News & Announcements

Robots gather in the Comox Valley for a STEM competition

The Valley will witness the return of the annual robotics tournament that will bring 50 high school teams together to compete at the regional level Saturday 19 January at Highland Secondary.
Now in its 10th year hosting the VEX Robotics Regional Tournament, students from across Vancouver Island and the lower mainland will participate in an all-day competition in hopes to earn a spot at the provincial level taking place in March.
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Outstanding Indigenous Athletes in Valley schools Honoured

Three of the eight recipients for the 2018 Premier’s Awards for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport, Vancouver Island Regional are from a Comox Valley Secondary School.
The Awards were presented during a formal celebration held at the Wei Wai Kum First Nation Thunderbird Hall in Campbell River, November 27.
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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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