District News

Mar 30 2015 - 1:53pm
Books Blankets and Bears at Garibaldi Annex -

Books Blankets and Bears at Garibaldi Annex is a day to celebrate reading, and get cozy with books and good company.

This year, students at enjoyed an author visit and book talk, and several fun activities including a craft and poetry workshop. The Garibaldi PAC also organized a buffet-style lunch for a ‘Teddy Bear Picnic’.

 
Mar 30 2015 - 9:22am
Prince of Wales Mini School Digs into their School’s Waste -

Social Studies 11 students at Prince of Wales Secondary Mini School are giving their school’s waste a close look.

 
Mar 27 2015 - 12:01pm
General Wolfe Elementary Wins Learning Partnership School Team Award -

For their dedication in making the Welcome to Kindergarten program a true community partnership, General Wolfe Elementary school’s team received one of six national awards from the Learning Partnership.

 
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 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 25 2015 - 12:21pm
Byng Grade 12 Student Studies at UBC -

Byng Secondary is home to many future university graduates. But some students, like Tyler Han, head off to UBC before they graduate. Below is a great story recently published in the Ubyssey, the university's student newspaper:

 
Mar 25 2015 - 9:04am
Taiwan Dragon Dancers Delight at Templeton -

This February, Templeton Secondary hosted the award winning Jhuo Lan Dragon Dance Team from Taiwan for a school wide Lunar New Year performance. The students were visiting from National Jhuolan Experimental High School and stopped at Templeton as a part of their two-week cultural visit to Vancouver.  

 
Mar 24 2015 - 12:31pm
Selkirk Elementary Gets an A Capella Visit -

Selkirk Elementary was recently treated to a visit by musical group HOJA, who have an amazing talent in delivering performances with a strong message - through an acapella musical medium.


 
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.

 
Feb 24 2015 - 10:49am
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 - 10:54am
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 - 3:52pm
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 - 3:51pm
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.

 
Mar 30 2015 - 9:22am
Prince of Wales Mini School Digs into their School’s Waste -

Social Studies 11 students at Prince of Wales Secondary Mini School are giving their school’s waste a close look.

 
Mar 23 2015 - 9:02am
Byng Symphony Music is Legendary -

Byng Secondary was awash in classical music on Friday, February 27 during the performance of their symphony orchestra. Led by teachers Scott Maclennan and Odette Kurth, roughly 50 students dressed in their best formal black clothes took to the stage of the Byng auditorium to give a series of stirring performances.

 
Mar 6 2015 - 10:24am
Tecumseh Annex ROCKs Strengthens Positive School Culture -

This year, as a part of a growth plan at Tecumseh Annex, staff at the school decided to focus on improving behavioral success for students, particularly during less structured, less supervised times and settings such as lunch and recess.

This led to the development of the Tecumseh Annex R.O.C.K.s initiative where teachers and staff worked with all students to encourage them to R.O.C.K. with Respect, Open Minds, Community and Kindness.

 
Mar 4 2015 - 10:59am
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 - 10:46am
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 - 10:49am
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 - 10:29am
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 - 10:20am
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.

 
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.

 
Jan 28 2015 - 10:10am
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).

 
Mar 19 2015 - 10:26am
Vancouver School Board Votes to Continue Contract with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) -
After careful consideration, the Vancouver Board of Education has decided to continue its contract with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to provide an update to their 2012 Resource Allocation Report.  
 
Mar 12 2015 - 5:29pm
Vancouver School Board Chair Surprised By Ministry of Education Announcement Appointing a Third Party Advisor -
Board Chairperson Christopher Richardson says he was surprised by the Minister of Education’s decision to appoint an independent special advisor since last week the Board had already signed a contract with the professional accounting firm Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) to do essentially what the provincially appointed advisor will be asked to do.
 
Mar 6 2015 - 2:59pm
Vancouver School Board Remains Committed to Seismic Targets -
The Vancouver School Board remains committed to pushing forward on current timelines aimed at upgrading schools requiring seismic mitigation as soon as possible despite media reports that indicate the Ministry of Education expects that it may take longer than the original targeted date of 2020 to complete all seismic projects.
 
Mar 30 2015 - 1:53pm
Books Blankets and Bears at Garibaldi Annex -

Books Blankets and Bears at Garibaldi Annex is a day to celebrate reading, and get cozy with books and good company.

This year, students at enjoyed an author visit and book talk, and several fun activities including a craft and poetry workshop. The Garibaldi PAC also organized a buffet-style lunch for a ‘Teddy Bear Picnic’.

 
Mar 27 2015 - 12:01pm
General Wolfe Elementary Wins Learning Partnership School Team Award -

For their dedication in making the Welcome to Kindergarten program a true community partnership, General Wolfe Elementary school’s team received one of six national awards from the Learning Partnership.

 
Mar 25 2015 - 12:21pm
Byng Grade 12 Student Studies at UBC -

Byng Secondary is home to many future university graduates. But some students, like Tyler Han, head off to UBC before they graduate. Below is a great story recently published in the Ubyssey, the university's student newspaper:

 
Mar 25 2015 - 9:04am
Taiwan Dragon Dancers Delight at Templeton -

This February, Templeton Secondary hosted the award winning Jhuo Lan Dragon Dance Team from Taiwan for a school wide Lunar New Year performance. The students were visiting from National Jhuolan Experimental High School and stopped at Templeton as a part of their two-week cultural visit to Vancouver.  

 
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 9 2015 - 9:43am
Trudeau Basketball Team Triumphs at Van Tech Basketball Tournament -

Trudeau’s senior boys team are champions of the Van Tech Basketball Tournament. Held January 23-24, the tournament included a variety of eastside teams including some from Burnaby. Trudeau had 15 boys on their team and was coached by Trudeau PE teacher Deb Forsyth.

 
Mar 5 2015 - 10:37am
Grade 4 Students Acknowledge Lifetime Achievement of Veteran Volunteer -

Grade 4 students from Laurier Elementary and Ideal Mini School, recently had an opportunity to help acknowledge the lifetime achievement of a volunteer of The Memory Project Speakers Bureau.

 
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.