News & Announcements

A young leader in Truth and Reconciliation named a regional honouree

A Brooklyn Elementary Grade 7 student received surprising news about her artwork submission into the Imagine a Canada competition. As a result of her compelling story of why she demonstrates leadership in reconciliation, Dani Lewis was selected as a regional honouree for the Imagine a Canada National Arts and Leadership Initiative through the University of Manitoba.
Erin Haluschak, Comox Valley Record, sat down with Ms. Lewis to learn about her vision for reconciliation and her Indigenous family heritage.
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Strategic Planning Consultation

There is plenty of space still available for the second public consultation session on the strategic plan development. As part of the development of a new strategic plan, we review our past plan and seek feedback from our education partners and the community (parent/guardians, students, staff and the general public). Registration is required and limited to 25 participants. If demand is high, additional sessions will be scheduled.
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A Unique Outdoor Education and Adventure Experience on Hornby Island Returns

Following the incredibly successful 2018 inaugural camp, Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Center in partnership with Ocean Wise and Navigate NIDES (Comox Valley Schools - School District 71) are offering another exciting outdoor education experience.

The Ocean Literacy and Leadership Camp is an educational retreat for young women ages 15 to 18, taking place from July 14 to 19 at Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre.
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A new District Principal position announced

Comox Valley Schools is pleased to announce the position of District Principal: Student Services has been accepted by Ms. Tracy Pederson. Please join us in congratulating Ms. Pederson into her new role with the district.
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Strategic Planning Survey

Comox Valley Schools is currently creating a strategic plan for the 2019 – 2023 school years. In our development of a new strategic plan, we review our past strategic plan as well as seek consultation from our education partners and members of the community (parent/guardians, students, staff, and the general public). This survey is the first part of the consultation process. Please take the time to complete a few questions and share your valuable input. The survey will be open until April 24th.
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Valley Teams excel at Destination Imagination

Eleven teams representing six Comox Valley schools competed in the annual Provincial Destination Imagination (DI) Tournament 6 April in Vancouver.
Two G.P. Vanier teams took home provincial champion titles, including DInamic for the Engineering Challenge at the secondary level and Miracle Worms in the Improvisation Challenge, secondary level.
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Comox Valley Schools receives additional $1.8 million from Ministry

Valley schools will receive new funding for minor capital projects from the Ministry of Education.
The Ministry made the announcement recently in response to the school district’s 2019/20 Annual Five-Year Capital Plan submission.
Royston Elementary, Mark R. Isfeld Secondary, Highland Secondary, and Cumberland Community School are the recipients of new funds for minor capital priority projects in the district.
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Secondary Students win a spot at World Robotic Tournament

Comox Valley robotics students continue to shine as they competed one last time to qualify for the VEX Robotics World Tournament. The district was represented by five NIDES teams and an independent team comprised of Mark R. Isfeld students at the Provincials 2 March. Two teams earned a spot to compete in Kentucky later this spring.
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Secondary School Salad Bar Program Successfully Launched

As food literacy grows in the district, so do Salad Bar programs. It began with Huband Park Elementary and Lake Trail Middle School, each running their own unique program. Soon, schools began to collaborate and share experiences to expand salad bar operations into other schools. Find out how they did it and who was involved in making it happen.
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