District News

Jun 23 2015 - 12:32pm
Innovative Irrigation Control Saves VSB Water, Money and Time -

In 2011, newly arrived, Grounds Supervisor, Jonn Epplette started looking at district irrigation and sprinkler systems. Facing budget pressure to save money combined with the increasing usage of VSB sports fields, Epplette knew he needed to make some changes.

 
Jun 19 2015 - 3:19pm
PROVINCIAL EXAM SCHEDULE UPDATE -

Due to the internet connectivity issues today across the Province, please note the following exam schedule updates for Science 10, Math 10, BC First Nations Studies 12/Études des Premières Nations de la C.-B. 12, and English 12:

 
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 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". 

 
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.

 
Jun 3 2015 - 9:19am
Legal Ed Boot Camp Takes Students into The Courtroom -

As part of a collaboration between VSB and the Vancouver Summer Mentorship Society, ten VSB students from King George, Van Tech, Templeton and Tupper were recently invited to take part in a week-long Legal Ed Bootcamp led by lawyers Alon Mizrahi (Van Tech alumni) and Isaac Filatè.

 
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.

 
Feb 25 2015 - 10:22am
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.

 
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.

 
Jun 3 2015 - 9:19am
Legal Ed Boot Camp Takes Students into The Courtroom -

As part of a collaboration between VSB and the Vancouver Summer Mentorship Society, ten VSB students from King George, Van Tech, Templeton and Tupper were recently invited to take part in a week-long Legal Ed Bootcamp led by lawyers Alon Mizrahi (Van Tech alumni) and Isaac Filatè.

 
Jun 2 2015 - 10:33am
VSB Strikes Gold at The 21st Skills Competence Canada National Competitions -

In May, the VSB sent seven students from Tupper, Hamber, Kits, Churchill, Van Tech and David Thompson to the 21st Skills Competence Canada National competition in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. To win a berth on the BC team, all seven students had to earn gold at the Provincial competition in April. After two days of grueling competitions three VSB students proved their superior skills and strengths and walked away with two golds and a bronze medal. 

 
May 26 2015 - 9:23am
Carnarvon Kindergarten Students Head to Byng for Ceramics -

Senior Byng ceramics students recently played teacher to a group of eager Kindergarten students from Carnarvon Elementary. Over the course of two classes, Carnarvon kids worked with their Byng buddies to sculpt and paint homemade flower planters.

 
May 22 2015 - 9:21am
Tillicum Community Annex School Gears Up for Bike to School Week -

Tillicum’s Grade 3 teacher and resident bike enthusiast Jaeger Hunter is leading the way for his students to get active and have fun on their way to and from school. The “Tillicum Hummingbirds” will be biking, walking, and scootering during the week of May 25-29 as part of the regional “Bike to School Week” initiative from HUB: Your Cycling Connection.

 
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.
 
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". 

 
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.

 
Jun 3 2015 - 9:19am
Legal Ed Boot Camp Takes Students into The Courtroom -

As part of a collaboration between VSB and the Vancouver Summer Mentorship Society, ten VSB students from King George, Van Tech, Templeton and Tupper were recently invited to take part in a week-long Legal Ed Bootcamp led by lawyers Alon Mizrahi (Van Tech alumni) and Isaac Filatè.

 
Jun 1 2015 - 10:53am
Lord Earth Week Celebrated with Spring Planting Event -

Lord Elementary parents kicked off their Earth Week celebration with a Spring Planting event.

 
May 27 2015 - 10:46am
Windermere Siblings Both Heading to Taekwondo World Championship -

Windermere Secondary Grade 12 student Dana Andaya and Grade 11 student Manuel Andaya are siblings. They’re also world-class Tae Kwon Do competitors.

 
May 25 2015 - 10:07am
Waverley Celebrates Opening of Beautiful New Playground -

Waverley Elementary students, staff and parents all came out to the schoolyard in eager anticipation of the opening of their new playground.