Programs News

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.

Apr 16 2015 - 9:32am

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

Apr 14 2015 - 12:54pm

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 14 2015 - 9:54am

On Friday March 27, Seymour Elementary students were enraptured by the storytelling of children’s book author Dan Bar-El.

Apr 10 2015 - 11:22am

Fifteen students from Britannia Secondary’s Street2Peak team climbed Mount Kilimanjaro this Spring Break after training for over a year by hiking the mountains of the Northshore and running marathons in Vancouver and Seattle. Funds for the project came from 11 months of fundraising, donations, and gear and equipment sponsorships.

Apr 10 2015 - 9:35am

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 - 2:46pm

Nootka Elementary's THRIVE Program students have been busy making a movie. Over the past 18 months, the elementary school students have worked together to create a powerful film titled “You Can't Eat Money" about BC’s endangered species.

Apr 9 2015 - 9:33am

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 8 2015 - 12:32pm

On Tuesday, April 14 SACY, the VSB and Vancouver Coastal Health will be hosting a forum for parents where they can learn about how to have challenging conversations with their children about substances. 

Apr 8 2015 - 9:31am

Windermere Secondary’s innovative Academy of Math program got a big boost when it received $12,500 from the Vancouver Sun Adopt-a-School program to support the purchase of a perpetual license for the academy’s software.

Apr 7 2015 - 9:55am

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 - 9:09am

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.

Mar 30 2015 - 9:22am

Social Studies 11 students at Prince of Wales Secondary Mini School are giving their school’s waste a close look.

Mar 23 2015 - 9:02am

Byng Secondary was awash in classical music on Friday, February 27 during the performance of their symphony orchestra. Led by teachers Scott Maclennan and Odette Kurth, roughly 50 students dressed in their best formal black clothes took to the stage of the Byng auditorium to give a series of stirring performances.

Mar 6 2015 - 10:24am

This year, as a part of a growth plan at Tecumseh Annex, staff at the school decided to focus on improving behavioral success for students, particularly during less structured, less supervised times and settings such as lunch and recess.

This led to the development of the Tecumseh Annex R.O.C.K.s initiative where teachers and staff worked with all students to encourage them to R.O.C.K. with Respect, Open Minds, Community and Kindness.

Mar 4 2015 - 10:59am

Recently, over 180 Grade 6 and 7 students from HastingsLord NelsonAR LordFranklin, and Begbie Elementary Schools spent the day at Templeton Secondary challenging their minds --- and teamwork skills --- at the annual Templeton Science Challenge.

Mar 2 2015 - 10:46am

This February, Van Tech had 28 senior high school boys from the Loire Valley of France roaming its halls. According to French Immersion teacher Erin Cullingworth, the boys were quite popular around the school.

Feb 24 2015 - 10:49am

The Vancouver Elementary Physical Activity Association (VEPAA) recently held their annual Coaches’ Recognition Reception at VanDusen Gardens. 

The yearly event is an opportunity for elementary school teachers and administrators, who all volunteer at their schools to coach teams and lead athletics programs, to come together and celebrate each other’s achievements and hard work.

Feb 20 2015 - 10:29am

This year 21 students from Van Tech took the stage to recite their favourite poems during the school’s third annual Poetry in Voice competition.

Feb 16 2015 - 10:20am

Tucked away in the corner of the Tupper Life Skills classrooms is a small but growing garden of plants. Right now the garden is packed with micro-greens, salad greens, wheat grass, snow peas and soy beans.