District News

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.

 
May 21 2015 - 10:16am
Windermere Hosts 'Find Your Fit' Today for Parents and Students -

Windermere Secondary students and families will have an opportunity to experience the Find Your Fit Tour sponsored by Work BC. The community is invited to participate after school from 3:00pm-7:00pm in the Boys Gym on Thursday, May 21st. 

 
May 20 2015 - 1:05pm
Selkirk VP Doug Roch Wins Masters Thesis Award -

VSB Vice Principal Douglas Roch has won the most recent Canadian Association for the Study of Educational Administration (CASEA) Margret Haughey Award for his Masters of Arts thesis in educational leadership.

 
May 19 2015 - 10:10am
VSB SWIS Program Byng Project 3B Hosts UNICEF Newcomer Youth Ambassador Recognition & Nepal Earthquake Relief Fundraiser -

The VSB SWIS Program Byng Project 3B will be hosting the UNICEF Newcomer Youth Ambassador Recognition & Nepal Earthquake Relief Fundraiser on May 22 (Friday) from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in the Auditorium of Lord Byng.

Students, parents, schools and communities from  across the city are invited to join the 150 volunteers to recognize the achievement of the UNICEF Newcomer Youth Ambassadors and to show support and compassion to the Nepalese community, especially the Nepalese students and families in our schools. As well the evening will include a focus on fundraising for UNICEF's Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund

 
May 15 2015 - 10:48am
University Transition Program Hosts Information Conference for Parents -

The University Transition Program allows students to complete High School in only two years. Parent Information Sessions are running this weekend. 

 
May 14 2015 - 1:40pm
Gladstone Resurrects Junior Scientist Program -

Stemming from the desire to strengthen community ties the science department at Gladstone Secondary reached out to the community and offered the elementary school population two days of fun revolving around scientific inquiry. 

 
May 13 2015 - 2:20pm
VSB Students Win 'Create Your Canada' Contest -

Two Windermere Grade 11 students and a Tupper Grade 11 student recently won the Create Your Canada contest. The contest, run by Vancouver/Kingsway’s MP, Don Davies, challenged students to think of a federal law that would benefit the lives of Canadians.

 
May 12 2015 - 9:30am
Selkirk Family Potluck Draws 200 People -

Over 200 people recently attended the Selkirk Elementary Annual Multicultural Potluck Dinner. The event was planned and masterfully orchestrated by Selkirk's Parent Advisory Council. Families in attendance all brought a dish to share, and ate together at banquet tables in the school gym.  

 
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.

 
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.

 
May 21 2015 - 10:16am
Windermere Hosts 'Find Your Fit' Today for Parents and Students -

Windermere Secondary students and families will have an opportunity to experience the Find Your Fit Tour sponsored by Work BC. The community is invited to participate after school from 3:00pm-7:00pm in the Boys Gym on Thursday, May 21st. 

 
May 19 2015 - 10:10am
VSB SWIS Program Byng Project 3B Hosts UNICEF Newcomer Youth Ambassador Recognition & Nepal Earthquake Relief Fundraiser -

The VSB SWIS Program Byng Project 3B will be hosting the UNICEF Newcomer Youth Ambassador Recognition & Nepal Earthquake Relief Fundraiser on May 22 (Friday) from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in the Auditorium of Lord Byng.

Students, parents, schools and communities from  across the city are invited to join the 150 volunteers to recognize the achievement of the UNICEF Newcomer Youth Ambassadors and to show support and compassion to the Nepalese community, especially the Nepalese students and families in our schools. As well the evening will include a focus on fundraising for UNICEF's Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund

 
May 15 2015 - 10:48am
University Transition Program Hosts Information Conference for Parents -

The University Transition Program allows students to complete High School in only two years. Parent Information Sessions are running this weekend. 

 
May 14 2015 - 1:40pm
Gladstone Resurrects Junior Scientist Program -

Stemming from the desire to strengthen community ties the science department at Gladstone Secondary reached out to the community and offered the elementary school population two days of fun revolving around scientific inquiry. 

 
May 8 2015 - 10:09am
MACC Students Celebrate Heritage Fair Learning at Tecumseh -

Last month, Grade 4/5 and Grade 6/7 students from the MACC Program celebrated their heritage fair learning by showcasing their individual Canadian history projects in the gymnasium of Tecumseh.  

 
May 6 2015 - 11:56am
Hamber Students Organize Aboriginal Awareness Afternoon -

The First Nations Studies12 class at Eric Hamber Secondary recently organized and held a very successful Aboriginal Awareness Afternoon for hundreds of students across the district.

 
May 5 2015 - 4:10pm
Oppenheimer Senior Band Takes Gold at Local Competition -

The Oppenheimer Elementary Senior Band brought home a gold rating at the recent 2015 Vancouver Kiwanis Concert Band Festival. Student music ensembles from across the province came to Richmond, BC to perform for professional adjudicators who then provided feedback in a 30-45 minute coaching session following their performances.

 
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.

 
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.
 
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.

 
May 21 2015 - 10:16am
Windermere Hosts 'Find Your Fit' Today for Parents and Students -

Windermere Secondary students and families will have an opportunity to experience the Find Your Fit Tour sponsored by Work BC. The community is invited to participate after school from 3:00pm-7:00pm in the Boys Gym on Thursday, May 21st. 

 
May 20 2015 - 1:05pm
Selkirk VP Doug Roch Wins Masters Thesis Award -

VSB Vice Principal Douglas Roch has won the most recent Canadian Association for the Study of Educational Administration (CASEA) Margret Haughey Award for his Masters of Arts thesis in educational leadership.

 
May 19 2015 - 10:10am
VSB SWIS Program Byng Project 3B Hosts UNICEF Newcomer Youth Ambassador Recognition & Nepal Earthquake Relief Fundraiser -

The VSB SWIS Program Byng Project 3B will be hosting the UNICEF Newcomer Youth Ambassador Recognition & Nepal Earthquake Relief Fundraiser on May 22 (Friday) from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in the Auditorium of Lord Byng.

Students, parents, schools and communities from  across the city are invited to join the 150 volunteers to recognize the achievement of the UNICEF Newcomer Youth Ambassadors and to show support and compassion to the Nepalese community, especially the Nepalese students and families in our schools. As well the evening will include a focus on fundraising for UNICEF's Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund

 
May 13 2015 - 2:20pm
VSB Students Win 'Create Your Canada' Contest -

Two Windermere Grade 11 students and a Tupper Grade 11 student recently won the Create Your Canada contest. The contest, run by Vancouver/Kingsway’s MP, Don Davies, challenged students to think of a federal law that would benefit the lives of Canadians.

 
May 12 2015 - 9:30am
Selkirk Family Potluck Draws 200 People -

Over 200 people recently attended the Selkirk Elementary Annual Multicultural Potluck Dinner. The event was planned and masterfully orchestrated by Selkirk's Parent Advisory Council. Families in attendance all brought a dish to share, and ate together at banquet tables in the school gym.  

 
May 11 2015 - 10:39am
JO Creates Girls Advisory Council - Plays Host to Canadian Female Leaders -

Recently, the senior girls at John Oliver Secondary played host to two Canadian leaders. Wai Young, Member of Parliament - Vancouver South and Hon. Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, P.C., O.Ont., M.P., Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women came to JO to meet with the young women and discuss the importance of gender equality and hear from the students about issues that are most prevalent in their own lives.

 
May 8 2015 - 10:09am
MACC Students Celebrate Heritage Fair Learning at Tecumseh -

Last month, Grade 4/5 and Grade 6/7 students from the MACC Program celebrated their heritage fair learning by showcasing their individual Canadian history projects in the gymnasium of Tecumseh.