Community News

Apr 20 2015 - 11:15am

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 - 8:07am

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 - 8:25am

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 - 8:40am

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 - 8:32am

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

Apr 15 2015 - 11:30am

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 - 8:24am

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 - 11:54am

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 - 11:48am

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 - 11:52am

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 - 8:35am

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 - 8:33am

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 - 11:06am

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 - 8:55am

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 - 12:07pm

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 - 8:09am

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 - 8:13am

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 - 11:10am

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. 

Mar 31 2015 - 8:22am

Windermere is gunning to get over half their students jogging and walking in this year’s Sun Run.

Mar 30 2015 - 12:53pm

Books Blankets and Bears at Garibaldi Annex is a day to celebrate reading, and get cozy with books and good company.

This year, students at enjoyed an author visit and book talk, and several fun activities including a craft and poetry workshop. The Garibaldi PAC also organized a buffet-style lunch for a ‘Teddy Bear Picnic’.