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A Valley Educator Teaches her Students to Honour Indigenous Language and Culture through Art

Indigenous students from Puntledge Park Elementary have transformed the First Nation’s words of a recently commissioned song for Comox Valley Schools into a colourful picture book. A song that celebrates the Kwakʼwala culture, and speaks of the unique landscape of mountains, ocean, and rivers of our region can now be enjoyed in a children's book of beautiful illustrations.
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Raising Digitally Responsible Students, An Education for All

Comox Valley Schools invites all parents, staff and families to a presentation on social media and media literacy education June 18th. Jesse Miller, keynote speaker and B.C. consultant within education public safety, will present on the critical subject of youth responsibility online. The presentation is for all school communities throughout the district.
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Field Trip commuting made easier thanks to a new partnership

A new partnership program with Comox Valley Regional District is now in place, making it much simpler and more environmentally friendly to commute on field trips. The School Group Transit Pass Program provides educators a solution to take their students out into the community or the purpose of traveling to and from field trips and experience the local transit system, all at a reduced rate.
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Valley Teacher Receives Prime Minister's Award for Excellence in STEM Education

Kara Dawson, Information Technology Support Teacher, has been awarded a Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence in STEM, Certificate of Achievement.
The award is to honour outstanding Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) teachers at the elementary or secondary school level who keep students engaged in STEM learning and help develop the culture of innovation now and into the future.
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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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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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G.P. Vanier brings classroom creativity to a whole new level of learning

An inaugural cross-curricular course offered to arts and applied skills students combines several disciplines into one student-led learning project, and the results prove remarkable. The Board of Education received an exclusive viewing at their January meeting of several unique projects created by the first cadre of senior secondary students to participate in Vanier Creative Collective.
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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 in 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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