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North Van Students Head to Provincial Championships for Game of Apps

May 15, 2019
​Students from North Vancouver and West Vancouver recently attended the Game of Apps Regional Championships at Carson Graham Secondary this past Saturday, May 11th. At the event, students were able to present their five-minute pitch presentations, highlighting the app they’ve built, explaining why they built it, and demoing their final product....
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Report of the Joint Committee on Social Emotional Learning and Mental Health

May 14, 2019
​The North Vancouver School District is committed to four pillars of educational practice: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment and Social Emotional Learning
The continuum of Social Emotional Learning includes: creating a sense of belonging for students
teaching pro-social Skills
encouraging positive mental health awareness
building an integrated service approach to mental health
The...

Self-Assessment of the Core Competencies

May 14, 2019

May 15, 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Re: Self-Assessment of the Core Competencies
NOTE: This information does not apply to Capilano Elementary, Carson Graham Secondary and Queen Mary Community Elementary. These three schools are IB schools and follow International Baccalaureate Self-Assessment.   In 2017, the British Columbia Ministry...
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North Vancouver Students Win Top Awards at Provincial French Public Speaking Competition

May 10, 2019


Vancouver -- 10,000 students from across British Columbia competed, 209 made the provincial finals, including 15 students from North Vancouver   in this year's pan-provincial French public speaking competition,  Concours d'art oratoire .
"Concours is an outstanding showcase and celebration of excellence in French language education," said Greer...
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Mental Health Week 2019

May 09, 2019

This year’s theme for the Canadian Mental Health Association's Mental Health Week is #GetLoud, which encourages people to spread the word about what mental health really is.
https://mentalhealthweek.ca/yourmentalhealth/
The North Vancouver School District (NVSD) has been both committed to and engaged in supporting the Social Emotional and Mental
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North Van band students called up to big leagues

May 08, 2019
​ By: Maria Spitale-Leisk, North Shore News
Select North Vancouver band students have qualified for the Super Bowl of the symphony world.

Every year for the past two decades, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra has performed a joint concert with the North Vancouver School District’s honour band and honour string orchestras.
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Boutique Day smashing success for North Van grads

May 08, 2019
​By: North Shore News

Photo by: Mike Wakefield, North Shore News
North Vancouver Grade 12 student volunteer Victoria Jackson helps Grade 7 student Candace Timbol find the right dress for her elementary school graduation.
The school district's Education Services Centre served as the venue for 44 Dresses' Boutique...
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New life-saving kits installed at North Van high schools

May 08, 2019
​‘Stop the Bleed’ kits complement school district's AED and defibrillator program By Ben Bengtson , North Shore News

In the unlikely event of a major injury, there’s now another tool at North Van high schools’ disposal that could likely save a life.
The District of North Vancouver Firefighters...
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The Secret Path film presentation: April 29, 2019

May 06, 2019

Carson Graham Secondary School choir signing the Coast Salish Anthem on April 29, 2019 at The Secret Path film screening at Centennial Theatre.
On April 29, 2019, the North Vancouver School District Indigenous Education Team hosted a community screening of the Film, The Secret Path, at Centennial Theatre in...
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May 5-11, 2019 is National Emergency Preparedness Week

April 30, 2019
​ Are you prepared? In North Vancouver, there a number of possible hazards that could result in an emergency or disaster. These include flooding, severe weather, power outages, landslides, and earthquakes. Following an emergency, people are often able to remain in their home, but may not have electricity or water. It...

Summer Learning registration – Grades 7-11

April 30, 2019

Registration for Summer Learning programs and courses opens on May 1, 2019 and closes on June 21, 2019. On Wednesday, May 1, 2019, parents of all students in grades 7 through 11 will receive an email from School Cash Online advising that they have an item ready to be...
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Events and Registrations - Parents, April 29, 2019

April 29, 2019
Events and Registrations - April 29, 2019.pdf
Please see attached for Events and Registrations information regarding: Catchment review - Capilano/Norgate - Community consultation evening (May 2)
Ready, Set, Learn (3-5 year olds)
Cheakamus Centre - 50th Annual Open House (May 5)
Standing Committee Meeting – Indigenous Education (May 7)
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Our history – celebrating LGBTQ+ history in Canada

April 25, 2019
​ In a flowing pink dress and pink wig, Conni Smudge performs to a packed house at Seycove Secondary School. The room erupts with positive energy, as students, staff and guests clap along with the show. It was not that long ago, however, that a performance such as this would never...
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Dance, Dance, Dance

April 24, 2019
​The 22nd annual North Vancouver School District Dance Festival took place at Centennial Theatre on April 18, 2019. Students from across the school district performed and celebrated the art of dance.
  
  
  
Check out these photos of the event in the North Shore News.
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Cheakamus Centre receives $20,000 from Rick Hansen Foundation

April 18, 2019
​ The Cheakamus Foundation for Environmental Learning is delighted to announce a $20,000 contribution from the Rick Hansen Foundation towards accessibility improvements at Cheakamus Centre.   This generous funding will go towards modifications to student cabins. The Cheakamus Centre cabins are an integral part of the outdoor experience for learners of...

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Cheakamus Centre – Revitalization, Renewal and Re-energize

April 18, 2019
​ By Mark Pearmain, Superintendent, North Vancouver School District    
Walking along the Cheakamus River, the freshness of the April spring morning is invigorating. The sound of excited children flows from both longhouse and Outdoor School. There is a feeling of renewal with the change of the seasons and...

DELF - International French language diploma

April 17, 2019

April 15th, 2019
Dear Parents of Students in Grade 10, 11 and 12 Core French, French Immersion and International Baccalaureate (IB) French Courses: The North Vancouver School District, in collaboration with l’Alliance Française de Vancouver would like to offer grade 10, 11 and 12 students enrolled in all...
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Provincial measles immunization campaign for school age children from April to June 2019

April 17, 2019
​In response to the recent increase in measles cases in British Columbia, as well as outbreaks elsewhere in the world, the BC Government has launched a provincial measles immunization campaign to increase protection among school age children throughout the province. The campaign will run from April through June 2019.  Two doses...
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North Vancouver students embark on ocean odyssey

April 15, 2019
​By Maria Spitale-Leisk, North Shore News
A group of Handsworth artists went on a mission – 2194: an ocean odyssey. The 50 students time-travelled in their minds, creating a picture of what the ocean will look like seven generations from now. Life will be plastic underwater, the students predicted.

Handsworth has...
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Board of Education decisions now easier to follow

April 10, 2019
​ To improve communications with students, staff, parents, educational partners, and the community, the Board of Education is now posting the decisions it makes on a new dedicated website page titled  Public Board Meeting Motions. The purpose of the webpage is to ensure that decisions made by the Board of Education can...
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North Van students among the winners of Vimy Pilgrimage Award

April 08, 2019
​By Mathilda de Villiers, North Shore News A high school student from North Vancouver is among a select group of young Canadians in Europe this week, learning about Canada’s First World War efforts as recipients of 2019 Vimy Pilgrimage Awards. 

Brooke Glazier, 17, said she was alone at home when she...
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More parents, kids to get help from free mental health service

April 08, 2019

NEWS RELEASE Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions
Ministry of Children and Family Development
Parents and caregivers in B.C. whose children have anxiety impacting their development and day-to-day happiness at home, school and in the community will soon have access to a new, free intervention program. The program...
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Argyle raises $45,000 for local charities

April 03, 2019
​Each year, grade 10 students at Argyle Secondary School take part in a friendly competition to win $5,000 for their selected charity. This year was the ninth year that the school has taken part in the Youth & Philanthropy Initiative – bringing the school's total fundraising amount through this program up...
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En français: North Vancouver celebrates 40 years of French immersion

April 01, 2019
​Program first started with 20 students and now has 2,500 enrolled By Christopher Sun, Contributing writer, North Shore News

Grade 2 teacher Madame Michelle Didier works with student Mila Neff on a French comic book at Cleveland Elementary. The North Vancouver School District is celebrating 40 years of its French immersion program...
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Wanted: Warm and Caring Host Families

March 29, 2019
Have you ever thought about hosting an international student?  Every year, the North Vancouver School District proudly welcomes students from around the world to live and study in our vibrant community.  Our goal is to place international students with homestay families that live close to the student’s school, preferably within walking...
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Merewether High's rugby girls clash with Canada

March 26, 2019
​By Helen Gregory, Newcastle Herald, Australia 

Zekeya Baguinon, Ruby Browne and Savannah Bauder. It was snowing in Canada during training for the tour. Pictures: Simone De Peak

SAVANNAH Bauder likes being told she plays like a girl.
"I say 'If you throw a little harder and...
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Dr. Lorrie Welch - Celebrating BC's Teachers

March 25, 2019
​Global News BC and the BC Teachers' Federation recently went it search of excellent teachers to profile. Students, staff and parents were asked to nominate their favourite teachers. Dr. Lorrie Welch, who teaches at Seycove Secondary, was nominated by her students and was selected to be featured! Check out the write-up and...
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Playground funding announced for North Van's Larson Elementary

March 22, 2019
​Jane Seyd / North Shore News Students   at Norgate Elementary school explore their playground after the school was awarded $105,000 in provincial funding for accessible play equipment last year. The government recently announced it would provide funding for a new accessible playground at Larson Elementary. file photo Paul McGrath, North...
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Trio from Argyle Secondary raises $5,000 for local women's centre

March 18, 2019
​North Shore News A trio of Grade 10 Argyle Secondary students recently helped the school reach a new fundraising milestone of $45,000 for local charities through the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative. Students Adreanna Cundiff, Sarah Johnstone and Sophia Frers received a $5,000 grant for the local charity of their choice, which...
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Dress drive for North Van grads gearing up

March 07, 2019
​By:  North Shore News

Photo by Mike Wakefield, North Shore News 
Students Gabrielle Webb, Niki Booker, Gordie Marshall, Thea Medland and Michael Dinoto have their hands full at Handsworth Secondary with clothing donations for the 44 Dresses campaign. Volunteers are currently collecting dresses, slacks, skirts, suits, shoes, shirts, accessories...
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North Van elementary schools receive Indigenous titles

March 06, 2019
​North Shore News photo Mike Wakefield, North Shore News
Westview Elementary student Jordan Noble joins One to One executive director Carol Neuman, volunteer Kamy Zargarpour, TD bank representative Rick Chou and One to One school co-ordinator Leslie Tarves in diving into a selection of new books from Strong Nations Publishing, donated by the children’s literacy...
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Artists for Kids program explores different ways of imagining the image

March 05, 2019
​by Victoria Jackson / Contributing writer
This is my first year participating in the Artist for Kids program. Before this, I had never had the chance to work with studio equipment like strobe lights and backdrops. When we started in the studio I didn’t realize how many artist decisions are...