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Comox Valley Schools' Outdoor Education Camp receives Prestigious Award

Vancouver Aquarium hosted a special evening to celebrate education professionals who are helping shape the ocean stewards of tomorrow and presented the first-ever Ocean Wise Educations awards including one for Comox Valley Schools in collaboration with Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre, Ocean Wise and Passage Adventures: Paddling for a Cleaner Ocean.
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G.P. Vanier School Year Start Up Delayed One Day

Students enrolled in G.P. Vanier Secondary will return to school on Wednesday 5 September, one day after all other schools in Comox Valley School District (SD71) begin the new school year.
The one-day delay is to finalize construction work on the Vanier upgrade project and to ensure classrooms and learning spaces are sufficiently prepared to receive students and begin instructions.
Upon returning to their school, Vanier secondary students and staff will commence with a full day of instruction beginning at 9:05 a.m.
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Media Release - Hornby Island Community School Fire

Early Sunday morning, August 26th a fire occurred at Hornby Island Community School. Hornby Island Volunteer Fire Department responded promptly and requested mutual aid of Denman Island Fire Rescue. Fire crews are to be credited for their quick response and for extinguishing the fire quickly. Despite their incredible efforts the school sustained substantial damage. RCMP are investigating the cause of the fire.
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Dr. Claire Has A New Role in Comox Valley Schools

Over the past nine years, Dr. Claire Vanston has masterfully partnered with Comox Valley Schools to assist with the delivery of the sexual health curriculum, including parts of the body science, puberty and human reproduction. This year her method of delivery will be changing. Beginning in September 2018, Dr. Claire will focus primarily on capacity building.
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Parent Meeting for Hornby Island Community School

SD71 is holding a parent meeting at New Horizons on Hornby Island for the purpose of updating parents on the Hornby Island School fire and to discuss and get input on the planning that is underway for providing educational services to the students on Hornby Island.
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Centralized Student Registration Process

Welcome new families to the Comox Valley. If you are new or returning to the community and wish to register your child, please follow the centralized registration process which will be in effect June 25, 2018 - September 14, 2018.​ ​Click to read the bulletin which outlines the centralized registration process for School District #71.
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