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Important recycling project puts books in the hands of early readers

Recycling children’s books can improve access to more reading opportunities for young children and kick-start a lifetime love of reading stories and books. The Comox Valley 1000x5 Book Recycling Project needs help filling its shelves this time of year to keep a steady supply of books to donate to children throughout the community.
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Food Literacy in Valley grows with a new Farm to School coordinator

Farm to Cafeteria Canada (F2CC) and the Social Planning and Research Council (SPARC) of British Columbia have enhanced the school district’s food literacy program with a new position to help grow opportunities for good nutrition for Valley students. The Valley was chosen to have a coordinator because of the existing solid base of interest and activity in schools with partnering organizations.
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Youth in trades get a financial kickback from the province

Earn as you learn is the premise to the Youth Work in Trades program offered to secondary students. It pays off when students reach enough hours toward a Level 1 apprenticeship. This month, students received $1,000 from the Government of British Columbia as an incentive to pursue a career in the trades industry.
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Indigenous Youth Inspired to be the Nation's Next Storytellers

Indigenous students across Canada took part in a one of a kind experience with the CBC Broadcast Centre in Vancouver November 13th and seven of our Nala'atsi youth were a part of it. It was a day of inspiration by CBC's Indigenous journalists and veteran hosts, including Angela Sterritt, Duncan McCue, Ian Hanomansing, Gloria Macarenko, and more.
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Indigenous students in the Valley continue to graduate at a high rate

The upward trend in the six-year graduation rates for Indigenous students in the Comox Valley reaches a new level higher than in previous years. Results for the 2018 – 2019 school year set a new five-year record for the District. One of the contributing factors leading to this success is the fact that the District embraces Indigenous ways and knowing in the curriculum.
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Repurposing School Furniture to Benefit the Community

Comox Valley Schools is focused on making a positive impact on the community it serves. One such way is in repurposing used equipment. Recently, a large stock of classroom furniture were donated to various community organizations to help in furnish their pace.
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Think of Me

The Comox Valley RCMP has been working in parntership with the school district to grab the attention of drivers as they pass through school zones by handing out drawings done by students to serve as a reminder about hazards of driving distracted.
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Denman Island Receives Childcare Space Funding

Comox Valley Schools has received close to $1 million in funding from the Government of British Columbia to create much-needed licensed childcare spaces on Denman Island.
As part of the new provincial program Childcare BC New Spaces Fund, the province is helping fund the creation of 22,000 licensed childcare spaces throughout the province.
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