2023/2024 Budget Priorities
Each year, the school district undertakes a public consultation process for input on budget priorities that fall under the Operating Budget and align with the school district’s strategic goals, vision and values.
In this video, you’ll hear from Ella Waite, District Student Leadership Council member, and Jacqui Stewart, Secretary Treasurer, who provide information about the budget and invite you to share your input. Information about the budget development process is also available on our Budget Priorities: Public Input web page.
Ways for you to share your feedback and until Friday, March 10:
In addition, you can also share your feedback at our upcoming Standing Committee meeting on Tuesday, March 28 at 7 p.m.
Student Learning Survey
The Student Learning Survey (SLS), administered annually by the Ministry of Education and Child Care, is open to students in Grades 4, 7, 10 and 12, their parents/guardians, and staff and administrators in B.C. public schools. The survey covers a range of topics, providing a comprehensive picture of the educational experience in B.C. public schools and valuable insight for addressing current needs and trends.
Parents/guardians are invited to participate in the survey, available in English, French and additional languages, until Saturday, April 29. Information about the survey, including a survey link is available on the Student Learning Survey web page.
Public Board Meeting – March 7
A Board of Education Public Board Meeting takes place on Tuesday, March 7 at 6:30 p.m. Visit our Public Meetings web page for information on how you can participate and to review the meeting agenda and board package (the latter is posted on the Thursday afternoon preceding the public meeting).
Standing Committee Meeting - March 28
A Board of Education Standing Committee Meeting takes place on Tuesday, March 28 at 7 p.m. Visit our Public Meetings web page for information on how you can participate and to review the meeting agenda, which is posted on the Thursday afternoon preceding the public meeting.
Ready, Set, Learn - March 30 to May 25
Ready, Set, Learn is an initiative aimed at encouraging and supporting children’s early language and literacy skills. Intended for families and their children (ages 3 to 5 years), Ready, Set, Learn is designed to foster positive connections among families, schools and early learning community partners and support children as they prepare for their transition to Kindergarten. Ready, Set, Learn events will be hosted at multiple locations throughout the school district from March 30 to May 25 and are free to attend. Event details are available on the Ready, Set, Learn web page.
Late French Immersion – Apply by March 3
Applications to the Late French Immersion program (Grade 6 entry) will be accepted through to Friday, March 3. Visit our Late French Immersion web page for more information.
New registration and transfer requests - Deadline of March 3
Priority placement for new registrations and transfers for Grades 1-12 ends on Friday, March 3 at 4 p.m. Visit the 2023/2024 Registrations and Transfer Requests web page for detailed information.
Elementary Band and Strings - Late Registration begins March 10
Elementary Band and Strings is a unique instrumental music program that complements the Ministry of Education and Child Care’s Arts Education curriculum and provides school-based instrumental instruction to students in Grades 5 – 7 for Band and Grades 4 – 7 for Strings. Late Registration for Elementary Band and Strings for the 2023/2024 school year begins on Friday, March 10. Visit the Elementary Band and Strings web page for more information, including program fees.
AFK After School Art - Registration open for spring classes
Taught by art specialist teachers and assisted by secondary art students, After School Art classes provide students the opportunity to further their artistic ability and foster positive attitudes towards the visual arts. Visit Artists for Kids for more information.
AFK Paradise Valley Summer School of Visual Art - Registration open
Young artists ages 8-15 will explore their surroundings with artist Charlene Vickers in the beautiful setting of Paradise Valley. This overnight camp combines outdoor studio adventures, in-depth instruction in collage, drawing and painting, as well as daily recreational activities such as canoeing, hiking, archery and campfire singalongs. Students are taught by B.C. certified art specialist teachers and mentored by an acclaimed Canadian artist. Visit Artists for Kids for more information.
AFK Summer Day Camps – Registration open
Students will enjoy a week of studio art activities including drawing, painting and printmaking taught by an art specialist teacher. Each week will be unique with expert art teachers guiding students to experiment with many art materials and techniques. All materials are provided. Visit the AFK Day Camps web page for information.
Kindergarten - Registration is ongoing
While registration for 2023/2024 Kindergarten (children born in 2018) priority placement has ended, registration for Kindergarten continues year-round. Registrations will be placed according to space and facilities availability and the date the registration was received.
Parents/legal guardians must book an appointment using our online booking system to register their child in person for Kindergarten. Detailed instructions on the registration process, including forms and documentation required, are available on the Kindergarten Registration web page.
North Vancouver Online Learning - Online registration open
NVOL provides engaging, accessible and interactive learning experiences for students. Students can enrol any time during the school year and have one calendar year to complete their course. Students can also choose to engage in their NVOL courses entirely remotely online or in a blended model of online and in-person interactions at our NVOL Centre.
Visit the NVOL website to see our full suite of courses from Grades 8 through 12 in both English and French. The French Immersion online course offerings allow students the opportunity to meet the requirements of their Diplôme de fin d'études secondaires en Colombie-Britannique online through L' École Virtuelle de Vancouver nord.
Additional Information and Opportunities
CNV Youth Awards & Scholarship - Apply by March 13
The City of North Vancouver Civic Youth Awards Program recognizes youth (ages 10 to 24) for noteworthy achievements and contributions to the community. Awards are given in six categories, and the nomination deadline is Monday, March 13. Details are available on the City’s website.
The Youth Centennial Scholarship is awarded to youth who have demonstrated outstanding community service and who are pursuing post-secondary education. The application deadline is Monday, March 13. Details are available on the City’s website.
DNV Annual Youth Awards - Apply by March 13
The District of North Vancouver Youth Awards Program recognizes youth (ages 10 to 24) for their significant achievements and contributions to the community. Awards are given in four categories, and the nomination deadline is Monday, March 13. Details are available on the District’s website.
CapU EA Certificate Program Information Session - March 27
Learn about CapU’s part-time 16-month Education Assistant Certificate program at an in-person information session, on Monday, March 27, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Information about the session and program, which begins in September, is available on the CapU website; RSVP for the session (required) to email@example.com.
Homestay families needed
Each year, the North Vancouver School District welcomes students from around the world to live and study in our vibrant community. We strive to place secondary school international students with families who live close to school to support each student's integration into the school and wider community.
There are secondary school international students in need of a homestay placement for the school term beginning September 2023. If you are interested in hosting an international student, please reach out to our International Education program office at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information about the homestay program is available on the International Education section of the school district website.
Supporting students and families in the community
Through the Student and Family Affordability Fund (SFAF), the school district is supporting students and their families who are feeling financially challenged due to the rising costs of living. To request financial support at any time throughout the 2022-2023 school year, please complete the form(s) available on the Student and Family Affordability Fund web page and submit the form(s) in confidence to either your child’s teacher, principal, school counsellor or front office staff. A listing of eligible expenses, and answers to common questions can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions web page.
Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass program
The Canadian Ski Council, along with many Canadian ski resorts, are eager to welcome students enrolled in Grades 4 and 5 to the slopes for the 2022-2023 season. For $29.99 plus applicable taxes, students can ski or snowboard twice at participating ski areas. Applications will be accepted until the end of March 2023. For more information and to apply, visit the SnowPass website.