News & Announcements

Cannabis Legalization and the impact on K-12 education in Comox Valley Schools

In advance of the cannabis legalization, which comes into effect Wednesday 17 October, the following school bulletin has been created to keep our school communities well informed on the district’s position regarding the use of cannabis on or in school property. We have included a few helpful links regarding the new legislation that can be of value in having conversations with students and among employees in the workplace.
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Meeting Students Where They're At, The Arden Way

This month's Education Committee meeting was dedicated to celebrating four years of public education success in the Comox Valley. Trustees reflected on the many innovative, inquisitive and inclusive ways in which education is designed and delivered Iin our schools to help students achieve their very best. We shine the spotlight on one of those incredible success stories happening at Arden Elementary.
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Tech Grants are having a positive impact on Valley Students

In a recent community publication called The Exchange, produced and distributed by Best Buy, Courtenay Elementary school is featured for being one of the company's 2017 tech grant recipients. The grant is to help equip classrooms across Canada with technology to enhance learning and to inspire students in STEAM activities.
Find out how they used their grant and its impact on a Grade4/5 class.
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Canadian Football League's prize cup lands in the hands of Comox Valley students

Not every school-age child has the chance to see the CFL Grey Cup up close let alone hold it, touch it and have their picture taken with it. For students at Airport Elementary School having CFL Hall of Fame​ pay a visit with the Grey Cup was more than extraordinary. It was a chance of a lifetime that gives them full bragging rights, as no other school in the district had the opportunity.
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Salish Sea Science Program for Youth on Hornby Island

Ocean Wise offers district youth a leadership retreat at the Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre. Participants grades 10 - 12 will learn about the seven ocean literacy principles, the history of the area and traditional knowledge through outdoor activities. The retreat is free and runs from 19 to 21 October 2018.
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Excellence the theme for upcoming Educational Committee Meeting

Join us at the School Board Office Tuesday 9 October, 6:30 p.m. as trustees take a fond look back over their four-year tenure serving on the Board of Education for Comox Valley Schools.
As a special addition, an acknowledgement will be made for one of our educational professionals who received an award for her exemplary work - a testament to the excellence and dedication of all district staff.
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Master tradesmen mentor Valley students in an educational community build

Five Valley students will receive a hands-on introduction to the art and science of timber framing under the guidance of master tradesmen during community building opportunity on Hornby Island.

The Timber Framers Guild has joined forces with the Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Society Centre to lead a community build project of constructing a fire-pit pavilion on the grounds of its education centre on Hornby Island.
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POSTPONED - Orange Shirt Day Presentation at Bighouse

The school district's Orange Shirt Day presentations are cancelled this week due to weather-related problems that are preventing Phyllis Webstad from travelling. The community presentation that was originally planned for Monday and rescheduled to Wednesday 3 October has been postponed until further notice.
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