Community News

Jan 1 2016 - 12:00pm

The Vancouver School District takes the safety of students and staff extremely seriously. As noted by provincial authorities and the City of Vancouver, the December 29 earthquake, which was reported to be between 4.3 and 4.8 magnitude, caused no damage to buildings or infrastructure. 

Schools will open as scheduled on Monday, January 4, with no evidence of any change in the safety level of the buildings.

Dec 17 2015 - 12:31pm

Happy and safe holidays to all our students, staff and parents. 
We look forward to another successful school semester in 2016!

Dec 15 2015 - 4:23pm

The 20th Annual Inner City Community Christmas Dinner was held at Hastings School earlier this month.

Guests were served a delicious hot turkey Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, prepared and catered by Templeton Secondary School Culinary Arts students, led by teacher Patti Koyanagi.

Dec 14 2015 - 1:25pm

Five of Selkirk Elementary’s eight Gr. 6 and 7 volleyball teams participated in an early December series of games against members of the Vancouver Police Department. 

Dec 11 2015 - 10:58am

As a part of this year’s program the senior math class at John Oliver Secondary partnered with VanCity to learn about wages, mortgages and taxes—a focus on relevance, and also partnered with a Grade 3 class at Mackenzie Elementary to teach math games—a focus on fun. 

Dec 1 2015 - 3:58pm

When Hana Woldeyes arrived in Vancouver from Ethiopia just over 2 years ago, she was shy and unsure about what she could expect when starting school. Today she is regarded as a leader in the community and has been short-listed for the Samara Canada Everyday Political Citizen Project (EPCP).

Nov 30 2015 - 1:03pm

NRP School Student council members worked all month selling handmade moustaches for ‪#‎Movember‬ in support of cancer research.

Nov 26 2015 - 4:21pm

Karen Larsen, VSB Career Programs coordinator, Johnson Quon, a VSB painter and Karen Blake, a VSB teacher were recently invited to speak at the Industry Training Authority (ITA) Youth Day on November 25.

Nov 24 2015 - 1:01pm

Strathcona Elders were interviewed by students from Strathcona Elementary School's as part of a Best B4 Collective community project. Participating students on this interview assignment are from Annie Simard and Cristina Fogale's grade 4/5 class.

Nov 23 2015 - 12:32pm

With a grant from the Vancouver Police Foundation, the VPD Police Athletics League (PAL) and School Liaison Unit recently purchased jerseys for students in 18 Vancouver elementary schools.

Nov 19 2015 - 3:36pm

Since 1991, The Vancouver School District has been running a campaign in support of The United Way and annually raises approximately $40,000 through events and VSB employees making pledges through payroll. To date district staff and schools have raised over $1.5 million for the community. 

This year’s campaign will run from November 18th – December 31st, and kicked off with the annual Pancake Breakfast (November 18th) held in the cafeteria at the Board Office.

Nov 17 2015 - 1:41pm

Grade 11 Leadership students from Windermere Secondary School are in the midst of organizing the seventh annual Climate Change Conference (C3).

This year’s theme: ‘What are You Willing to Lose?’

Nov 10 2015 - 5:30pm

Students from Shaughnessy Elementary School created a unique art installation to be presented to the city, which honours fallen soldiers.

The project, which up-cycles old pop bottles into red poppies, was an opportunity for Shaughnessy teacher Carla Pace to engage her Grade 5 students not only creatively, but also give them a deeper connection to the history of Remembrance Day.

Nov 5 2015 - 10:55am

Vancouver Canucks forwards Daniel Sedin (#22) and Radim Vrbata (#17), and mascot Fin, stopped by Lord Selkirk Elementary School this week.

Students and staff were thrilled to meet the players and show Sedin and Vrbata how they have incorporated hockey into their learning of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). 

Oct 29 2015 - 4:21pm

CBC News recently visited Grandview Elementary to learn more about a unique program that brings community together and supports East Vancouver parents.

"Tuesday Tea at the inner-city Grandview Elementary School, which has a largely vulnerable population, brings parents together to offer a supportive environment."

Oct 28 2015 - 10:03am

These info sessions are for parents to learn about specific programs at school sites. 

Oct 26 2015 - 12:27pm

This month, Dr. Annie B. Jamieson Elementary School held a Thanksgiving lunch to share the meaning of the holiday with the school community.

Oct 23 2015 - 11:18am

At the Regional StrongStart Pro-D Learning Together conference, recently held in Metro Vancouver, the Vancouver School Board promoted Heart-Mind Well-being via their gallery walk display.  

Participants were invited learn about the Five Positive Human Qualities of Heart-Mind Well-being developed by the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education​ and UBC's Human Early Learning Partnership

Oct 16 2015 - 4:50pm

The Cause We Care Foundation (CWC) has pledged $251,475 to four Vancouver schools, which will support the Kids First and/or KidsSafe programs after-school programs over the next three years.

Oct 15 2015 - 3:33pm

On this year’s Shake Out BC, students, staff, community members, Trustees and the Minister of Education gathered at Kitsilano Secondary School to celebrate the completion of a brand new school wing. 

The new wing marks the completion of the first stage of construction towards the seismic upgrading of the iconic Vancouver school.