District News

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 30 2015 - 9:27am
Hastings Community Gets Holiday Support from Community and Corporate Partners -

For the 19th year in a row, students and families from Hastings Elementary enjoyed a delicious holiday meal thanks to the volunteer support of the school community and the generosity of a wide range of organizations and companies led by Seabridge Marine – a long-time lead sponsor of the Inner City Christmas Dinner.

 
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 29 2015 - 9:50am
Britannia Needs Your Votes in the People’s Choice Distinction Competition -

A group of Britannia Secondary Business Education students recently competed in the 2015 Junior Achievement of BC Innovation Jam competition, held at the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel. This business competition featured twenty high schools from across the province developing a business idea that had a social mission. 

 
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 27 2015 - 9:10am
Killarney Riverview High Musical Explores Acceptance and Diversity -

Killarney Secondary School staff say they are delighted to announce the high school premiere of "Riverview High: the Musical". 

 
Jan 26 2015 - 9:33am
Templeton STEM Program Takes Science Technology and Math to a New Level -

Imagine building a "Mars rover", controlled by a laptop, in high school. That's what students in the STEM program are up to. The innovative program based at Templeton integrates multiple disciplines into a true 21st century learning environment. 

 
Jan 23 2015 - 9:30am
Gladstone Hosts Provincial Robotics Competition -

On Saturday January 17, robots ruled at Gladstone Secondary. That's because the school was hosting a provincial robotics tournament in its gym. 45 teams from across the province made their way to Gladstone to compete for top honours. 

 
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. 

 
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.

 
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 29 2015 - 9:50am
Britannia Needs Your Votes in the People’s Choice Distinction Competition -

A group of Britannia Secondary Business Education students recently competed in the 2015 Junior Achievement of BC Innovation Jam competition, held at the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel. This business competition featured twenty high schools from across the province developing a business idea that had a social mission. 

 
Jan 26 2015 - 9:33am
Templeton STEM Program Takes Science Technology and Math to a New Level -

Imagine building a "Mars rover", controlled by a laptop, in high school. That's what students in the STEM program are up to. The innovative program based at Templeton integrates multiple disciplines into a true 21st century learning environment. 

 
Jan 23 2015 - 9:30am
Gladstone Hosts Provincial Robotics Competition -

On Saturday January 17, robots ruled at Gladstone Secondary. That's because the school was hosting a provincial robotics tournament in its gym. 45 teams from across the province made their way to Gladstone to compete for top honours. 

 
Jan 22 2015 - 4:08pm
Cardboard Boats Build Opportunity for Cooperation and Fun -

Kitchener and Queen Mary elementary schools recently went bow to bow in a high stakes competition at Byng pool.

As a part of Skills Canada, Grade 6/7s students from Lord Kitchener and Queen Mary Elementary Schools and Grade 8s from Lord Byng Secondary took on the challenge of designing, building, and sailing cardboard boats.

 
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.

 
Jan 21 2015 - 9:54am
Surprise Adopt-a-School Donation Helps Autistic Students at Cunningham -

When Joanne Dale, Principal at Cunnigham Elementary School, heard that her application to the Vancouver Sun Adopt-A-School had been accepted, she had no idea the amount of generosity that was about to befall her school. 

 
Jan 19 2015 - 9:15am
Killarney is Becoming the Silicon Valley of the VSB -

It’s December and clusters of students are hunched over their computers in one of Killarney Secondary’s computer labs working on a coding assignment. They’re part of the school’s Programming 13 class, an open and independent study course for high level and independent coders looking to work on their own games and software.

 
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.

 
Jan 12 2015 - 9:00am
Kindergarten Choice Program Online Application Opens -

Parents interested in registering for choice programs in the Vancouver school district including French Immersion, Mandarin Immersion, Fine Arts, Aboriginal Focus and IB can register now until midnight on February 4th 2015, via the VSB’s K-Choice Registration page.

 
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.

 
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.
 
Jan 30 2015 - 9:27am
Hastings Community Gets Holiday Support from Community and Corporate Partners -

For the 19th year in a row, students and families from Hastings Elementary enjoyed a delicious holiday meal thanks to the volunteer support of the school community and the generosity of a wide range of organizations and companies led by Seabridge Marine – a long-time lead sponsor of the Inner City Christmas Dinner.

 
Jan 29 2015 - 9:50am
Britannia Needs Your Votes in the People’s Choice Distinction Competition -

A group of Britannia Secondary Business Education students recently competed in the 2015 Junior Achievement of BC Innovation Jam competition, held at the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel. This business competition featured twenty high schools from across the province developing a business idea that had a social mission. 

 
Jan 27 2015 - 9:10am
Killarney Riverview High Musical Explores Acceptance and Diversity -

Killarney Secondary School staff say they are delighted to announce the high school premiere of "Riverview High: the Musical". 

 
Jan 22 2015 - 4:08pm
Cardboard Boats Build Opportunity for Cooperation and Fun -

Kitchener and Queen Mary elementary schools recently went bow to bow in a high stakes competition at Byng pool.

As a part of Skills Canada, Grade 6/7s students from Lord Kitchener and Queen Mary Elementary Schools and Grade 8s from Lord Byng Secondary took on the challenge of designing, building, and sailing cardboard boats.

 
Jan 22 2015 - 9:14am
Journey to the Trades Engages Van Tech Students -

On January 16, hundreds of students flocked through Van Tech’s cafeteria to learn more about the trades. Booths were set up advertising BCIT, VCC and a variety of other VSB ACE IT programs including the culinary arts, carpentry, fashion, hairdressing and Tupper Tech programs. 

 
Jan 21 2015 - 9:54am
Surprise Adopt-a-School Donation Helps Autistic Students at Cunningham -

When Joanne Dale, Principal at Cunnigham Elementary School, heard that her application to the Vancouver Sun Adopt-A-School had been accepted, she had no idea the amount of generosity that was about to befall her school. 

 
Jan 20 2015 - 1:48pm
Prince of Wales Hosts John A. Macdonald 200th Birthday Event -

John A Macdonald cupcakes were in short supply when the school hosted a 200th birthday event for Canada’s first Prime Minister.

 
Jan 20 2015 - 9:28am
Helping Others Gives Purpose to South Hill Adult Ed Student -

Like many Vancouver students, Francisco Gaspar took some time to travel after high school. After visiting New Zealand and Australia, he accepted a position to work in a Bolivian orphanage where he spent 18 months taking care of abandoned babies, as well as children of all ages. At first he struggled, confronted with the harsh realities those young children faced.