News & Announcements

In-District Cross-Boundary Requests Begin January

Students registered in the Comox Valley school district may request a transfer to a school outside their catchment area for the 2019/20 school year.
Registration opens 7 January 2019 for a seven-week period for cross-boundary applicants to submit an online request. Requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
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2nd Annual Work to Wellness Challenge: 12 Days of Fitmas.

In an effort to stay healthy as the holiday season approaches, we invite Comox Valley Schools staff to register for the 2nd Annual Work to Wellness Challenge: 12 Days of Fitmas. We’ve listened to your feedback and worked with a handful of our W2W partners to bring some of the workouts & wellness to a school near you!
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Exciting Career Opportunity on Hornby Island

Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Society is seeking candidates for the position of Managing Director - Operations, Community & Corporate Relations. The Managing Director is the lead advisor and implementer of programs for the Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre (TBOEC). Candidates can apply on the Make a Future website.
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Bringing the Outdoors into Classrooms

Comox Valley Schools has taken a bold step forward in enhancing environmental learning opportunities by creating a new teaching position that will be responsible for integrating the outdoors with the education curriculum.
The School District recently hired Serina Allison as the districts first Environmental and Outdoor Education Lead Teacher.
The District is building upon the opportunities already created to help educate youth about the unique and diverse environment that exists in our region.
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A New Board of Education is Sworn In

Seven trustees took an Oath of Office at Tuesday's inaugural board meeting marking the start of a new four-term for Comox Valley Schools Board of Education.
The Board of Education belongs to the BC School Trustee Association (BCSTA) whose mission is to support and advocate for a high-quality public education system as the foundation of a democratic society. Improving student achievement is the key work of locally elected boards of education.
Janice Caton resumes her position as Board Chair with newly elected trustee Tonia Frawley voted in as Vice Chair. Each will serve a one-year term.
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Everybody Deserves a Smile (EDAS) campaign officially underway

EDAS is in its 15th year, and the 2018 campaign is now underway. Led by École Puntledge Park students and staff, 15 other Comox Valley schools have joined and will start filling more than 1,100 homemade care packages for the homeless and needy for Christmas. Donations can be drop off at designated locations until December 10th.

We thank the many individuals in our school and throughout the community who devote their time and energy to our EDAS campaign. We are also grateful to the district Board of Education and the Senior Leadership Team for the encouragement, participation, and contribution that has helped with the project success year after year.
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Elementary schools invite families of preschool children to a fun-filled event.

Ready, Set, Learn is a fun and positive way to begin to introduce your child to your neighbourhood school. Developed in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Health and Children and Family Development, the program offers an enjoyable opportunity to connect. Families will take part in play-based activities while learning about early learning programs and services in our Comox Valley elementary schools and the community.
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Valley students smash pumpkins for a strong cause

Secondary students at G.P. Vanier are raising awareness on a little-known organization in the Comox Valley that has been steadily growing in notoriety over the past three years.
The organization is known as Jack Dot Org (www.jack.org), and this week students participated in the Smash the Stigma event that involved the annihilation of several pumpkins.Jack.org is now in its third year at Vanier, and school counselor Heather Riedle has been overseeing her young leaders apply the principles of the program to heighten awareness.
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A fond farewell to four remarkable trustees

October's Board meeting was an opportunity for senior staff and incumbent trustees to say farewell to the departing board of education members Cliff Boldt, Tom Weber, Peter Coleman, and Vickey Brown.
New trustees will join Board Chair Caton, Vice Chair Hargreaves and Trustee Mcdonnell to commence a new four-year term at the inaugural meeting 13 November.
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