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Salish Sea Science Program

Ocean Wise is offering a youth leadership retreat at Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre on Hornby Island April 26-28. Participating youth grades 10 - 12 will learn about the seven ocean literacy principles, the history of the area and traditional knowledge through outdoor activities.
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Hope and Love Beyond the 94: A Journey of Reconciliation

Twenty-one students at Highland Secondary School in the Comox Valley now have a deeper more meaningful understanding of our nation's journey of reconciliation. Their learning has helped them create hope through the visual arts with a unique silkscreen composition of original Indigenous design.
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New School Vice Principal Positions Announced

Following the announcement in January of Mr. Greg Kochanuk accepting the position of District Vice-Principal/Associate Principal of the International Student Program, a vacancy was left at G.P. Vanier.
We are pleased to now announce two vice principal positions as a result.
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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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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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