District News

Nov 21 2014 - 9:29am
VSB Launches 2014 United Way Campaign -

For almost fifteen years the Vancouver School Board has supported the United Way Lower Mainland throughout the month of December with fundraising initiatives across the district.

This year, like years past, employees from all over the district came the Ed Centre for a pancake breakfast, to help kick off the campaign.

 
Nov 20 2014 - 9:35am
Bruce Reading Recovery Teacher Makes a Big Difference in Little Lives -

Yuen Ho has been teaching since 2001, but this year is her first at Bruce Elementary where she’s in the school’s reading recovery room helping Grade 1 students make leaps and bounds of progress when it comes to their literacy.

 
Nov 19 2014 - 9:55am
Successful Killarney Music Program Visited by VSO's Bramwell Tovey -

500 students from Killarney Secondary gave a thunderous applause when Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Maestro Bramwell Tovey visited the school to give students a crash course in composition, classical music and Q&A around composing. 

 
Nov 18 2014 - 9:30am
Hamber Dragon Boaters Triumph -

FCRCC Eternal Dragon, composed of 19 Eric Hamber students, paddled their way to victory at the 2014 International Dragon Boat Federation Club Crew World Championships, held in Ravenna, Italy. 

 
Nov 17 2014 - 4:55pm
Hamber Teacher Enjoys Unique First Nations 12 PRO-D -

Four First Nations Studies 12 teachers from the lower mainland met at the Musqueam Cultural Centre on Friday, October 24th - our provincial pro-d day. Led by Burnaby teacher, Jacqui Ferraby, the teachers shared instructional ideas, collaborated on project design, met with Elder Larry Grant and engaged in discussion with band member, and lawyer,  Leona Sparrow on landmark court cases.

 
Nov 14 2014 - 12:46pm
Champlain Heights Student Heads to Sao Paulo for Youth World Cup -

Champlain Heights Elementary School student Massud Habibullah is heading to Brazil to compete in Sao Paulo in the upcoming Youth World Cup Final.

 
Nov 14 2014 - 10:53am
Windermere Student Wins National History Award -

This June, Grade 11 student Michelle Huynh was honoured with a $1000 prize for her history essay by the Government of Canada. Huynh was one of 75 winners of the Government of Canada History Award.

 
Nov 13 2014 - 3:03pm
Sexsmith Multicultural Worker Spearheads Huge Annual Diwali Celebration -

On Wednesday, October 29, Sexsmith Elementary got into the South Asian spirit with a wonderful celebration of Diwali.

 
Nov 18 2014 - 9:30am
Hamber Dragon Boaters Triumph -

FCRCC Eternal Dragon, composed of 19 Eric Hamber students, paddled their way to victory at the 2014 International Dragon Boat Federation Club Crew World Championships, held in Ravenna, Italy. 

 
Nov 14 2014 - 12:46pm
Champlain Heights Student Heads to Sao Paulo for Youth World Cup -

Champlain Heights Elementary School student Massud Habibullah is heading to Brazil to compete in Sao Paulo in the upcoming Youth World Cup Final.

 
Nov 5 2014 - 9:33am
District Cross Country Meet Draws 2400 Students -

This year 2400 students from over 60 elementary schools participated in the annual district cross country meet. Throughout the afternoon of Tuesday, October 21, hundreds of young runners could be seen running the outskirts of Trout Lake Park in a mad dash to win one of the coveted medals.

 
Oct 28 2014 - 11:30am
Windermere Life Skills Students Compete in Taekwondo Tournament -

On October 12, 2014, Windermere Life Skills students participated in the BC Taekwondo Cup held at SFU. The tournament was hosted by DSA Taekwondo, a local taekwondo school run by Darius Andaya, whose three eldest children attend Windermere Secondary.

 
Oct 8 2014 - 2:21pm
Refurbished Gymnasium at Strathcona Community Centre & Elementary Opened with Help from Some Very Big Players -

Students and staff at Strathcona Elementary and Community Centre were literally jumping with excitement at the grand opening of their newly upgraded gymnasium. Not only was 42 years of wear and tear sanded down and polished to a near-blinding sheen, but players from Canada’s only NBA team, the Toronto Raptors, stopped by the facility to run a basketball clinic for 40 boys and girls.

 
Sep 18 2014 - 8:04am
Oppenheimer Youth Heads to World Little League Championships -

Connie Mah is a particularly proud parent. That’s because her son Ryan, who attends Oppenheimer Elementary, is one of 11 boys and 1 girl who advanced to the World Little League Championships in Williamsport, Pennsylvania in mid-August after winning the Canadian title in Valleyfield, Quebec.

 
Sep 9 2014 - 8:17am
Strachan Hartley Legacy Run Organizers Prepare to Raise Thousands for Take a Hike and Streetfront Alternative Programs -

The 2014 Strachan Hartley Legacy Run 5k/10k is coming up quickly and organizers are hoping to get the word out to Vancouver schools that now’s the time to get signed up.

 
Aug 14 2014 - 8:27am
Britannia Basketball Stars Pick Up Medals at North American Indigenous Games -

Britannia Secondary is home to five top basketball players who medaled at the North American Indigenous Games this summer. Britannia’s Karalee Antoine and Somer McCarthy were on a U14 team that won gold, Aeriana Antoine won silver with her U16 team and Kobe McKnight and Lyle Wilson took home bronze medals with their U14 team.


 
Nov 21 2014 - 9:29am
VSB Launches 2014 United Way Campaign -

For almost fifteen years the Vancouver School Board has supported the United Way Lower Mainland throughout the month of December with fundraising initiatives across the district.

This year, like years past, employees from all over the district came the Ed Centre for a pancake breakfast, to help kick off the campaign.

 
Nov 20 2014 - 9:35am
Bruce Reading Recovery Teacher Makes a Big Difference in Little Lives -

Yuen Ho has been teaching since 2001, but this year is her first at Bruce Elementary where she’s in the school’s reading recovery room helping Grade 1 students make leaps and bounds of progress when it comes to their literacy.

 
Nov 19 2014 - 9:55am
Successful Killarney Music Program Visited by VSO's Bramwell Tovey -

500 students from Killarney Secondary gave a thunderous applause when Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Maestro Bramwell Tovey visited the school to give students a crash course in composition, classical music and Q&A around composing. 

 
Nov 12 2014 - 9:18am
Jamieson Elementary Gets a Visit from Beat-Boxing String Trio Infinitus -

Recently the students at Dr. Annie. B. Jamieson Elementary were treated to a fun and inspiring concert by the beat-boxing string trio, "Infinitus." These talented musicians put on a great interactive show for our K-7 students. 

 
Nov 6 2014 - 9:55am
Trafalgar Pocket Market a Huge Success -

At the end of each season, Trafalgar Elementary students coordinate and run a Pocket Market at their school. This year’s fall market saw everyone enjoying free harvest veggie soup and apple tea as they shopped for fresh produce, handmade teas and apple chips. Students and families also had fun with student run games and activities.

 
Oct 30 2014 - 8:11am
Point Grey Mini Teacher Awarded Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching -

Point Grey Mini School teacher John Procyk was on his way to pick up a batch of wine supplies to make blackberry wine for his 95 year-old mother when he learned he’d won the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching.

 
Oct 29 2014 - 2:17pm
VSB Presents: Parents as Career Coaches Workshop -

Parents as Career Coaches is a two session, four hour FREE interactive workshop designed to help parents of highschool students become more effective career development allies for their children.

 
Oct 24 2014 - 8:58am
Two Vancouver Students Take Top Honours in Provincial History Competition -

Canada's History recently announced 22 winners who have been selected to travel to Ottawa for a special Youth Forum. The winners will arrive in Ottawa on Thursday, October 30 and will spend three days exploring the capital region together.

 
Nov 5 2014 - 4:04pm
New Norma Rose Point School is Cutting Edge and Full of Heart -

It was with great excitement that staff and students welcomed Vancouver School Board Trustees, Musqueam Chief Wayne Sparrow, Musqueam Elder Shane Pointe (Ti’ te-in), parents and members of the press to the grand opening of Vancouver’s newest school, Norma Rose Point.

 
Nov 3 2014 - 2:17pm
VSB Seeks New Superintendent -

The Board is currently searching for a senior leader in the K-12 sector who is ready to take on a unique challenge in one of Canada’s largest and most culturally and economically diverse school districts as the VSB’s next Superintendent

 
Nov 3 2014 - 9:30am
VSB Kindergarten Registration Opens -

Today, Kindergarten Registration opened at all elementary schools across the district. Registration will take place between November and January 31 for children that will begin school the following September. 

 
Oct 31 2014 - 8:11am
John Oliver Secondary Visited by the Dalai Lama -

On Tuesday, October 21, John Oliver’s Learning Commons was flooded by the paparazzi and dignitaries who were there to welcome the Dalai Lama as he visited the school as part of his “Be the Village” Heart-Mind Youth Dialogues series.

 
Oct 30 2014 - 8:11am
Point Grey Mini Teacher Awarded Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching -

Point Grey Mini School teacher John Procyk was on his way to pick up a batch of wine supplies to make blackberry wine for his 95 year-old mother when he learned he’d won the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching.

 
Oct 29 2014 - 2:17pm
VSB Presents: Parents as Career Coaches Workshop -

Parents as Career Coaches is a two session, four hour FREE interactive workshop designed to help parents of highschool students become more effective career development allies for their children.

 
Oct 28 2014 - 8:33am
VSB Movers Make a World of Difference for Schools -

Everyone agrees: the VSB movers are incredible.

 
Oct 14 2014 - 8:23am
District Launches Engaging PRO-D Opportunities -

This year, the VSB has a number of great PRO-D opportunities for district educators. 

 
Aug 29 2014 - 9:14am
VSB and Provincial Government Sign Agreement to Speed up Pace of School Seismic Upgrades -
The Vancouver School Board is pleased to announce it has signed an agreement with the provincial government to establish a Vancouver Seismic Mitigation Project Office to expedite the completion of all remaining upgrades to seismically high-risk Vancouver public schools.
 
Jul 2 2014 - 1:57pm
Media Release: Vancouver School Board Summer School Will Not Proceed -
Due to the labour dispute between the BCTF and BCPSEA, the Vancouver school district is unable to proceed with summer school courses and programs.
 
Jun 26 2014 - 1:03pm
Vancouver School Board Delays Start of Summer School -
Summer school’s start has been delayed to July 7 to allow for more time for BCPSEA and the BCTF to work out a deal.
 
Nov 21 2014 - 9:29am
VSB Launches 2014 United Way Campaign -

For almost fifteen years the Vancouver School Board has supported the United Way Lower Mainland throughout the month of December with fundraising initiatives across the district.

This year, like years past, employees from all over the district came the Ed Centre for a pancake breakfast, to help kick off the campaign.

 
Nov 20 2014 - 9:35am
Bruce Reading Recovery Teacher Makes a Big Difference in Little Lives -

Yuen Ho has been teaching since 2001, but this year is her first at Bruce Elementary where she’s in the school’s reading recovery room helping Grade 1 students make leaps and bounds of progress when it comes to their literacy.

 
Nov 17 2014 - 4:55pm
Hamber Teacher Enjoys Unique First Nations 12 PRO-D -

Four First Nations Studies 12 teachers from the lower mainland met at the Musqueam Cultural Centre on Friday, October 24th - our provincial pro-d day. Led by Burnaby teacher, Jacqui Ferraby, the teachers shared instructional ideas, collaborated on project design, met with Elder Larry Grant and engaged in discussion with band member, and lawyer,  Leona Sparrow on landmark court cases.

 
Nov 14 2014 - 10:53am
Windermere Student Wins National History Award -

This June, Grade 11 student Michelle Huynh was honoured with a $1000 prize for her history essay by the Government of Canada. Huynh was one of 75 winners of the Government of Canada History Award.

 
Nov 13 2014 - 3:03pm
Sexsmith Multicultural Worker Spearheads Huge Annual Diwali Celebration -

On Wednesday, October 29, Sexsmith Elementary got into the South Asian spirit with a wonderful celebration of Diwali.

 
Nov 13 2014 - 11:31am
The KidSafe Project Receives Crime Prevention & Community Safety Award from BC Ministry of Justice -

The KidSafe Project was awarded with the Crime Prevention and Community Safety Award for a Community Organization at a ceremony on October 31 as part of the BC Crime Annual Training and Symposium. The award recognizes KidSafe’s 22 years of providing safe environments, nutrition and support to some of Vancouver’s most vulnerable young children.

 
Nov 12 2014 - 12:24pm
Tupper Hosts Municipal Debate -

On Tuesday, November 4, close to one hundred Tupper students were thrilled to have a visit by a wide range of candidates from different municipal parties, all seeking election (and re-election) during this year’s municipal election. 

 
Nov 7 2014 - 2:44pm
Selkirk Grade 1 Students Celebrate Halloween -

Two of Selkirk’s Grade 1 classes had a day of pumpkin celebrations as a way to join in the Halloween fun. The students of Ms. Muir’s and Ms. Reibin’s Grade one classes worked cooperatively to determine pumpkin design.