Programs News

May 14 2015 - 1:40pm

Stemming from the desire to strengthen community ties the science department at Gladstone Secondary reached out to the community and offered the elementary school population two days of fun revolving around scientific inquiry. 

May 8 2015 - 10:09am

Last month, Grade 4/5 and Grade 6/7 students from the MACC Program celebrated their heritage fair learning by showcasing their individual Canadian history projects in the gymnasium of Tecumseh.  

May 6 2015 - 11:56am

The First Nations Studies12 class at Eric Hamber Secondary recently organized and held a very successful Aboriginal Awareness Afternoon for hundreds of students across the district.

May 5 2015 - 4:10pm

The Oppenheimer Elementary Senior Band brought home a gold rating at the recent 2015 Vancouver Kiwanis Concert Band Festival. Student music ensembles from across the province came to Richmond, BC to perform for professional adjudicators who then provided feedback in a 30-45 minute coaching session following their performances.

May 5 2015 - 9:36am

Van Tech’s Hairdressing student Vya Bolislis won gold and Tereeza Matti won silver at the 2015 BC Skills. They competed in three categories: Ladies Creative, Ladies Hair by Night, and Men’s Trend Cut. These categories tested their cutting, colouring, and styling techniques.

May 4 2015 - 9:21am

Each year L’Ecole Bilingue hosts one of the most grueling food competitions—for Grade 6 students—in the city. This year was a little different. Currently, L’Ecole Bilingue is being rebuilt for seismic safety, and the students are in a swing space while the build takes place. But even working in a different location was not a deterrent for the future master chefs.

May 1 2015 - 3:58pm

On a sunny Wednesday this April, 170 intermediate students from Osler Elementary headed out onto the school field for a special track and field program. That morning they were led by Osler Principal Shannon Burton in a range of warm activities before they headed to six different stations including sprints, relay, high jump, long jump, strength training and shot put.

May 1 2015 - 9:51am

On April 3, 45 Byng Secondary had the thrill of their musical lives as they performed on the stage of Carnegie Hall in New York as a part of the Festival at Carnegie Hall.

Apr 30 2015 - 9:16am

This May, Britannia Secondary Grade 11 student Angela Ngo will be speaking in front of the titans of BC industry at the BC Lauriat Hall of Fame at the Fairmont Hotel.

Apr 29 2015 - 9:52am

Churchill’s computing students are thriving. This year Churchill students raked in impressive results in three national and international computing competitions.

Apr 28 2015 - 9:42am

On Thursday, April 16, Jade Nawata, a Grade 11student at City School at King George Secondaryexpanded her comfort zone by rappelling nineteen floors down Vancouver's Shaw Tower. This exploit was in aid of Outward Bound Canadawho hope to raise up to $75,000 to support of their Urban Youth Programs in Vancouver.  

Apr 27 2015 - 3:13pm

The Vancouver School Board had a sizable presence at this year’s Provincial Skills Competition. Dozens of students from Vancouver schools competed in a range of events in Abbotsford’s TradeX Centre on April 9.

Apr 27 2015 - 2:02pm

For a third year in a row, district students will have an opportunity to participate in the Sketchbook Project, which encourages students to draw daily in their sketchbooks.

Apr 27 2015 - 9:55am

On Wednesday, April 15 former Vancouver School Board Superintendent Steve Cardwell donated $3000 from his retirement event to the STAND Foundation.

Apr 24 2015 - 9:56am

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

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 - 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

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.