Community Corner – Dec. 5, 2019

WWS Spotlight

Matt HazelWWS Teacher

Mr. Hazel is new to our HS Math and Science teaching team this year. Please share a bit about your background with us:

I was a full time teacher in the UK for 6 years. In 2014, I made the decision to leave that role and move to Whistler. I became a CSIA level 1 ski instructor as well as a level 1 IDP bike guide for WB. I also founded ‘Hazel Tutoring’. Creating this program has allowed me to take my love of outdoor, practical and project based learning and develop it further.

Why did you decide to join WWS?

I believe the school’s ethos lines up perfectly with my approach to both teaching and learning and am extremely excited to continue to develop my teaching here.

What’s been the highlight for you so far?

I love the creativity of the approach. Bringing content to the classes in a way that I choose and marrying my ideas with the Waldorf approach has been great. It really allows me to meet the students where they are at and provide them with what they need.

Any surprises?

Well, the small size of the school is different than where I was at in the UK. A pleasant surprise has been how accepting and welcoming every one has been.

Thanks Mr. Hazel. Welcome to Whistler Waldorf!

Bulletin Board Listings:

December Youth Centre Calendar: So many events going on… the annual ‘gender bread’ decorating event, the YC’s Turkey Dinner and more. Come on out to the YC in December!.

Thursday December 12th  – 5:30 – 7 PM – Annual Holiday Gender Bread Decoration event (Alphabet Soup Event @ WCSS  

Friday December 20th –  7 PM – Amazing dinner sponsored by ALL our fantastic grocers in Whistler (Nesters, Creekside Market, The Grocery Store, Independent Grocers, Fresh St. Market) and deliciously prepared by The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Chefs!

Loads of other HOLIDAY activities… just check out the December Calendar included.



Student Visitors Requesting Temporary Accommodation: There have been 2 visitor requests for short-term (1-3 weeks) accommodation in Whistler for this upcoming ski season. Details of both students are below with contact info. included. A bed or possible couch could do the trick so they can visit and enjoy our wonderful Whistler community for even a small amount of time or to get settled for longer. Thanks for your generosity!

Callum Mather – I’m 16 years old, from Australia and have been travelling around the U.S. for the past three months exploring, hiking and rock climbing. For our second part of the trip we came to explore beautiful British Columbia and hopefully to go snowboarding. I got a Whistler ski pass for my birthday and am hoping to use it for the start of the snow season.

Jonathan Marten – I’m 16 years old, coming from Switzerland where I visit a Waldorf school near to Zurich. At the moment I am on an international stay on Maui, there also visiting a Waldorf school, as my plans coming to Whistler did not work in summer. I am an uncomplicated, happy and sportiv guy and a fascinated Snowboarder.


House swap available in France: Looking for a 3 bedroom plus home in Whistler over the Christmas break 2020 to swap with a Provençal farmhouse in rural area of France, 20 mins from Avignon. (Swap can be non-simultaneous).

Our home is a typical Provençal three storey 1860’s converted farmhouse with sitting room with large open fireplace, dining room, modern kitchen, 5 bedrooms, 3 modern bathrooms. Each room has heat pump heating/air conditioning units and all windows are double glazed. The house has its back to a local road to the north and overlooks a large 6000m2 garden to the south. The garden is mainly grass and trees with a secluded pool and a small vineyard.

Get in touch with Anna Earl for details or call 604-967-3648.