News & Announcements

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

Today marks the start of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence. This international campaign begins every year on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and concludes on December 10, Human Rights Day. The 16 Days of Activism has taken place every year since 1991, and this year’s theme is “Unite! Activism to Violence Against Women and Girls!”. This campaign advocates for systemic change to reduce violence. For more information, check out the following resources by clicking on the headline.

Remembrance Day 2022

On November 11, Canadians pause in a moment of remembrance to honour the courage and sacrifice of all veterans who have served our country. Today, schools across our district will host ceremonies to commemorate Remembrance Day.

November 8th is Indigenous Veterans Day

November 8th is Indigenous Veterans Day. It is a time to remember and commemorate the stories and contributions of Indigenous veterans in wars and conflicts past and present. It also serves as a reminder of the struggles and inequality they faced upon returning home to Canada. To learn more, please check out some resources by clicking on the headline of this news story.

School Procedures for Inclement Weather

As we transition into the winter season, with wind storms and snow becoming more frequent, we want to share a friendly reminder about school closures related to extreme weather conditions.

November is Adoption Awareness Month

The month is about raising awareness for adoption and permanency in British Columbia and celebrating the families that provide children and youth with love and support as permanent members of their families. Check out some online resources and support services that can help families who are considering adoption by clicking on the headline.

Halloween Treats: How much is OK for Kids?

Halloween is a favourite holiday for many children. But after the fun of trick or treating is over, how do we approach all the leftover sweets? Involving children in managing their Halloween treats can actually be a great learning opportunity for them to regulate their own eating and support a healthy relationship with food. Learn more by checking out this info sheet from VCH.

Do you know …

each year, the Board of Education will submit a report called Framework for Enhancing Student Learning to the Ministry of Education? This report details educational outcomes for students and information relating to the district’s continuous improvement for increased student achievement. Learn more by clicking on the headline.
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