District News

Mar 4 2015 - 10:23am
New Director Joins the VSB’s Seismic Project Office -

Janson Ho has been appointed director of the Vancouver seismic project office, which was created last fall to expedite the Province’s Seismic Mitigation Program in the Vancouver school district.

Ho will take on a senior project management role and report to the project office steering committee, which consists of the superintendent and secretary-treasurer from the VSB, the deputy minister of education and the CEO of Partnerships BC.

 
Mar 4 2015 - 9:59am
Science Challenge at Templeton Lights Fire in Minds of Elementary Students -

Recently, over 180 Grade 6 and 7 students from HastingsLord NelsonAR LordFranklin, and Begbie Elementary Schools spent the day at Templeton Secondary challenging their minds --- and teamwork skills --- at the annual Templeton Science Challenge.

 
Mar 3 2015 - 9:26am
District Schools Move Forward with Food Gardens with Gusto -

Late last year the VSB Sustainability department awarded $43,000 worth of green grants to a variety of projects across the district.

 
Mar 2 2015 - 2:18pm
Vancouver School Board Supports Mayors’ Transportation & Transit Plan -

The Metro Vancouver region will grow by a million more people over the next 30 years. Our region is congested now and will get worse if we fail to act. 

 
Mar 2 2015 - 9:46am
Van Tech Invaded by 28 Spirited French Boys -

This February, Van Tech had 28 senior high school boys from the Loire Valley of France roaming its halls. According to French Immersion teacher Erin Cullingworth, the boys were quite popular around the school.

 
Feb 27 2015 - 9:36am
General Gordon Hosts a Special Flag Day Guest -

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Canadian flag, Grade 3 and 4 students at General Gordon Elementary hosted a very special guest. Hon. Robert Watt, former Chief Herald of Canada and current Citizenship Judge spent the morning discussing the history of our flag and what it means to be a Canadian.

 
Feb 26 2015 - 2:26pm
Meet the Vancouver School Board’s Energy Management Team! -

Have you ever thought about what it would be like to be part of the greenest school district in North America? The VSB envisions being a leader in sustainable practices and wants to invite staff, students and community members to make that vision a reality. 

 
Feb 25 2015 - 9:22am
The COC Launches Fitness Program with Help From Fleming Elementary -

With the help of staff and students at Fleming Elementary, The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) recently launched a classroom resource, Active at School, that will support students in getting active for 60 minutes a day.

 
Feb 25 2015 - 9:22am
The COC Launches Fitness Program with Help From Fleming Elementary -

With the help of staff and students at Fleming Elementary, The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) recently launched a classroom resource, Active at School, that will support students in getting active for 60 minutes a day.

 
Feb 24 2015 - 9:49am
Vancouver Elementary School Volunteer Coaches Recognized with Lifetime Achievement Awards -

The Vancouver Elementary Physical Activity Association (VEPAA) recently held their annual Coaches’ Recognition Reception at VanDusen Gardens. 

The yearly event is an opportunity for elementary school teachers and administrators, who all volunteer at their schools to coach teams and lead athletics programs, to come together and celebrate each other’s achievements and hard work.

 
Feb 4 2015 - 9:54am
Douglas Makes VSB Athletic History with First Wheelchair Athlete in Basketball League -

Megan Smith loves basketball. She also happens to be a wheel-chair athlete. So when the soft-spoken Douglas Elementary Grade 7 student asked her coach Sean Smith if she could join the school’s basketball team, he said why not?

 
Jan 30 2015 - 2:52pm
Laurier Annex Gymnastics Strengthens More Than Muscles -

The start of the New Year is an exciting time for students at Laurier Annex, as every spring term the little gym is transformed into a gymnastics extravaganza.  

 
Jan 19 2015 - 2:51pm
University Hill Chess Whiz Heads to Hungary to Compete in U16 Chess Olympiad -

University Hill Secondary Grade 8 student Max Gedajlovic has been playing in chess tournaments since he was in Grade 4. Back then he was enrolled in one of the district’s MAAC classes. He had a friend who invited him to play and after the first game he was hooked. His friend told him he was so good he should join a chess club.

 
Dec 18 2014 - 12:35pm
SSWs from Strathcona and Beaconsfield Face Off in City Championships -

This is a tale of two Student Support Workers (SSWs).

 
Dec 11 2014 - 9:40am
School-wide Bhangra Lessons Have Laurier Students on Their Feet -

In a recent assembly at Sir Wilfred Laurier Elementary, each grade took turns performing a Bhangra dance for their fellow students and the Laurier parent community. With deafening cheers from the audience, classes from Kindergarten to Grade 7 performed and celebrated their new-found love of dance.

 
Dec 4 2014 - 2:49pm
Family Yoga Night Brings Selkirk Community Together -

Approximately 50 people attended Selkirk Elementary's first Family Yoga Night, including toddlers, students, parents, and staff.

Professional yoga instructor Miriam Tratt, of Return Yoga, led the group through yoga poses and techniques that were friendly for all ages and ability levels. The large group formed a fantastic and rejuvenating yoga circle as they were led though the poses. The exercises even brought out some storytelling and games, making the evening as fun as it was energizing. 

 
Mar 4 2015 - 9:59am
Science Challenge at Templeton Lights Fire in Minds of Elementary Students -

Recently, over 180 Grade 6 and 7 students from HastingsLord NelsonAR LordFranklin, and Begbie Elementary Schools spent the day at Templeton Secondary challenging their minds --- and teamwork skills --- at the annual Templeton Science Challenge.

 
Mar 2 2015 - 9:46am
Van Tech Invaded by 28 Spirited French Boys -

This February, Van Tech had 28 senior high school boys from the Loire Valley of France roaming its halls. According to French Immersion teacher Erin Cullingworth, the boys were quite popular around the school.

 
Feb 24 2015 - 9:49am
Vancouver Elementary School Volunteer Coaches Recognized with Lifetime Achievement Awards -

The Vancouver Elementary Physical Activity Association (VEPAA) recently held their annual Coaches’ Recognition Reception at VanDusen Gardens. 

The yearly event is an opportunity for elementary school teachers and administrators, who all volunteer at their schools to coach teams and lead athletics programs, to come together and celebrate each other’s achievements and hard work.

 
Feb 20 2015 - 9:29am
Van Tech Reciters Take the Stage for Poetry in Voice Competition -

This year 21 students from Van Tech took the stage to recite their favourite poems during the school’s third annual Poetry in Voice competition.

 
Feb 16 2015 - 9:20am
Tupper Life Skills Students Launch From the Ground UP Social Enterprise -

Tucked away in the corner of the Tupper Life Skills classrooms is a small but growing garden of plants. Right now the garden is packed with micro-greens, salad greens, wheat grass, snow peas and soy beans.

 
Feb 13 2015 - 3:14pm
Kitsilano We Club Works to Help Students in Sierra Leone -

The Songs for Sierra Leone Fundraiser — a charitable event organized by the Grade 12 students of the Kitsilano We Club, raised $1400 towards their goal of building a classroom in Sierra Leone.

 
Feb 13 2015 - 9:19am
Career Ed Camp Coming Up on February 18th -

Are trades and technology for you? Did you know that up to 43% of new jobs created in BC from now until 2020 will be in skilled trades and technology? Choose one of nine options from the VSB career programs to start your training in Grade 12.

 
Feb 12 2015 - 9:17am
University Hill Hosts Lower Mainland West Regional Debate -

University Hill Secondary Grade 12 student Sarah Tang says debate is one of the most important things she has learned while attending secondary school.

 
Mar 4 2015 - 10:23am
New Director Joins the VSB’s Seismic Project Office -

Janson Ho has been appointed director of the Vancouver seismic project office, which was created last fall to expedite the Province’s Seismic Mitigation Program in the Vancouver school district.

Ho will take on a senior project management role and report to the project office steering committee, which consists of the superintendent and secretary-treasurer from the VSB, the deputy minister of education and the CEO of Partnerships BC.

 
Mar 2 2015 - 2:18pm
Vancouver School Board Supports Mayors’ Transportation & Transit Plan -

The Metro Vancouver region will grow by a million more people over the next 30 years. Our region is congested now and will get worse if we fail to act. 

 
Feb 26 2015 - 2:26pm
Meet the Vancouver School Board’s Energy Management Team! -

Have you ever thought about what it would be like to be part of the greenest school district in North America? The VSB envisions being a leader in sustainable practices and wants to invite staff, students and community members to make that vision a reality. 

 
Feb 20 2015 - 3:56pm
VSB Appoints New Superintendent of Schools -

The Vancouver School Board has appointed Scott Robinson as its next Superintendent, effective March 1. His hiring follows an extensive national search, which saw applications from senior educators from across Canada.

 
Feb 11 2015 - 10:13am
VSB Board Unanimously Says YES to Better Transit -

This Monday evening the Vancouver Board of Education voted unanimously to support the YES side of the upcoming Transit Referendum.

 
Jan 29 2015 - 12:48pm
VSB Releases Draft School Calendars for 2015-16 and 2016-17 -

Click here to download a PDF of the draft (proposed) calendar for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years. If you have any feedback please let us know by emailing calendar@vsb.bc.ca before March, 2 2015.

 
Jan 28 2015 - 9:10am
U-Hill and Churchill Students Recognized in Canada’s Premier National Mathematics Competition -

University Hill Secondary student Jinhao Xu and Churchill Secondary's Henry Heng Xia were recognized as two of the three top students in Canada for the 19th annual 2014 Sun Life Financial Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge (COMC).

 
Jan 21 2015 - 2:48pm
Check out Our New Adult Ed Infographic! -

Each year VSB's Adult Ed program helps over 700 students get their Dogwood Diploma and graduate. To learn more about our Adult Ed Program, check out our infographic or visit Adult Ed's website here.

 
Feb 20 2015 - 3:50pm
VSB Appoints New Superintendent of Schools -
The Vancouver School Board has appointed Scott Robinson as its next Superintendent, effective March 1. His hiring follows an extensive national search, which saw applications from senior educators from across Canada.
 
Dec 19 2014 - 2:40pm
Vancouver School Board Calls on BC Government to Support Graduated Adults -
Earlier this week the Vancouver School Board passed a motion calling on the BC Government to immediately reverse the announced cuts to BC school districts for graduated adults who plan to upgrade their courses.
 
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.
 
Mar 4 2015 - 10:23am
New Director Joins the VSB’s Seismic Project Office -

Janson Ho has been appointed director of the Vancouver seismic project office, which was created last fall to expedite the Province’s Seismic Mitigation Program in the Vancouver school district.

Ho will take on a senior project management role and report to the project office steering committee, which consists of the superintendent and secretary-treasurer from the VSB, the deputy minister of education and the CEO of Partnerships BC.

 
Mar 3 2015 - 9:26am
District Schools Move Forward with Food Gardens with Gusto -

Late last year the VSB Sustainability department awarded $43,000 worth of green grants to a variety of projects across the district.

 
Mar 2 2015 - 2:18pm
Vancouver School Board Supports Mayors’ Transportation & Transit Plan -

The Metro Vancouver region will grow by a million more people over the next 30 years. Our region is congested now and will get worse if we fail to act. 

 
Feb 27 2015 - 9:36am
General Gordon Hosts a Special Flag Day Guest -

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Canadian flag, Grade 3 and 4 students at General Gordon Elementary hosted a very special guest. Hon. Robert Watt, former Chief Herald of Canada and current Citizenship Judge spent the morning discussing the history of our flag and what it means to be a Canadian.

 
Feb 25 2015 - 9:22am
The COC Launches Fitness Program with Help From Fleming Elementary -

With the help of staff and students at Fleming Elementary, The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) recently launched a classroom resource, Active at School, that will support students in getting active for 60 minutes a day.

 
Feb 24 2015 - 9:49am
Vancouver Elementary School Volunteer Coaches Recognized with Lifetime Achievement Awards -

The Vancouver Elementary Physical Activity Association (VEPAA) recently held their annual Coaches’ Recognition Reception at VanDusen Gardens. 

The yearly event is an opportunity for elementary school teachers and administrators, who all volunteer at their schools to coach teams and lead athletics programs, to come together and celebrate each other’s achievements and hard work.

 
Feb 23 2015 - 12:04pm
Get Ready for Pink Day on Wednesday -

Pink Day is this Wednesday, February 25th. District and school staff and students are encouraged to wear pink clothes and celebrate the diversity of VSB school communities.

 
Feb 19 2015 - 9:07am
Two Grade 12 Students are Building Positive School Communities with WRAK -

Two grade 12 Windermere Secondary School students are enacting positive change, one small act of kindness at a time. Jason Chong and Michael Luu, attended WE Day this past fall, and felt that they needed to do something after the experience. What resulted was Windermere Random Acts of Kindness (WRAK) — a new initiative aimed towards spreading kindness and compassion in the community.