Programs News

May 13 2014 - 9:31am

Summer is around the corner and it certainly felt like it had arrived at the annual Splash 'n Dash at Britannia Elementary.

Grades K-5 from Britannia and Strathcona Elementary Schools took part in a mini triathlon style race, by swimming in the Britannia Community Pool and running laps around the Britannia Secondary track field.

May 12 2014 - 11:00am

Demand for aircraft technicians is expected to soar and high school students, and their teachers are taking notice. 

May 9 2014 - 1:28pm

Music Monday is an annual national event, which highlights the importance of music in our lives and especially in our schools. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Music Monday brings together thousands of students, musicians, parents and community members across the country to celebrate the gift of music in our lives, on the same day at the same time.

May 9 2014 - 9:22am

On April 24th, 80 kids and parents danced, sang and learned about Kindergarten opportunities at the Ready, Set, Learn event, hosted by Trout Lake Community Centre. 

May 1 2014 - 9:16am

Weir Elementary Kindergarten student Harvey Neill says his proudest moment as Principal for a Day at Weir elementary was banning homework for two days. Neill along with assistant to the principal Timmy Neill (yes, they are related) and Vice principal for the day Jessica Sikolya were put nominally in charge of their school for one day this April. 

Apr 30 2014 - 9:41am

After little more than a year of existence, the Byng Debate team is already turning out national level debaters.This year, Una Flego, a Grade 9 Byng Arts student placed so high in the local and provincial debating matches that she earned a coveted spot in this year’s nationals.

Apr 24 2014 - 9:14am

Heard of sister city exchanges? This April, students from the VSB took part in a sister school exchange, where 105 students from East and Westside schools swapped places and took turns attending schools on the other side of the city.

Apr 22 2014 - 4:36pm

What originally started as a personal passion for two Mount Pleasant Elementary students, has turned into a fun and engaging club for students from all grades. Break supervisor and kindergarten teacher, Karen Husak, saw two girls, Pearl and Melissa, knitting during every lunch and recess break. A knitter herself, Husak suggested they start a knitting club. 

Apr 15 2014 - 2:49pm

Lead by a small but passionate group of volunteers, the Book Buddy Program was recently launched at Tillicum Annex and MacDonald Elementary schools. Originally established to provide opportunities for retired people to read, one-to-one, with Inner City School children, the program has now grown to include part-time workers, university students, and those looking for unique volunteering opportunities.

Apr 15 2014 - 10:26am

For five days and four nights, Vancouver ACE IT Carpentry students from Killarney Secondary repaired an old cabin located on Anvil Island in Howe Sound.  Students were exposed to many tasks including installing roofing, re-leveling floors by raising the foundation, constructing and pouring new foundation footings, reconstructing walls, fixing siding and installing subflooring. 

Apr 14 2014 - 9:50am

This April, Nootka Elementary students got a chance to create a wide range of art projects thanks to thousands of dollars in support from the ArtStarts program. During the six week program the entire school worked with Cindy Schreyer, a professional artist and art instructor on a range of original art projects including personalized clay dishes and 200 large format paintings.  

Apr 8 2014 - 4:42pm

Elsie Roy Elementary was awash in literary characters this March as dozens of students dressed up to support the Room to Read initiative aimed at bringing books to less privileged students in the developing world.

Apr 8 2014 - 9:41am

University Hill Secondary students spiced up their afternoon with salsa dancing lessons taught by UBC students. The school’s common room turned into a dance studio, complete with latin tunes on the speakers and plenty of smooth moves. 

Apr 4 2014 - 2:02pm

Not many students dream of spending their spring break learning about science, but one group of John Oliver Secondarygirls went all the way to Florida to do just that. It was the first ever girls-only science trip in the district. During spring break the eight JO girls, accompanied by science teacher Sangeeta Kauldher and English teacher Harkiran Aulakh, visited NASA, the Kennedy Space Centrethe Orlando Science Centre, the Florida Everglades and more. 

Apr 3 2014 - 9:49am

Several thousand students from all over the Vancouver school district got to rock to some inspirational tunes and talks from Kindness Rocks, a troupe of performers and musicians on Friday, February 28. The rock band held three performances throughout the day to a gymnasium packed with elementary and secondary students.

Mar 31 2014 - 1:57pm

Thanks to Vancouver Community College (VCC), 14 Vancouver School Board (VSB) students earned their forklift certification in 2014. The courses, done through the VCC’s School of Transportation, ran every Friday and Saturday over three weekends. 

Mar 28 2014 - 10:41am

This March, over a dozen Maquinna Elementary students settled in their school library to brainstorm with their friends and four Van Tech Grade 12 students on how they can improve their own school experience.

Mar 27 2014 - 12:24pm

In an instant, an educator can light a spark that transforms a student's life. That moment came for Janiece Lofstrom during her grade 10 Planning class at Sir Charles Tupper Secondary. Her career advisor, Mr. Lam, spoke about the Fashion Design Technology program at Eric Hamber Secondary School, and she was hooked. 

Mar 24 2014 - 10:47am

The Vancouver Learning Network (VLN) recently hosted their first talent show — VLN's Got Talent in the John Oliver Secondary auditorium. Students showcased their amazing and diverse skills to an eager audience of parents, staff, and friends.

Mar 20 2014 - 3:06pm

Students at Lord Selkirk students were treated to some fascinating lessons on electricity and magnetism by UBC research associate James Day who works in the department of physics.