District News

Aug 18 2015 - 2:44pm
Grade 9 David Thompson Secondary student qualifies for LPGA. -

14-year-old Tiffany Kong has no time to be anxious about going back to school. Instead, she’s preparing to play in a prestigious women’s golf tournament this weekend. Kong, who will enter Grade 9 at David Thompson Secondary in September, has qualified to play in the CP Women’s Open at Vancouver Golf Club. Read story in The Vancouver Sun.

 
Aug 11 2015 - 12:30pm
Summer School Stories: Serving Up Food & Beverage Skills -

For the first time ever in BC, Grade 11 students across the district were able to complete Foodsafe, Serving it Right and WorldHost credentials in one summer school course.

 
Aug 7 2015 - 10:14am
Summer School Stories: The Robot Invasion -

Many students across the district went back to school this summer. Some took more traditional courses like math and English, and some—studied robots.

 
Aug 6 2015 - 9:27am
Summer School Stories: Getting Ready for Grade 8 -

This summer, a group of Grade 7 graduates willingly spent half their vacation back in the classroom, preparing for the unknown: Secondary School

 
Jul 28 2015 - 3:41pm
School Fields During Summer -

The District recognizes the immense value of green spaces for our schools, as well as the benefit of these spaces to our school communities. Ensuring our students have safe learning environments, both indoors and outdoors, is our highest priority. 

Recently, school communities have asked us about our fields, and what we do to take care of them over the summer.

UPDATE: Stage 3 Permitted Uses Include:
Sports playing field (including sand-based) and school yard watering at minimum levels as required to maintain areas in useable condition is permitted;
> For more info: www.metrovancouver.org

 
Jul 23 2015 - 3:33pm
Young Artists at Work - The 2015 Sketchbook Project -

The Sketchbook Project 2015 brought over 500 students in the district the opportunity to work with Vancouver School Board artists in residence and UBC teacher candidates.

 
Jul 20 2015 - 10:37am
VSB Staff Make 101 Toques for The Homeless -

By July, staff members at the Vancouver Education Centre had an enormous head start on Santa’s elves.

 
Jul 13 2015 - 10:42am
Harvest Festival at QE Brings Community Together -

Before the end of the school year at Queen Elizabeth Elementary, students, teachers, parents, staff and community members gathered outdoors for an inspiring harvest celebration.

 
Aug 18 2015 - 2:44pm
Grade 9 David Thompson Secondary student qualifies for LPGA. -

14-year-old Tiffany Kong has no time to be anxious about going back to school. Instead, she’s preparing to play in a prestigious women’s golf tournament this weekend. Kong, who will enter Grade 9 at David Thompson Secondary in September, has qualified to play in the CP Women’s Open at Vancouver Golf Club. Read story in The Vancouver Sun.

 
May 1 2015 - 3:58pm
Osler Track and Field Gets Intermediate Kids Moving -

On a sunny Wednesday this April, 170 intermediate students from Osler Elementary headed out onto the school field for a special track and field program. That morning they were led by Osler Principal Shannon Burton in a range of warm activities before they headed to six different stations including sprints, relay, high jump, long jump, strength training and shot put.

 
Apr 13 2015 - 9:47am
Killarney Secondary Students Win Junior Boys’ Basketball Provincial Championship -

After 32 years, Killarney has won big in junior boys’ basketball. Their championship win follows their victory in the city championships last year. 

 
Apr 10 2015 - 11:22am
Britannia Street2Peak Students Conquer Mount Kilimanjaro -

Fifteen students from Britannia Secondary’s Street2Peak team climbed Mount Kilimanjaro this Spring Break after training for over a year by hiking the mountains of the Northshore and running marathons in Vancouver and Seattle. Funds for the project came from 11 months of fundraising, donations, and gear and equipment sponsorships.

 
Mar 31 2015 - 9:22am
Windermere Aims to Get Half their Students Running the Sun Run -

Windermere is gunning to get over half their students jogging and walking in this year’s Sun Run.

 
Mar 27 2015 - 9:49am
Britannia Table Tennis Team Members are Provincial Champions -

Britannia Secondary's Table Tennis teams had a very successful season after a four year hiatus. The Boys' team competed in doubles and team events at the Provincial Tournament.

 
Mar 11 2015 - 9:28am
Selkirk Volleyball Players Take on Coaches, Teachers and Gladstone Seniors -

Early this year it was volleyball season at Selkirk. This year numerous intermediate students are playing on the school’s Grade 6 and Grade 7 teams. 

 
Mar 5 2015 - 4:35pm
Killarney ELL Students Immersed in Hockey Culture and Hit the Ice -

This winter the Killarney Community Centre ice rink has been filled frequently with a mass of ELL and international students from Killarney Secondary. Equipped with helmets, hockey sticks and plastic pucks, the students have gradually improved their on-ice skills.

 
Aug 11 2015 - 12:30pm
Summer School Stories: Serving Up Food & Beverage Skills -

For the first time ever in BC, Grade 11 students across the district were able to complete Foodsafe, Serving it Right and WorldHost credentials in one summer school course.

 
Aug 7 2015 - 10:14am
Summer School Stories: The Robot Invasion -

Many students across the district went back to school this summer. Some took more traditional courses like math and English, and some—studied robots.

 
Aug 6 2015 - 9:27am
Summer School Stories: Getting Ready for Grade 8 -

This summer, a group of Grade 7 graduates willingly spent half their vacation back in the classroom, preparing for the unknown: Secondary School

 
Jul 23 2015 - 3:33pm
Young Artists at Work - The 2015 Sketchbook Project -

The Sketchbook Project 2015 brought over 500 students in the district the opportunity to work with Vancouver School Board artists in residence and UBC teacher candidates.

 
Jun 16 2015 - 11:01am
Weir Celebrates Spring in Song -

Everything from singing, to recorders, to a video montage and drumming were a part of the Weir Elementary School Spring Concert.

 
Jun 15 2015 - 1:17pm
Point Grey Student Attends 2015 CEMC Workshop in Computer Science for Young Women -

Following a competitive application process this past winter, Point Grey Secondary student Michelle Lam was selected to participate in the 2015 CEMC Workshop in computer science at the University of Waterloo in Ontario. Due to the volume of applications, final selections are made via a random lottery from a pool of only the strongest eligible applicants, making the Grade 9 student’s selection as the only attendee all the more remarkable.

 
Jun 12 2015 - 10:15am
DT Students Are Reigning Champions at Making Money -

David Thompson Secondary students are the reigning National Champions in the 2015 Junior Achievement Stock Market Competition (officially know as the ISP).

 
Jun 4 2015 - 10:24am
Henderson Annex Students Go Speed Dating (with Books) -

What’s the world coming to, you might ask, when Grade 2 students are speed dating? Actually, it’s becoming a world of readers, as John Oliver leadership students, in partnership with FirstBook Canada and Kidsbooks, brought Speed Dating With Books to Henderson Annex.

 
Apr 1 2015 - 12:05pm
Dr. John Almarode Leads District Teachers on "Deep Dive" for Better Engagement in the Classroom -

On February 19, school and district staff across the district went from being teachers to students as they attended a wide range of Pro-D events.

 
Mar 26 2015 - 9:13am
Tupper and Hamber Students Win $100K Scholarships -

Nick Milum and Somaya Amiri have both been awarded the prestigious Loran Scholarship. Both Amiri and Milum have impressive backgrounds.

 
Mar 4 2015 - 11:23am
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 - 3:18pm
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 - 3:26pm
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 - 4:56pm
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 - 11:13am
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 - 1:48pm
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.

 
Jun 24 2015 - 4:51pm
Vancouver Board of Education Announces New Chairperson -
A new chairperson for the Vancouver Board of Education (VBE) was elected at tonight’s public meeting of the Board. 
 
Jun 15 2015 - 6:03pm
Vancouver Board of Education Announces Change in Board Leadership -
Vancouver – (June 15, 2015) – At the start of tonight’s public Board meeting, Christopher Richardson announced his resignation as chairperson of the Vancouver Board of Education. The Board accepted his resignation and Vice Chairperson Janet Fraser assumed the role of interim chairperson to preside over the meeting.
 
Aug 11 2015 - 12:30pm
Summer School Stories: Serving Up Food & Beverage Skills -

For the first time ever in BC, Grade 11 students across the district were able to complete Foodsafe, Serving it Right and WorldHost credentials in one summer school course.

 
Jul 28 2015 - 3:41pm
School Fields During Summer -

The District recognizes the immense value of green spaces for our schools, as well as the benefit of these spaces to our school communities. Ensuring our students have safe learning environments, both indoors and outdoors, is our highest priority. 

Recently, school communities have asked us about our fields, and what we do to take care of them over the summer.

UPDATE: Stage 3 Permitted Uses Include:
Sports playing field (including sand-based) and school yard watering at minimum levels as required to maintain areas in useable condition is permitted;
> For more info: www.metrovancouver.org

 
Jul 23 2015 - 3:33pm
Young Artists at Work - The 2015 Sketchbook Project -

The Sketchbook Project 2015 brought over 500 students in the district the opportunity to work with Vancouver School Board artists in residence and UBC teacher candidates.

 
Jul 20 2015 - 10:37am
VSB Staff Make 101 Toques for The Homeless -

By July, staff members at the Vancouver Education Centre had an enormous head start on Santa’s elves.

 
Jul 13 2015 - 10:42am
Harvest Festival at QE Brings Community Together -

Before the end of the school year at Queen Elizabeth Elementary, students, teachers, parents, staff and community members gathered outdoors for an inspiring harvest celebration.

 
Jun 16 2015 - 11:01am
Weir Celebrates Spring in Song -

Everything from singing, to recorders, to a video montage and drumming were a part of the Weir Elementary School Spring Concert.

 
Jun 15 2015 - 1:17pm
Point Grey Student Attends 2015 CEMC Workshop in Computer Science for Young Women -

Following a competitive application process this past winter, Point Grey Secondary student Michelle Lam was selected to participate in the 2015 CEMC Workshop in computer science at the University of Waterloo in Ontario. Due to the volume of applications, final selections are made via a random lottery from a pool of only the strongest eligible applicants, making the Grade 9 student’s selection as the only attendee all the more remarkable.

 
Jun 10 2015 - 10:21am
Selkirk Hosts Inter-School Chess Tournament -

Selkirk Elementary School recently hosted students from Dickens Elementary and General Wolfe Elementary for its third annual Chess tournament. Last fall, CBC News profiled Selkirk's chess club, where Selkirk was referred to as "the school where chess is cool".