Programs News

Aug 18 2014 - 9:55am

It’s no secret that fast food is unhealthy. Containing exorbitant amounts of salt, oil, fats and sugars, eating these foods has contributed to our societies’ battle with obesity. 

Jul 22 2014 - 1:38pm

Over the past school year, four Britannia Secondary classes participated in the Environmental Youth Alliance Growing Kids program. Throughout the school year these classes learned about food growing through hands-on learning, helping to plant, grow food, harvest and take general care of the gardens.

Jul 21 2014 - 11:47am

The Skills Canada National competition was recently held in Toronto and the results are in — All three  VSB Career Education students who competed brought home gold! 
(see original story HERE)

“Skills Canada was like the Olympics,” says Rachel Lau, a grade 11 student from Magee Secondary. “Except it focused on the trades and essential skills. I made friends and experienced a lot of new things at Skills Canada. It's a trip I'll definitely remember.”

Jul 4 2014 - 10:28am

Henry Hudson Elementary students and teachers worked throughout the school year learning about gardening and getting their hands dirty. But the results of their labours weren’t just in the plants they harvested; skills and concepts outside of gardening were also incorporated into the project.  

Jun 26 2014 - 9:44am

Sunshine Dickinson is graduating this year with the best marks ever and she couldn’t have done so without the little urban one room school house that’s Kiwassa Alternative Program.

Jun 23 2014 - 9:21am

Windermere Elementary Lifeskills students took to the stage this May as they performed “Finally: The Musical” a performance that featured a script and original songs written and performed by Windermere Secondary students.

Jun 17 2014 - 10:06am

Recently students of the Templeton Community School Team’s Kids First Program at Hastings Elementary spent their afterschool time leading special guests through the school on mini-program tours and demonstrating some of the unique activities offered.

Guests from a variety of businesses, organizations, and institutions from across Vancouver were invited as an opportunity to promote the program and thank community supporters.

Jun 12 2014 - 9:36am

Over 50 students from two Grade 5/6/7 classes created a wide-range of paper-mache trophy animal heads. Under the supervision of Dickens Elementary teachers Karim Bhimani and Tami McDiarmid and parent volunteer/artist Deb Copeland, the kids worked diligently, first researching their animal subject and then constructing the mache heads and mounting them on a wooden pedestal.

Jun 11 2014 - 12:30pm

This May, 17 Grade 9 Summit students from Van Tech headed to Washington, DC as a part of the Asper Foundation Human Rights and Holocaust Studies Program. The program objectives are to promote respect for others and sensitize Canadian Grade 9 high school students to the consequences of racism through a specially designed education program.

Jun 5 2014 - 1:48pm

This June, Killarney Secondary Grade 11 and 12 Family Management students headed out into nearby elementary schools to help teach younger students about how they can stay safe online.

Jun 4 2014 - 1:25pm

Four Vancouver students placed gold at the BC Skills Competitions and three have advanced to the Canadian Skills Competitions, taking place this week in Toronto, and will represent BC in their contest area.

Jun 2 2014 - 9:40am

Van Tech student Roan Shankaruk is a national poetry champion. Earlier this semester Shankaruk took the top prize in the national poetry competition Poetry in Voice, a competition that included over 370 schools and national finals where she went head to head with 39 finalists from secondary schools and Collèges d’enseignement général et professionnel (CEGEPs) from across Canada.

May 29 2014 - 9:44am

Chef John Buist of Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary School hosted the 14th annual Chili Competition at the Cloverdale exhibition grounds on May 8th, 2014. A total of 20 teams participated, teams from Langley, Port Coquitlam, Surrey and Vancouver. 

May 27 2014 - 12:31pm

On April 9, 2014, nine Eric Hamber students competed in six different competition categories at the 20th Provincial Skills Canada competitions at the Tradex in Abbotsford.  

May 23 2014 - 12:39pm

This May, eight students from Templeton, Tupper, Van Tech and King George enrolled in Legal Boot Camp, a new pilot program and partnership between the Vancouver School Board and UBC Law.

May 22 2014 - 9:15am

From Scientists to Mad Hatter’s Breakfast Tea Parties, you never know what is going to happen next in the Extended Learning Assistance Centre (ELAC) at General Brock.

May 20 2014 - 9:10am

“I wasn’t the best student. I was regarded as one of the of the ‘bad kids,’” grins Ian Russell, leaning back in his chair at Tim Hortons. 

May 15 2014 - 1:44pm

CODE2014, the Eric Hamber Fashion Department's 23rd annual fashion show, was an opportunity for students to showcase all the best aspects of Hamber Fashion. Hundreds of pieces were on stage, from the iconic canvas ‘Hamber Duffle’ and ‘Hamber Garment’ bags, to stylish renditions of the lovely Mason Dior skirt.

Over the past year, Hamber Fashion students also took on the unique challenge of upcycling old band jackets into usable and fashion-forward tops, dresses, and blazers. Raincoats, for women and pooches were a highlight in the show, with the puppy models stealing the spotlight.

May 15 2014 - 9:26am

Windermere Secondary students Jameson Zhu and Jason Lui took home top honours at the BC Brightest Minds Physics Competition on April 29th. 

May 14 2014 - 9:19am

On April 30th, Templeton Secondary’s Boys Club hosted former world champ boxer Ray ‘Boom Boom’ Mancini, who came to the give the club’s young men some life lessons.