News & Announcements

A new District Principal position announced

Comox Valley Schools is pleased to announce the position of District Principal: Student Services has been accepted by Ms. Tracy Pederson. Please join us in congratulating Ms. Pederson into her new role with the district.
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Strategic Planning Survey

Comox Valley Schools is currently creating a strategic plan for the 2019 – 2023 school years. In our development of a new strategic plan, we review our past strategic plan as well as seek consultation from our education partners and members of the community (parent/guardians, students, staff, and the general public). This survey is the first part of the consultation process. Please take the time to complete a few questions and share your valuable input. The survey will be open until April 24th.
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Valley Teams excel at Destination Imagination

Eleven teams representing six Comox Valley schools competed in the annual Provincial Destination Imagination (DI) Tournament 6 April in Vancouver.
Two G.P. Vanier teams took home provincial champion titles, including DInamic for the Engineering Challenge at the secondary level and Miracle Worms in the Improvisation Challenge, secondary level.
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Comox Valley Schools receives additional $1.8 million from Ministry

Valley schools will receive new funding for minor capital projects from the Ministry of Education.
The Ministry made the announcement recently in response to the school district’s 2019/20 Annual Five-Year Capital Plan submission.
Royston Elementary, Mark R. Isfeld Secondary, Highland Secondary, and Cumberland Community School are the recipients of new funds for minor capital priority projects in the district.
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Secondary Students win a spot at World Robotic Tournament

Comox Valley robotics students continue to shine as they competed one last time to qualify for the VEX Robotics World Tournament. The district was represented by five NIDES teams and an independent team comprised of Mark R. Isfeld students at the Provincials 2 March. Two teams earned a spot to compete in Kentucky later this spring.
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Secondary School Salad Bar Program Successfully Launched

As food literacy grows in the district, so do Salad Bar programs. It began with Huband Park Elementary and Lake Trail Middle School, each running their own unique program. Soon, schools began to collaborate and share experiences to expand salad bar operations into other schools. Find out how they did it and who was involved in making it happen.
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Safety Alert - Momo Challenge Resurfaces

The North American Centre for Threat Assessment and Trauma Response, and Safer Schools Together are warning students and families about a dangerous online threat. Here's what to know and do about the Momo Challenge.
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G.P. Vanier brings classroom creativity to a whole new level of learning

An inaugural cross-curricular course offered to arts and applied skills students combines several disciplines into one student-led learning project, and the results prove remarkable. The Board of Education received an exclusive viewing at their January meeting of several unique projects created by the first cadre of senior secondary students to participate in Vanier Creative Collective.
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MHO Notice to School Districts re: Measles – Information for Students and Families

With the outbreak of measles in Vancouver, BC, families may be wondering what steps they can take to protect themselves from measles. Vaccination is the best method of protection. All school-age children and adults born in 1970 or later should have 2 doses of MMR vaccine for full protection. Most people born before 1970 are immune to measles because of past exposure or disease. Please take some time to check your vaccination records to see if you or your children need additional vaccination. Vaccination is available from physicians, pharmacists (for adults and children over 5 years), and public health units (for children). Call ahead to your healthcare provider to ensure that MMR is available at your appointment. More information about measles and MMR vaccine can be found at and
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