people standing in front of a seed exchange
people standing in front of a seed exchange
people standing in front of a seed exchange
CV Vex Domination

The Comox Valley and Canada Dominated at the 2021 VEX Competitive Robotics World Championships!

Read more about it here.

Skills Canada Silver Medalist

Highland Secondary student Austin Harris won a Silver Medal at the Virtual Skills Canada Nationals in Electronics. The awards ceremony held, June 15th, can be viewed HERE with the Electronics presentation at the 33:40 minute-mark.

Miracle Beach Mural

Miracle Beach Elementary unveiled a new outdoor mural that beautifully depicts the natural environment and surroundings of our region. The artist Jason Craft has created many school murals throughout the District.

Arden Watershed Program

Arden Elementary grade 5 class participated in a Watershed Program with The Comox Lake Wilderness Society (CLWS). Students learned about the protection of the watershed and gained some rowing techniques while exploring the lake. These students were the first to participate in this program.

Big Leaf Maple

Tree of The Year - Coming in close second among the 27 nominated trees is a Big Leaf Maple located in Morrison Creek Park. The Maple was nominated by Marion Dulude’s Grade 6 class at École Puntledge Park. Details on CVN here.

Aspen Park EOL

Aspen Park grade 6 &7's recently embarked on a 2-day outdoor education field trip to Cumberland Lake Park, Comox Lake dam and Kye Bay. Among the many activities, students participated in fire-building and survival, dragon boating, biking, hiking, and marine ecology. More images on our Facebook page here.

Seedling Planting

These young Huband Park students are part of a larger group of classes throughout the District participating in the tree seedling planting opportunity gifted by 7 Generations Steward Society. Learn more about EOL initiatives here.

Culinary Club

Mark R. Isfeld Secondary School Culinary Club got involved in a another community learning project this year with OMG Macarons in Comox. Store owner Brian taught via a virtual tutorial how to make macarons.

Root Robot

An innovative District-wide Applied Design, Science & Technology (ADST) program has been underway - Root Robot Coding. We've had 15 schools and more than 1,600 students in grades 4, 5and 6 involved. Learn more about the program here on our Learn71 site.

Woodworking competition

Vanier students recently entered a BC wide woodworking competition hosted by West Wind Hardwood Inc. Not only did they earn the nomination from teacher, Troy Dakiniewich, these talented students captured two of the top three spots and an honourable mention. Check out the results online here.

Sharing with Sheila - Episode 5

In Episode 5, we learn more about Youn Hee Edmonds, Homestay Coordinator and Korean Marketing Representative with the #sd71 International Student Program department.
Listen to stories of our amazing staff about their unique contributions to student success here on our Staff Cast and Sharing with Sheila page.


#Learn71 Students have been working hard to learn Scratch Coding and create games. Our ultimate goal was to teach the player something or help practice a skill. For some, coding was brand new. Check out the games here!

National Indigenous Day

This June 21, 2021 is the national 25th anniversary of celebrating the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples! Learn more about the District's robust Indigenous Education programs and vast resources here.

Forest Learning

Ecole Puntledge Park students were invited to find a place in the forest that surrounds the school grounds and to seek that which captured their heart and draw what they see.
“Letting the forest guide our word work, guide our art & guide our hearts." - Chantal Stefan, Teacher

Building Connections for Valley Families

Comox Valley Early Years (CVEYC) held their first Building Connections for Families June Pop-Up Series at Airport Elementary. This community initiative helps to identify and build on the strengths of the #comoxvalley in how it supports young learners to thrive and develop physically, socially, emotionally, and cognitively. Learn more here.

Canadian Improv Games

Three teams from Mark R. Isfeld competed in the Canadian Improv Games national tournament and achieved impressive results, including a 1st place finish for Team Swag in the junior category. Read more online here.


Keen eye and steady hands earns a perfect score! Five of Mark Isfeld students checked out the schools' new National Archery in Schools Program (NASP BC) kits and hit five bullseyes. All middle and high schools are now completely outfitted with kits helping this sport to grow in our District!

Pride Month

June is Pride Month and all throughout our school and community we show our colours proudly. At G.P. Vanier, students & staff express their commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion with messages throughout the hallways.

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