chang Danielle Chapman Zameer Devraj Yu Jin Go Connor Goudal Taya Hanson Alexander Howkins Rosie Hsueh Jessica Jacob Charaney Johal Leila Jones Kalvin Kwan Diana Oh Jarek Olah Cathy Park Elizabeth Ren Sydnie Skeeles Alia Virani Morgan Waugh Douglas Zhu Grade 8 Christopher Awram David Gouws Emma Graveson Davina Gounden Nicholas Han Isaiah Hasham Victoria Horne Mehar Kang Kelly Kim Josh Lampen Adriana Marchand Kyle Monda

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Gryphon Pins - Gold Grade 8 - continued Genevieve Reynolds Katlyn Richardson Tianna Stewart Aidan Waugh Grade 9 Ismail Tahir Caja Blomley Tom Lee Grade 11 Kendra Davidson Micaelee Hanson Omar Hasham Celia Palmer Alisa Walsh

Gryphon Pins - Silver Grade 9 Qaisara Bogani Lauren Crawford Janine de Klerk Emily Drain Sarah Dugdale Maddison Ebner Raheem Esmail Tyler Goudal Cameron Herberts Ming Chen Hsu Danika Kotylak Katrina Kwan Alice Kwon Shermaine Lee Marlena Ornowska Kavya Shah Ashwin Singh Melody Sizer Adrian Spira Eric Tsoi Omar Virani Iris Yu Rebecca Zhang Grade 10 Abby Aguilar Shyla Badiani Somayan Chakrabarti Stephanie Cramer Emma Germain Dashen Gounden Kelly Han Madeline Hanson Alex Kwon Allan Read Lyndsey Merry Kyle Sholes Jane Shui Diba Taghvai-Arabi Audrey Zhang

Grade 11 Michael Abebe Alysha Badiani Farah Bogani Harrison Collett Celia Palmer-Boroski Gabrielle Gouws John Jacob Khalil Kassam Shaun Lampen Anne Liao Khallil Mangalji Kevin Oh Kathleen Read Heidi Ye

Duke of Edinburgh Grade 9 - Bronze Caja Blomley Quaisara Bogani Lauren Crawford Janine de Klerk Emily Drain Sarah Dugdale Maddison Ebner Raheem Esmail Tyler Goudal Nicholas Hamilton-Popp Cameron Herberts Ming-Chen Hsu Danika Kotylak Katrina Kwan Alice Kwon Tom Lee Kaylyn Livingston Marlena Ornowska Kavya Shah Ashwin Singh Melody Sizer Adrian Spira Sunny Surdhar Eric Tsoi Omar Virani Jerry Yang Iris Yu Rebecca Zhang Nazgol Zolghadri

Outstanding Contribution in Music

Cameron Herberts Grade 9

In 2009/2010 Meadowridge School continued its pursuit of excellence while respecting the challenging economic times. During the 2009/2010 school year the Board of Governors, in recognition of the global financial recession, decided to stay the course on the quality of programs and incremental improvements in all areas of school life while at the same time doing everything possible to moderate the increased costs of tuition. The bundle of goods comprising the operating costs of an independent school is simply more expensive than Statistics Canada comparisons. Most of our operating costs are tied to comparable costs in the public sector and as these costs continue to rise they need to be met if we are to maintain our respected position in the international independent school community. A recent initiative of the Board is to engage at a provincial political level to seek additional support systems for our school and other independent schools. Our membership in associations of independent schools assures us of a greater voice on these issues of common concern. The Strategic Plan has now been properly costed. Certain capital and operational improvements have had to be deferred as we maintain a fiscally conservative approach. In light of the limited response, as described in Mr. Burke’s report of the school community to the various advancement initiatives, the majority of any capital or operational improvements have to be funded directly by tuition. As a result the school is very sensitive to the operational cash flow from year to year. I am pleased to again report significant continuity at the level of the Board of Governors. As part of a succession planning initiative at the board level, various individuals have stepped up and into new positions of responsibility thereby assuring a high level of cross training and avoiding classic volunteer burnout. Mr. Burke and the Senior Leadership Team continue to work in a very close collegial fashion with the Board which augers well for the long term success and sustainability of the school. The CAIS/CESI final report has been received. I am pleased to advise that Meadowridge School received one of the highest assessments in the history of the reviewing organization. In particular, the report credited the strong leadership of Hugh Burke and his long tenure as instrumental in the success and stability the school has enjoyed this past decade. The Board echoes these sentiments and continues to extend our gratitude to our Headmaster, whose contract the Board renewed last year for another seven years. Many of the recommendations in the CAIS/CESI report already fell into existing Board and/or Administration planning. Some comments are being taken under

One of my favorite analogies is to compare the evolution of Meadowridge School to that of a journey by car. The past is reasonably clear in the rearview mirror but too much focus on the past is dangerous as it takes one’s eyes from the immediate and the future. Efforts to plan strategically by focusing on the present are impossible as things rush by far too quickly. It is only a clear view of the road ahead which offers a safe journey. Meadowridge School is now at a point in its evolution that requires longer term strategic planning than our traditional five year cycles. In recent times we have found that our five year plans have been essentially accomplished within a three or four year time frame. To engage the vision and commitment to the school community requires a longer term planning process with a grander vision. It is for that reason that the Board struck the Visioning Committee during the 2009/2010 school year. Ms. Susan Waugh chairs the committee which includes a mix of Board Members and other stakeholders. Within a broad consultative framework the Visioning Committee will be putting forward a suggested long term vision for Meadowridge School. It is our hope that this visioning process and its results will engage the hearts, the minds and the financial resources of current, past and future Meadowridge Community Members. This long term vision is critical not only to the strategic planning process but also to the long term financial stability of the school. The financial stability of this school requires that we establish revenue and capital investment streams outside of the annual “taxation” revenue from tuition. The unfortunate irony of our school’s success over this last number of years is that there is a perception that there is no need for additional financial resources given the obvious success of the institution as it is currently resourced. “The enemy of great is good” (Jim Collins - author of ”Good to Great”). Together with the visioning process and a greater Advancement focus at all levels of operations it is my hope that a cultural shift could occur within the next year or two. This new focus may be uncomfortable to some families who expect that their obligations end with their tuition payment. Tuition has never supported the full operations of the school. The many have benefited by the extraordinary contributions of the few. Not only is this grossly unfair but it is also unsustainable. Meadowridge is not a commodity to be consumed, but a community which requires support and engagement from all of our members. We ask every family to begin donating what they can today. In closing I would like to thank my fellow Board Members and particularly Vice-Chair, Danie Gouws for supporting me in my tenure as Board Chair. Past Chair Mike Orser continues to be a mentor and cannot be thanked enough by both myself and the entire Board for his continued commitment to the School. John Becker Chair, Board of Governors

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Message from the Headmaster Grade 12 Awards & Scholarships Outstanding Service Recognition of Gryphons President Community Service Gryphon Fine Arts Gryphon House Gryphon Gryphon Treasurer

Soleina Maherali Lillian Yin Carla Jahraus and Amber Hackett Georgina Price Hyun Soo Seo

Alumni Scholarship Sam Bull

$500.00

Duke of Edinburgh Carla Jahraus

Outstanding Contributions in Drama Carla Jahraus

Headmaster’s Choice Art Award Neda Sarmady

“Pansy”

Science Council Award BC Ministry of Education Curricula Joshua Tsai

Mick McLaughlin Memorial Award Carla Jahraus Soleina Maherali Lillian Yin

$2,000 $2,000 $5,000

GVISAA Scholarship – Athlete of the Year

The 2009 - 2010 year has been a very good one for Meadowridge. We are on track in our Strategic Plan, and have performed well across a number of dimensions. This was supported by an external review of our school by the Canadian Educational Standards Institute. This past year, a team of twelve people spent four intensive days reviewing every aspect of our school, from governance to educational programs, leadership to finances, student body to human resources and so on: Fully eleven different standards had to be met. The people on the team were drawn from Halifax to Vancouver Island, all recognized experts in their particular field. Their task was twofold: To review the internal report that we had completed the year before, wherein our whole school community was involved in analyzing and reflecting on ourselves; and to review the school as a whole to pick up any matters that had not been brought out in the internal report. 6

Jayten Patel

$500.00

Governor General’s Award Krystina Bojanowski (Class of 2009)

Board of Governors Citizenship Award Lillian Yin

Board of Governor’s Scholarship Carla Jahraus

$500.00

Gryphon Pin Amber Hackett Carla Jahraus Richelle Leonard Soleina Maherali Jayten Patel Chi Lung Poon Georgina Price Hyun Seo Joshua Tsai Lillian Yin

Dogwood Scholarship Lillian Yin Soleina Maherali Carla Jahraus

Physical Activity, Leadership, Community Service $1,000.00 Applied Skills, Leadership $1,000.00 Fine Arts, Theatre Performance $1,000.00

Lifers (enrolled since Kindergarten or Grade 1) Amber Hackett Julia Larsen Soleina Maherali Zahra Mawani Brett Orser Martine Schlagintweit

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Annual Report June 30, 2010 Maple Ridge Amateur Athletic Association Scholarship Soleina Maherali $500.00 Jayten Patel $500.00

Greg Moore Memorial Scholarship Lillian Yin

Dr. Michael Orser Health Sciences Scholarship Soleina Maherali

$1,000.00

Passport to Education $500 Carla Jahraus Chi Lung Poon Georgina Price Lillian Yin

Outstanding Achievements

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$5,000.00

The results of this review were excellent. All of our educational, co-curricular and community programs received commendations – PYP, MYP, Athletics, Arts, Student Council, the Service components, Co-Curricular Programs, Charitable Giving, Language Arts, Mathematics, Sciences, and on and on. They also commended us for our global outlook, academic counselling, instructional planning, commitment to students, positive environment, assessment practices, involvement of students, and the general level of student engagement in the school. They specifically commended the “strong, creative teaching” and the “encouragement of active learning” as well as our commitment to critical thinking. They went on to commend us for our community involvement, Communications, Marketing planning, Parent Guild, finances and financial acumen. They commended the Board for creating “a strong, viable, and progressive institution”. They closed the accolades by stating that we were commended “for moving from an average school to one regularly achieving accolades”. I have been told that we were the most commended school to have gotten a CESI accreditation...My thanks to all involved, and our continued thanks to Board Chair John Becker, Past Chair Mike Orser, and our past and present Board Members for their leadership. We also received some recommendations, as every school does. None of these, however, were mandatory, and so there are no conditions to meet before accreditation – we were given full accreditation. Still, some of these recommendations included such things as hiring a PYP Physical Education specialist, developing a full Health Education curriculum K-12, developing further the IT curriculum from grade six on, further supporting Modern Language instruction, improving the integration of the Library resources into classrooms, increasing the preparation time for teachers, enhancing the support for teachers, integrating the Marketing, Communication and Advancement functions into one office that works directly with the Headmaster, strengthening the roles of the IB coordinators, producing an Human Resources Handbook, enhancing the evaluation models for teachers and staff, rearranging and strengthening the administrative structure and staffing, and initiating a review and updating of all Risk Management Procedures. Since all of these had also been identified within our Strategic Plan, we have been able to act upon all of these for this year. We have several new P.E. teachers who will also assist with developing a new Health Curriculum, three new Modern Languages teachers, two full-time IB coordinators who will provide support to teachers and children (and who will also be charged with developing greater use of our library resources), greater prep time for many teachers, a focus on Risk Assessment for next year (Review and Revise), and a newly developed IT curriculum. The Marketing, Advancement, and Communications staff have been brought into a single department, and their offices moved so that they can communicate more effectively with students, teachers, and parents. They are now reporting directly to the Headmaster. An Human Resources manual has been completed, a legal review done, and it is now published to all staff.

Importantly, the report called for the Board to create a Strategic Planning Group to investigate what the fundraising priorities and student population targets should be. The Board had already acted upon this even before the report came out. However, it is a bit bigger than this simple recommendation. We have now had about five different outside consultants tell us that Advancement and fundraising is the Achilles’ heel of the school – our greatest hidden weakness. The work done in fundraising has been excellent, but the response from many has been unusually weak or nonexistent. About 25% of our families give to Annual Giving, which means that one quarter of families are supporting all of the children. As well, philanthropic giving is very low. Although tuition does not cover even 75% of the cost of educating the children, and none of the cost of capital acquisitions, we seem to have a culture in which some parents actually actively speak against giving to the school. As a result, tuition increases, or growth and tuition increases, are the only means we have of continuing to improve our school, and ensuring our mission. We have been commended for our financial management, but financial management and keeping costs very low can only go so far. I am very concerned that we cannot keep raising tuition at the same rate as we have in the past ten years; we do not want to become a school for only the financially elite. Last year, the Board instructed me to diligently begin work on philanthropy in the school. It seems to me, though, that the first thing we have to get right is our vision for the school over the next 25 years: How big? With what facilities? What programs? What students? And how do we pay for this? That is, we need a community vision. Like our founders 25 years ago, we need to come together to articulate what we imagine together for our children and our school. As a result, along with our Board, I want to talk to every constituency in the school about this vision. Alongside of our Board, our Visioning Committee would like to develop an overarching sense of where we are going, and how we can build the best school possible for our graduates five, ten, fifteen, twenty-five years from now – for the children of our children. This is a major undertaking for me in this next year. The result of this is our focus on the “Imagine...” project, which should bring us all together to envision a future for our school which can then go to our Board for consideration. This, along with the ongoing enhancements noted earlier, promises a bright future for our school. Whatever we imagine together, we can do – as long as we do it together. Hugh Burke Headmaster

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Report from the Advancement Committee

Report from the Visioning Committee

The 2009-2010 Advancement Committee consisted of parent volunteers Governor Dr. Ockie Lampen, Governor Mr. Scott Park, Governor Mrs. Susan Waugh, Governor Dr. Diana Germain (chair), and staff member Mrs. Lyn Tyler. The Committee focused on education, development and strategies throughout the year to ensure a heightened awareness of advancement to the school.

The Visioning Committee consisted of Governor Mrs. Susan Waugh (co-chair), Governor Mr. Gareth Mason, Governor Mr. Bruce Johnston, Mr. Hugh Burke (co-chair), staff members Mr. Al Graveson, Mr. Terry Donaldson, Mrs. Lyn Tyler and Ms. Christine Bickle. The Committee was created as an ad hoc Board Committee in April, in support of the Board direction that Meadowridge became an Advancement focused school. I would like to thank the Committee members for their valuable input and work on our project so far.

In the Fall we were pleased to have Mr. David Hadden engage the Board in an all day workshop on Advancement. His message was bold and enlightening. In the Winter Mrs. Susan Waugh selflessly accompanied Lyn Tyler on a three day conference to gather insight to other schools’ Advancement successes. In the Spring the Committee incorporated feedback from the CESI assessment and recommended the inception of a Grand Visioning Committee.

Our philanthropic culture at the school continues to grow: • The Gala Committee produced another marvellous evening of entertainment, engagement and fundraising. The event raised $125,282.10 for our children. • Co-chairs Brent Perry and Dan tenBrink re-set the bar for the Golf Tournament. The event sold out early for the 2nd year in a row and raised $40,338.33. The spectacular ‘heli-hole-in-one’ was one of the many highlights of the day. • Individualized and personalized letters with your child’s photograph launched this year’s Annual Giving Campaign. Unfortunately it did not increase participation as expected. Participation remained around 28% with the campaign raising $77,364.00 in annual gifts with a further $39,986.50 donated as general gifts. • We thank the many donors who are fulfilling their pledges to the Capital Campaign. Donations to this vital revenue source reached $120,729.58 this year. • Advancement needs to be forefront for the success of any independent school. I am pleased with the growth and direction Advancement is taking at Meadowridge. It is with sincere gratitude that I thank each and every one of you that do your part to help in the Advancement of Meadowridge School. Your donation of time, talent and treasures is invaluable.

Diana Germain Chair, Advancement Committee

Gratitude

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Committee Purpose & Goals

Next Steps

The Committee’s primary purpose is to prepare a vision document outlining plans for the school’s growth and development over the next 25 years. This vision will be developed through widespread community consultation. Twenty-five years ago the school’s founders established a plan and started working towards creating the school we have today. Meadowridge today in all ways fulfills, and even exceeds, the vision these parents had.

We will be sending you information on the consultation process, and the projected timeline for the development of the vision document. Shortly thereafter the school will contact you to schedule an appointment to review the vision material and get your input and ideas. Your participation really is a critical piece in this process, and we hope you’ll be able to spend some time sharing your thoughts and wishes with the rest of the school community.

It is now our turn to be visionaries, and begin the work that will ensure Meadowridge’s continued growth and excellence. It is the Board’s mandate to focus not on the daily workings of the school, but rather on the school’s long-term sustainability, to ensure that our children’s children may benefit from a Meadowridge education that is second to none. We look forward to hearing from all members of the school community as we plan the school’s future.

Susan Waugh Co-chair, Visioning Committee

Accomplishments To date, the Visioning Committee has reviewed documentation relating to the 21st Century School concept, and other documents relating to programs, facilities and funding for independent schools. We have developed a draft of the consultation process that we will follow, and are in the planning stages for preliminary meetings with the full Board to identify areas of inquiry that should be explored as we develop the vision document. Annual Report June 30, 2010

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Capital Campaign

Report from the Governance Committee The 2009-2010 Governance Committee consisted of Governor Mr. John Becker, Governor Dr. Daniel Gouws (chair), Governor Mr. Gareth Mason, Mr. Gordon MacIntyre and Mr. Hugh Burke. I would like to thank the Committee members for their valuable input and hard work during the year. They not only attended the regular Committee meetings, but also put in significant extra hours to attend additional working sessions of the Policy Committee, including some Saturdays.

I would like to especially thank Mr. Gareth Mason for the work that he has done as Chair of the Policy Committee. Gareth has been instrumental in the drafting, review and finalization of our policies, and has spearheaded the policy development project with such a level of sophistication that we now have a blueprint to serve us in the future, which I believe will be the envy of many other boards such as ours. The Governance Committee has continued to focus on the long-term strategic approach to governance “to create the school from which the children’s children will benefit tomorrow… " As we were approaching the 25 year anniversary of our school, we have worked towards a vision for the next 25 years, which brought about some significant changes in the Board’s strategy. The Board membership remains stable and is currently functioning very well. This has been brought about to a large extent by the talents, leadership and efforts of the current and previous Board Chairs, the leadership that Mr. Hugh Burke has provided as the Chief Executive Officer of our school and the contribution of the dedicated Board members. It was recognized that the success of the Board not only depends on the function of its individual members, but also on the members’ ability to function as a team and work together. In this regard, the annual Board evaluation has focused on a longer term, strategic approach to determine what skills, experience and profiles may best enhance the Board in the near and long-term future. 20

The year started off with the review of the bylaws of the Meadowridge Independent School Society, being approved at the Annual General Meeting. We have continued applying the strategic planning goals for the Headmaster, with clear descriptions of the Headmaster’s roles and responsibilities. The Headmaster has provided regular feedback on his progress by way of the Headmaster’s report. This year we had the luxury of having an external review done by CESI (Canadian Educational Standards Institute-now SEAL), which confirmed Mr. Burke’s excellent performance and level of competence. The Governance Committee now has the challenge of ensuring that this situation is maintained in the long-term. This may shift the focus somewhat in the next term, with more emphasis on succession plans, and to ensure that the Headmaster has adequate resources, support and time to handle these added roles and responsibilities in regards to philanthropy and longer term visioning for our school. Daniel R Gouws Chair, Governance Committee

We thank the many Capital Campaign donors who have steadfastly contributed to our school’s expansion project; without their ongoing contributions, we would not have our current theatre, cafeteria, and classrooms within the new wing. Donors contributed $120,729.58 to this project in the 2009 - 2010 school year. Mr. & Mrs. John & Terry Becker Ms. Christine Bickle Mr. Hugh Burke & Ms. Eva Boyd Mr. & Mrs. Peter & Kelly Fry Ms. Cindy Gallagher Drs. Robert & Diana Germain Dr. Daniel Gouws & Mrs. Kimberley Buchanan-Gouws Dr. & Mrs. Jacob & Marthie Hauptfleisch Mr. & Mrs. Don & Linda Hincks Mr. Kuang-Chih Hsu & Mrs. Chiu-Lin Chen Hsu Dr. & Mrs. Alkarim & Eileen Karmali Mr. Suk In Oh & Ms. Eun Suk Kim Mrs. Wendy Ko Mr. Todd Ko Mr. Hyeok-Sang Kwon & Mrs. Ji-Yeon Ahn Dr. Ockie Lampen & Dr. Kathy Robson Mr. Seok Hyun Cho & Ms. Kyung Wha (Nicole) Kim Ms. Sue Leighton Dr. Amanda Maplethorp & Mr. Ian Spira Dr. Shiraz Mawani & Mrs. Yasina Ismaily

Mr. & Mrs. Ivo & Justine Marchand Mr. & Mrs. Patrick & Barbara Niwa Mr. & Mrs. Steve & Margot Olah Dr. Michael Orser Mr. & Mrs. Scott & Lisa Park Mr. & Mrs. Ross & Julie Paul Mr. & Mrs. Rexford & Marlene Perry Mr. & Mrs. Chris & Lynn Rounding Mr. & Mrs. Rajindar & Sheila Singh Dr. Bhasker Thakore & Dr. Nimisha Mehta Mr. & Mrs. Julian & Marilyn Turner Mr. & Mrs. David & Lyn Tyler Mr. & Mrs. Sandy & Ali Wakeling Mr. Carl Walsh Mrs. Maureen Walsh Mr. & Mrs. Paul & Kalie Whitaker

We acknowledge the following Capital Campaign donors who completed their pledges to the campaign this year: Mr. Mr. Mr. Dr. Mr. Mr.

Seok Hyun Cho & Ms. Kyung Wha (Nicole) Kim & Mrs. Don & Linda Hincks Suk In Oh & Ms. Eun Suk Kim Bhasker Thakore & Dr. Nimisha Mehta & Mrs. Scott & Lisa Park & Mrs. Rajindar & Sheila Singh

$40,000 $15,000 $12,000 $10,000 $10,000 $ 3,600

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Financials

Annual Giving Campaign Funds raised through the Annual Giving Campaign provide Meadowridge with the opportunity to improve core activities, establish program enhancements, purchase new equipment and technology, increase scholarship options for our students, and improve our unique facilities. We thank the many donors who have contributed $77,364.00 in annual gifts which funded items such as bleachers for the back field, smart boards for the classrooms, acquisitions to our permanent art collection, athletic equipment and uniforms, satellite phones for fieldtrips, and musical and theatre equipment. Anonymous donors Mr. Gashaw Abebe & Mrs. Nancy Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Paul & Oltita Agafitei Mr. & Mrs. Arthur & Elle Bargen Mr. & Mrs. Randy & Leslie Bargen Ms. Christine Bickle Mr. & Mrs. Robert & Shirley Brunetta Mr. Hugh Burke & Ms. Eva Boyd Mr. Rhys Clarke & Ms. Julie Bournival Mr. & Mrs. Dipayan & Samita Chakrabarti Mr. & Mrs. Sandra & Randy Chapman Mr. Kenny Go & Ms. Connie Chow Mr. & Mrs. Bill & Laura Clarke Dr. & Mrs. Robert & Emily Schlagintweit Mrs. Karen Collett Dr. & Mrs. Anton & Elna de Klerk Mr. & Mrs. Denesiuk Mrs. Shamin Devraj Mr. & Mrs. Gurtej & Navdeep Dhillon Mr. Mike & Doris Didyk Mr. Avio Diniz & Ms. Patricia Lapointe Mr. & Mrs. Matt & Wendy Dockerty Mr. Terry Donaldson Mrs. Barb Durno Mr. & Mrs. Matthew & Brenda Eichhorst Mr. & Mrs. Brad & Heather Elliott Ms. Allison Esau Ms. Tara Flanagan Mr. & Mrs. Jay & Hallie Fraser Ms. Cindy Gallagher Drs. Joe & Diana Germain Dr. Daniel Gouws & Mrs. Kimberley Buchanan-Gouws Ms. Maxine Gracey Mr. & Mrs. Andy & Cathy Graetz Mr. & Mrs. Alan & Marlene Graveson Mrs. Carolyn Green Mr. & Mrs. Amar & Kal Grewal Mr. & Mrs. Brian & Dana Hagberg Mr. Byueung Gyu Han & Mrs. Joo Yun Kang 10

Mr. & Mrs. Jim & Cherie Harbour Mr. Brian Harrison & Mrs. Joanne Lee Mr. & Mrs. William & Leona Healy Mr. & Mrs. Don & Linda Hincks Mrs. Belinda Ho Ms. Cindy Hops Mr. Shengtao Huang & Ms. Zhi Ying Jiang Mr. Richard Hui & Ms. Stephanie Lee Mr. & Mrs. Bong Hyun & Yung Hwa Cho Ms. Paula Jasek Ms. Lynelle Johns Mr. & Mrs. Bruce & Judy Johnston Ms. Kyung Wha (Nicole) Kim Mr. Jung Jin Kim & Mrs. Eun Jung Yun Mr. & Mrs. Robert & Vesna Kliman Mr. Oh Hyon Kwon & Mrs Ji Soo Jeon Mr. & Mrs. Al-Karim and Zain Lalji Dr. Ockie Lampen & Dr. Kathy Robson Mr. & Mrs. Tom & Rhonda Laurie Ms. Jong Hae Lee Ms. Sue Leighton Mr. & Mrs. Darrell & Kim Lester Mr. Tao Lu & Ms. Bing Li Mr. Terry Jung & Ms. Audrey Lum Ms. Shirley MacDonald Mr. & Mrs. Gord & Coralie MacIntyre The Maherali Family (Rayyann, Soleina, Asaan, Nasreen & Nadir) Mr. & Mrs. Riaz Ali & Fairous Mapara Mr. & Mrs. Ivo & Justine Marchand Mr. Luis Marin & Mrs. Dilma Restrepo Mr. Gareth Mason & Ms. Carolyn Treger Ms. Jennifer Maynes Dr. Bheemdev Meetarbhan & Mrs. Diane Holenski Mr. & Mrs. Guy & Patricia Merry Ms. Sherrie Metz Dr. & Mrs. Alan & Shaunda Moore Mr. Michael Nice & Ms. Danielle Noel Mr. & Mrs. Patrick & Barbara Niwa Mr. & Mrs. Steve & Margot Olah

Dr. Michael Orser Ms. Angela Pallister Mrs. Shin Sook Park Mr. & Mrs. Scott & Lisa Park Mr. & Mrs. Kandarp & Gita Patel Drs. Peter & Anna Pater Mr. & Mrs. Kern & Sarah Pegg Mr. Peraza & Mrs. Vazquez Mr. & Mrs. Igor & Katerina Pogrebinsky Mr. & Mrs. Shahir & Reeshma Premji Dr. Martin Rebele & Ms. Kester Tomkies Mr. Quan Ren & Mrs. Lin Wu Dr. John Reynolds & Dr. Isabelle Cote Mr. & Mrs. Pat & Colette Roussy Mr. & Mrs. Jason & Kelly Rusnak Mr. Majid Sarmady & Mrs. Mahin Shakeri Mrs. Jada Sawatzky Mrs. Karen Schouten Mr. & Mrs. Michael & Chantal Schutz Mr. & Mrs. Rajindar & Sheila Singh Ms. Izabella Soos Mr. Scott Spurgeon Dr. Shahirose Sumar Mr. Declan Sweeney & Mrs. Janet Shanahan Mr. & Mrs. Mark & Sue Tsoi Mr. & Mrs. David & Lyn Tyler Uniglory General Trading Inc. (Mr. Steven Jang) Mr. & Mrs. Sandy & Ali Wakeling Drs. Qasim & Tehmina Wasti Mr. & Mrs. Rick & Susan Waugh Mr. & Mrs. William & Kim Weselowski Mrs. Margaret Mahood-Whieldon Mr. & Mrs. Paul & Kalie Whitaker Ms. Xiaolin Yang Mr. Zitao Ye and Mrs. Xiu Juan Lu Mrs. Yea Che Yoon Mr. Eric Yue & Mrs. Maggie Ma Mr. Kyle Jeans & Ms. Krista Zambolin

Statement of Financial Position As at June 30, 2010

Assets Current Assets Cash Term Deposits Tuition Fees Receivable Other Accounts Receivable Inventory Prepaid Expenses Deferred Financing Costs Property, Plant, and Equipment

June 2010

June 2009

$1,646,614 25,000 60,094 80,656 5,912 130,360 1,948,636

$1,990,252 80,210 21,883 109,763 7,684 81,332 2,291,124

56,531

79,945

17,163,417

17,732,787

$19,168,584

$20,103,856

$633,932 352,932 1,440,540 217,478 2,644,882

$1,625,681 $532,885 5,648 1,908,937 208,655 4,281,806

3,644,500 523,229 7,447,283

3,126,000 502,127 7,664,387

14,259,894

15,574,320

4,908,690

4,529,536

$19,168,584

$20,103,856

Liabilities and Net Assets Current Liabilities Bank Indebtedness Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities Deposits Payable Unearned Tuition Revenue Current Portion of Long-Term Debt Deposits (MEID) Deferred Contributions Long-Term Debt Total Liabilities Total Net Assets

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Financials Statement of Operations For the year ended June 30, 2010

Revenue Tuition Government Grants Field Trip Revenue Program Revenue Registration and Assessments Expenses Instructional Operating Administrative Income from Operations Other Revenue Other Expenses Net Other Revenue/(Expense) Excess of Revenue over Expenses

June 2010

June 2009

$6,501,152 1,218,950 472,972 92,999 279,500 8,565,573

$5,747,075 1,101,180 301,819 111,702 208,500 7,470,276

4,443,292 2,099,821 1,973,818 8,516,931

3,919,260 1,949,321 1,803,164 7,671,745

48,642

(201,469)

347,512 17,000 330,512

293,945 21,500 272,445

$379,154

$70,976

Statement of Cash Flows For the year ended June 30, 2010 Operating Activities Excess of Revenue over Expenses $379,154 Amortization 954,952 (Loss) Gain on Disposal of Property, Plant, and Equipment 12,093 Net Change in Non-Cash Working Capital (710,357) 635,842 Financing and Investing Activities Acquisition of Property, Plant, and Equipment (398,475) Disposal of Property, Plant and Equipment 801 Net Deposits Received 559,000 Deposits Donated (40,500) Deferred Financing Costs 23,414 Deferred Contributions Received 21,102 Proceeds From Long-Term Debt Principal Reduction of Long-Term Debt (208,282) (42,940)

(1,665,650) 2,878 230,000 (39,500) (64,260) 51,306 8,000,000 (10,315,370) (3,800,596)

Change in Cash Position

592,902

(2,266,221)

Cash and Cash Equivalents Beginning of Year

444,780

2,711,001

$1,037,682

$444,780

Cash and Cash Equivalents End of Year 18

$70,976 863,203 426 599,770 1,534,375

Gifts In Kind We wish to acknowledge the following donors who made a substantial Gift-in-Kind in the 2009 – 2010 school year. A.Davison M.D. R - Janzen M.D. Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Stephan & Nancy Mackenzie Dr. & Mrs. Lloyd & Barbara Mah Dr. Michael Orser Mr. & Mrs. Steve & Margot Olah Dr. & Mrs. Kurt & Melanie Tsuyuki

General Financial Gifts

Awards and Scholarships

We acknowledge the families and businesses that made general financial contributions to the school. These gifts were not made in response to one of our campaigns or events; rather they simply saw a need for support and made a decision to help.

We wish to thank the following donors who are committed to providing assistance for deserving students and scholarship funds that reward exceptional students.

A. Davison M.D. - R - Janzen M.D. Inc. Adventure Bay Fish Co. Alouette Animal Hospital Axxa Commerce LLC DCT Consultants Edutour Link Developments Ltd. Lower Mainland Steel Lynch Bus Lines Lynton Studio Dr Lloyd J Mah Optometric Mark Adrian Enterprises Ltd. Meadowridge Parent Guild Moneris Solutions Corporation Perler Financial Group Poetry Institute of Canada Telus Dr. Kurt T. Tsuyuki Vancouver City Savings Credit Union

Ms. Cindy Hops The Greg Moore Foundation The Graduating Class of 2009 (The Alumni Scholarship) Mr. John McLaughlin (The Mick McLaughlin Memorial Award) Dr. Michael Orser Health Sciences Scholarship The Meadowridge Board of Governors

Thank you!

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The Gala

Report from the Finance Committee

February 6th 2010 heralded the “One World, One School, One Goal” gala, a multi-cultural extravaganza, featuring an international buffet, music and entertainment, and décor. Our heartfelt thanks go out to everyone who helped to ensure the success of this year’s event.

Gala Committee Debbie Andrup Christine Bickle Dawn Bickle Julie Bournival Eva Boyd Maxine Gracey Ji Soo Jeon

Eileen Karmali Elyssa Lockhart Ursula Luitingh Maggie Ma Angela Pallister Becky Richardson Carolyn Sapach

Chantal Schutz Carolyn Treger Lyn Tyler Natalie Valentine Karen Wilby-Riddell Kalie Whitaker

Functions

Gala Sponsors, Supporters and Auction Donors Anonymous Alouette Animal Hospital Alouette Dental Centre Anderson & Thompson Mr. & Mrs. Claus & Debbie Andrup Art by Angela Custom Jewelry Artel Insurance Home N Work Mortgages Inc. (Rebecca Awram) Azia Asian Restaurant & Tapas Bar Mr. & Mrs. Randy & Leslie Bargen Mr. & Mrs. Ronald & Janet Batty Bella Vita Restaurant Mr. & Mrs. Oliver & Tina Benek Bergthorson Academy of Musical Arts Dr. T.A. Bianco Ms. Christine Bickle Ms. Dawn Bickle Big City Cupcakes Bodacious Baskets Mr. Darren Bodner Bombay Company Mr. & Mrs. Robert & Shirley Brunetta Mr. Hugh Burke & Ms. Eva Boyd Canpages Dr. & Mrs. Andrew & Esther Cheong Ms. Michelle Clarke Clarke's Photography Coleman Heating Di's Cherry Pit Divine Décor Ltd. Dreamscapes Gift Gallery Dye to be Different EECOL Electric Canadian Tire Store, Abbotsford Enviro-Vac Containments & Shrink-Wrap Division Ernest's Hairhandlers Evident Care Dental Excellent Ice Extreme Glass Ltd. Favorite Finds Fit City for Women Fitness Unlimited Health Club Four Seasons Lawn & Garden Care Mr. & Mrs. Jay & Hallie Fraser Genumark Golden Ears Express Caterers Mr. Frank Grosspietsch & Mrs. Kumi Nishide-Grosspietsch Mr. & Mrs. Brian & Dana Hagberg

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Hagen's Travel & Cruises Halpern's Halu Sushi Japanese Restaurant Hammond Jewellery Harris Road Dental Mr. Brian Harrison & Mrs. Joanne Lee Dr. Marni Heed Dr. Michael G. Herberts Michael G. Herberts Remax Results Mr. Sandy Howkins & Mrs. Sharon Johnsen Howkins HUB International TOS Limited Mr. J. Wheelock Mr. & Mrs. Armen & Maureen Jeknavorian Johnson Fu Insurance Johnston Meier Insurance Dr. & Mrs. Alkarim & Eileen Karmali Ms. Kyung Wha (Nicole) Kim Kingfishers Waterfront Bar & Grill Mr. Mike Kinnell Mr. & Mrs. Richard and Nina Ko Mr. Todd Ko Mrs. Wendy Ko Dr. Wayne Kuan & Ms. Tracy Lu Mr. & Mrs. Ketan & Kiran Ladva Mr. & Mrs. Manuel and Virna Lau Mr. Ron Le Boutillier Mr. and Mrs. Andrew & Holly Lee Lotus & Lemongrass Gift Décor Mr. & Mrs. Kenny & Carmen Lui Dr. Ursula Luitingh Arabel Luk, Chinese Artist Magnum Nutraceuticals Inc. Maple Ridge Chrysler Maple Ridge Florist Ltd. Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows News Maple Ridge Times Mr. & Mrs. Ivo & Justine Marchand Mr. Luis Marin & Mrs. Patricia Restrepo Mr. John McLaughlin Mr. & Mrs. Larry & Tammy McNabb Mark Adrian Enterprises Ltd. Meadow Gardens Golf Course Meadows Cleaners Dr. Meetarbhan & Mrs. Holenski Meier & Company Ms. Glenda Mensah Master's Touch Portrait Design Inc. Meyers Norris Penny, LLP MJM Furniture Centre Ltd.

The 2009-2010 Finance Committee consisted of Governor Ms. Kelly Fry (chair), Governor Mr. Mike Jahraus, Governor Mr. Bruce Johnston, Mr. Mike Schutz, staff members Mr. Don Hincks and Ms. Julie Bournival.

Molly Maid Dr. & Mrs. Alan & Shaunda Moore Moz Hair Studio Norwex Enviro Products - Zeineen, Firoz & Zebeen Dr. & Mrs. Godwin & Ezinne Obioha Obri Day Spa Mr. & Mrs. Steve & Margot Olah Dr. Michael Orser Passion Parties Mr. & Mrs. Terry & Moira Passley Mr. & Mrs. Shahir & Reeshma Premji Mr. & Mrs. Robert & Rebecca Richardson Terasen Gas Mr. Ryan McWhinney & Ms. Renata Ruiz Ms. Brandee McWhinney Safeway Food and Drug Save on Foods Dr. & Mrs. Robert & Emily Schlagintweit Mr. Neil Seale & Ms. Zeineen Panju Shoppers Drug Mart Mr. & Mrs. Gurjit & Parneet Sidhu Simpson Manufacturing Skin Health Laser & Medi Spa Mr. Bishop Smith Snap Fitness Starbucks Coffee Company Stylistix Hair & Body Spa Samz Neighbourhood Pub Chic Creations Mr. & Mrs. Vivek & Vandana Taneja Mrs. Donna Telep Telus Yellow Pages Temptations Salon and Spa The Act Tiffany & Co. Canada Mr. & Mrs. John & Belinda Tsen Dr. & Mrs. Kurt & Melanie Tsuyuki Mr. & Mrs. Julian & Marilyn Turner Mr. & Mrs. David & Lyn Tyler Mr. & Mrs. Richard & Sharon Vine Visions Electronics Mr. & Mrs. Alexander & Alison Wakeling Dr.'s Qasim & Tehmina Wasti Women's Outdoor World Mr. William Wong & Ms. Tina Lee Ms. Xiaolin Yang XS West Trucking and Contracting Ltd. Mr. Kyle Jeans & Ms. Krista Zambolin Zellers Maple Ridge

The role of the Finance Committee is to provide advice and oversight of the budget and strategic financial plan prepared by Administration for the Treasurer and the Board of Governors. The Committee is concerned with the long-term benefit to the school in all financial matters, including property acquisition. They are also responsible for drafting financial policies for Board consideration and approval. The Finance Committee reviews insurance coverage to ensure the assets of the society are adequately protected.

Accomplishments

Goals

In collaboration with the Administration and the Board of Governors, the Committee has participated in the following:

Now that we have compiled the initial Strategic Financial Plan, we will be working with the administration to consider how to fund implementation of the high priority objectives.

The Finance Committee, in conjunction with other Board members and staff members, participated in a process to quantify the cost of implementing the goals and objectives as outlined in the strategic plan and in the preparation of draft Strategic Financial Plan.

We will work closely with the Visioning Committee to assess the cost and funding needs for future initiatives and the impact of these on future tuition increases.

The Finance Committee, with the administration, has continued to monitor the school’s cash reserves for the Meadowridge Education Investment Deposit funds and for major facility improvements or maintenance. Segregated bank accounts were opened to hold these reserves. Our financial comparatives continue to be among the best in the country and are helping us to establish and maintain financial stability. During the year the Committee and the Board reviewed comparative financial data from independent schools across Canada provided as part of an annual survey done by CAIS as well as comparatives with other ISA schools in BC. The Finance Committee considered the recommendations provided in the CESI review and approved implementation of many of the financial recommendations. Revenues were in excess of expenses again this past fiscal year. An increased student count helped to generate revenue in excess of budgeted amounts.

We will continue to work with the Business Manager and the Administration to develop improved reporting to assist the Board and Committee members in financial decisions. We will provide ongoing support and recommendations in conjunction with the Facilities Committee with regard to the acquisition of neighbouring land and properties, and with planned maintenance to the facilities. We will consider solutions to insulate the school from rising costs and inflation through investments and additional revenue sources. We will continue to propose policy recommendations regarding the ongoing financial requirements, including cash reserves, signing authorizations, approvals for variance levels etc. We will participate in a review by the Administration regarding the current accounting software and the school’s insurance coverage and risk procedures. Ms. Kelly Fry Chair, Finance Committee

The Finance Committee, in consultation with the Board and Administration, approved an average 8% tuition increase to cover most of the school’s operating costs and keep pace with the increase in teaching salaries. Tuition was harmonized across all grades for next year which resulted in higher increases for some grades.

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Drive fore the Future Golf Tournament On June 11th 2010, golfing enthusiasts from the wider Meadowridge community descended on Swan-e-set Bay for a sold-out tournament. Although the weather did not cooperate, our strong community more than made up for it. We thank the sponsors, golfers, organizing committee, Parent Guild and volunteers who worked together to make this another successful fundraising event for the school. The organizing committee is pleased to announce that they surpassed their goal of raising $40,000 at this event. Golf Tournament Organizing Committee Chairs: Brent Perry & Dan tenBrink Sam Gandesha Maxine Gracey

Kevin & Karla Mills Paddy Perry Brad Senner Chantal Schutz

Lyn Tyler Samantha Wiens Karen Wilby-Riddell

Golf Tournament Sponsors Presenting Sponsor Perler Financial Group Inc. Chipping Contest Sponsor Michael J. Nice, CGA, CFP Golf Cart Sponsor Lordco Auto Parts Program Sponsor Andrup & Associates Wine Sponsor Serpentine Cedar Ltd. Reception Beverages Expert Electric - The Brunetta Family Food & Beverage Holes Perler Financial Group Inc. Rex & Marlene Perry Players Package Sponsors Lordco Auto Parts Michael & Young Fly Shop Iris - The Visual Group

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Tee Sponsors AC Delco Brown Bros. Motor Lease Canadian Industrial Mill Services (CIMS) CJP Architects The Cloete-Senner Family Four Seasons Lawn & Garden Care Mr. & Mrs. Norm & Cheryl David

Gates Canada Honeywell Canada Investors Group Financial Services Rob Jeeves, Remax Ridge Meadows Johnston Meier Insurance Agency Jungle Jac’s – The Walker Family The Lampen Family Link Developments Ltd.– Gandesha Family Maple Ridge Chrysler – The Speckman family The Perry Family Ricoh Canada Robert Bosch Skin Health Laser & Medi Spa Crossroads Mr. Dan tenBrink, Remax Ridge Meadows The Turner Family Tournament Prize Sponsors Brown Bros. Motor Lease - The Perry Family Vicki Jermyn and Peter Donnelly Swan-e-Set Bay Resort & Country Club Live Auction Sponsors Mr. & Mrs. Robert & Shirley Brunetta (Expert Electric) Mr. Sean Bright-McCurdy Clarke’s Photography Hy’s Steakhouse Whistler Meadowridge School Gala Committee Mr. & Mrs. Terry & Moira Passley Mr. David Riddell & Mrs. Karen Wilby-Riddell Swan-e-Set Bay Resort & Country Club Mr. & Mrs. Dean & Samantha Wiens

Silent Auction Sponsors Mr. Craig Ansell of Golden Valley Mr. & Mrs. Ron and Cathy Antalek Mr. & Mrs. Oliver & Tina Benek Canvas Hair Salon CJP Architects Framing Art and More Fuller Watson Genumark Mr. Mike Huber Dr. & Mrs. Alkarim & Eileen Karmali Mr. & Mrs. Dan & Shelley Larsen Mr. & Mrs. Tammy & Larry McNabb Meadow Gardens Golf Course Mr. & Mrs. Kevin and Karla Mills My Gym Peddalheads Mr. & Mrs. Brent & Paddy Perry Ricoh Canada Mr. Bishop Smith Surrey Golf Club Mr. Dan tenBrink, Remax Ridge Meadows Tsawwassen Golf & Country Club J.O. Thomas and Associates RBC Signage Sponsor Lordco Auto Parts Printing Sponsor Data Group of Companies

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Report from the Facilities Committee

The 2009-2010 Facilities Committee consisted of Governor Dr. Ockie Lampen (chair), Governor Mr. Rajinder Singh, staff members Ms. Cindy Gallagher, Mr. Steve Olah, Mr. Don Hincks, Mr. Scott Spurgeon, Ms. Colette Roussy, and Mr. Rhys Clarke.

During this past year, the Facilities Committee of the Board and the Internal Facilities Committee met as a joint committee on an experimental basis. Much of the function of this committee relates to maintenance of land and buildings. In the future, the Board function of the Facilities Committee will be separated to deal with expansion of facilities and land acquisition, and the staff committee will deal with maintenance requirements. This past year saw completion of our new playing field and warm up area. This is a fully drained and irrigated grass surface playing field, complete with lights to allow for year-round use. The rest of the area around the field can be developed to meet any program needs identified as the school continues to grow. This concludes the final component of the expansion project which began construction in August 2006.

that will be required. It is expected this will be completed and given to the board for review in the fall of the coming year. Plans are underway to address the funding requirements for these projects through budgeting cash reserves. The Facilities Committee continues to make improvements to the facility on a regular basis, working with other committees to support the development of school programs and facility needs.

Dr. Ockie Lampen Chair, Facilities Committee

In addition, the school was faced with a major repair to the roof of the elementary wing of the school, much of which has been completed. The staff Facilities Committee is in the process of developing a planned maintenance calendar to span the next 10 years and identify major upgrades and replacements

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Report from the Facilities Committee

The 2009-2010 Facilities Committee consisted of Governor Dr. Ockie Lampen (chair), Governor Mr. Rajinder Singh, staff members Ms. Cindy Gallagher, Mr. Steve Olah, Mr. Don Hincks, Mr. Scott Spurgeon, Ms. Colette Roussy, and Mr. Rhys Clarke.

During this past year, the Facilities Committee of the Board and the Internal Facilities Committee met as a joint committee on an experimental basis. Much of the function of this committee relates to maintenance of land and buildings. In the future, the Board function of the Facilities Committee will be separated to deal with expansion of facilities and land acquisition, and the staff committee will deal with maintenance requirements. This past year saw completion of our new playing field and warm up area. This is a fully drained and irrigated grass surface playing field, complete with lights to allow for year-round use. The rest of the area around the field can be developed to meet any program needs identified as the school continues to grow. This concludes the final component of the expansion project which began construction in August 2006.

that will be required. It is expected this will be completed and given to the board for review in the fall of the coming year. Plans are underway to address the funding requirements for these projects through budgeting cash reserves. The Facilities Committee continues to make improvements to the facility on a regular basis, working with other committees to support the development of school programs and facility needs.

Dr. Ockie Lampen Chair, Facilities Committee

In addition, the school was faced with a major repair to the roof of the elementary wing of the school, much of which has been completed. The staff Facilities Committee is in the process of developing a planned maintenance calendar to span the next 10 years and identify major upgrades and replacements

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Drive fore the Future Golf Tournament On June 11th 2010, golfing enthusiasts from the wider Meadowridge community descended on Swan-e-set Bay for a sold-out tournament. Although the weather did not cooperate, our strong community more than made up for it. We thank the sponsors, golfers, organizing committee, Parent Guild and volunteers who worked together to make this another successful fundraising event for the school. The organizing committee is pleased to announce that they surpassed their goal of raising $40,000 at this event. Golf Tournament Organizing Committee Chairs: Brent Perry & Dan tenBrink Sam Gandesha Maxine Gracey

Kevin & Karla Mills Paddy Perry Brad Senner Chantal Schutz

Lyn Tyler Samantha Wiens Karen Wilby-Riddell

Golf Tournament Sponsors Presenting Sponsor Perler Financial Group Inc. Chipping Contest Sponsor Michael J. Nice, CGA, CFP Golf Cart Sponsor Lordco Auto Parts Program Sponsor Andrup & Associates Wine Sponsor Serpentine Cedar Ltd. Reception Beverages Expert Electric - The Brunetta Family Food & Beverage Holes Perler Financial Group Inc. Rex & Marlene Perry Players Package Sponsors Lordco Auto Parts Michael & Young Fly Shop Iris - The Visual Group

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Tee Sponsors AC Delco Brown Bros. Motor Lease Canadian Industrial Mill Services (CIMS) CJP Architects The Cloete-Senner Family Four Seasons Lawn & Garden Care Mr. & Mrs. Norm & Cheryl David

Gates Canada Honeywell Canada Investors Group Financial Services Rob Jeeves, Remax Ridge Meadows Johnston Meier Insurance Agency Jungle Jac’s – The Walker Family The Lampen Family Link Developments Ltd.– Gandesha Family Maple Ridge Chrysler – The Speckman family The Perry Family Ricoh Canada Robert Bosch Skin Health Laser & Medi Spa Crossroads Mr. Dan tenBrink, Remax Ridge Meadows The Turner Family Tournament Prize Sponsors Brown Bros. Motor Lease - The Perry Family Vicki Jermyn and Peter Donnelly Swan-e-Set Bay Resort & Country Club Live Auction Sponsors Mr. & Mrs. Robert & Shirley Brunetta (Expert Electric) Mr. Sean Bright-McCurdy Clarke’s Photography Hy’s Steakhouse Whistler Meadowridge School Gala Committee Mr. & Mrs. Terry & Moira Passley Mr. David Riddell & Mrs. Karen Wilby-Riddell Swan-e-Set Bay Resort & Country Club Mr. & Mrs. Dean & Samantha Wiens

Silent Auction Sponsors Mr. Craig Ansell of Golden Valley Mr. & Mrs. Ron and Cathy Antalek Mr. & Mrs. Oliver & Tina Benek Canvas Hair Salon CJP Architects Framing Art and More Fuller Watson Genumark Mr. Mike Huber Dr. & Mrs. Alkarim & Eileen Karmali Mr. & Mrs. Dan & Shelley Larsen Mr. & Mrs. Tammy & Larry McNabb Meadow Gardens Golf Course Mr. & Mrs. Kevin and Karla Mills My Gym Peddalheads Mr. & Mrs. Brent & Paddy Perry Ricoh Canada Mr. Bishop Smith Surrey Golf Club Mr. Dan tenBrink, Remax Ridge Meadows Tsawwassen Golf & Country Club J.O. Thomas and Associates RBC Signage Sponsor Lordco Auto Parts Printing Sponsor Data Group of Companies

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The Gala

Report from the Finance Committee

February 6th 2010 heralded the “One World, One School, One Goal” gala, a multi-cultural extravaganza, featuring an international buffet, music and entertainment, and décor. Our heartfelt thanks go out to everyone who helped to ensure the success of this year’s event.

Gala Committee Debbie Andrup Christine Bickle Dawn Bickle Julie Bournival Eva Boyd Maxine Gracey Ji Soo Jeon

Eileen Karmali Elyssa Lockhart Ursula Luitingh Maggie Ma Angela Pallister Becky Richardson Carolyn Sapach

Chantal Schutz Carolyn Treger Lyn Tyler Natalie Valentine Karen Wilby-Riddell Kalie Whitaker

Functions

Gala Sponsors, Supporters and Auction Donors Anonymous Alouette Animal Hospital Alouette Dental Centre Anderson & Thompson Mr. & Mrs. Claus & Debbie Andrup Art by Angela Custom Jewelry Artel Insurance Home N Work Mortgages Inc. (Rebecca Awram) Azia Asian Restaurant & Tapas Bar Mr. & Mrs. Randy & Leslie Bargen Mr. & Mrs. Ronald & Janet Batty Bella Vita Restaurant Mr. & Mrs. Oliver & Tina Benek Bergthorson Academy of Musical Arts Dr. T.A. Bianco Ms. Christine Bickle Ms. Dawn Bickle Big City Cupcakes Bodacious Baskets Mr. Darren Bodner Bombay Company Mr. & Mrs. Robert & Shirley Brunetta Mr. Hugh Burke & Ms. Eva Boyd Canpages Dr. & Mrs. Andrew & Esther Cheong Ms. Michelle Clarke Clarke's Photography Coleman Heating Di's Cherry Pit Divine Décor Ltd. Dreamscapes Gift Gallery Dye to be Different EECOL Electric Canadian Tire Store, Abbotsford Enviro-Vac Containments & Shrink-Wrap Division Ernest's Hairhandlers Evident Care Dental Excellent Ice Extreme Glass Ltd. Favorite Finds Fit City for Women Fitness Unlimited Health Club Four Seasons Lawn & Garden Care Mr. & Mrs. Jay & Hallie Fraser Genumark Golden Ears Express Caterers Mr. Frank Grosspietsch & Mrs. Kumi Nishide-Grosspietsch Mr. & Mrs. Brian & Dana Hagberg

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Hagen's Travel & Cruises Halpern's Halu Sushi Japanese Restaurant Hammond Jewellery Harris Road Dental Mr. Brian Harrison & Mrs. Joanne Lee Dr. Marni Heed Dr. Michael G. Herberts Michael G. Herberts Remax Results Mr. Sandy Howkins & Mrs. Sharon Johnsen Howkins HUB International TOS Limited Mr. J. Wheelock Mr. & Mrs. Armen & Maureen Jeknavorian Johnson Fu Insurance Johnston Meier Insurance Dr. & Mrs. Alkarim & Eileen Karmali Ms. Kyung Wha (Nicole) Kim Kingfishers Waterfront Bar & Grill Mr. Mike Kinnell Mr. & Mrs. Richard and Nina Ko Mr. Todd Ko Mrs. Wendy Ko Dr. Wayne Kuan & Ms. Tracy Lu Mr. & Mrs. Ketan & Kiran Ladva Mr. & Mrs. Manuel and Virna Lau Mr. Ron Le Boutillier Mr. and Mrs. Andrew & Holly Lee Lotus & Lemongrass Gift Décor Mr. & Mrs. Kenny & Carmen Lui Dr. Ursula Luitingh Arabel Luk, Chinese Artist Magnum Nutraceuticals Inc. Maple Ridge Chrysler Maple Ridge Florist Ltd. Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows News Maple Ridge Times Mr. & Mrs. Ivo & Justine Marchand Mr. Luis Marin & Mrs. Patricia Restrepo Mr. John McLaughlin Mr. & Mrs. Larry & Tammy McNabb Mark Adrian Enterprises Ltd. Meadow Gardens Golf Course Meadows Cleaners Dr. Meetarbhan & Mrs. Holenski Meier & Company Ms. Glenda Mensah Master's Touch Portrait Design Inc. Meyers Norris Penny, LLP MJM Furniture Centre Ltd.

The 2009-2010 Finance Committee consisted of Governor Ms. Kelly Fry (chair), Governor Mr. Mike Jahraus, Governor Mr. Bruce Johnston, Mr. Mike Schutz, staff members Mr. Don Hincks and Ms. Julie Bournival.

Molly Maid Dr. & Mrs. Alan & Shaunda Moore Moz Hair Studio Norwex Enviro Products - Zeineen, Firoz & Zebeen Dr. & Mrs. Godwin & Ezinne Obioha Obri Day Spa Mr. & Mrs. Steve & Margot Olah Dr. Michael Orser Passion Parties Mr. & Mrs. Terry & Moira Passley Mr. & Mrs. Shahir & Reeshma Premji Mr. & Mrs. Robert & Rebecca Richardson Terasen Gas Mr. Ryan McWhinney & Ms. Renata Ruiz Ms. Brandee McWhinney Safeway Food and Drug Save on Foods Dr. & Mrs. Robert & Emily Schlagintweit Mr. Neil Seale & Ms. Zeineen Panju Shoppers Drug Mart Mr. & Mrs. Gurjit & Parneet Sidhu Simpson Manufacturing Skin Health Laser & Medi Spa Mr. Bishop Smith Snap Fitness Starbucks Coffee Company Stylistix Hair & Body Spa Samz Neighbourhood Pub Chic Creations Mr. & Mrs. Vivek & Vandana Taneja Mrs. Donna Telep Telus Yellow Pages Temptations Salon and Spa The Act Tiffany & Co. Canada Mr. & Mrs. John & Belinda Tsen Dr. & Mrs. Kurt & Melanie Tsuyuki Mr. & Mrs. Julian & Marilyn Turner Mr. & Mrs. David & Lyn Tyler Mr. & Mrs. Richard & Sharon Vine Visions Electronics Mr. & Mrs. Alexander & Alison Wakeling Dr.'s Qasim & Tehmina Wasti Women's Outdoor World Mr. William Wong & Ms. Tina Lee Ms. Xiaolin Yang XS West Trucking and Contracting Ltd. Mr. Kyle Jeans & Ms. Krista Zambolin Zellers Maple Ridge

The role of the Finance Committee is to provide advice and oversight of the budget and strategic financial plan prepared by Administration for the Treasurer and the Board of Governors. The Committee is concerned with the long-term benefit to the school in all financial matters, including property acquisition. They are also responsible for drafting financial policies for Board consideration and approval. The Finance Committee reviews insurance coverage to ensure the assets of the society are adequately protected.

Accomplishments

Goals

In collaboration with the Administration and the Board of Governors, the Committee has participated in the following:

Now that we have compiled the initial Strategic Financial Plan, we will be working with the administration to consider how to fund implementation of the high priority objectives.

The Finance Committee, in conjunction with other Board members and staff members, participated in a process to quantify the cost of implementing the goals and objectives as outlined in the strategic plan and in the preparation of draft Strategic Financial Plan.

We will work closely with the Visioning Committee to assess the cost and funding needs for future initiatives and the impact of these on future tuition increases.

The Finance Committee, with the administration, has continued to monitor the school’s cash reserves for the Meadowridge Education Investment Deposit funds and for major facility improvements or maintenance. Segregated bank accounts were opened to hold these reserves. Our financial comparatives continue to be among the best in the country and are helping us to establish and maintain financial stability. During the year the Committee and the Board reviewed comparative financial data from independent schools across Canada provided as part of an annual survey done by CAIS as well as comparatives with other ISA schools in BC. The Finance Committee considered the recommendations provided in the CESI review and approved implementation of many of the financial recommendations. Revenues were in excess of expenses again this past fiscal year. An increased student count helped to generate revenue in excess of budgeted amounts.

We will continue to work with the Business Manager and the Administration to develop improved reporting to assist the Board and Committee members in financial decisions. We will provide ongoing support and recommendations in conjunction with the Facilities Committee with regard to the acquisition of neighbouring land and properties, and with planned maintenance to the facilities. We will consider solutions to insulate the school from rising costs and inflation through investments and additional revenue sources. We will continue to propose policy recommendations regarding the ongoing financial requirements, including cash reserves, signing authorizations, approvals for variance levels etc. We will participate in a review by the Administration regarding the current accounting software and the school’s insurance coverage and risk procedures. Ms. Kelly Fry Chair, Finance Committee

The Finance Committee, in consultation with the Board and Administration, approved an average 8% tuition increase to cover most of the school’s operating costs and keep pace with the increase in teaching salaries. Tuition was harmonized across all grades for next year which resulted in higher increases for some grades.

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Financials Statement of Operations For the year ended June 30, 2010

Revenue Tuition Government Grants Field Trip Revenue Program Revenue Registration and Assessments Expenses Instructional Operating Administrative Income from Operations Other Revenue Other Expenses Net Other Revenue/(Expense) Excess of Revenue over Expenses

June 2010

June 2009

$6,501,152 1,218,950 472,972 92,999 279,500 8,565,573

$5,747,075 1,101,180 301,819 111,702 208,500 7,470,276

4,443,292 2,099,821 1,973,818 8,516,931

3,919,260 1,949,321 1,803,164 7,671,745

48,642

(201,469)

347,512 17,000 330,512

293,945 21,500 272,445

$379,154

$70,976

Statement of Cash Flows For the year ended June 30, 2010 Operating Activities Excess of Revenue over Expenses $379,154 Amortization 954,952 (Loss) Gain on Disposal of Property, Plant, and Equipment 12,093 Net Change in Non-Cash Working Capital (710,357) 635,842 Financing and Investing Activities Acquisition of Property, Plant, and Equipment (398,475) Disposal of Property, Plant and Equipment 801 Net Deposits Received 559,000 Deposits Donated (40,500) Deferred Financing Costs 23,414 Deferred Contributions Received 21,102 Proceeds From Long-Term Debt Principal Reduction of Long-Term Debt (208,282) (42,940)

(1,665,650) 2,878 230,000 (39,500) (64,260) 51,306 8,000,000 (10,315,370) (3,800,596)

Change in Cash Position

592,902

(2,266,221)

Cash and Cash Equivalents Beginning of Year

444,780

2,711,001

$1,037,682

$444,780

Cash and Cash Equivalents End of Year 18

$70,976 863,203 426 599,770 1,534,375

Gifts In Kind We wish to acknowledge the following donors who made a substantial Gift-in-Kind in the 2009 – 2010 school year. A.Davison M.D. R - Janzen M.D. Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Stephan & Nancy Mackenzie Dr. & Mrs. Lloyd & Barbara Mah Dr. Michael Orser Mr. & Mrs. Steve & Margot Olah Dr. & Mrs. Kurt & Melanie Tsuyuki

General Financial Gifts

Awards and Scholarships

We acknowledge the families and businesses that made general financial contributions to the school. These gifts were not made in response to one of our campaigns or events; rather they simply saw a need for support and made a decision to help.

We wish to thank the following donors who are committed to providing assistance for deserving students and scholarship funds that reward exceptional students.

A. Davison M.D. - R - Janzen M.D. Inc. Adventure Bay Fish Co. Alouette Animal Hospital Axxa Commerce LLC DCT Consultants Edutour Link Developments Ltd. Lower Mainland Steel Lynch Bus Lines Lynton Studio Dr Lloyd J Mah Optometric Mark Adrian Enterprises Ltd. Meadowridge Parent Guild Moneris Solutions Corporation Perler Financial Group Poetry Institute of Canada Telus Dr. Kurt T. Tsuyuki Vancouver City Savings Credit Union

Ms. Cindy Hops The Greg Moore Foundation The Graduating Class of 2009 (The Alumni Scholarship) Mr. John McLaughlin (The Mick McLaughlin Memorial Award) Dr. Michael Orser Health Sciences Scholarship The Meadowridge Board of Governors

Thank you!

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Financials

Annual Giving Campaign Funds raised through the Annual Giving Campaign provide Meadowridge with the opportunity to improve core activities, establish program enhancements, purchase new equipment and technology, increase scholarship options for our students, and improve our unique facilities. We thank the many donors who have contributed $77,364.00 in annual gifts which funded items such as bleachers for the back field, smart boards for the classrooms, acquisitions to our permanent art collection, athletic equipment and uniforms, satellite phones for fieldtrips, and musical and theatre equipment. Anonymous donors Mr. Gashaw Abebe & Mrs. Nancy Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Paul & Oltita Agafitei Mr. & Mrs. Arthur & Elle Bargen Mr. & Mrs. Randy & Leslie Bargen Ms. Christine Bickle Mr. & Mrs. Robert & Shirley Brunetta Mr. Hugh Burke & Ms. Eva Boyd Mr. Rhys Clarke & Ms. Julie Bournival Mr. & Mrs. Dipayan & Samita Chakrabarti Mr. & Mrs. Sandra & Randy Chapman Mr. Kenny Go & Ms. Connie Chow Mr. & Mrs. Bill & Laura Clarke Dr. & Mrs. Robert & Emily Schlagintweit Mrs. Karen Collett Dr. & Mrs. Anton & Elna de Klerk Mr. & Mrs. Denesiuk Mrs. Shamin Devraj Mr. & Mrs. Gurtej & Navdeep Dhillon Mr. Mike & Doris Didyk Mr. Avio Diniz & Ms. Patricia Lapointe Mr. & Mrs. Matt & Wendy Dockerty Mr. Terry Donaldson Mrs. Barb Durno Mr. & Mrs. Matthew & Brenda Eichhorst Mr. & Mrs. Brad & Heather Elliott Ms. Allison Esau Ms. Tara Flanagan Mr. & Mrs. Jay & Hallie Fraser Ms. Cindy Gallagher Drs. Joe & Diana Germain Dr. Daniel Gouws & Mrs. Kimberley Buchanan-Gouws Ms. Maxine Gracey Mr. & Mrs. Andy & Cathy Graetz Mr. & Mrs. Alan & Marlene Graveson Mrs. Carolyn Green Mr. & Mrs. Amar & Kal Grewal Mr. & Mrs. Brian & Dana Hagberg Mr. Byueung Gyu Han & Mrs. Joo Yun Kang 10

Mr. & Mrs. Jim & Cherie Harbour Mr. Brian Harrison & Mrs. Joanne Lee Mr. & Mrs. William & Leona Healy Mr. & Mrs. Don & Linda Hincks Mrs. Belinda Ho Ms. Cindy Hops Mr. Shengtao Huang & Ms. Zhi Ying Jiang Mr. Richard Hui & Ms. Stephanie Lee Mr. & Mrs. Bong Hyun & Yung Hwa Cho Ms. Paula Jasek Ms. Lynelle Johns Mr. & Mrs. Bruce & Judy Johnston Ms. Kyung Wha (Nicole) Kim Mr. Jung Jin Kim & Mrs. Eun Jung Yun Mr. & Mrs. Robert & Vesna Kliman Mr. Oh Hyon Kwon & Mrs Ji Soo Jeon Mr. & Mrs. Al-Karim and Zain Lalji Dr. Ockie Lampen & Dr. Kathy Robson Mr. & Mrs. Tom & Rhonda Laurie Ms. Jong Hae Lee Ms. Sue Leighton Mr. & Mrs. Darrell & Kim Lester Mr. Tao Lu & Ms. Bing Li Mr. Terry Jung & Ms. Audrey Lum Ms. Shirley MacDonald Mr. & Mrs. Gord & Coralie MacIntyre The Maherali Family (Rayyann, Soleina, Asaan, Nasreen & Nadir) Mr. & Mrs. Riaz Ali & Fairous Mapara Mr. & Mrs. Ivo & Justine Marchand Mr. Luis Marin & Mrs. Dilma Restrepo Mr. Gareth Mason & Ms. Carolyn Treger Ms. Jennifer Maynes Dr. Bheemdev Meetarbhan & Mrs. Diane Holenski Mr. & Mrs. Guy & Patricia Merry Ms. Sherrie Metz Dr. & Mrs. Alan & Shaunda Moore Mr. Michael Nice & Ms. Danielle Noel Mr. & Mrs. Patrick & Barbara Niwa Mr. & Mrs. Steve & Margot Olah

Dr. Michael Orser Ms. Angela Pallister Mrs. Shin Sook Park Mr. & Mrs. Scott & Lisa Park Mr. & Mrs. Kandarp & Gita Patel Drs. Peter & Anna Pater Mr. & Mrs. Kern & Sarah Pegg Mr. Peraza & Mrs. Vazquez Mr. & Mrs. Igor & Katerina Pogrebinsky Mr. & Mrs. Shahir & Reeshma Premji Dr. Martin Rebele & Ms. Kester Tomkies Mr. Quan Ren & Mrs. Lin Wu Dr. John Reynolds & Dr. Isabelle Cote Mr. & Mrs. Pat & Colette Roussy Mr. & Mrs. Jason & Kelly Rusnak Mr. Majid Sarmady & Mrs. Mahin Shakeri Mrs. Jada Sawatzky Mrs. Karen Schouten Mr. & Mrs. Michael & Chantal Schutz Mr. & Mrs. Rajindar & Sheila Singh Ms. Izabella Soos Mr. Scott Spurgeon Dr. Shahirose Sumar Mr. Declan Sweeney & Mrs. Janet Shanahan Mr. & Mrs. Mark & Sue Tsoi Mr. & Mrs. David & Lyn Tyler Uniglory General Trading Inc. (Mr. Steven Jang) Mr. & Mrs. Sandy & Ali Wakeling Drs. Qasim & Tehmina Wasti Mr. & Mrs. Rick & Susan Waugh Mr. & Mrs. William & Kim Weselowski Mrs. Margaret Mahood-Whieldon Mr. & Mrs. Paul & Kalie Whitaker Ms. Xiaolin Yang Mr. Zitao Ye and Mrs. Xiu Juan Lu Mrs. Yea Che Yoon Mr. Eric Yue & Mrs. Maggie Ma Mr. Kyle Jeans & Ms. Krista Zambolin

Statement of Financial Position As at June 30, 2010

Assets Current Assets Cash Term Deposits Tuition Fees Receivable Other Accounts Receivable Inventory Prepaid Expenses Deferred Financing Costs Property, Plant, and Equipment

June 2010

June 2009

$1,646,614 25,000 60,094 80,656 5,912 130,360 1,948,636

$1,990,252 80,210 21,883 109,763 7,684 81,332 2,291,124

56,531

79,945

17,163,417

17,732,787

$19,168,584

$20,103,856

$633,932 352,932 1,440,540 217,478 2,644,882

$1,625,681 $532,885 5,648 1,908,937 208,655 4,281,806

3,644,500 523,229 7,447,283

3,126,000 502,127 7,664,387

14,259,894

15,574,320

4,908,690

4,529,536

$19,168,584

$20,103,856

Liabilities and Net Assets Current Liabilities Bank Indebtedness Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities Deposits Payable Unearned Tuition Revenue Current Portion of Long-Term Debt Deposits (MEID) Deferred Contributions Long-Term Debt Total Liabilities Total Net Assets

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Capital Campaign

Report from the Governance Committee The 2009-2010 Governance Committee consisted of Governor Mr. John Becker, Governor Dr. Daniel Gouws (chair), Governor Mr. Gareth Mason, Mr. Gordon MacIntyre and Mr. Hugh Burke. I would like to thank the Committee members for their valuable input and hard work during the year. They not only attended the regular Committee meetings, but also put in significant extra hours to attend additional working sessions of the Policy Committee, including some Saturdays.

I would like to especially thank Mr. Gareth Mason for the work that he has done as Chair of the Policy Committee. Gareth has been instrumental in the drafting, review and finalization of our policies, and has spearheaded the policy development project with such a level of sophistication that we now have a blueprint to serve us in the future, which I believe will be the envy of many other boards such as ours. The Governance Committee has continued to focus on the long-term strategic approach to governance “to create the school from which the children’s children will benefit tomorrow… " As we were approaching the 25 year anniversary of our school, we have worked towards a vision for the next 25 years, which brought about some significant changes in the Board’s strategy. The Board membership remains stable and is currently functioning very well. This has been brought about to a large extent by the talents, leadership and efforts of the current and previous Board Chairs, the leadership that Mr. Hugh Burke has provided as the Chief Executive Officer of our school and the contribution of the dedicated Board members. It was recognized that the success of the Board not only depends on the function of its individual members, but also on the members’ ability to function as a team and work together. In this regard, the annual Board evaluation has focused on a longer term, strategic approach to determine what skills, experience and profiles may best enhance the Board in the near and long-term future. 20

The year started off with the review of the bylaws of the Meadowridge Independent School Society, being approved at the Annual General Meeting. We have continued applying the strategic planning goals for the Headmaster, with clear descriptions of the Headmaster’s roles and responsibilities. The Headmaster has provided regular feedback on his progress by way of the Headmaster’s report. This year we had the luxury of having an external review done by CESI (Canadian Educational Standards Institute-now SEAL), which confirmed Mr. Burke’s excellent performance and level of competence. The Governance Committee now has the challenge of ensuring that this situation is maintained in the long-term. This may shift the focus somewhat in the next term, with more emphasis on succession plans, and to ensure that the Headmaster has adequate resources, support and time to handle these added roles and responsibilities in regards to philanthropy and longer term visioning for our school. Daniel R Gouws Chair, Governance Committee

We thank the many Capital Campaign donors who have steadfastly contributed to our school’s expansion project; without their ongoing contributions, we would not have our current theatre, cafeteria, and classrooms within the new wing. Donors contributed $120,729.58 to this project in the 2009 - 2010 school year. Mr. & Mrs. John & Terry Becker Ms. Christine Bickle Mr. Hugh Burke & Ms. Eva Boyd Mr. & Mrs. Peter & Kelly Fry Ms. Cindy Gallagher Drs. Robert & Diana Germain Dr. Daniel Gouws & Mrs. Kimberley Buchanan-Gouws Dr. & Mrs. Jacob & Marthie Hauptfleisch Mr. & Mrs. Don & Linda Hincks Mr. Kuang-Chih Hsu & Mrs. Chiu-Lin Chen Hsu Dr. & Mrs. Alkarim & Eileen Karmali Mr. Suk In Oh & Ms. Eun Suk Kim Mrs. Wendy Ko Mr. Todd Ko Mr. Hyeok-Sang Kwon & Mrs. Ji-Yeon Ahn Dr. Ockie Lampen & Dr. Kathy Robson Mr. Seok Hyun Cho & Ms. Kyung Wha (Nicole) Kim Ms. Sue Leighton Dr. Amanda Maplethorp & Mr. Ian Spira Dr. Shiraz Mawani & Mrs. Yasina Ismaily

Mr. & Mrs. Ivo & Justine Marchand Mr. & Mrs. Patrick & Barbara Niwa Mr. & Mrs. Steve & Margot Olah Dr. Michael Orser Mr. & Mrs. Scott & Lisa Park Mr. & Mrs. Ross & Julie Paul Mr. & Mrs. Rexford & Marlene Perry Mr. & Mrs. Chris & Lynn Rounding Mr. & Mrs. Rajindar & Sheila Singh Dr. Bhasker Thakore & Dr. Nimisha Mehta Mr. & Mrs. Julian & Marilyn Turner Mr. & Mrs. David & Lyn Tyler Mr. & Mrs. Sandy & Ali Wakeling Mr. Carl Walsh Mrs. Maureen Walsh Mr. & Mrs. Paul & Kalie Whitaker

We acknowledge the following Capital Campaign donors who completed their pledges to the campaign this year: Mr. Mr. Mr. Dr. Mr. Mr.

Seok Hyun Cho & Ms. Kyung Wha (Nicole) Kim & Mrs. Don & Linda Hincks Suk In Oh & Ms. Eun Suk Kim Bhasker Thakore & Dr. Nimisha Mehta & Mrs. Scott & Lisa Park & Mrs. Rajindar & Sheila Singh

$40,000 $15,000 $12,000 $10,000 $10,000 $ 3,600

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Report from the Advancement Committee

Report from the Visioning Committee

The 2009-2010 Advancement Committee consisted of parent volunteers Governor Dr. Ockie Lampen, Governor Mr. Scott Park, Governor Mrs. Susan Waugh, Governor Dr. Diana Germain (chair), and staff member Mrs. Lyn Tyler. The Committee focused on education, development and strategies throughout the year to ensure a heightened awareness of advancement to the school.

The Visioning Committee consisted of Governor Mrs. Susan Waugh (co-chair), Governor Mr. Gareth Mason, Governor Mr. Bruce Johnston, Mr. Hugh Burke (co-chair), staff members Mr. Al Graveson, Mr. Terry Donaldson, Mrs. Lyn Tyler and Ms. Christine Bickle. The Committee was created as an ad hoc Board Committee in April, in support of the Board direction that Meadowridge became an Advancement focused school. I would like to thank the Committee members for their valuable input and work on our project so far.

In the Fall we were pleased to have Mr. David Hadden engage the Board in an all day workshop on Advancement. His message was bold and enlightening. In the Winter Mrs. Susan Waugh selflessly accompanied Lyn Tyler on a three day conference to gather insight to other schools’ Advancement successes. In the Spring the Committee incorporated feedback from the CESI assessment and recommended the inception of a Grand Visioning Committee.

Our philanthropic culture at the school continues to grow: • The Gala Committee produced another marvellous evening of entertainment, engagement and fundraising. The event raised $125,282.10 for our children. • Co-chairs Brent Perry and Dan tenBrink re-set the bar for the Golf Tournament. The event sold out early for the 2nd year in a row and raised $40,338.33. The spectacular ‘heli-hole-in-one’ was one of the many highlights of the day. • Individualized and personalized letters with your child’s photograph launched this year’s Annual Giving Campaign. Unfortunately it did not increase participation as expected. Participation remained around 28% with the campaign raising $77,364.00 in annual gifts with a further $39,986.50 donated as general gifts. • We thank the many donors who are fulfilling their pledges to the Capital Campaign. Donations to this vital revenue source reached $120,729.58 this year. • Advancement needs to be forefront for the success of any independent school. I am pleased with the growth and direction Advancement is taking at Meadowridge. It is with sincere gratitude that I thank each and every one of you that do your part to help in the Advancement of Meadowridge School. Your donation of time, talent and treasures is invaluable.

Diana Germain Chair, Advancement Committee

Gratitude

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Committee Purpose & Goals

Next Steps

The Committee’s primary purpose is to prepare a vision document outlining plans for the school’s growth and development over the next 25 years. This vision will be developed through widespread community consultation. Twenty-five years ago the school’s founders established a plan and started working towards creating the school we have today. Meadowridge today in all ways fulfills, and even exceeds, the vision these parents had.

We will be sending you information on the consultation process, and the projected timeline for the development of the vision document. Shortly thereafter the school will contact you to schedule an appointment to review the vision material and get your input and ideas. Your participation really is a critical piece in this process, and we hope you’ll be able to spend some time sharing your thoughts and wishes with the rest of the school community.

It is now our turn to be visionaries, and begin the work that will ensure Meadowridge’s continued growth and excellence. It is the Board’s mandate to focus not on the daily workings of the school, but rather on the school’s long-term sustainability, to ensure that our children’s children may benefit from a Meadowridge education that is second to none. We look forward to hearing from all members of the school community as we plan the school’s future.

Susan Waugh Co-chair, Visioning Committee

Accomplishments To date, the Visioning Committee has reviewed documentation relating to the 21st Century School concept, and other documents relating to programs, facilities and funding for independent schools. We have developed a draft of the consultation process that we will follow, and are in the planning stages for preliminary meetings with the full Board to identify areas of inquiry that should be explored as we develop the vision document. Annual Report June 30, 2010

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Annual Report June 30, 2010 Maple Ridge Amateur Athletic Association Scholarship Soleina Maherali $500.00 Jayten Patel $500.00

Greg Moore Memorial Scholarship Lillian Yin

Dr. Michael Orser Health Sciences Scholarship Soleina Maherali

$1,000.00

Passport to Education $500 Carla Jahraus Chi Lung Poon Georgina Price Lillian Yin

Outstanding Achievements

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$5,000.00

The results of this review were excellent. All of our educational, co-curricular and community programs received commendations – PYP, MYP, Athletics, Arts, Student Council, the Service components, Co-Curricular Programs, Charitable Giving, Language Arts, Mathematics, Sciences, and on and on. They also commended us for our global outlook, academic counselling, instructional planning, commitment to students, positive environment, assessment practices, involvement of students, and the general level of student engagement in the school. They specifically commended the “strong, creative teaching” and the “encouragement of active learning” as well as our commitment to critical thinking. They went on to commend us for our community involvement, Communications, Marketing planning, Parent Guild, finances and financial acumen. They commended the Board for creating “a strong, viable, and progressive institution”. They closed the accolades by stating that we were commended “for moving from an average school to one regularly achieving accolades”. I have been told that we were the most commended school to have gotten a CESI accreditation...My thanks to all involved, and our continued thanks to Board Chair John Becker, Past Chair Mike Orser, and our past and present Board Members for their leadership. We also received some recommendations, as every school does. None of these, however, were mandatory, and so there are no conditions to meet before accreditation – we were given full accreditation. Still, some of these recommendations included such things as hiring a PYP Physical Education specialist, developing a full Health Education curriculum K-12, developing further the IT curriculum from grade six on, further supporting Modern Language instruction, improving the integration of the Library resources into classrooms, increasing the preparation time for teachers, enhancing the support for teachers, integrating the Marketing, Communication and Advancement functions into one office that works directly with the Headmaster, strengthening the roles of the IB coordinators, producing an Human Resources Handbook, enhancing the evaluation models for teachers and staff, rearranging and strengthening the administrative structure and staffing, and initiating a review and updating of all Risk Management Procedures. Since all of these had also been identified within our Strategic Plan, we have been able to act upon all of these for this year. We have several new P.E. teachers who will also assist with developing a new Health Curriculum, three new Modern Languages teachers, two full-time IB coordinators who will provide support to teachers and children (and who will also be charged with developing greater use of our library resources), greater prep time for many teachers, a focus on Risk Assessment for next year (Review and Revise), and a newly developed IT curriculum. The Marketing, Advancement, and Communications staff have been brought into a single department, and their offices moved so that they can communicate more effectively with students, teachers, and parents. They are now reporting directly to the Headmaster. An Human Resources manual has been completed, a legal review done, and it is now published to all staff.

Importantly, the report called for the Board to create a Strategic Planning Group to investigate what the fundraising priorities and student population targets should be. The Board had already acted upon this even before the report came out. However, it is a bit bigger than this simple recommendation. We have now had about five different outside consultants tell us that Advancement and fundraising is the Achilles’ heel of the school – our greatest hidden weakness. The work done in fundraising has been excellent, but the response from many has been unusually weak or nonexistent. About 25% of our families give to Annual Giving, which means that one quarter of families are supporting all of the children. As well, philanthropic giving is very low. Although tuition does not cover even 75% of the cost of educating the children, and none of the cost of capital acquisitions, we seem to have a culture in which some parents actually actively speak against giving to the school. As a result, tuition increases, or growth and tuition increases, are the only means we have of continuing to improve our school, and ensuring our mission. We have been commended for our financial management, but financial management and keeping costs very low can only go so far. I am very concerned that we cannot keep raising tuition at the same rate as we have in the past ten years; we do not want to become a school for only the financially elite. Last year, the Board instructed me to diligently begin work on philanthropy in the school. It seems to me, though, that the first thing we have to get right is our vision for the school over the next 25 years: How big? With what facilities? What programs? What students? And how do we pay for this? That is, we need a community vision. Like our founders 25 years ago, we need to come together to articulate what we imagine together for our children and our school. As a result, along with our Board, I want to talk to every constituency in the school about this vision. Alongside of our Board, our Visioning Committee would like to develop an overarching sense of where we are going, and how we can build the best school possible for our graduates five, ten, fifteen, twenty-five years from now – for the children of our children. This is a major undertaking for me in this next year. The result of this is our focus on the “Imagine...” project, which should bring us all together to envision a future for our school which can then go to our Board for consideration. This, along with the ongoing enhancements noted earlier, promises a bright future for our school. Whatever we imagine together, we can do – as long as we do it together. Hugh Burke Headmaster

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Message from the Headmaster Grade 12 Awards & Scholarships Outstanding Service Recognition of Gryphons President Community Service Gryphon Fine Arts Gryphon House Gryphon Gryphon Treasurer

Soleina Maherali Lillian Yin Carla Jahraus and Amber Hackett Georgina Price Hyun Soo Seo

Alumni Scholarship Sam Bull

$500.00

Duke of Edinburgh Carla Jahraus

Outstanding Contributions in Drama Carla Jahraus

Headmaster’s Choice Art Award Neda Sarmady

“Pansy”

Science Council Award BC Ministry of Education Curricula Joshua Tsai

Mick McLaughlin Memorial Award Carla Jahraus Soleina Maherali Lillian Yin

$2,000 $2,000 $5,000

GVISAA Scholarship – Athlete of the Year

The 2009 - 2010 year has been a very good one for Meadowridge. We are on track in our Strategic Plan, and have performed well across a number of dimensions. This was supported by an external review of our school by the Canadian Educational Standards Institute. This past year, a team of twelve people spent four intensive days reviewing every aspect of our school, from governance to educational programs, leadership to finances, student body to human resources and so on: Fully eleven different standards had to be met. The people on the team were drawn from Halifax to Vancouver Island, all recognized experts in their particular field. Their task was twofold: To review the internal report that we had completed the year before, wherein our whole school community was involved in analyzing and reflecting on ourselves; and to review the school as a whole to pick up any matters that had not been brought out in the internal report. 6

Jayten Patel

$500.00

Governor General’s Award Krystina Bojanowski (Class of 2009)

Board of Governors Citizenship Award Lillian Yin

Board of Governor’s Scholarship Carla Jahraus

$500.00

Gryphon Pin Amber Hackett Carla Jahraus Richelle Leonard Soleina Maherali Jayten Patel Chi Lung Poon Georgina Price Hyun Seo Joshua Tsai Lillian Yin

Dogwood Scholarship Lillian Yin Soleina Maherali Carla Jahraus

Physical Activity, Leadership, Community Service $1,000.00 Applied Skills, Leadership $1,000.00 Fine Arts, Theatre Performance $1,000.00

Lifers (enrolled since Kindergarten or Grade 1) Amber Hackett Julia Larsen Soleina Maherali Zahra Mawani Brett Orser Martine Schlagintweit

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Message from the Chairman of the Board

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Administration planning. Other comments are being taken under consideration by the Board and/or the Senior Administration Team with a view to implementation or modification to suit our local context. The benefits of these sorts of third party accreditations cannot be overstated. By demonstrating to our current families and prospective families that we operate with best practices in all of our endeavors we reinforce our position as the destination school of choice.

Grades 6 -11 Awards & Scholarships Gryphon Pins - Bronze

Top Academic Awards

Grades 6 - 8 Brandon Jung Khushbash Dhillon Jennifer Ahn Katlyn Richardson

Grade Grade Grade Grade

Grades 9 & 10 Omar Virani Madeline Hanson

Grade 9 Grade 10

6 6 7 8

Grade 11 Alisa Walsh

Deborah Holbard Memorial Award for Excellence in Arts Audrey Zhang Samira Atthari

Grade 10 Grade 11

Headmaster’s Choice Art Award Alice Kwon “Mythical Leaves”

Grade 9

Grade 6 Emmalee Ast Claire Batty Jessica Bournival Thomas Burke Erika Dempsey Anika Gong Christine Ho Arthur Hsueh Cullen Johnston Brandon Jung Mehima Kang Jenny Kim Nickolas Ko Eugene Kwon Robert Read Ezaan Mangalji Frances Moore Lachlan Neibergall Julia Oh Madison Stoughton Sean Tsen Alexa Turner Grade 7 Jennifer Ahn Elina Blomley Benjamin Chang Danielle Chapman Zameer Devraj Yu Jin Go Connor Goudal Taya Hanson Alexander Howkins Rosie Hsueh Jessica Jacob Charaney Johal Leila Jones Kalvin Kwan Diana Oh Jarek Olah Cathy Park Elizabeth Ren Sydnie Skeeles Alia Virani Morgan Waugh Douglas Zhu Grade 8 Christopher Awram David Gouws Emma Graveson Davina Gounden Nicholas Han Isaiah Hasham Victoria Horne Mehar Kang Kelly Kim Josh Lampen Adriana Marchand Kyle Monda

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Gryphon Pins - Gold Grade 8 - continued Genevieve Reynolds Katlyn Richardson Tianna Stewart Aidan Waugh Grade 9 Ismail Tahir Caja Blomley Tom Lee Grade 11 Kendra Davidson Micaelee Hanson Omar Hasham Celia Palmer Alisa Walsh

Gryphon Pins - Silver Grade 9 Qaisara Bogani Lauren Crawford Janine de Klerk Emily Drain Sarah Dugdale Maddison Ebner Raheem Esmail Tyler Goudal Cameron Herberts Ming Chen Hsu Danika Kotylak Katrina Kwan Alice Kwon Shermaine Lee Marlena Ornowska Kavya Shah Ashwin Singh Melody Sizer Adrian Spira Eric Tsoi Omar Virani Iris Yu Rebecca Zhang Grade 10 Abby Aguilar Shyla Badiani Somayan Chakrabarti Stephanie Cramer Emma Germain Dashen Gounden Kelly Han Madeline Hanson Alex Kwon Allan Read Lyndsey Merry Kyle Sholes Jane Shui Diba Taghvai-Arabi Audrey Zhang

Grade 11 Michael Abebe Alysha Badiani Farah Bogani Harrison Collett Celia Palmer-Boroski Gabrielle Gouws John Jacob Khalil Kassam Shaun Lampen Anne Liao Khallil Mangalji Kevin Oh Kathleen Read Heidi Ye

Duke of Edinburgh Grade 9 - Bronze Caja Blomley Quaisara Bogani Lauren Crawford Janine de Klerk Emily Drain Sarah Dugdale Maddison Ebner Raheem Esmail Tyler Goudal Nicholas Hamilton-Popp Cameron Herberts Ming-Chen Hsu Danika Kotylak Katrina Kwan Alice Kwon Tom Lee Kaylyn Livingston Marlena Ornowska Kavya Shah Ashwin Singh Melody Sizer Adrian Spira Sunny Surdhar Eric Tsoi Omar Virani Jerry Yang Iris Yu Rebecca Zhang Nazgol Zolghadri

Outstanding Contribution in Music

Cameron Herberts Grade 9

In 2009/2010 Meadowridge School continued its pursuit of excellence while respecting the challenging economic times. During the 2009/2010 school year the Board of Governors, in recognition of the global financial recession, decided to stay the course on the quality of programs and incremental improvements in all areas of school life while at the same time doing everything possible to moderate the increased costs of tuition. The bundle of goods comprising the operating costs of an independent school is simply more expensive than Statistics Canada comparisons. Most of our operating costs are tied to comparable costs in the public sector and as these costs continue to rise they need to be met if we are to maintain our respected position in the international independent school community. A recent initiative of the Board is to engage at a provincial political level to seek additional support systems for our school and other independent schools. Our membership in associations of independent schools assures us of a greater voice on these issues of common concern. The Strategic Plan has now been properly costed. Certain capital and operational improvements have had to be deferred as we maintain a fiscally conservative approach. In light of the limited response, as described in Mr. Burke’s report of the school community to the various advancement initiatives, the majority of any capital or operational improvements have to be funded directly by tuition. As a result the school is very sensitive to the operational cash flow from year to year. I am pleased to again report significant continuity at the level of the Board of Governors. As part of a succession planning initiative at the board level, various individuals have stepped up and into new positions of responsibility thereby assuring a high level of cross training and avoiding classic volunteer burnout. Mr. Burke and the Senior Leadership Team continue to work in a very close collegial fashion with the Board which augers well for the long term success and sustainability of the school. The CAIS/CESI final report has been received. I am pleased to advise that Meadowridge School received one of the highest assessments in the history of the reviewing organization. In particular, the report credited the strong leadership of Hugh Burke and his long tenure as instrumental in the success and stability the school has enjoyed this past decade. The Board echoes these sentiments and continues to extend our gratitude to our Headmaster, whose contract the Board renewed last year for another seven years. Many of the recommendations in the CAIS/CESI report already fell into existing Board and/or Administration planning. Some comments are being taken under

One of my favorite analogies is to compare the evolution of Meadowridge School to that of a journey by car. The past is reasonably clear in the rearview mirror but too much focus on the past is dangerous as it takes one’s eyes from the immediate and the future. Efforts to plan strategically by focusing on the present are impossible as things rush by far too quickly. It is only a clear view of the road ahead which offers a safe journey. Meadowridge School is now at a point in its evolution that requires longer term strategic planning than our traditional five year cycles. In recent times we have found that our five year plans have been essentially accomplished within a three or four year time frame. To engage the vision and commitment to the school community requires a longer term planning process with a grander vision. It is for that reason that the Board struck the Visioning Committee during the 2009/2010 school year. Ms. Susan Waugh chairs the committee which includes a mix of Board Members and other stakeholders. Within a broad consultative framework the Visioning Committee will be putting forward a suggested long term vision for Meadowridge School. It is our hope that this visioning process and its results will engage the hearts, the minds and the financial resources of current, past and future Meadowridge Community Members. This long term vision is critical not only to the strategic planning process but also to the long term financial stability of the school. The financial stability of this school requires that we establish revenue and capital investment streams outside of the annual “taxation” revenue from tuition. The unfortunate irony of our school’s success over this last number of years is that there is a perception that there is no need for additional financial resources given the obvious success of the institution as it is currently resourced. “The enemy of great is good” (Jim Collins - author of ”Good to Great”). Together with the visioning process and a greater Advancement focus at all levels of operations it is my hope that a cultural shift could occur within the next year or two. This new focus may be uncomfortable to some families who expect that their obligations end with their tuition payment. Tuition has never supported the full operations of the school. The many have benefited by the extraordinary contributions of the few. Not only is this grossly unfair but it is also unsustainable. Meadowridge is not a commodity to be consumed, but a community which requires support and engagement from all of our members. We ask every family to begin donating what they can today. In closing I would like to thank my fellow Board Members and particularly Vice-Chair, Danie Gouws for supporting me in my tenure as Board Chair. Past Chair Mike Orser continues to be a mentor and cannot be thanked enough by both myself and the entire Board for his continued commitment to the School. John Becker Chair, Board of Governors

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2009-2010 Board of Governors Award Winners 2010 Student Council Esprit de Corps Shaun Lampen

Grade 11

Passport to Education Grade 10 - $250 Stephanie Cramer Emma Germain Madeline Hanson Alex Kwon Lyndsey Merry Jane Shui Audrey Zhang

Grade 11 - $250 Michael Abebe Harrison Collett Shaun Lampen Anne Liao Khalil Mangalji Kevin Oh Celia Palmer-Boroski Alisa Walsh

Track & Field

The Board’s decisions and long-term vision for Meadowridge are guided by the Strategic Plan for the school, which is revised on an ongoing basis. An important aspect of the

Boys 100 Metres Old record Jacey Wissman New record Jayten Patel

2009 – 12.54 2010 – 12.25

Boys 200 Metres Old record Daniel Miller New record Jayten Patel

2002 – 26.78 2010 – 24.87

Boys High Jump Old record Chris Hackett New record Thomas Laurie

2006 – 1.50 m 2010 – 1.65 m

Boys Long Jump Old record Tyler Smith New record Jan Traub

2005 – 3.92 m 2010 – 5.26 m

Boys Shot Put Old record Howard Kim New record Allan Read

2007 – 10.06 m 2010 – 11.92 m

Athletes of the Year Awards Aidan Waugh Allan Read Celia Palmer-Boroski

Grade 8 Grade 10 Grade 11

House Bowl Fraser House

Board’s mandate is the clear distinction made between its governance role and the operational role of the Headmaster and his staff. The Board of Governors are the guardians of our

Outstanding Service Recognition of Gryphons

future, providing strategic advice while focusing on the long-term well-being of the school.

Junior Gryphon Council President Vice-President Sports Junior Gryphon Community Service Jr. Grphon Activities Junior Gryphons

A shared vision

House Junior Gryphon Secretary Junior Gryphon Treasurer Junior Gryphon Media Junior Gryphon Contests Junior Gryphon Fine Arts Junior Gryphon

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Congratulations

Council Rep Georgina Price

Mehar Kang Alex Howkins Isaiah Hasham Tianna Stewart Kyle Monda & Arissa David Adriana Marchand Jessica Jacob Kelly Kim Chris Awram David Gouws & Taya Hanson Victoria Horne

Senior Gryphon Council Vice-President Secretary Community Service Sports Activities Media

Michael Abebe Kyle Sholes Lyndsey Merry Alex Kwon Diba Taghvai-Arabi & Celia Palmer-Boroski Khallil Mangalji

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We thank you for your service... Board Member

Years of Service

Yasmin Alladina Ronald Andrews Ken Antifaev

1993/94, 94/95 1985/86 1999/00, 00/01, 02/03, 03/04, 04/05 1987/88, 88/89 1991/92, 92/93 2002/03, 03/04, 04/05 2001/02, 02/03,03/04, 04/05, 05/06, 06/07, 07/08, Chair 08/09,Chair 09/10 1988/89, Chair 91/92, Chair 92/93, Chair 93/94, Chair 94/95, Chair 95/96, Chair 96/97, Chair 97/98 2003/04, 04/05, 05/06 2002/03 1987/88, 88/89 1995/96 1990/91 1996/97, 97/98 1987/88 1997/98, Chair 98/99, Chair 99/00 1987/88, 88/89 2001/02, 02/03, 03/04 1985/86, 86/87 1986/87, 87/88, 88/89 1990/91, 91/92 2000/01, 01/02, 02/03, 03/04, 04/05, 06/07 2003/04, 04/05, 06/07, 07/08 1991/92, 92/93, 93/94, 94/95, 95/96, 96/97, 97/98 1993/94, 95/96 1996/97, 97/98, 98/99 2007/08, 08/09, 09/10 2005/06, 06/07, 07/08, 08/09, 09/10 1995/96, 96/97 2005/06, 06/07, 07/08, 08/09, 09/10 1999/00 1996/97, 97/98, 98/99 1993/94, 94/95, 95/96, 96/97 1997/98 1985/86, Chair 86/87 1991/92, 92/93, 98/99, 99/00, 00/01 1987/88, 88/89 1991/92 1985/86, Chair 86/87, Chair 87/88 2005/06, 06/07, 07/08, 08/09, 09/10

Gregory Ardon Awni Ayoubi Randy Bach John Becker Anil Bharwani

Ted Bojanowski Gary Campbell Marjatta Chapman Greg Clark Jos Clement Stephen Coret Trish Darby Pat DeLuca Thomas Dinsley Cori Doering Louis Duprat Kenneth Eis Faye Embree Ann English Peter Ferguson Julie Ferguson Clarence Fernandes Kim Fox Kelly Fry Diana Germain Christopher Godwin Daniel Gouws Shirley Hannah Toni Hawkes Susan Hayes Paul Hayes Trish Higgins Karim Hirji Ron Hoffart Deborah Hogarth Wilf Jacobson Mike Jahraus

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Board Member Bruce Johnston Al Just Eboo Keshani Frank Klassen Anne Kober Ockie Lampen Jeanne Kurz Susan Levine Roy Lind Gary Lycan Lloyd Mah Gareth Mason Hanif Mawji Darrel McEachern Donna McKenzie Susan McLeod Leo Mide Ken Miki Lorne Montaine Donna Moore Chris Nieman Stephan Nolan Michael Orser

Scott Park Harry Perler Anar Popatia James Prince Richard Rainey Mary Robson Gordon Robson Chris Rounding Joy Rutquist Fares Salloum Rudy Sanchez Ron Seymour Rajindar Singh Donna Slauenwhite Donna Telep Jolanta Teszka Kevin Thomas Masami Tomioka Dereck Walker Maureen Walsh Andrew Walters Aurora Weinlein Susan Waugh Chad Whyte

Years of Service 2004/05, 05/06, 06/07, 07/08, 08/09, 09/10 1999/00, 00/01, 01/02 1991/92, 92/93, 93/94, 94/95, 95/96, 96/97 1986/87 1988/89, 90/91, 97/98, Chair 91/92 1990/91, 91/92 2007/08, 08/09, 09/10 1990/91, 91/92 1997/98 1987/88, Chair 88/89, Chair 90/91 1988/89 2000/01, 01/02, 02/03 2008/09, 09/10 2005/06, 06/07, 07/08 1985/86 1988/89 1998/99, 2004/05 1988/89 1986/87, 87/88 1987/88, 91/92, 92/93, 93/94, 94/95 1991/92, 92/93 1994/95, 95/96, 96/97 1991/92 1998/99, 99/2000, Chair 00/01, Chair 01/02, Chair 02/03, Chair 03/04, Chair 04/05, Chair 05/06, Chair 06/07, Chair 07/08, Past Chair 08/09, 09/10 2007/08, 08/09, 09/10 2001/02 2002/03, 03/04, 04/05 1999/00, 00/01, 01/02, 02/03 2007/08 1986/87 1985/86, 86/87, 87/88, 90/91, 00/01 2002/03, 03/04, 04/05, 05/06, 06/07 1988/89 1991/92, 92/93, 93/94 1998/99, 99/00 1998/99 2004/05, 06/07, 07/08, 08/09, 09/10 1986/87, 87/88 1999/00, 00/01 1993/94, 94/95, 95/96, 01/02, 02/03, 03/04 1985/86 2005/06, 06/07 1985/86 2004/05, 05/06, 06/07 1998/99 1991/92, 92/93 2007/08, 08/09, 09/10 1986/87

Table of Contents Board of Governors

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Message from the Chairman of the Board

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Message from the Headmaster

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Report from the Advancement Committee

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Capital Campaign

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Annual Giving Campaign

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The Gala

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Drive Fore the Future

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Report from the Facilities Committee

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Report from the Finance Committee

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Statement of Operations

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Statement of Financial Position

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Report from the Governance Committee

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Report from the Visioning Committee

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Awards & Recognition

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Past Board Members

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Our Mission Statement: Learning to live well, with others and for others, in a just community.

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“To improve the golden moment of opportunity, and catch the good that is within our reach, is the great art of life.� - Samuel Johnson, English Poet, 1709-1784

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