Community Corner – January 16

WWS Spotlight

A way to meet our school community


Ali BlancherWWS Parent, Math/Science Teacher & Lower School Chair

Ali, you are one of the longest standing faculty members at the school, right?

Right. I’ve been at WWS since 2009. Katherine Fawcett, Molli Reynolds and Tracy Graham have all been here a longer than me but I think I am the only one to have worked across all three divisions – Early Years, Lower School and High School.

What keeps you here?

In addition to being a teacher here, I am also the parent of two young children who are in the Early Years. I believe in the educational philosophy. Our school is committed to its students both as learners and as human beings. As a parent, I am appreciative of the care and attention that my children receive and the values that are instilled.

What might folks not know about you?

Well, I am a secret knitter. I supported Molli in Grade 1 handwork when I first started and learned to knit. I am also an avid biker and skier.

What excites you about the future here at WWS?

Every single year since I started, conversations have been had about finding a permanent home for our school. I am so excited – so excited – about the Whistler Summit Centre’s plan and am so grateful to everyone who is donating their time and resources to this project. I can’t wait for the school to finally be in a permanent place.

Thank you Ali! 


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January YC Calendar – Come on out to the Youth centre for some fun events like skating & soup, Free tubing at the Whistler Blackcomb Tube Park, Giant JENGA night and much more. There is lots to do, so come get involved and meet new people. Check out the website for more details.


Parenting in Another Culture Program – 2 sessions in January:

Whistler Welcome Centre will be hosting a free two-part workshop as a part of the Parenting in Another Culture program. We’ll be inviting Amanda Walker, a Student Career Facilitator from Capilano University, to talk about the Canadian Post-Secondary System for immigrants and new comers with high school children. It’s a two-part workshop at the Whistler Public Library on: 

Thurs. Jan. 23, 6 – 7:30pm  – Session 1: Explore career and academic options: distance learning, colleges, trades, university.

Wed. Jan. 29, 6 – 7:30pm – Session 2: How to choose the best option and apply plus vocabulary to help with scholarships, grants and bursaries. 

Questions & Answers after the sessions. Join for one session or both. Please email Welcome Whistler for more information or to register ahead.