Programs News

Dec 18 2014 - 5:42pm

Students at Templeton Secondary got a crash course from the Red Cross in violence and abuse prevention through their program Beyond the Hurt. The program has been running since 1984.

Dec 18 2014 - 1:35pm

This is a tale of two Student Support Workers (SSWs).

Dec 15 2014 - 10:35am

This year, one of the topics of focus with the Magee Leaders Program is food security and food waste in our society. As a way to learn more and discuss this topic, the Magee students recently went to Vancity Theatre for a screening of “Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story”. 

Dec 11 2014 - 10:40am

In a recent assembly at Sir Wilfred Laurier Elementary, each grade took turns performing a Bhangra dance for their fellow students and the Laurier parent community. With deafening cheers from the audience, classes from Kindergarten to Grade 7 performed and celebrated their new-found love of dance.

Dec 3 2014 - 10:37am

Destiney Barton loves her World Music Class at 8J9J. She says she enjoys the program principally because it helps her forget about stress and get a mental break from her school work. Plus she loves the nachos the whole class gets to wolf down after practice.

Nov 27 2014 - 10:23am

As a part of the Templeton Secondary School’s STEM Program, Grade 11 and 12 students recently designed, drafted, built and tested load-bearing model cranes. Looking not unlike a steampunk skyline, the cranes were set up in the woodshop, where the teams made final adjustments and reinforcements.

Nov 26 2014 - 10:06am

Grade 12 Scott McIntyre and Grade 10 Ysnael Marquez are entrepreneurs. The two Point Grey students are also enrolled in the school’s Lifeskills program.  

Nov 25 2014 - 10:14am

Two grade 4/5 classes from Queen Mary Elementary headed over to Tapestry at Westbrook Village once a week for the month of November, as a part of a Project Chef pilot program.

Nov 21 2014 - 10:29am

For almost fifteen years the Vancouver School Board has supported the United Way Lower Mainland throughout the month of December with fundraising initiatives across the district.

This year, like years past, employees from all over the district came the Ed Centre for a pancake breakfast, to help kick off the campaign.

Nov 20 2014 - 10:35am

Yuen Ho has been teaching since 2001, but this year is her first at Bruce Elementary where she’s in the school’s reading recovery room helping Grade 1 students make leaps and bounds of progress when it comes to their literacy.

Nov 19 2014 - 10:55am

500 students from Killarney Secondary gave a thunderous applause when Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Maestro Bramwell Tovey visited the school to give students a crash course in composition, classical music and Q&A around composing. 

Nov 12 2014 - 10:18am

Recently the students at Dr. Annie. B. Jamieson Elementary were treated to a fun and inspiring concert by the beat-boxing string trio, "Infinitus." These talented musicians put on a great interactive show for our K-7 students. 

Nov 6 2014 - 10:55am

At the end of each season, Trafalgar Elementary students coordinate and run a Pocket Market at their school. This year’s fall market saw everyone enjoying free harvest veggie soup and apple tea as they shopped for fresh produce, handmade teas and apple chips. Students and families also had fun with student run games and activities.

Oct 30 2014 - 9:11am

Point Grey Mini School teacher John Procyk was on his way to pick up a batch of wine supplies to make blackberry wine for his 95 year-old mother when he learned he’d won the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching.

Oct 29 2014 - 3:17pm

Parents as Career Coaches is a two session, four hour FREE interactive workshop designed to help parents of highschool students become more effective career development allies for their children.

Oct 24 2014 - 9:58am

Canada's History recently announced 22 winners who have been selected to travel to Ottawa for a special Youth Forum. The winners will arrive in Ottawa on Thursday, October 30 and will spend three days exploring the capital region together.

Oct 20 2014 - 9:25am

It isn’t every day that students have an opportunity to collaborate in a massive crowd-sourced project like The Empire Strikes Back Uncut, a fan-made, shot-for-shot recreation of the Star Wars classic.

Oct 17 2014 - 9:16am

Recently, students at McKechnie Elementary had some very special visitors. BC Dairy’s Mobile Dairy Classroom stopped by for the morning and shared with the students information about dairy cows, life on a farm, and the BC dairy industry.

Oct 8 2014 - 3:21pm

Students and staff at Strathcona Elementary and Community Centre were literally jumping with excitement at the grand opening of their newly upgraded gymnasium. Not only was 42 years of wear and tear sanded down and polished to a near-blinding sheen, but players from Canada’s only NBA team, the Toronto Raptors, stopped by the facility to run a basketball clinic for 40 boys and girls.

Sep 19 2014 - 11:52am

This year, Jennifer Sampson simultaneously graduated from high school and completed the Level One Sheet Metal Fabrication foundation program at BCIT. She says the double accomplishment is all thanks to Tupper Tech, VSB Career Programs and the ACCESS Trades programs.