Community News

Apr 22 2015 - 9:58am

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

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 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

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 17 2015 - 9:25am

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

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

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

Apr 15 2015 - 12:30pm

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

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

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

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

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.

Apr 10 2015 - 9:35am

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 - 9:33am

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 7 2015 - 12:06pm

On Thursday, February 26 the King George Secondary school community came together to celebrate the official unveiling of a decorative lighting project composed of 144 LED lights.

Apr 7 2015 - 9:55am

Norma Rose Point School is taking parent engagement to a whole new level with an innovative program aimed at connecting the significant university-level expertise available in their school community and pipelining it right into the classroom.

Apr 2 2015 - 1:07pm

This February, 250 students from Grades 4-7 headed into the Van Horne Elementary gym to take in the sights, sounds and presentations at the school’s annual science fair.

Apr 2 2015 - 9:09am

On February 20, BC hosted its third Braille Challenge at UBC. This year was the biggest event yet with 16 students representing 10 different school districts from across the province.

Apr 1 2015 - 9:13am

In the last week of February, the David Thompson Green Team (including members of the school’s Carrot Club and Organic Gardening Club) and the South Vancouver Neighbourhood House held an outdoor workshop for elementary students from the school’s family of schools.

Mar 31 2015 - 12:10pm

Laurier Elementary students and recent Laurier graduates came together to unveil two newly painted library posts at the school. The posts were designed and painted by students with the help and guidance of local artist Mila Kostic, who volunteered her time mentoring the students in mural techniques.