Community Corner – February 6

WWS Spotlight

A way to meet our school community


Ms. Edrie Henderson – WWS Student Support Manager

Edrie, I know you wear many hats here at WWS – what do you do?

Yes, I do wear several hats. I coordinate the Alternate Education program which allows high level athletes to manage their schooling and training. I also support the Grade 10 Exchange Program – our students are able to study at other Waldorf schools worldwide. I help support the fundraising efforts of our Grade 11 students who fund raise for their Grade 12 international service trip. I am the Student Support Manager and work with students on their math & English language skills and lastly, I am the Care Chair which means that I work with students who need extra social/emotional support.

As someone who works across the grades and in different areas of the school, what do you think is the benefit of a Whistler Waldorf education?

I have worked in education for 21 years – the last 7 has been here. I believe that students in Waldorf are held  – their needs are met and they are cared for in ways that I didn’t experience in other schools. Students here are successful beyond what I think they would be elsewhere.

Tell us something we might not know about you:

My professional experience began as a wilderness trip leader. I worked with at risk students and took them on extended wilderness trips In my free time, I am an avid baker and love to spend time with my family and my two dogs!

Thank you Edrie! 


Bulletin Board Listings

Posts from the community and school


FREE Youth Skating Evening – Feb. 19:

Whistler’s Alphabet Soup group in conjunction with the youth centre is hosting a free skating event on Feb. 19 starting at 5:30pm.

More details on the flyer.


FREE Parent Community Workshop – Feb. 23:

Whistler High School is offering a FREE parent event with practical tips for parents to help children learn executive functioning skills from renowned education therapist Sarah Ward.


Date: Sunday  Feb. 23

Time: 5-7 pm

Location: Whistler High School at 8000 Alpine Way, Whistler BC

Doors Open at 4:30pm. Parking will be limited so please carpool or take a bus from the village.

Please Sign-up (So we know how many chairs to put out) to get your FREE tickets at: 




Imagine 2120 – TELUS Winter Classic Gala Event on March 7 

Imagine 2120 is part of the 27th annual two-day, the TELUS Winter Classic. The Whistler Blackcomb Foundation is dedicated to providing financial support to organizations whose activities provide benefit to residents of the Sea to Sky Corridor in the areas of health, human services, education, recreation, arts & culture and the environment with a special emphasis placed on youth and

family programs.

Where & When: Roundhouse Lodge, Whistler Mountain from 6:45pm – Midnight. (Upload the Gondola between 6:45pm & 7:30pm. Dress warmly for the ride up, coat & boot check at the top.)

Tickets: $250 (incl. all taxes and fees) For guests 19+ Tickets can be purchased here.

More info at the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation website.

The TELUS Winter Classic is for you if you are a person that:

  • Hungers for an amazing breakfast at the Fairmont Whistler
  • Is excited to explore the depths of the mountains with a Whistler Pro/Ambassador
  • Feels the need for speed and friendly competition on our custom Race Course
  • Enjoys Après after a long day on the slopes
  • Likes to sample delightful wines and cheeses
  • Has a love of dressing up for themed mountain top events
  • Loves our community and supporting local Sea to Sky Charities


Long-term Accommodation Required:

The Vidal family of four is looking for long-term accommodation in Whistler starting August 2020, with their 2 girls hoping to attend WWS.

Originally from Spain, they are currently living in Quebec but hope to move to Whistler this summer. Please contact Javier Vidal if you know of any accommodation options that may work for his family.