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A Valley Educator Teaches her Students to Honour Indigenous Language and Culture through Art

Indigenous students from Puntledge Park Elementary have transformed the First Nation’s words of a recently commissioned song for Comox Valley Schools into a colourful picture book. A song that celebrates the Kwakʼwala culture, and speaks of the unique landscape of mountains, ocean, and rivers of our region can now be enjoyed in a children's book of beautiful illustrations.
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Board of Education calls for input on the Draft Strategic Plan

The 2019-2023 plan is a living document that provides the Board with a robust and focused direction and sets its priorities, goals and actions for the next four years. With the support and collaboration from our education partners, staff and the community input, the draft report is being presented for further feedback before it is finalized for the end of the school year.
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School Catchment Consultation

Comox Valley Schools is facing enrollment pressures at some schools due to increasing student population which has resulted in some schools being at or above capacity. Other schools, however, remain below capacity and have space available to accept new student enrollment.
Four pre-consultations were recently held seeking ideas and factors to consider for a fall consultation process on catchment areas.
The fall consultations will be developed in the coming months and will include feedback from these sessions as well as from a recent online survey.
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Raising Digitally Responsible Students, An Education for All

Comox Valley Schools invites all parents, staff and families to a presentation on social media and media literacy education June 18th. Jesse Miller, keynote speaker and B.C. consultant within education public safety, will present on the critical subject of youth responsibility online. The presentation is for all school communities throughout the district.
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Field Trip commuting made easier thanks to a new partnership

A new partnership program with Comox Valley Regional District is now in place, making it much simpler and more environmentally friendly to commute on field trips. The School Group Transit Pass Program provides educators a solution to take their students out into the community or the purpose of traveling to and from field trips and experience the local transit system, all at a reduced rate.
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Valley Teacher Receives Prime Minister's Award for Excellence in STEM Education

Kara Dawson, Information Technology Support Teacher, has been awarded a Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence in STEM, Certificate of Achievement.
The award is to honour outstanding Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) teachers at the elementary or secondary school level who keep students engaged in STEM learning and help develop the culture of innovation now and into the future.
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School Catchment Consultations Survey

After completing four successful community meetings on enrollment pressures earlier in May, Comox Valley Schools now invite you to continue in the conversation. A survey has been designed to capture more input from parents, families, students, and the community regarding catchment boundaries.
The eight-question survey will take 10 minutes or less to complete and will help the Board of Education shape the catchment consultation process coming in Fall 2019.
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