Nov 28 2014 - 12:35pm

District News

Dec 19 2014 - 9:03am
Happy Holidays from the Vancouver School Board -

Happy and safe holidays to all our students, staff and families. We are looking forward to another successful school semester in 2015!

 
Dec 18 2014 - 4:42pm
Red Cross Beyond the Hurt Program Prepares Templeton Students to Tackle Bullying -

Students at Templeton Secondary got a crash course from the Red Cross in violence and abuse prevention through their program Beyond the Hurt. The program has been running since 1984.

 
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 17 2014 - 4:15pm
Osler MACC Class Shows Off Endangered Animal Projects -

On Thursday, November 28 the Grade 4/5 students in a district-wide gifted program at Osler Elementary were invited by Superintendent Steve Cardwell to showcase their science projects on endangered animals at the VSB office.

 
Dec 17 2014 - 9:53am
Lord Elementary School Community Takes the School Back to the 60s -

This November, parents, staff and students from AR Lord Elementary worked together to plan a wonderful and time-travelling afternoon to celebrate their school's 50 year anniversary. 

 
Dec 16 2014 - 10:30am
Renfrew Elementary Creates Cozy Community Christmas -

Hundreds of flannel-clad students, along with staff, parents, and community members came together for the 4thAnnual Renfrew Elementary Breakfast with Santa.

Nearly every student and staff member was dressed in cozy pajamas for the day, and staff and parents served a continental breakfast for all. 

 
Dec 15 2014 - 9:35am
Documentary About Food Waste Inspires Magee Student Leaders -

This year, one of the topics of focus with the Magee Leaders Program is food security and food waste in our society. As a way to learn more and discuss this topic, the Magee students recently went to Vancity Theatre for a screening of “Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story”. 

 
Dec 15 2014 - 9:08am
Roberts Annex Hosts Family Movie Night -

Roberts Annex's PAC had a busy movie night on Wednesday, November 26. After lots of planning, the PAC held a fun(d)raiser Family Movie Night giving the school community a showing of "The Lego Movie”.

 
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. 

 
Dec 2 2014 - 9:47am
Van Tech Volleyball Team Hasn't Lost a Game in Three Seasons -

Lewis Chifan is the coach of Van Tech’s Grade 10 girls volleyball team that for the past three seasons hasn’t lost a game in their Vancouver city league. Not a regular season game, a playoff match or city championship. It’s a remarkable streak that few (if any) Vancouver teams have been able to match.

 
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.

 
Dec 18 2014 - 4:42pm
Red Cross Beyond the Hurt Program Prepares Templeton Students to Tackle Bullying -

Students at Templeton Secondary got a crash course from the Red Cross in violence and abuse prevention through their program Beyond the Hurt. The program has been running since 1984.

 
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 15 2014 - 9:35am
Documentary About Food Waste Inspires Magee Student Leaders -

This year, one of the topics of focus with the Magee Leaders Program is food security and food waste in our society. As a way to learn more and discuss this topic, the Magee students recently went to Vancity Theatre for a screening of “Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story”. 

 
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 3 2014 - 9:37am
Britannia 8J9J Students Rock the Marimbas -

Destiney Barton loves her World Music Class at 8J9J. She says she enjoys the program principally because it helps her forget about stress and get a mental break from her school work. Plus she loves the nachos the whole class gets to wolf down after practice.

 
Nov 27 2014 - 9:23am
Making Math a Hands-on Experience: Building Model Cranes at Templeton STEM Program -

As a part of the Templeton Secondary School’s STEM Program, Grade 11 and 12 students recently designed, drafted, built and tested load-bearing model cranes. Looking not unlike a steampunk skyline, the cranes were set up in the woodshop, where the teams made final adjustments and reinforcements.

 
Nov 26 2014 - 9:06am
Point Grey Life Skills Students Are Thriving Entrepreneurs -

Grade 12 Scott McIntyre and Grade 10 Ysnael Marquez are entrepreneurs. The two Point Grey students are also enrolled in the school’s Lifeskills program.  

 
Nov 25 2014 - 9:14am
Project Chef Pilot Project Brings Junior Chefs and Tapestry Seniors Together -

Two grade 4/5 classes from Queen Mary Elementary headed over to Tapestry at Westbrook Village once a week for the month of November, as a part of a Project Chef pilot program.

 
Dec 9 2014 - 1:25pm
District Fine Arts Coordinator Awarded CMEA Builders Award -

Peggy Bochun, the VSB’s Fine Arts Coordinator, was honoured this fall with a special award from the Canadian Music Educators' Association for her years of work organizing a wide range of annual district events including festivals, concerts, artist-in-residence programming, performances for the Board and community partnership programs.

 
Dec 8 2014 - 9:46am
Trustees Honoured with Aboriginal Blanket Ceremony -

On Monday, December 1, Vancouver School Board Trustees were honoured in a special Aboriginal blanketing ceremony by local Musqueam elders.

 
Dec 4 2014 - 9:32am
David Thompson Achieves AP Capstone Status -

David Thompson Secondary has taken its AP course offerings to the next level earning a coveted Capstone designation. This makes Thompson one of ten schools in Metro Vancouver offering these high level, university-accepted credit courses.

 
Dec 3 2014 - 4:27pm
NightinGlee Sets a Great Tune for Inner City ProD Conference at Van Tech -

As a part of their Pro-D Day on Friday November 28, inner city teachers were treated to a rousing performance by a group of youngsters from Nightinglee, who belted out a couple terrific show-tunes at Van Tech. Led by Nightingale Elementary principal Hope Sterling, the students received a standing ovation at the end of their set.

 
Nov 27 2014 - 1:41pm
VSB SERT Teams Take Over Old Douglas Elementary for Two Days of Emergency Response Training -

This November, VSB staff broke into eight search and rescue teams and practiced their disaster response skills in the old Douglas Elementary school building. In the dark halls and classrooms, SERT members navigated fog and found "injured" Killarney Secondary drama students.

 
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. 

 
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.
 
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.
 
Dec 17 2014 - 4:15pm
Osler MACC Class Shows Off Endangered Animal Projects -

On Thursday, November 28 the Grade 4/5 students in a district-wide gifted program at Osler Elementary were invited by Superintendent Steve Cardwell to showcase their science projects on endangered animals at the VSB office.

 
Dec 17 2014 - 9:53am
Lord Elementary School Community Takes the School Back to the 60s -

This November, parents, staff and students from AR Lord Elementary worked together to plan a wonderful and time-travelling afternoon to celebrate their school's 50 year anniversary. 

 
Dec 16 2014 - 10:30am
Renfrew Elementary Creates Cozy Community Christmas -

Hundreds of flannel-clad students, along with staff, parents, and community members came together for the 4thAnnual Renfrew Elementary Breakfast with Santa.

Nearly every student and staff member was dressed in cozy pajamas for the day, and staff and parents served a continental breakfast for all. 

 
Dec 15 2014 - 9:35am
Documentary About Food Waste Inspires Magee Student Leaders -

This year, one of the topics of focus with the Magee Leaders Program is food security and food waste in our society. As a way to learn more and discuss this topic, the Magee students recently went to Vancity Theatre for a screening of “Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story”. 

 
Dec 15 2014 - 9:08am
Roberts Annex Hosts Family Movie Night -

Roberts Annex's PAC had a busy movie night on Wednesday, November 26. After lots of planning, the PAC held a fun(d)raiser Family Movie Night giving the school community a showing of "The Lego Movie”.

 
Dec 12 2014 - 1:47pm
Kitsilano Student Performs at BC TEDxKids -

Kitsilano Secondary Grade 12 student Tessa Mouzourakis says speaking in front of 600 people at TEDxKids in Burnaby was both thrilling and nerve wracking.

 
Dec 12 2014 - 9:48am
Killarney Secondary’s Student Street Squad Marks 12 Years of Giving Back -

For 12 years in a row, community-minded youth from Killarney Secondary’s Student Street Squad program handed out 500 care packages and lunches to those living in poverty on Vancouver’s Downtown East Side.

 
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.