Programs News

Sep 23 2015 - 3:40pm

The Vancouver School District (VSB) is pleased to announce Musqueam Elder Shane Pointe as the District’s first Knowledge Keeper/Elder in Residence.

Sep 22 2015 - 1:13pm

Craig Brumwell’s project, entitled Shifting Commitments: Safety, Security and Sacrifice in a Changing World, engaged his students to use game technology to travel back to their high school during the Second World War. 

Sep 15 2015 - 3:05pm

Austin (Han Jie) Wang, a Grade 12 David Thompson student, has won a prestigious award for innovation in science.

The BioGENEius Challenge is the premier competition for high school students, which recognizes outstanding innovation in biotechnology. 

Sep 10 2015 - 2:13pm

For many schools in the VSB, the start of the new school year this week also meant the start of the VSB’s new waste system. The biggest change is that there are now green bins in the schools to collect organic waste, which makes up more than half of the district’s total waste. This means VSB schools have the opportunity to keep that waste away from the landfill – an estimated 3.5 million kilograms, or about 1100 full garbage trucks per year.

Sep 9 2015 - 10:55am

During the week leading up to the new school year, dozens of newcomers and immigrant parents and students from countries all over the world met at Tupper Secondary to get a better understanding of Canada’s education system, and ease their transition into Vancouver schools.

Aug 11 2015 - 12:30pm

For the first time ever in BC, Grade 11 students across the district were able to complete Foodsafe, Serving it Right and WorldHost credentials in one summer school course.

Aug 7 2015 - 10:14am

Many students across the district went back to school this summer. Some took more traditional courses like math and English, and some—studied robots.

Aug 6 2015 - 9:27am

This summer, a group of Grade 7 graduates willingly spent half their vacation back in the classroom, preparing for the unknown: Secondary School

Jul 23 2015 - 3:33pm

The Sketchbook Project 2015 brought over 500 students in the district the opportunity to work with Vancouver School Board artists in residence and UBC teacher candidates.

Jun 16 2015 - 11:01am

Everything from singing, to recorders, to a video montage and drumming were a part of the Weir Elementary School Spring Concert.

Jun 15 2015 - 1:17pm

Following a competitive application process this past winter, Point Grey Secondary student Michelle Lam was selected to participate in the 2015 CEMC Workshop in computer science at the University of Waterloo in Ontario. Due to the volume of applications, final selections are made via a random lottery from a pool of only the strongest eligible applicants, making the Grade 9 student’s selection as the only attendee all the more remarkable.

Jun 12 2015 - 10:15am

David Thompson Secondary students are the reigning National Champions in the 2015 Junior Achievement Stock Market Competition (officially know as the ISP).

Jun 4 2015 - 10:24am

What’s the world coming to, you might ask, when Grade 2 students are speed dating? Actually, it’s becoming a world of readers, as John Oliver leadership students, in partnership with FirstBook Canada and Kidsbooks, brought Speed Dating With Books to Henderson Annex.

Jun 3 2015 - 9:19am

As part of a collaboration between VSB and the Vancouver Summer Mentorship Society, ten VSB students from King George, Van Tech, Templeton and Tupper were recently invited to take part in a week-long Legal Ed Bootcamp led by lawyers Alon Mizrahi (Van Tech alumni) and Isaac Filatè.

Jun 2 2015 - 10:33am

In May, the VSB sent seven students from Tupper, Hamber, Kits, Churchill, Van Tech and David Thompson to the 21st Skills Competence Canada National competition in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. To win a berth on the BC team, all seven students had to earn gold at the Provincial competition in April. After two days of grueling competitions three VSB students proved their superior skills and strengths and walked away with two golds and a bronze medal. 

May 26 2015 - 9:23am

Senior Byng ceramics students recently played teacher to a group of eager Kindergarten students from Carnarvon Elementary. Over the course of two classes, Carnarvon kids worked with their Byng buddies to sculpt and paint homemade flower planters.

May 22 2015 - 9:21am

Tillicum’s Grade 3 teacher and resident bike enthusiast Jaeger Hunter is leading the way for his students to get active and have fun on their way to and from school. The “Tillicum Hummingbirds” will be biking, walking, and scootering during the week of May 25-29 as part of the regional “Bike to School Week” initiative from HUB: Your Cycling Connection.

May 21 2015 - 10:16am

Windermere Secondary students and families will have an opportunity to experience the Find Your Fit Tour sponsored by Work BC. The community is invited to participate after school from 3:00pm-7:00pm in the Boys Gym on Thursday, May 21st. 

May 19 2015 - 10:10am

The VSB SWIS Program Byng Project 3B will be hosting the UNICEF Newcomer Youth Ambassador Recognition & Nepal Earthquake Relief Fundraiser on May 22 (Friday) from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in the Auditorium of Lord Byng.

Students, parents, schools and communities from  across the city are invited to join the 150 volunteers to recognize the achievement of the UNICEF Newcomer Youth Ambassadors and to show support and compassion to the Nepalese community, especially the Nepalese students and families in our schools. As well the evening will include a focus on fundraising for UNICEF's Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund

May 15 2015 - 10:48am

The University Transition Program allows students to complete High School in only two years. Parent Information Sessions are running this weekend.