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Parent Consent Forms Are Officially Online!

September 15, 2017
​ We are pleased to announce that four parent consent forms are officially available via School Cash Online. We kindly request all parents/guardians to login, fill out the forms and submit before September 21, 2017. Click here: https://sd44.schoolcashonline.com.
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Apply Now for Culinary Arts Program 2017-18

August 29, 2017

There is still space available in the Culinary Arts program at Carson Graham Secondary for the 2017-18 school year. Students can complete their Grade 11 and 12 graduation requirements while earning post-secondary credits and certification in the culinary arts industry through Vancouver Community College (VCC). Students acquire job-ready skills by participating in both theory...
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Parent Consent Forms Go Online

July 26, 2017
​ ​ Parents/guardians, on August 29, 2017 , four consent forms will be available via School Cash Online. If you don’t already have a School Cash Online account, we encourage you to register now. Click here:  https://sd44.schoolcashonline.com  Consent for all other forms is still provided on paper and you will receive...
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Year End Message From The Superintendent

July 26, 2017
From: Mark Pearmain, Superintendent, North Vancouver School District

Dear Students, Staff and Parents/Guardians,    This school year has been truly inspirational for me as a new Superintendent. I am honoured to have been able to visit all 32 of our schools in the North Vancouver School District over the...
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Have you accessed your child’s report card as yet?

July 11, 2017
​ All parents/guardians are urged to access their child’s report card on the MyEd BC parent portal.  Parents should save and/or print the 2016-2017 June report card for their own records, as all 2016-2017 report cards uploads, as per provincial regulations, expire on July 31, 2017.
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BC Ministry of Health: Talk to Your Youth about Drugs

June 20, 2017
As we head into summer and the year-e nd celebrations draws to a close, this  letter  f rom th e B C Ministry of Healt h  provides tips on how to keep your children safe and how you can speak with them  about the illegal drug overdose  crisis. ​

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Seismically upgraded and refreshed Windsor Secondary now complete

March 31, 2017

Students, teachers and staff at Windsor Secondary returned from spring break to a seismically safe and updated school, thanks to an almost $5-million upgrade under the Province’s Seismic Mitigation Program.  
Jane Thornthwaite, MLA for North Vancouver-Seymour, visited the school today on behalf of Education Minister Mike Bernier to...
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Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance

September 13, 2016
​For your convenience, we have made arrangements for families to voluntarily purchase student accident insurance through the Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance program, underwritten by Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance offers protection against the unexpected costs of injury from accidents, and is especially valuable for families...
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Seismic upgrade and renovation

September 09, 2016
​The seismic upgrade and renovation project at Windsor Secondary School is an important and exciting project. It will greatly enhance the safety of the building, while transforming portions of the school into 21st century learning centres with enhanced collaborative workspaces for students and staff, and state-of-the art electronics, library, computer, and...
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North Vancouver history teacher visits French battle scenes

August 08, 2016
​ Windsor secondary teacher Megan McEwen and a group of her colleagues make the trek to the Vimy Ridge monument in France as part of a summer battlefield tour.
By Jeremy Shepherd / North Shore News Windsor Secondary’s social studies teacher Megan McEwen strolls the beach, listening for the echoes...
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Local budding entrepreneurs awarded

June 22, 2016
​By Maria Spitale-Leisk, North Shore News   Junior Achievement British Columbia program participants and North Shore secondary students Kelvin Chan, Seyna Kim and Osa Hawthorne show off their lockable bike cover, Vancover, which earned the team the CIBC Student Company of the Year Award. photo Paul McGrath, North Shore News
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Earthquakes in Japan

April 15, 2016
In light of several earthquakes in Japan over the last two days, I want to assure you that the area to which our students will be travelling in Japan is safe.  The earthquakes, which happened yesterday and this morning, have not affected the area where our students will be travelling as part...
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Daily Physical Activity 11 (DPA 11)

November 17, 2015
Daily Physical Activity 11 (DPA 11) We know that active, healthy students are happier and learn better. They also develop good habits that can contribute to longer, healthier lives. The Daily Physical Activity program augments existing Physical Education, Health and extracurricular activities by mandating that B.C.’s K-12 students participate daily in...
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Severe Weather Procedures

December 01, 2014
​Please check this link for information regarding winter weather
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Want to be in the GRAD Loop?

December 01, 2014
​Sign up for updates by going to Windsor's site and clicking on Grad Website OR go directly to www.windsorgradinfo.ca Enter your name and email address on the right hand side of the page to subscribe to the site to receive our mass e-mails.

Formal grad letters about the Grad Ceremony and the...
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Halloween Fast approching...

October 24, 2014
If you think you have a great costume, enter Student Council's annual Halloween costume contest, to be held October 31st in the cafeteria. Sign up will be available Oct 29th and 30th only in the cafeteria.    The best costumes in each grade will receive a very large, very delicious prize, and...
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Congratulations to the Cross Country team!

October 24, 2014
​ The Windsor team won the overall school title on Oct 22, a first for Windsor, and the Junior Boys picked up the Junior Trophy for top Jr. Team.   Special recognition to Ross Henderson, Jordie Mundie, Matt Shobridge & Stefan Biro and the Junior Boys Team for qualifying for the provincials...
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Education Night: Growing Absolutely Fabulous Teens

October 07, 2014
Come hear how we all can support positive mental health among young people at Centennial Theatre on Oct 28 from 6:30-9 pm. Details here.
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Photo Retakes - Wednesday, Oct 29

September 26, 2014
In case you missed out the first time! Put your best face forward for retakes on Wednesday, Oct 29.​
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Information about school opening Monday, Sept 22

September 19, 2014
Please click to see the letter that was emailed to families regarding the start of the school year. We are excited to welcome students back!​
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Windsor School Start-Up Update

September 09, 2014
​ A Message to Windsor Parents and Guardians: I am writing to maintain communication between parents and Windsor Secondary in anticipation of the start of the 2014-2015 school year. As you are aware, the ongoing labour dispute involving the BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) and the BC Public Schools Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) has...
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Distributed Learning Summer Session NEW UPDATE on July 2, 2014

June 30, 2014
Due to the limitations of the Labour Relations Board Essential Services Order, we have made adjustments to the delivery of our online courses.  All DL courses will be open and available to currently registered students during the summer months so they may continue toward completion. Students have a year from their...
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Summer School NEW UPDATE on July 2, 2014

June 30, 2014
Due to the limitations of the Labour Relations Board Essential Services Order, the restrictions on Summer School will prevent us from offering our planned educational programs. Students enrolled in both Review and Completion and Full Credit Summer School will be receiving full refunds over the next 4-6 weeks. These students should...
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Grades 8 to 12 Final Reporting

June 27, 2014
​Dear Parents and Guardians of Grade 8 to 12 Students:     The ongoing labour dispute has seriously impacted our ability to provide final reports for students this school year.  Without the availability of teachers to assess, evaluate, and report student learning, we are unable to provide final reports in the usual format....
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Board urges BCTF and BCPSEA to reach an agreement or settlement

June 25, 2014
Dear Minister Fassbender, Mr. Iker and Mr. Marchbank:   The North Vancouver Board of Education is writing you today to urge both parties to reach a negotiated agreement or mediated settlement as soon as possible. The bargaining impasse is directly impacting our students, parents, teachers, administrators, and support staff within our community....
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BCTF Strike Action - Provincial Exams - Year-end Procedures

June 12, 2014
June 12, 2014 - Letter to Parents and Guardians:      I am writing to you with an important update on the BC Teachers’ Federation declared withdrawal of services and several changes that will affect our end-of-year procedures, including Provincial Examinations, Grade 12 final grades, and the return of textbooks and resource materials....
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Grad Season Advisory for Students and Parents

June 10, 2014
In the coming weeks, many high school students will be participating in both school-sanctioned and non-sanctioned graduation and after-prom festivities.  While this is an exciting and important time in a Grade 12 student’s life, the North Vancouver RCMP Youth Intervention Unit would like to remind students and their parents of the...
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Schools not in session on Tuesday, June 3, 2014

May 30, 2014
​As you may already know, the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation announced that a second week of rotating, one-day strikes will take place throughout the province next week. The BCTF’s decision reflects a continuation of their job action related to teacher contract bargaining. Locally, the Teachers’ Federation has directed its members in...
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May 29, 2014 - BCTF Rotating Strike Action

May 20, 2014
Schools are not in session on Thursday, May 29th due to BCTF Rotating Strike Action - Letter to all North Vancouver School District Parents and Guardians on May 20, 2014:

As you may be aware, the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation announced this morning a series of rotating, one-day strikes to occur...
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Students Get Sick From Pot-Infused Edibles

April 29, 2014
Over the past week, several high school students in North Vancouver became sick from eating pot-infused edibles.  The Grade 10 students from two separate high schools became sick enough for one of them to be taken to the hospital. 

 
Click here to read the full newsroom release from the...
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IN it to WIN it! Sunday, April 27

April 08, 2014
Mrs. Drew's class has been tirelessly collecting refundable recyclables to maintain the lead in the Encorp Competition. The competition closes on April 30th and a last push is needed to secure the win. They are hosting a BIG bottle drive at the school on Sunday April 27th from 10am to 1...
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Concussion Awareness - April 15th - 7 pm

April 03, 2014
Windsor PAC presents an parent information event about the latest concussion facts with GF Strong department head, Robyn Littleford. This presentation is a must for all active students, parents and coaches concerned with the risk posed by head injury.​
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Jazz Concert on April 9th

April 03, 2014
Come enjoy an intimate concert by Windor's Jazz Band at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, April 9 in the Band Room. Arrive early as seating is limited.​
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Some Grad Events Are Not Sanctioned

March 27, 2014
Press Release from the North Vancouver RCMP:  ​Historically in North Vancouver, the high school classes that graduate in June hold unsanctioned Pre-Graduation events. They have been held in North Vancouver and various locations throughout the Vancouver area. These events often represent adolescent behaviour primarily under the influence of alcohol, states Cpl....
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Help Us Win the Recycling Contest!

February 26, 2014
Windsor's Resource Room Special Education students are once again trying to win the Encorp Return It! recycling competition. For more information, please view this flyer:  Resource Room Recycling.pdf!
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French Immersion Information Evening - Feb 19th

February 14, 2014
An invitation is extended to parents of Grades 5, 6 and 7 French Immersion students to attend our French Immersion Open House on Wednesday, February 19th at 7pm. Please RSVP to ncramer@nvsd44.ca.  See you then!​
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Grade 7 Tours and Parent Night

February 11, 2014
On Wednesday, February 12, Grade 7's from our feeder schools will be spending the morning being introduced to Windsor Secondary. At 7:00pm there will be a Parent Night for parents of these Grade 7 students to learn more about Windsor. ​
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Land, Learning and Livability Public Open Houses

February 07, 2014
Lucas Centre Site and Cloverley School Site
The Board of Education is seeking public input as it undertakes a land management process that will identify options for repurposing of the Lucas Centre and Cloverley School sites.

Two public open houses will be held to inform the community on the process, and to...
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Senior Dance is Cancelled

February 04, 2014
With regret, due to lack of ticket sales, the Senior Dance scheduled for Thursday, February 5th has been cancelled. Thank you to Student Council for your work organizing this event. ​
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Daily Physical Activity

February 04, 2014
The Ministry of Education requires students to complete 150 minutes per week of physical activity, at a moderate to vigorous intensity. For information about Daily Physical Activity please click here. For students in Grades 8, 9, and 10 who are not enrolled in PE classes, and Grades 11 and 12 students,...
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Marijuana - Federal Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

February 03, 2014
​ The North Vancouver RCMP Youth Intervention Unit would like to remind students of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act in Canada. The recent change to some laws in several American States regarding marijuana has caused some confusion in British Columbia. Marijuana is illegal in Canada and is listed in Schedule...
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Upcoming Parent Teacher Interviews

January 30, 2014
January 31, 2014 – Parent Teacher Interview Request Forms Distributed to Students February 5, 2014 – Parent Teacher Interview Request Forms Due in Office at 9am February 11, 2014 – Parent Teacher Interview Schedules Distributed to Students at 12:45   February 13, 2014 – Parent Teacher Interviews: 2 – 4pm and 6...
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June Exam Schedule Revised!

January 24, 2014
The June 2014 Provincial Exam Schedule has been revised. Click the link to view changes.
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Grade Assemblies Monday and Tuesday!

January 24, 2014
Just a reminder that Grades 8 and 9 Assemblies will be held on Monday, January 27th and Grades 10 and 11 Assemblies will be held on Tuesday, January 28th.​
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2014-2015 Registration and Transfers

January 21, 2014
New Registrations Grade 1 - 12 All children new to North Vancouver (not currently attending a North Vancouver School District school), must register at Central Registration beginning January 20, 2014. Registration deadline for priority placement is March 7, 2014.   All registrations require the student’s original birth certificate, (if not born...
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Enhanced Programs at Windsor!

January 16, 2014
Don't miss the meeting on Enhanced Programs offered at Windsor on January 16th at 7pm at Carson Graham Secondary! For more information click here.
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Don't Miss the Edge Project 5!

November 25, 2013
 This year Windsor Secondary’s Senior Drama Class has had the good fortune to be part of this play collectively written with Green Thumb Theatre! The EDGE Project 5 will be performed at The Roundhouse Community Centre in Vancouver on December 12 th and 13 th at 8 pm, December 14 th...
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SAFETEEN PRESENTATION DATE CHANGE

November 22, 2013
The Safeteen Presentation to Grade 9's has been rescheduled from November 25th to June 24th. What is Safeteen? The Safeteen Program is an acclaimed assertiveness and violence prevention model that has been a resource for school communities in BC for over three decades. A highly trained team of facilitators offer skills...
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Green Team Fundraiser

November 21, 2013
Windsor's Green Team is fundraising to help build composting and gardening initiatives around the school. With a $30 donation to the group, you will receive a Life Vancouver sustainable guide, featuring coupons to local restaurants, businesses, spas, grocery stores and getaways that support sustainable living in Vancouver. Email lstewart@sd44.ca for more...
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Grade 11 Daily Physical Activity Confirmation Form

November 19, 2013
The Ministry of Education requires students in Grade 11 to complete 150 minutes per week of physical activity, at a moderate to vigorous intensity. By clicking on the link, students may download the 'Confirmation Of Student Achievement Form for Daily Physical Activity' complete it, and return it to the box labeled...
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Remembrance Day Assembly -November 8, 11am

November 06, 2013
Windsor staff, students and greater community will be attending our annual Remembrance Day Ceremony in the large gym this Friday November 8th at 11am.  As was published in our Schedule of revised dates, our Remembrance Day Revised Bell Schedule is as follows....

First Period -8:30-9:30 a.m.
5 minutes - 9:30-9:35 a.m.
Second Period -...
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Parent -Teacher Interviews

October 25, 2013
Parent-Teacher interviews will take place at Windsor Secondary School Thursday November 14th from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m..  Interview request forms will be distributed in home rooms Tuesday November 5th.  Students must take these forms home and have the completed request forms returned to the school's front office by 9 a.m....
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Band Night - October 29th - 7:30pm

October 23, 2013
Just a reminder that Windsor's Fall Music Concert is Tuesday, October 29th at 7:30pm in the Multipurpose Room. All music parents, staff and community members are invited to attend. Strings students, the Junior and and Senior Concert Band along with Junior and Senior Jazz band will be performing.

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RCMP Halloween Message

October 15, 2013
Halloween Fireworks and Safety Advisory from the North Vancouver RCMP Youth Intervention Unit. ​
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Jazz Band Night Cancelled

October 09, 2013
The November 6 Jazz Band Night is in conflict with the Post-Secondary Institutions' visit to Windsor on the same evening. We are not in a position to reschedule the post-secondary event. Consequently, the Music Directors have agreed to incorporate Jazz performances with the Fall Concerts.​
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CHRISTMAS CONCERT DATE CHANGE

August 26, 2013
The date of the school concert performance has been rescheduled from December 13 to December 19th. Please change your calendars! Thanks!   ​

Announcement Archive

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Parent Consent Forms Are Officially Online!

September 15, 2017
​ We are pleased to announce that four parent consent forms are officially available via School Cash Online. We kindly request all parents/guardians to login, fill out the forms and submit before September 21, 2017. Click here: https://sd44.schoolcashonline.com.
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Apply Now for Culinary Arts Program 2017-18

August 29, 2017

There is still space available in the Culinary Arts program at Carson Graham Secondary for the 2017-18 school year. Students can complete their Grade 11 and 12 graduation requirements while earning post-secondary credits and certification in the culinary arts industry through Vancouver Community College (VCC). Students acquire job-ready skills by participating in both theory...
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Parent Consent Forms Go Online

July 26, 2017
​ ​ Parents/guardians, on August 29, 2017 , four consent forms will be available via School Cash Online. If you don’t already have a School Cash Online account, we encourage you to register now. Click here:  https://sd44.schoolcashonline.com  Consent for all other forms is still provided on paper and you will receive...
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Year End Message From The Superintendent

July 26, 2017
From: Mark Pearmain, Superintendent, North Vancouver School District

Dear Students, Staff and Parents/Guardians,    This school year has been truly inspirational for me as a new Superintendent. I am honoured to have been able to visit all 32 of our schools in the North Vancouver School District over the...
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Have you accessed your child’s report card as yet?

July 11, 2017
​ All parents/guardians are urged to access their child’s report card on the MyEd BC parent portal.  Parents should save and/or print the 2016-2017 June report card for their own records, as all 2016-2017 report cards uploads, as per provincial regulations, expire on July 31, 2017.
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BC Ministry of Health: Talk to Your Youth about Drugs

June 20, 2017
As we head into summer and the year-e nd celebrations draws to a close, this  letter  f rom th e B C Ministry of Healt h  provides tips on how to keep your children safe and how you can speak with them  about the illegal drug overdose  crisis. ​

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Seismically upgraded and refreshed Windsor Secondary now complete

March 31, 2017

Students, teachers and staff at Windsor Secondary returned from spring break to a seismically safe and updated school, thanks to an almost $5-million upgrade under the Province’s Seismic Mitigation Program.  
Jane Thornthwaite, MLA for North Vancouver-Seymour, visited the school today on behalf of Education Minister Mike Bernier to...
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Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance

September 13, 2016
​For your convenience, we have made arrangements for families to voluntarily purchase student accident insurance through the Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance program, underwritten by Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance offers protection against the unexpected costs of injury from accidents, and is especially valuable for families...
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Seismic upgrade and renovation

September 09, 2016
​The seismic upgrade and renovation project at Windsor Secondary School is an important and exciting project. It will greatly enhance the safety of the building, while transforming portions of the school into 21st century learning centres with enhanced collaborative workspaces for students and staff, and state-of-the art electronics, library, computer, and...
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North Vancouver history teacher visits French battle scenes

August 08, 2016
​ Windsor secondary teacher Megan McEwen and a group of her colleagues make the trek to the Vimy Ridge monument in France as part of a summer battlefield tour.
By Jeremy Shepherd / North Shore News Windsor Secondary’s social studies teacher Megan McEwen strolls the beach, listening for the echoes...
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Local budding entrepreneurs awarded

June 22, 2016
​By Maria Spitale-Leisk, North Shore News   Junior Achievement British Columbia program participants and North Shore secondary students Kelvin Chan, Seyna Kim and Osa Hawthorne show off their lockable bike cover, Vancover, which earned the team the CIBC Student Company of the Year Award. photo Paul McGrath, North Shore News
...
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Earthquakes in Japan

April 15, 2016
In light of several earthquakes in Japan over the last two days, I want to assure you that the area to which our students will be travelling in Japan is safe.  The earthquakes, which happened yesterday and this morning, have not affected the area where our students will be travelling as part...
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Daily Physical Activity 11 (DPA 11)

November 17, 2015
Daily Physical Activity 11 (DPA 11) We know that active, healthy students are happier and learn better. They also develop good habits that can contribute to longer, healthier lives. The Daily Physical Activity program augments existing Physical Education, Health and extracurricular activities by mandating that B.C.’s K-12 students participate daily in...
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Severe Weather Procedures

December 01, 2014
​Please check this link for information regarding winter weather
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Want to be in the GRAD Loop?

December 01, 2014
​Sign up for updates by going to Windsor's site and clicking on Grad Website OR go directly to www.windsorgradinfo.ca Enter your name and email address on the right hand side of the page to subscribe to the site to receive our mass e-mails.

Formal grad letters about the Grad Ceremony and the...