North Vancouver School District #44

Notes from the desk of John Lewis, Superintendent of Schools

North Vancouver School District #44

John Lewis

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International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Info Night

On Tuesday, January 27th parents and guardians and grade 10 students attended the second of two International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP) information sessions. This was another opportunity to learn about IB education and the process for applying to this programme, offered at Carson Graham Secondary School. The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is one of the […]

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Late French Immersion Program Information Meeting – Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Post provided by Joanne Robertson, Director of Instruction, Learning Services It was standing room only at the Late French Immersion (LFI) Program Information meeting on January 21st. Over 160 parents and Grade 5 students attended the information session, which was designed and facilitated by Late French Immersion teachers Susan Owens and Laura Hall (École Boundary […]

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Windsor Students Compete at Junior Business Competition

These Windsor Dukes are off to the 2nd annual business competition Junior Achievement BC Innovation Jam at the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel. We wish Chris, Yenah, Erik, Josh, Anton and Taylor the best of luck.   The Windsor team will join other students from across BC to learn about developing and pitching a new business idea. […]

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7/8 Transitions and Enhanced Programming Night – January 15, 2015

Our annual 7/8 Transitions and Enhanced Programming Night was held at Sutherland Secondary School on Thursday, January 15, 2015 and was attended by over 1,000 students and parents interested in learning more about transitioning to secondary school and the enhanced programs offered in North Vancouver School District. The evening began with information about registration, course […]

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Curriculum Implementation Day – January 9, 2015

The theme for this year’s Curriculum Implementation Day was Transforming Curriculum: Understanding the New Core Competencies. Staff across our school district worked in their Family of Schools teams and learned about BC’s Curriculum Transformation planned for implementation in September 2016. Activities and discussion involved working through the new learning standards and core competencies. I’d like […]

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School Choirs perform at the Education Services Centre

The sounds of Christmas filled the Education Services Centre last week as we had visits from both the Ross Road Choir, led by teacher Suzanne Morgan, and the Blueridge Choir, led by teacher Michele Denny. Both concerts were greatly appreciated by staff, who took a break from their work to enjoy this gift of song. […]

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Aboriginal Success Story

Brad Baker was recently featured in the North Shore News: http://www.nsnews.com/news/carving-a-new-path-in-education-1.1588261 In this article, Brad speaks about his experiences as our District’s first Aboriginal teacher, working with Aboriginal youth, and the way Aboriginal culture is being honoured today.  Brad also speaks candidly about his family and how they have had an impact on his career […]

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Farm to School BC Start-up Grants

I am pleased to announce Farm to School BC has funding available for schools interested in starting a new Farm to School program. Grants up to $4000 will be awarded to successful applicants to plan and implement a new program that brings healthy local produce into schools. Farm to School programs provide students with hands-on […]

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Severe Weather Information 2014/15

Announcements of District-wide Closures and/or Delayed Openings of Schools With the recent snowfall, we want to remind parents/guardians, students, and staff of the North Vancouver School District’s winter weather procedures and announcements.  All schools in the North Vancouver School District will remain OPEN, if at all possible during winter weather, including snowfalls.  Any district-wide closure […]

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StrongStart success in North Vancouver

StrongStart is a place where qualified early childhood educators connect with our youngest learners and help them to prepare for Kindergarten. The program is play-based and involves preschool-aged children and their parent/caregiver. Our StrongStart facilitators nurture a sense of belonging and create exciting Invitations to Learning in a classroom setting. Located in 7 of our […]

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