Schools

Police inspect the scene at the Hornby Island Community School in August 2018 after fire ravaged the property. The school district is moving ahead on the project to replace the school. File photo via @sheilamoris/Twitter

Two Comox Valley school building projects still moving along

New Hornby school a go, child care on Denman delayed due to tendering

Police inspect the scene at the Hornby Island Community School in August 2018 after fire ravaged the property. The school district is moving ahead on the project to replace the school. File photo via @sheilamoris/Twitter
A empty classroom is pictured at Eric Hamber Secondary school in Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 23, 2020. British Columbia’s education minister says he wants to learn from other provinces and countries like New Zealand before starting to reopen schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Provinces must give emotional support to returning students: education advocates

Teachers should be prepared to provide ‘trauma-informed practices’ in response to students’ needs

A empty classroom is pictured at Eric Hamber Secondary school in Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 23, 2020. British Columbia’s education minister says he wants to learn from other provinces and countries like New Zealand before starting to reopen schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Canadian high school grads-to-be grapple with possible ceremony cancellations

Canadian high school grads-to-be grapple with possible ceremony cancellations

Many provinces are looking for alternatives to traditional graduation ceremonies

Canadian high school grads-to-be grapple with possible ceremony cancellations
Superintendent Tom Demeo of Comox Valley Schools. File photo by Mike Chouinard

Comox Valley school officials ponder re-opening questions

Superintendent expects September will look different than most

Superintendent Tom Demeo of Comox Valley Schools. File photo by Mike Chouinard
(Black Press Media files)

‘We don’t have a date’: Some B.C. kids might return to school before summer, but focus is on fall

Children of essential workers will be prioritized, Dr. Henry said

(Black Press Media files)
Students and families greeted the Huband Park parade from the side of the road. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Comox Valley school holds car parade for kids at home

Huband Park staff hit the streets to send messages to missing students

Students and families greeted the Huband Park parade from the side of the road. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Some schools are already using online platforms to teleconference and send messages. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

B.C. schools Zoom to online education amid COVID-19

K-12 educators will receive access this month, up to individual districts whether they use it or not

Some schools are already using online platforms to teleconference and send messages. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Construction continues at Lake Trail Middle School. Scott Stanfield photo

Construction deadline remains same at Courtenay School

Officials at Comox Valley Schools expect construction at Lake Trail Middle School…

Construction continues at Lake Trail Middle School. Scott Stanfield photo
Queneesh kids make statements in response to vandalism

Queneesh kids make statements in response to vandalism

“Instead of maybe getting new computers we have to pay for paint.”

  • Mar 11, 2020
Queneesh kids make statements in response to vandalism
Alberta Motor Association says (File photo)

Three international trips now called due to coronavirus: Comox Valley School District

“This was a difficult decision, and one we did not make lightly,” said SD71 superintendent.

Alberta Motor Association says (File photo)
The Comox Valley Waldorf School is closing at the end of the current school year. Photo by Comox Valley Waldorf School

Comox Valley Waldorf School closing

The Comox Valley Waldorf School (CVWS) is familiar with change. It has…

  • Feb 24, 2020
The Comox Valley Waldorf School is closing at the end of the current school year. Photo by Comox Valley Waldorf School
(Black Press Media files)

B.C. teacher gets 15-year ban after lying about having sex with just-graduated student

Teacher had been dishonest with the B.C. Commissioner for Teacher Regulation

(Black Press Media files)