Feb 6 is new date for the SD 71 Careers session on District Programs and Opportunities

The Comox Valley Schools Careers Department has rescheduled the evening session on District Programs and Opportunities for both Trades AND Academic students going into Grade 11 and 12 next year. Where: G.P. Vanier Secondary (Multi-purpose room) Date: Tuesday, February 6th , 2024 Times: 6:30pm – 730pm – Academic Course Opportunities and Certificate Program Options 7:30pm […]

Lake Trail Community School’s Winter Feast: A Celebration of Community and Belonging

Lake Trail Community School recently hosted its annual Winter Feast, a cherished event that brought together 400 students and 50 staff members in a festive gathering. This year’s feast was notably supported by generous donations from Thrifty’s and the invaluable assistance of the Lake Trail Community School Society volunteers. This is year nine for this […]

Comox Valley Wrestlers Dominate at QMS Christmas Classic Tournament

The Comox Valley wrestlers made a triumphant return to the mat at the QMS Christmas Classic Tournament in Duncan this Saturday, marking the start of the season for the elementary division with a spectacular show of skill and sportsmanship. In an event that saw ten wrestlers from the team clinch gold in their respective divisions, […]

Comox Valley Schools holds successful Careers and Related Activities Week

Comox Valley Schools recently held a very successful Careers and Related Activities Week, aligning with the StrongerBC: Future Ready Action Plan. The week-long event featured a series of interactive and educational activities aimed at expanding students’ knowledge of career possibilities and the skills required in various professions. Highlights of the week included classroom presentations by […]

Board Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson re-elected

Comox Valley Schools’ board has re-elected Michelle Waite as chairperson and Susan Leslie as vice chairperson for the upcoming year, following the Nov. 28, 2023, public board meeting. Picture above: Vice Chair, Susan Leslie  Additionally, Trustee Sarah Jane Howe will serve as the BC School Trustees Association (BCSTA) provincial councilor, with Trustee Shannon Aldinger as […]

Everybody Deserves A Smile (EDAS) returns and donations needed

Everybody Deserves A Smile (EDAS) marks its 20th anniversary this year, having enriched the lives of many through its compassionate outreach. Active for 12 years in Comox Valley Schools, EDAS has become a cornerstone of giving back, with an astounding 22 schools participating this season. This year, the initiative proudly expands its reach beyond the […]

Preparing Educators for the Kumugwe Big House Experience

La̱ltła̱n Dala’og̱wa, Keisha Everson, representing the Kumugwe Cultural Society, welcomed Grade 4 teachers, Principals, and Indigenous Education Staff on November 21st  to the Kumugwe Big House to prepare for their annual visit to the Big House in Spring 2024. The Kumugwe Cultural Society have hosted students, traditionally Grade 4’s, in the Big House for 20 […]

Got wiring? Robotics71 needs some!

The Robotics71 competition season is now underway and there is need for old Christmas lights, house wiring, cables, copper fittings and other wiring. Donations can be dropped off at the Highland AutoBot shop during school hours. Saturday, December 9th the Vex Robotics Tournament will be at Highland Secondary. 40+ teams from across Vancouver Island are […]

SD 71 winter concert schedule for schools

30 Years of Musical Excellence with SD 71 Band and Choir Festival

Comox Valley Schools is proud to announce the 30th anniversary of the esteemed School District 71 Band and Choir Festival, a musical showcase featuring talents from across Vancouver Island. The event, spanning November 20-22, promises a vibrant convergence of young musicians in the Comox Valley for performances, educational sessions, and collaborative learning. Recognizing the profound […]