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PARENTS - Events and Registrations

September 24, 2018


Upcoming Events


A conversation with Shelley Moore

Are you a parent of a child in the North Vancouver School District? Are you interested in what Inclusive Education and Competency-Based Planning means in today's classrooms? Please join us on Wednesday, October 17 at 7 p.m. at the Education Services Centre (5th floor, 2121 Lonsdale Ave.) for an evening with Shelley Moore. Please RSVP to For more information about Shelley Moore, check out this video. Sponsored by Inclusive Education in partnership with North Vancouver Parent Advisory Council (the first North Vancouver Parent Advisory Council meeting of the year has been rescheduled to October 29, 2018 to accommodate this event).


All candidates meeting for school trustee (City of North Vancouver)

Hosted by North Vancouver Parent Advisory Council (NVPAC)

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 7:30 p.m., Education Services Centre (5th floor, 2121 Lonsdale Ave.).


All candidates meeting for school trustee (District of North Vancouver)

Hosted by North Vancouver Parent Advisory Council (NVPAC)

Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 7 p.m. at Norgate Community Elementary School (1295 Sowden St, North Vancouver).


Board of Education public board meeting

Tuesday, September 25, 2018. Education Services Centre (5th floor, 2121 Lonsdale Ave.). For the agenda, click HERE.


Culture Days BC

Culture Days BC takes place September 28-30, 2018. Artists for Kids is hosting two events:

  • Saturday, September 29 at Noon, 6th Annual Orchestra Jam, Gordon Smith Gallery, 2121 Lonsdale Ave.
  • Saturday, September 29 at 2 p.m., Curators Tour: Transformations with Daylen Luchsinger, Gordon Smith Gallery, 2121 Lonsdale Ave.


Game of Apps information night

Game of Apps is a student app design contest. It includes 80 hours of instructional time. No prior design or coding experience is necessary. An information session for students and parents of all North Vancouver and West Vancouver secondary schools is being held on Wednesday, September 26 at 7 p.m. at West Vancouver Secondary School in the library (1750 Mathers Ave, West Vancouver). For more information click HERE.


Handsworth replacement project update

A Public Standing Committee scheduled for October 2, 2018 at 7 p.m. (Education Services Centre, 5th floor, 2121 Lonsdale Ave.) will update the public on the Handsworth Secondary School replacement project. Topics will include: site massing, initial parking and transportation designs, and internal connections within the school. All parents, staff and students are invited to attend.


Kindergarten information evening

For parents/guardians of children who will enter kindergarten in September 2019 (children born in 2014). Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at Centennial Theatre (2300 Lonsdale Ave). Doors open at 6:30 p.m., presentation from 7-8 p.m., information booths until 9 p.m.


Newcomers night – Introduction to Cheakamus Centre

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the Education Services Centre (5th floor, Oceanview Room, 2121 Lonsdale Ave.) For families new to Canada with children in grades 3, 4 and 6 in the North Vancouver School District. At this meeting,  parents will have an opportunity to learn more about the exciting learning experiences linked to the BC Curriculum that are offered to students in grades 3, 4 and 6 at the Cheakamus Centre. Following the presentation, Farsi, Korean and Mandarin interpreters from the North Shore Multicultural Society will  be available to answer questions.


Parents as Career Coaches

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the Education Services Centre (5th floor, Mountainview Room, 2121 Lonsdale Ave.). Parents as Career Coaches is a one session workshop designed to help parents of secondary school students become more effective career development allies for their children. This three hour workshop is for parents/guardians of students currently in Grades 10, 11 and 12 (parents/guardians only). Please bring writing materials. Space is limited. Register HERE.




After School Art programs

Artists for Kids offers After School Art classes for elementary school students. Classes run in various schools across North Vancouver and are taught by art specialist teachers. Registration for Fall After School Art classes is now open. Classes begin the second week of October and run until the end of November. For more information, please click HERE.


Band and Strings

Registrations for the 2018/2019 Band and Strings program are currently being accepted. If you have not already registered your child for the September 2018–June 2019 Band and Strings program, please do so before September 29, 2018 at 8:59 p.m. For more information, including registration and pricing click HERE.


B.C. Training & Education Savings Grant

Did you know children born in 2009 or later can qualify for a $1,200 grant when they are signed up for a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP)? No RESP contribution is required. Visit the British Columbia Training and Education Savings Grant web page for more information or email


Kindergarten registration

Registration for 2019/2020 kindergarten (children born in 2014) runs from November 5, 2018 - December 14, 2018. Kindergarten students must be registered in person by a parent or legal guardian. All registration forms and related documents must be submitted in person to the Central Registration office (2121 Lonsdale Ave.). Office hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For detailed instructions, please click HERE.


Other Happenings


BC general local election

On Saturday, October 20, 2018, municipal elections will take place in British Columbia. In North Vancouver, this includes electing seven school board trustees. The City of North Vancouver will elect three school board trustees and the District of North Vancouver will elect four school board trustees. For more information, please visit the Elections BC website.


Orange Shirt Day

Orange Shirt Day across Canada is recognized nationally and annually on September 30th. This year, the North Vancouver School District will recognize Orange Shirt Day on October 1, 2018. This event honours the effects of residential schools and recognizes that every child matters. For more information about Orange Shirt Day, please click HERE.


Police and Peace Officers Day

On September 30, 2018 flags at schools will fly at half-mast to honour Police and Peace Officers Day.


World Teachers' Day

The United Nations' World Teachers' Day commemorates the work of teachers and their contributions to society.  It is observed on October 5th each year.