Community News

Apr 15 2016 - 12:00pm

Recently, students and staff at Elsie Roy Elementary had the opportunity to come together and create a piece of signature First Nations’ art for their school.

 
Apr 14 2016 - 8:27am

On April 18, 2016, there are no classes as the VSB schools for a District-wide professional development day.  But hundreds of VSB Secondary students are not taking a day off - they are gathering for their own event - the 2016 Student Sustainability Conference.

 
Apr 1 2016 - 10:19am

Working in conjunction with the SFU Beedie School of Business, the 1st Annual Britannia Secondary Business Case Competition will be held Saturday, April 16 at Britannia Secondary.

 
Mar 29 2016 - 10:08am

Hundreds of students from Grades 4 to 12 participated in our annual VSB Science Celebration— for elementary students— and the District Science Fair —for secondary students.

 
Mar 29 2016 - 9:03am

Vancouver grade 12 students, Harriet Crossfield and Jay Mander, recently had the chance to represent Canadian youth at the inaugural G7 Youth Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, from March 18 –21, in Hiroshima, Japan.

 
Mar 8 2016 - 12:03pm

The Vancouver Board of Education voted unanimously to retain the General Gordon Elementary Outbuilding, better known as “the little yellow schoolhouse” on the condition that it does not delay occupancy of the new school for September 2016 and that an interested party comes forward with a proposal to fund the restoration and future use of the building.

 
Mar 1 2016 - 11:15am

Students at Thunderbird Elementary raised over $500 to help students in Africa attend school. 

 
Mar 1 2016 - 9:36am

The Vancouver Board of Education has instructed district staff to explore options to preserve the old yellow schoolhouse at the General Gordon Elementary site.

 
Feb 24 2016 - 12:02pm

Across the Vancouver school district many students and staff  are celebrating Pink Shirt Day (Wednesday, February 24th) with the twin messages of anti-bullying and acceptance. 

 
Feb 22 2016 - 11:24am

On Friday, March 4th around 200 students from across the district will descend upon the Langara campus for the annual Vancouver District Science Fair (VDSF).

 
Feb 15 2016 - 10:25am

Members of the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia delivered a highly compelling message of safety developed by the founders of End Distracted Driving, to dozens of David Thompson students last Friday.

 
Feb 12 2016 - 11:23am

Ideas Event –Thursday 18th February 2016

 
Feb 4 2016 - 4:05pm

The proposed draft calendar for 2016/17 is posted. As well, Proposed calendars (including major holidays) are also being posted for the 2017/18 and 2018/19 school years.

 
Jan 25 2016 - 9:04pm

Trustees of the Vancouver Board of Education have approved an Interim Long Range Facilities Plan (LRFP) to submit to the Ministry of Education by January 31, 2016.

 
Jan 22 2016 - 11:25am

Vancouver Firefighter Charities (VFC) launched a major expansion to its Snacks for Kids program this month. By increasing service and supply, the program now supports an additional 420 vulnerable Vancouver students.

 
Jan 12 2016 - 1:14pm

Since 2004, Holiday Hampers have been happening in the Tupper Community. This year the Tupper family of schools, other local schools, and community partners provided 100 holiday hampers to families in need in the community.

 
Jan 5 2016 - 3:07pm

Over the month of December, Marilyn Reibin’s Grade 1 class at Selkirk Elementary undertook a unique art project in support of the Food Bank of Greater Vancouver. 

 
Jan 3 2016 - 5:15pm

The City of Vancouver has notified Vancouver School Board that a water main on the grounds of King George Secondary on Barclay Street had to be shut off due to an apparent leak.

Since it is unlikely to be repaired before the start of school Monday, the District has decided to close King George Secondary for the day while the water problem is worked on.

 
Jan 1 2016 - 11:00am

The Vancouver School District takes the safety of students and staff extremely seriously. As noted by provincial authorities and the City of Vancouver, the December 29 earthquake, which was reported to be between 4.3 and 4.8 magnitude, caused no damage to buildings or infrastructure. 

Schools will open as scheduled on Monday, January 4, with no evidence of any change in the safety level of the buildings.

 
Dec 17 2015 - 11:31am

Happy and safe holidays to all our students, staff and parents. 
We look forward to another successful school semester in 2016!