Isfeld Improv teams take top spots in national competition

Three Mark R. Isfeld Secondary Improv teams competed back in April in the Canadian Improv Games (CIG) virtually and captured stellar results. NR_CIGNationals.June2021    

Vanier Grad awarded largest Canadian STEM scholarship

A graduate of G.P. Vanier Secondary will be entering the Engineering program this fall with a $100,000 scholarship. Theo Lemay was selected by the Vanier Bursary Committee for his outstanding academic achievements. This is the first Vanier nominee to win a Schulich Leader Scholarship. Read more online.

Two Valley graduates receive Beedie Luminaries Scholarship

Hailey Brears and James Fazeli-Sinaki are among two Canadian recipients of the Beedie Luminaries scholarship. Scholarships of up to $40,000 are given to promising B.C. students who have faced life challenges and adversity with determination and resilience. The grade 12 students are from Highland and Mark R. Isfeld Secondary respectively. Beedie Luminaries June Press Release

Vanier Grad Acknowledged by Loran Scholars Foundation

Tristan Rendell, a Grade 12 student at Vanier, was among only 72 students selected from over 6,000 applications, to be interviewed at Loran’s 2021 National Selection. Read more online.

Highland Student Wins Silver at Skills Canada Competition

Austin Harris, Highland Secondary grade 11 student, earns impressive Silver Medal in the Skills Canada National Electronics virtual competition that took place in late May. Read more online.

COVID Updates June 17 – Back to School Sep 2021

Provincial COVID-19 Announcements Regular updates from the Provincial Health Officer and the Ministries of Health and Education regarding policy, direction and other significant announcements surrounding COVID-19 and its impact on education. Update June 17 NEW! Ministry of Education and Provincial Health Officer in a joint press conference announce the Recovery Plan investment supports safe K-12 […]

Code Quest virtual Arcade

District students have been working hard to learn Scratch Coding.  Our ultimate goal was to create Arcade games that teach the player something or help practice a skill. For some students, coding was brand new. Visit our Code Quest page online and scroll down to see all the games. Have fun! Coding Quest Virtual Arcade

Long Range Facilities 2021-2031 Draft Plan

The draft Long Range Facilities Plan was released at the May 25, 2021 Public Board Meeting. A public information session is scheduled for June 7, 2021 6:30pm-8:30pm. We welcome feedback on the draft plan via the form below.

Comox Valley & Canada Dominate at 2021 VEX Competitive Robotics World Championships

Comox Valley and Canada Dominate at the 2021 VEX Competitive Robotics World Championships Comox Valley has the distinction of achieving excellence in robotics and have proven once again to be among the best on the world stage. Three local teams represented Comox Valley Schools at the 2021 VEX Competitive Robotics World Championships May 16 to […]

District Responds to news of Kamloops Residential School

In response to the discovery of the remains of 215 Indigenous children at the site of the former Kamloops Residential School, School District 71 engaged in several meaningful activities to share in our grief. NR_ResponsetoKamloops.June2021