Programs News

Feb 13 2015 - 10:19am

Are trades and technology for you? Did you know that up to 43% of new jobs created in BC from now until 2020 will be in skilled trades and technology? Choose one of nine options from the VSB career programs to start your training in Grade 12.

Feb 12 2015 - 10:17am

University Hill Secondary Grade 12 student Sarah Tang says debate is one of the most important things she has learned while attending secondary school.

Feb 10 2015 - 10:24am

It was 2 AM at Granville Island when Grade 12 Magee student Char Dangerfield arrived with her art portfolio outside the sealed and dark doors of Emily Carr University of Art + Design. The rain was pouring down and Dangerfield, who was now second in line for that day’s “Portfolio Day”, hunkered down for a long and wet wait. Equipped with blankets and a folding chair, she was there for the long haul.

Feb 5 2015 - 10:55am

Kitsilano Secondary teacher Trevor Mills thinks we need to start talking about mental health in the classroom and he’s doing this using rap and rhyme.

Jan 30 2015 - 3:52pm

The start of the New Year is an exciting time for students at Laurier Annex, as every spring term the little gym is transformed into a gymnastics extravaganza.  

Jan 29 2015 - 10:50am

A group of Britannia Secondary Business Education students recently competed in the 2015 Junior Achievement of BC Innovation Jam competition, held at the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel. This business competition featured twenty high schools from across the province developing a business idea that had a social mission. 

Jan 26 2015 - 10:33am

Imagine building a "Mars rover", controlled by a laptop, in high school. That's what students in the STEM program are up to. The innovative program based at Templeton integrates multiple disciplines into a true 21st century learning environment. 

Jan 23 2015 - 10:30am

On Saturday January 17, robots ruled at Gladstone Secondary. That's because the school was hosting a provincial robotics tournament in its gym. 45 teams from across the province made their way to Gladstone to compete for top honours. 

Jan 22 2015 - 5:08pm

Kitchener and Queen Mary elementary schools recently went bow to bow in a high stakes competition at Byng pool.

As a part of Skills Canada, Grade 6/7s students from Lord Kitchener and Queen Mary Elementary Schools and Grade 8s from Lord Byng Secondary took on the challenge of designing, building, and sailing cardboard boats.

Jan 21 2015 - 3:48pm

Each year VSB's Adult Ed program helps over 700 students get their Dogwood Diploma and graduate. To learn more about our Adult Ed Program, check out our infographic or visit Adult Ed's website here.

Jan 21 2015 - 10:54am

When Joanne Dale, Principal at Cunnigham Elementary School, heard that her application to the Vancouver Sun Adopt-A-School had been accepted, she had no idea the amount of generosity that was about to befall her school. 

Jan 19 2015 - 10:15am

It’s December and clusters of students are hunched over their computers in one of Killarney Secondary’s computer labs working on a coding assignment. They’re part of the school’s Programming 13 class, an open and independent study course for high level and independent coders looking to work on their own games and software.

Jan 16 2015 - 10:39am

“I was very scared of going back to school after ten years of graduating from university and I am extremely happy. My English teacher was fantastic! He made the class fun and easy to understand,” said Orianna Garcia Canto about her decision to enroll in an Adult Education English class.

Jan 14 2015 - 5:49pm

On Thursday, December 11, Fleming Elementary Grade 7 students were engrossed in their tablets as they guided their little Grade 1 buddies through the wonders of digital computing. 

Jan 14 2015 - 10:14am

Adapted for a Canadian audience, the Kitsilano Secondary Theatre Department recently completed a successful run of the first ever, live theatre version of “Love Actually”.

Jan 12 2015 - 1:09pm

Late last December, Queen Mary teacher Maria King's grade 5/6 class put on a great Noel French Cafe to round out the 2014 year. Parents and staff were invited to a beautifully decorated room with decorations including images of the Eiffel Tower and maps of France hung from the ceiling and walls. 

Jan 7 2015 - 10:47am

Late last year volunteers working with the VSB District Reception and Placement Centre created a terrific new video showcasing the stories of four ELL newcomer students.

Jan 6 2015 - 10:14am

The VSB is staffed with unsung heroes—men and women who care deeply about the education and welfare of students. Wendy Gilmour is one of those heroes, whose tireless passion and advocacy has helped hundreds of students find success and a sense of purpose.

Jan 5 2015 - 3:09pm

The students of the Van Tech Summit Program take literature seriously. Each summer the Grade 8 Summit students are tasked with reading J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit. Over the course of the fall semester they work together to create their own version of showcased a hobbit’s banquet based on their studies.

Jan 5 2015 - 10:29am

“They actually care, they really push you to succeed and they make you feel good about it,” said Adrian Snashall of the Main Street at Gladstone Adult Education Teachers.