SD 71 Schools holding activities for Truth and Reconciliation Week – September 26 to 30

Schools throughout SD 71 will be holding a week of activities for Truth and Reconciliation Week from September 26 to 30. This will be a time for students and staff to recognize and commemorate the legacy of residential schools and honour survivors, their families and communities. In December 2021, the Board for Comox Valley Schools […]

School Emergencies Info Session for Parents (October 5)

Hold and Secure at Mark Isfeld Secondary is over

There was an isolated incident at Mark Isfeld Secondary School today and the school was placed under hold and secure. All students and staff were safe at all times and the hold and secure has been removed.

SD 71 Schools will be closed on Monday September 19

City of Courtenay Extends School Zone Hours

Attention drivers! The City of Courtenay is extending school zone hours to run from 8 am until 8 pm. There will also be new “End of School Zone” signs. Please use caution as they days start to get shorter.

Navigate/NIDES chosen as Provincial Online Learning School

News Release – NIDES-Navigate chosen as Provincial Online Learning candidate Navigate/NIDES to be a provincial online learning school COMOX, VALLEY B.C. – Comox Valley Schools has been successful in their bid to become a provincial Online Learning School (POLS). SD 71’s Navigate/NIDES is the largest online school provider in British Columbia. “This is good news […]

Puntledge Park Reading Raccoons Victorious Again

The Puntledge Park  Reading Raccoons came out on top of the Vancouver Island Regional Library’s Reading Link Challenge! This fun group of Grade 4/5 students undertook to read 6 novels with special attention to trivia-level detail and participated in weekly practices in which they answered questions about the books.  Round 1 of the challenge involved […]

Comox Valley Schools dominate at the Canadian Improv Games

Comox Valley Schools dominated the Canadian Improv Games with Highland’s team “Technically…It’s improv” winning the senior competition for the first time. SD 71 schools also won the junior competition for students in Grades 7-10, with the “Senior Junior” team from Isfeld and Vanier’s junior team the Awkward Elbows tying for first place overall. “These kids […]

New Indigenous-Focused Graduation Requirement

As part of the provincial government’s commitments to truth, reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, the Ministry of Education is implementing a mandatory course or bundle of credits related to Indigenous Peoples as part of graduation requirements in British Columbia. The new requirement will build on the education sector’s work to date, to incorporate Indigenous content into […]

Puntledge Archery Team – Competing in Provincials and having fun!

Over the past two months, all Grade 6 and 7 students at Ecole Puntledge Park had the opportunity to try archery with the National Archery in the Schools Program ( NASP.) Students had two or three sessions in the school gym – converted to archery range and many got to try a sport that was entirely […]