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SD71 DPAC Presents: What is Cultural Appropriation?

SD71 DPAC welcomes back Kerry Cavers of Moms Against Racism (Canada) to present an online workshop called “What is Cultural Appropriation?” via Zoom on Thursday, March 10th at 7pm. Date: Thursday, March 10th at 7pm on Zoom (not recorded) Outline: “Are you unsure if something is cultural appropriation or appreciation? This interactive and informative 1.5 hour […]

Cross Boundary Request Information

Cross boundary requests are now closed for the 2022-2023 school year. Please note: As per the School Board Decision made in February of 2020 the following schools remain closed to Cross Boundary Transfers: Georges P. Vanier Secondary School Mark R. Isfeld Secondary School Cumberland Community School Royston Elementary School Miracle Beach Elementary School Huband Park […]

Promoting Peer Social Competence

SD71 DPAC welcomes back Christopher Burt to present: Promoting Peer Social Competence: Peer social competency, or the ability to engage and manage friendships, is a key skill first learned during the preschool years. For school-aged kids, this is further developed mostly through learning emotional regulation skills. This seminar helps parents/caregivers understand the next stage in […]

How to Raise an Anti-Racist Child

SD71 DPAC is thrilled to welcome back Kerry Cavers of Moms Against Racism (Canada) to present an online workshop “How to Raise an Anti-Racist Child” via Zoom on January 20th at 7pm. About the presentation:  Do you want to learn some strategies on how to raise your children to be anti-racist? Are you interested in […]

Comox Valley Schools stopping busing for remainder of this week

This week, Comox Valley Schools are open for students with special circumstances and particular needs – including students with diverse learning needs and children of essential service workers. Due to low ridership of those eligible for transportation this week, we will not be running busses for the remainder of this week. However, we will continue to […]

Ecole Robb Road’s Winter Arcade

Robb road celebrated the winter season by coding their way out of the cold! This week the library hosted a Winter arcade. Grade 7 students in Mme Caroline’s class used Scratch programming to create winter games that could be controlled using Makey Makey simple computers. Mme Lacombe’s class created Micro:bit holiday projects with Kara Dawson […]

Peers, Parents and Pressure – DPAC Speaker Series

“Peers, Parents and Pressure: Looking at the tensions in the lives of teens. This evening we will take a biopsychosocial look at the contributing factors of teen anxiety and tools to help.” TIME AND LOCATION: 7pm December 9th, on Zoom. Preregistration not required. SD71 DPAC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: DPAC […]

Reconciliation Butterfly Project, Highland Secondary 2021

The Reconciliation Butterfly Project began in Spring 2021 when Highland teachers, Alissa Mather and Amber-Skye Brammall, discussed the need for a meaningful project to commemorate Orange Shirt Day at Highland Secondary. In consultation with SD71 Indigenous Education Curriculum Support Teacher, Lelaina Jules, they developed a cross curricular project for their two Social Studies 10 and […]

Terry Fox Run Fundraiser Success Story

Terry Fox Run Fundraiser Success Story When Ms. Charity Munro, a Highland teacher, said she would shave all her hair off if the school raised over $2500.00, she hoped this would challenge the students to rise to the occasion. “I realized I was committed when I saw our donations pouring in.  I then had to […]