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 […]

Fresh Air Fridays and more! SD 71’s StrongStart programs are in full swing…

Every week you can find StrongStart out and about in the community enjoying “Fresh Air Fridays”! At these events families will find materials to engage with playful exploration with their child and have the opportunity to meet other children and parents. Our StrongStart facilitators provide expertise in play and supporting parents on the journey of […]

First ever Indigenous Rugby Day in SD 71 was a hit!

The first ever Indigenous Rugby Day in SD 71 was a big hit with participants as over 80 Indigenous students from Comox Valley Schools in Grades 6 to 8 attended for a day of skills training and flag rugby games held at G.P Vanier Secondary School. Local Elder Fernanda Paré (traditional name is Nageg) of […]

SD 71 School Cycling Program wraps successful spring season

This spring, hundreds of students took part in SD 71’s School Cycling Program.  Hornby and Denman were the final schools participating in the School Cycling Program for 2021/2022 school year.  A total of 7 school participated this year.  Next year, the remaining elementary schools will be in the 2022-23 school year rotation.  We’d like to send […]

Secondary School Art Show – Pearl Ellis Art Gallery – May 5-28

Running from May 5-28, Visionaries is a showcase of art by the senior secondary students of Mark R. Isfeld, G.P. Vanier and Highland high schools. With a wide array of works being presented in a number of different mediums, the exhibition is well worth a visit to see the creativity of our community’s talented, young […]

Minecraft Challenge Winners Announced

Comox Valley Schools Minecraft Challenge winners announced Comox Valley Schools is very pleased to announce the winners of the Comox Valley Schools Minecraft Build Challenge. Students were challenged to look at the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, choose a problem that inspires them, and craft a solution that may have an impact on our community […]

Cumberland child care info session May 3

Comox Valley Schools will be holding a community information night regarding the new Cumberland child care facility. Where: Cumberland Community School in the Multi-Purpose Room. 2674 Windermere Ave., Cumberland. Time and date: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3rd. We will be providing an update on progress, a proposed design and will be […]

Custodian openings offer pathway to career stability

Several exciting career opportunities are now available with Comox Valley Schools for on-call custodian positions that offer potential for growth into full-time work with benefits and a pension. The positions are available because some dedicated staff are retiring after many years of contributing to our schools. Russ Petersen started working as a custodian with SD […]

Return from spring break

Dear Comox Valley Schools staff, We hope you are having a great spring break. Comox Valley Schools would like to remind everyone that when we return next week on April 4, schools will be returning to more normal learning environments, as per the Provincial COVID-19 Communicable Disease Guidelines for K-12 Settings. Masks will be optional […]

New graduation requirement – Indigenous-focused coursework

The Ministry of Education, in collaboration with the First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC), is implementing a new graduation requirement. Expected to take effect in the 2023-24 school year. The Ministry of Education has launched an online public engagement to gain feedback on the proposed approach to implementing the new graduation requirement, including what related […]