Qualicum and Comox Valley school districts bids farewell to visionary leader with passion for outdoor education

After 30 years as the Manager and Executive Director of the Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre, Gordon Campbell is retiring. Under his leadership, vision and passion, a simple camp for tent usage only transformed into a vibrant multi-purpose education centre equipped for team-building, leadership training and recreational use for school students, community partners and adults. Today, more than 60,000 campers have enjoyed this unique site for recreational and educational purposes.
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Tech Grants are having a positive impact on Valley Students

In a recent community publication called The Exchange, produced and distributed by Best Buy, Courtenay Elementary school is featured for being one of the company's 2017 tech grant recipients. The grant is to help equip classrooms across Canada with technology to enhance learning and to inspire students in STEAM activities.
Find out how they used their grant and its impact on a Grade4/5 class.
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Meeting Students Where They're At, The Arden Way

This month's Education Committee meeting was dedicated to celebrating four years of public education success in the Comox Valley. Trustees reflected on the many innovative, inquisitive and inclusive ways in which education is designed and delivered Iin our schools to help students achieve their very best. We shine the spotlight on one of those incredible success stories happening at Arden Elementary.
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Canadian Football League's prize cup lands in the hands of Comox Valley students

Not every school-age child has the chance to see the CFL Grey Cup up close let alone hold it, touch it and have their picture taken with it. For students at Airport Elementary School having CFL Hall of Fame‚Äč pay a visit with the Grey Cup was more than extraordinary. It was a chance of a lifetime that gives them full bragging rights, as no other school in the district had the opportunity.
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Salish Sea Science Program for Youth on Hornby Island

Ocean Wise offers district youth a leadership retreat at the Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre. Participants grades 10 - 12 will learn about the seven ocean literacy principles, the history of the area and traditional knowledge through outdoor activities. The retreat is free and runs from 19 to 21 October 2018.
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Declaration of Candidates 2018

Following the submission for nomination Friday, Civic Info BC officially posted the results of all candidates registered in upcoming BC local government elections. Find out who is running for Board of Education trustee.
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Comox Valley Schools' Outdoor Education Camp receives Prestigious Award

Vancouver Aquarium hosted a special evening to celebrate education professionals who are helping shape the ocean stewards of tomorrow and presented the first-ever Ocean Wise Educations awards including one for Comox Valley Schools in collaboration with Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre, Ocean Wise and Passage Adventures: Paddling for a Cleaner Ocean.
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Clerical Staff go Back to School

Education is not just for our students. This week in preparation for the 2018/19 school year, several district departments and support staff have teamed up to refresh and rejuvenate, sharing information, best practices and to sharpen skills, all which contribute significantly to the successful delivery of public education in our Comox Valley Schools.
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