Secondary School Drama performances – On now through June
The following performances showcase the talent of secondary school drama students and are open to the community.
Sutherland Drama presents Prince Charmless by Lavinia Roberts
May 3 - 5 | Curtain at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $10 Adults and $5 Students (cash or cheque) and are available over the lunch hour in front of the Sutherland Theatre or at the box office on the nights of the performance.
Carson Drama presents No Substitutes by Don Zolidis
May 8 - 17 | Curtain at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Information, including ticket sales, is available on the Carson Graham Events web page.
Sutherland Drama presents Pirate Sisters and the Bounty for Bluebeard by Richard Gremel
May 31 - June 2 | Curtain at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $10 Adults and $5 Students (cash or cheque) and go on sale May 15. Tickets can be purchased outside the Sutherland Theatre over the lunch hour or at the box office on the nights of the performance.
Cheakamus Centre Open House – May 7
The 54th annual Cheakamus Centre Open House takes place on Sunday, May 7, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Join Cheakamus Centre staff for a fun, family day of nature exploration and discovery. Make bannock at the Coast Salish longhouse; feed the chickens, pet the goats, talk to the pigs; canoe on the pond; visit the salmon hatchery, and take a guided tour of the forest. More information is available on the Open House web page. If you are interested in volunteering at the event, please email email@example.com. Note: Cash only for concession and no pets on site please.
Outdoor Safety & Emergency Preparedness Open House – May 13
The school district welcomes the community to the 2nd Outdoor Safety & Emergency Preparedness Open House, taking place on Saturday, May 13, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Argyle Secondary.
This family-friendly community event will showcase the expertise of local emergency management bodies and first responders and aims to build your awareness and resilience around outdoor safety and emergency preparedness. The event consists of an outdoor trade show and information sessions hosted by participating organizations, including North Shore Rescue, BC AdventureSmart and BC Earthquake Alliance. Speak with local experts and get up close to emergency vehicles and equipment used in real-life rescues—including a Talon helicopter used by North Shore Rescue!
This FREE event also includes demos, giveaways, complimentary bike valet, and food truck options where you can purchase food and refreshments. Visit the event website for more information.
The Askable Adult – Supporting Neurodiverse Learners in Navigating Puberty – May 15
Parents and caregivers are invited to attend The Askable Adult – Supporting Neurodiverse Learnings in Navigating Puberty, taking place online on Monday, May 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. In this workshop, facilitated by Jessica Wollen, attendees will discuss solutions to complex challenges, and learn strategies and resources to support health education at home. Learn more and RSVP for the session.
Public Board Meeting – May 23
A Board of Education Public Board Meeting takes place on Tuesday, May 23 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).
Ready, Set, Learn – Events running until May 24
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 Kindergarten. Ready, Set, Learn events are taking place at multiple locations throughout the school district until May 24 and are free to attend. Review event details at Ready, Set, Learn.
Endless Summer – Exhibition open
Endless Summer is an exhibition and series of public programs that features the collaborative works of artists Katie Kozak and Lucien Durey, which contemplate lineage, ancestry, queerness, sustainability, and healing within a context of reimagining place-based relations that serve the social and cultural landscape of their shared communities. For information about this exhibition hosted at the Gordon Smith Gallery, visit the exhibition web page.
Summer Learning – Registration open
North Vancouver Summer Learning provides a platform for students to explore and extend learning opportunities while fulfilling their educational requirements through a variety of opportunities in the month of July.
Students can register for one Summer Learning course from the following course offerings:
Registration is open to students within and beyond the NVSD. Registration is now open for NVSD students (and on Tuesday, May 9 for everyone else). Registration closes on Friday, June 23 at 12 noon.
Academies – Registration ongoing
Late applications and applications to be on academy waitlists continue to be accepted for many NVSD Academies. However, there are limited spaces remaining for Field Hockey and the Business and Gaming Entrepreneurship Lab.
For more information about our Academy program offerings, please visit the Academies web page. For an application form, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
AFK Woodworking & Engineering Camp – Registration open
Students will be introduced to the magic and value of woodworking and engineering in this hands-on, dynamic summer camp. Over four days, students will learn safe work habits while building cool projects, participating in engineering challenges, and having fun. Their day will be split evenly between the two disciplines, and students will enjoy a mix of skill-building and interactive activities. Visit Artists for Kids’ Spring & Summer Day Camps for information and to register.
Elementary Band and Strings – Late Registration period open
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. Visit Elementary Band and Strings for information, including program fees.
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.
Reminder: NVOL is now a Provincial Online Learning School.
Additional Information and Opportunities
Mayors’ Food Bank Challenge – Month of May
Throughout the month of May, the Greater Vancouver Food Bank is challenging the Mayors of the City of North Vancouver, the District of West Vancouver, the City of Burnaby, the City of New Westminster and the City of Vancouver to rally their communities to raise funds to fight hunger. You can donate by choosing your city or contributing to the overall campaign. Visit Mayors’ Food Bank Challenge for more information.
CityFest – May 6
CityFest, the largest youth-led festival in Metro Vancouver, takes place at The Shipyards on Saturday, May 6 from 12 noon to 4:30 p.m. Celebrated during B.C.’s annual Youth Week, CityFest showcases an assortment of local youth musicians, bands, visual artists and the skateboarding community. Come by to celebrate the achievements and diversity of young people in the community. Visit the City of North Vancouver’s website for more information.
Go by Bike Week – May 29 to June 4
HUB Cycling’s Spring Go by Bike Week returns to Metro Vancouver from May 29 to June 4. This year's event will have 30 Celebration Stations where participants can ride by for free snacks, basic bike maintenance, cycling maps, prizes, and more. Register solo or as a team (with co-workers, roommates, family or friends).
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.