District News

Apr 24 2015 - 9:56am
Point Grey Grads To Fundraise With a Shred-a-thon and Car Wash This May -

Have you ever had your files shredded and your car washed at the same time? Well, Point Grey Secondary grad students of 2015 will make this come true for you on Saturday, May 9.

 
Apr 23 2015 - 9:50am
Chinese Newcomers Celebrate Lunar New Year at Lord Kitchener Elementary -

On March 5, 58 Chinese newcomer students and parents from the SWIS Byng Project 3B celebrated a joyful Lunar New Year of the Sheep with Lord Kitchener Elementary students and teachers. The celebrations were organized by SWIS worker Janet Chung in collaboration with Catherine Feniak, principal of Lord Kitchener.

 
Apr 22 2015 - 1:36pm
Variety Donates Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars to Support Literacy at the VSB -

Variety - The Children’s Charity has provided the Vancouver School Board with $125,000 in funding to allow the district to purchase 50 Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) kits. The LLI kits are designed to provide additional literacy support for children in Kindergarten to grade 3. It is expected that approximately 3,500 students will benefit each year from the program.

 
Apr 22 2015 - 12:39pm
Maple Grove Elementary Puts on Pirates: The Musical -

This year three classes of students ranging in age from Grade 7 to 3 rehearsed for the past month to prepare for their show “Pirates: the Musical.” 

 
Apr 22 2015 - 9:58am
$5 Million Funding for Violence Free BC Strategy Announced at Killarney Secondary -

On Tuesday, April 7 Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton announced $5 million to prevent violence and crime in BC communities at Killarney Secondary in advance of Prevention of Violence Against Women Week (April 12-18, 2015). The Minister was joined by Vancouver School Board Chair Christopher Richardson, Sexsmith RSVP Project elementary student ambassador Deanna, Killarney SHIFT Project student representative Tanya Findlater and Grade 12 student Vivian Leung.

 
Apr 21 2015 - 9:42am
Tupper Students Build a Seaworthy Boat to Celebrate Life of Pi -

After over two months of work, Tupper students in Jennifer Braun’s English Class put the finishing touches on the SS Piscine – a small but seaworthy boat. The nautical project was part of an English 12 project in which students were studying Jan Martel’s Life of Pi.

 
Apr 20 2015 - 12:15pm
Churchill Synergy Students Raise Hundreds for Union Gospel Mission -

Churchill Grade 9 students Kevin Chin and Bryan Shum wanted to help their community and learn the basics of business and philanthropy. So their teacher Ed Olson challenged the students to start their own non-profit organization.

 
Apr 20 2015 - 9:07am
Students Invited to "Connect the Dots" Sustainability Conference -

The VSBSC Planning Committee is hard at work to organize the 2015 VSB Sustainability Conference (VSBSC). This conference will be bigger and better than ever, with a new focused theme - “Connect the Dots”. 

 
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 24 2015 - 9:56am
Point Grey Grads To Fundraise With a Shred-a-thon and Car Wash This May -

Have you ever had your files shredded and your car washed at the same time? Well, Point Grey Secondary grad students of 2015 will make this come true for you on Saturday, May 9.

 
Apr 23 2015 - 9:50am
Chinese Newcomers Celebrate Lunar New Year at Lord Kitchener Elementary -

On March 5, 58 Chinese newcomer students and parents from the SWIS Byng Project 3B celebrated a joyful Lunar New Year of the Sheep with Lord Kitchener Elementary students and teachers. The celebrations were organized by SWIS worker Janet Chung in collaboration with Catherine Feniak, principal of Lord Kitchener.

 
Apr 22 2015 - 1:36pm
Variety Donates Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars to Support Literacy at the VSB -

Variety - The Children’s Charity has provided the Vancouver School Board with $125,000 in funding to allow the district to purchase 50 Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) kits. The LLI kits are designed to provide additional literacy support for children in Kindergarten to grade 3. It is expected that approximately 3,500 students will benefit each year from the program.

 
Apr 22 2015 - 9:58am
$5 Million Funding for Violence Free BC Strategy Announced at Killarney Secondary -

On Tuesday, April 7 Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton announced $5 million to prevent violence and crime in BC communities at Killarney Secondary in advance of Prevention of Violence Against Women Week (April 12-18, 2015). The Minister was joined by Vancouver School Board Chair Christopher Richardson, Sexsmith RSVP Project elementary student ambassador Deanna, Killarney SHIFT Project student representative Tanya Findlater and Grade 12 student Vivian Leung.

 
Apr 21 2015 - 9:42am
Tupper Students Build a Seaworthy Boat to Celebrate Life of Pi -

After over two months of work, Tupper students in Jennifer Braun’s English Class put the finishing touches on the SS Piscine – a small but seaworthy boat. The nautical project was part of an English 12 project in which students were studying Jan Martel’s Life of Pi.

 
Apr 20 2015 - 12:15pm
Churchill Synergy Students Raise Hundreds for Union Gospel Mission -

Churchill Grade 9 students Kevin Chin and Bryan Shum wanted to help their community and learn the basics of business and philanthropy. So their teacher Ed Olson challenged the students to start their own non-profit organization.

 
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 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 24 2015 - 9:56am
Point Grey Grads To Fundraise With a Shred-a-thon and Car Wash This May -

Have you ever had your files shredded and your car washed at the same time? Well, Point Grey Secondary grad students of 2015 will make this come true for you on Saturday, May 9.

 
Apr 23 2015 - 9:50am
Chinese Newcomers Celebrate Lunar New Year at Lord Kitchener Elementary -

On March 5, 58 Chinese newcomer students and parents from the SWIS Byng Project 3B celebrated a joyful Lunar New Year of the Sheep with Lord Kitchener Elementary students and teachers. The celebrations were organized by SWIS worker Janet Chung in collaboration with Catherine Feniak, principal of Lord Kitchener.

 
Apr 22 2015 - 1:36pm
Variety Donates Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars to Support Literacy at the VSB -

Variety - The Children’s Charity has provided the Vancouver School Board with $125,000 in funding to allow the district to purchase 50 Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) kits. The LLI kits are designed to provide additional literacy support for children in Kindergarten to grade 3. It is expected that approximately 3,500 students will benefit each year from the program.

 
Apr 22 2015 - 12:39pm
Maple Grove Elementary Puts on Pirates: The Musical -

This year three classes of students ranging in age from Grade 7 to 3 rehearsed for the past month to prepare for their show “Pirates: the Musical.” 

 
Apr 22 2015 - 9:58am
$5 Million Funding for Violence Free BC Strategy Announced at Killarney Secondary -

On Tuesday, April 7 Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton announced $5 million to prevent violence and crime in BC communities at Killarney Secondary in advance of Prevention of Violence Against Women Week (April 12-18, 2015). The Minister was joined by Vancouver School Board Chair Christopher Richardson, Sexsmith RSVP Project elementary student ambassador Deanna, Killarney SHIFT Project student representative Tanya Findlater and Grade 12 student Vivian Leung.

 
Apr 21 2015 - 9:42am
Tupper Students Build a Seaworthy Boat to Celebrate Life of Pi -

After over two months of work, Tupper students in Jennifer Braun’s English Class put the finishing touches on the SS Piscine – a small but seaworthy boat. The nautical project was part of an English 12 project in which students were studying Jan Martel’s Life of Pi.

 
Apr 20 2015 - 12:15pm
Churchill Synergy Students Raise Hundreds for Union Gospel Mission -

Churchill Grade 9 students Kevin Chin and Bryan Shum wanted to help their community and learn the basics of business and philanthropy. So their teacher Ed Olson challenged the students to start their own non-profit organization.

 
Apr 20 2015 - 9:07am
Students Invited to "Connect the Dots" Sustainability Conference -

The VSBSC Planning Committee is hard at work to organize the 2015 VSB Sustainability Conference (VSBSC). This conference will be bigger and better than ever, with a new focused theme - “Connect the Dots”.