School District 71

School District 71 continues to add more students. Record file photo

School district continues to add more students to Comox Valley

Latest number is higher than the five-year growth trend for local schools

 

Along with being a school trustee, Bunny Shannon was heavily involved with groups like LUSH Valley. LUSH Valley Facebook photo

Comox Valley school board remembers Bunny Shannon

Trustee Janice Caton described her as a mentor and the reason she ran for the board

 

Vanier recently hosted a regional volleyball tourney, but the school district has curtailed travelling for sports and other events through the end of November due to fuel rationing brought on by flooding in the province. Photo by Mike Chouinard

School sports, trips on hold through end of month due to fuel issues

The province brought in order restricting fuel sales because of supply uncertainty

 

Comox Valley RCMP. File photo

No weapons involved in Courtenay school incident, say school district and RCMP

Georges P. Vanier Secondary was placed in lockdown, as police escort person off property

  • Nov 24, 2021
Comox Valley RCMP. File photo
Tonia Frawley was picked as the new school board chair. File photo supplied

Tonia Frawley picked as school board chair for Comox Valley

Board will serve one more term before going before voters next fall

Tonia Frawley was picked as the new school board chair. File photo supplied
GP Vanier in Courtenay. Photo courtesy Comox Valley Schools

LETTER – GP Vanier’s ‘flex days’ equate to 14 days of lost instruction for students

Dear editor, In the fall of 2020, GP Vanier implemented “Flex Day”…

  • Nov 18, 2021
GP Vanier in Courtenay. Photo courtesy Comox Valley Schools
Workers had to expand the ditch and use berming to deal with flooding at Huband Park Elementary Wednesday. Huband Park Facebook photo

Huband Park Elementary closed for day again due to flooding

School district says problems started after tree removal a couple of years ago

Workers had to expand the ditch and use berming to deal with flooding at Huband Park Elementary Wednesday. Huband Park Facebook photo
Inner Explorer is a mindfulness program used in many schools. Screenshot, Inner Explorer video

Comox Valley school district signs on for mindfulness program

Inner Explorer says program has been used in more than 7,000 schools

Inner Explorer is a mindfulness program used in many schools. Screenshot, Inner Explorer video
The board of education discussed meeting time policy at the Oct. 26 meeting. Screenshot, Comox Valley Schools

Comox Valley board of education looks for flexibility on meeting endings

Issue was the subject of a contentious debate among trustees at meeting last year

The board of education discussed meeting time policy at the Oct. 26 meeting. Screenshot, Comox Valley Schools
Highland teachers Ms. Charity Munro and Mr. Ian MacLean flank Grade 12 student Eli Blasco. The three had their heads shaved as part of the Terry Fox Run at Highland School recently.

Money raised, heads shaved at Highland Terry Fox Run

Comox secondary school doubles fundraising goal

Highland teachers Ms. Charity Munro and Mr. Ian MacLean flank Grade 12 student Eli Blasco. The three had their heads shaved as part of the Terry Fox Run at Highland School recently.
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Brooklyn Elementary School, Comox.

Brooklyn Elementary latest Comox Valley school added to COVID exposure list

Exposure event took place over four-day period

  • Sep 20, 2021
Brooklyn Elementary School, Comox.
Lake Trail School has created special sorting bins to manage waste. It is the first project of its kind in the Comox Valley. Photo supplied

Courtenay’s Lake Trail School introduces waste-free initiative

As Lake Trail Community School opened the doors to its new building…

Lake Trail School has created special sorting bins to manage waste. It is the first project of its kind in the Comox Valley. Photo supplied