Starting Friday, parents should register their child at their local school, even if they intend to attend a choice program like French Immersion or Montessori at another school.

Once registration is completed at the local school, in January, parents will receive an email link to an online registration process for those alternate programs. Parents will sign in and may register their child for up to three choices, which they will rank in preference. The registration period for both in-person and online choices ends Jan. 31.

Read more of the Vancouver Sun article here:

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workbook“The new three story International Village Elementary school has been revealed. Currently in the design review & approval phase, construction is slated for 2014 and the school is scheduled to open by September 2015.”

“The school will help the district accommodate the estimated 16,000 residents in the area.”

Please read the Vancity Buzz article for images and more information on the project:

Information on the project from the VSB here:

chairs_in_a_rowFrom the Vancouver Sun:

“Vancouver’s high cost of housing is being cited as the major reason families are pulling their kids out of schools, a new survey from the Vancouver school board shows.

The purpose of the report is to pinpoint the cause of the Vancouver School District’s declining student enrolments.

In each of the past three years, the district has had a net loss of between 600 and 700 students, the report shows. A typical elementary school in Vancouver has around 300 children.”

A recent article in 24 Hours Vancouver reports that Vancouver is considering having student school trustees who could bring motions forward and actually vote on them. Student trustees have been in Ontario school systems since 1997.

From the article: “Students should have the ability to introduce policy in B.C. school districts, according to Vancouver School Board chairwoman Patti Bacchus. The idea came from students initially, said Bacchus, but will need approval from the province to become reality.
The VSB is expected to submit the motion to the B.C. School Trustees Association by Feb. 22.”

Read the entire story in 24 Hours Vancouver

The conference program features a range of sessions that will interest teacher-librarians and educators from all levels, and anyone interested in improving their teaching skills in literacy (e.g. visual, critical, etc.), research, and technology.  Please contact Heather Daly if you have questions: or 604-937-6380.

Keynotes include: Dr. David Loertscher, San José State University School of Library & Information Science and Chris Kennedy, CEO / Superintendent of Schools, School District #45 West Vancouver.  Featured speakers include: Dr. Joanne de Groot, Dr. Ann Ewbank, Adrienne Gear, Judith Comfort, and over thirty other amazing educators.

October 18 and 19

Riverside Secondary School, Port Coquitlam

Detailed program information and registration is now available here.

~text from the BCTLA Coquitlam 2012 Website

Read the latest news on the B.C. Teacher’s labour dispute and walkout  from The Vancouver Sun online news source. 

Full article here.

Original source article here.

By Kim Nursall and The Canadian Press, THE CANADIAN PRESS June 29, 2012

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Read the latest news on B.C. teachers’ negotiations and rallies in The Vancouver Sun’s Education News: The Report Card.

Full article here.

by Janet Steffenhagen, June 20, 2012. 12:44 pm • Section: Report Card

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Read the results of three public meetings hosted by the VSB surveying public opinion of the future of Vancouver Schools.

Full Vancouver Sun article here.

By Zoe McKnight, The Vancouver Sun May 27, 2012

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Read the The Vancouver Sun Report Card: news on New Westminster School Trustee Casey Cook’s concept of a Bill of Rights for parents of children in BC public schools.

Posted by Janet Steffenhangen,   May 18, 2012. 2:54 pm Section: Report Card

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Read the latest news on a community meeting about Vancouver school issues from The Vancouver Sun. Community Meeting information here. Meeting is Tuesday, May 15 at Britannia Secondary School.

By Janet Steffenhagen  May 8, 2012. 3:59 pm • Section: Report Card

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