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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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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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