District News

Apr 17 2015 - 1:30pm
Van Tech Teacher Wins Award for Graduate Work -

Van Tech French Immersion Department Head Erin Cullingworth has won the CAEP Dunlop Master Award for her work on her thesis. Cullingworth’s graduate studies examined caring for adolescent students with a “grounded theory study of teachers’ perspectives on their relationships with students in secondary schools.”

 
Apr 17 2015 - 9:25am
LEGO Robotics Club at U-Hill Hones STEM skills -

Since spring of 2014, U-Hill Elementary students have been cultivating their science, technology, engineering and math skills with their new LEGO Robotics after school club.

 
Apr 16 2015 - 9:40am
Douglas Green Team Featured by BC Green Games -

What would you do if you saw a trash can knocked over at your school? The Douglas Green Team set out to find out how different people would react to the rubbish. Through a short video, the team showcased their school community's great sustainability champions. The result was a competition spot in the BC Green Games.

 
Apr 16 2015 - 9:32am
Nootka, Bruce and Cunningham Kids Head to Opera Camp -

This Spring Break, eastside youth got to attend Opera Camp.

 
Apr 15 2015 - 12:30pm
Windermere Students Host 5th Annual Earth Day Parade -

For the last five years Windermere students have put on an Earth Day Parade. This event is planned by the Leadership 11 class at Windermere Secondary School. This family friendly parade proceeds northwards on Commercial drive to Grandview Park and is followed by speakers, music, educational tables and much more. 

 
Apr 15 2015 - 9:24am
New Video Showcases How the Canucks Family Education Centre Can Change Lives -

Each year, the Canucks Family Education Centre (CFEC) supports over a dozen mothers from diverse backgrounds as they work on improving their education. 

 
Apr 14 2015 - 12:54pm
Douglas Student Leaders Deliver Valentines and Cookies at Carnegie -

What do you get when you put together dedicated student leaders and a project that’s all about social purpose? A field trip by elementary students to help the city’s homeless people.

 
Apr 14 2015 - 9:54am
Seymour Camp Read Gets Kids Engaged with Books -

On Friday March 27, Seymour Elementary students were enraptured by the storytelling of children’s book author Dan Bar-El.

 
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.

 
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.

 
Apr 16 2015 - 9:32am
Nootka, Bruce and Cunningham Kids Head to Opera Camp -

This Spring Break, eastside youth got to attend Opera Camp.

 
Apr 14 2015 - 12:54pm
Douglas Student Leaders Deliver Valentines and Cookies at Carnegie -

What do you get when you put together dedicated student leaders and a project that’s all about social purpose? A field trip by elementary students to help the city’s homeless people.

 
Apr 14 2015 - 9:54am
Seymour Camp Read Gets Kids Engaged with Books -

On Friday March 27, Seymour Elementary students were enraptured by the storytelling of children’s book author Dan Bar-El.

 
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.

 
Apr 10 2015 - 9:35am
Churchill Band Gets $10,000 Worth of New Instruments -

Earlier this year Churchill Secondary band teacher Lucienne Siedlecki and her students learned they were the lucky recipients of a variety of brand new instruments. Thanks to the Band Aid Program, Churchill students are now playing a brand new tuba, double bass, clarinet, tenor saxophone and guitar.

 
Apr 9 2015 - 2:46pm
Nootka THRIVE Program Produces Video About BC's Endangered Species -

Nootka Elementary's THRIVE Program students have been busy making a movie. Over the past 18 months, the elementary school students have worked together to create a powerful film titled “You Can't Eat Money" about BC’s endangered species.

 
Apr 9 2015 - 9:33am
VSB Represents at Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai -

Over spring break, Karen Blake, a teacher at David Thompson Secondary and Karen Larsen, VSB Career ProgramsCoordinator returned from a self-funded Pro-D experience like none other. The “two Karens” were chosen to be delegates to the Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai.

 
Apr 8 2015 - 12:32pm
SACY and Van Tech Host Forum to Help Parents Talk About Substances with Teens -

On Tuesday, April 14 SACY, the VSB and Vancouver Coastal Health will be hosting a forum for parents where they can learn about how to have challenging conversations with their children about substances. 

 
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.
 
Apr 17 2015 - 9:25am
LEGO Robotics Club at U-Hill Hones STEM skills -

Since spring of 2014, U-Hill Elementary students have been cultivating their science, technology, engineering and math skills with their new LEGO Robotics after school club.

 
Apr 16 2015 - 9:40am
Douglas Green Team Featured by BC Green Games -

What would you do if you saw a trash can knocked over at your school? The Douglas Green Team set out to find out how different people would react to the rubbish. Through a short video, the team showcased their school community's great sustainability champions. The result was a competition spot in the BC Green Games.

 
Apr 16 2015 - 9:32am
Nootka, Bruce and Cunningham Kids Head to Opera Camp -

This Spring Break, eastside youth got to attend Opera Camp.

 
Apr 15 2015 - 12:30pm
Windermere Students Host 5th Annual Earth Day Parade -

For the last five years Windermere students have put on an Earth Day Parade. This event is planned by the Leadership 11 class at Windermere Secondary School. This family friendly parade proceeds northwards on Commercial drive to Grandview Park and is followed by speakers, music, educational tables and much more. 

 
Apr 15 2015 - 9:24am
New Video Showcases How the Canucks Family Education Centre Can Change Lives -

Each year, the Canucks Family Education Centre (CFEC) supports over a dozen mothers from diverse backgrounds as they work on improving their education. 

 
Apr 14 2015 - 12:54pm
Douglas Student Leaders Deliver Valentines and Cookies at Carnegie -

What do you get when you put together dedicated student leaders and a project that’s all about social purpose? A field trip by elementary students to help the city’s homeless people.

 
Apr 13 2015 - 12:48pm
John Henderson Elementary Sends Out A Powerful Anti-Bullying Message -

Earlier this year a student-led anti-bullying assembly and student-created bulletin board at John Henderson Elementary put out the message loud and clear that the school bullies are not welcome.

 
Apr 10 2015 - 12:52pm
Public Invited to Provide Input on VSB Budget -

The Vancouver School Board is currently holding public and stakeholder consultations around its 2015/2016 budget process. Next week, the public is encouraged to provide input at our upcoming Committee of the Whole community meeting taking place at Mount Pleasant Elementary at 7 PM on Tuesday, April 14.