Education

Classroom chairs. (Photo: Pixabay)

Chilliwack teacher suspended after ‘crossing personal boundaries‘ with students

Sheldon Lyle Nickel admitted to inappropriate conduct, including sending personal text messages

 

A California school district is hoping to attract more teachers by providing them with affordable housing. (Associated Press/screenshot)

VIDEO: California school district builds affordable housing to attract teachers

Rising rent, teacher shortages piquing districts’ interest in workforce housing

 

Spencer Middle School in Langford is part of SD62. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore parents forced to settle for vouchers for cancelled 2020 school trip

Parents refunded $1,600 of the $2,900 spent for Spencer Middle School students’ trip to Disneyland

Spencer Middle School in Langford is part of SD62. (Black Press Media file photo)
Coal Tyee Elementary School will be now known as Syuẁén’ct and the field at Nanaimo District Secondary School will be known as Q’unq’inuqwstuxw, after school trustees voted in favour of the name changes at a meeting July 6. (News Bulletin file photo)

Colonial history, First Nation concerns lead to Vancouver Island school name change

Nanaimo’s Coal Tyee school, named after First Nations ‘tragic figure,’ has been renamed Syuẁén’ct

Coal Tyee Elementary School will be now known as Syuẁén’ct and the field at Nanaimo District Secondary School will be known as Q’unq’inuqwstuxw, after school trustees voted in favour of the name changes at a meeting July 6. (News Bulletin file photo)
Photo of First Nations totem polls in Vancouver B.C. from pixabay.com.

First Nations courses for high school grad credits now available to B.C. students

Students can participate in First Nations courses due to expansion of External Credentials program

Photo of First Nations totem polls in Vancouver B.C. from pixabay.com.
The Brookes Westshore 2022 graduating class. (Brookes Westshore/Facebook)

10 scholarships coming for Ukrainian students to finish high school in Colwood

Brookes Westshore hopes to have students enrolled for September

The Brookes Westshore 2022 graduating class. (Brookes Westshore/Facebook)
Olivia Freisen, left, and Ines Ciccateri earned the Merit Cup during the 2022 annual awards at Oak Bay High. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Oak Bay High celebrates students with awards

Merit Cup winners appreciate efforts of teachers, staff

Olivia Freisen, left, and Ines Ciccateri earned the Merit Cup during the 2022 annual awards at Oak Bay High. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
A Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools business committee recommendation could see Rutherford Elementary School, which closed in 2018, re-opening in 2024 or 2025. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo school trustees vote on re-opening one school, expanding another

Motion at June 8 business committee aims to see Rutherford re-opening, but not for 2023

A Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools business committee recommendation could see Rutherford Elementary School, which closed in 2018, re-opening in 2024 or 2025. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Lindsay Davies is principal of Nanaimo Innovation Academy’s new independent elementary school which will provide instruction for primary-age children beginning this fall. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Non-profit in Nanaimo to open nature-based elementary school

Nanaimo Innovation Academy to offer 32 spaces for kindergarten to Grade 3 for 2022-23 school year

Lindsay Davies is principal of Nanaimo Innovation Academy’s new independent elementary school which will provide instruction for primary-age children beginning this fall. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
The Sooke School District 62 sent out to an email to parents warning them their children could be prevented from enrolling in school if they regularly miss class to go to private learning during school hours. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Parents sending kids to private lessons during school hours risk future enrolment, SD62 says

School district said repeat absences becoming a problem among middle school students

The Sooke School District 62 sent out to an email to parents warning them their children could be prevented from enrolling in school if they regularly miss class to go to private learning during school hours. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
A classroom in Scarborough, Ont., on September 14, 2020. A North Vancouver School District teacher was suspended for five days in May 2022 for taking inappropriate actions against his elementary school students. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

B.C. elementary school teacher suspended for cracking backs, pinching trapeziuses

Students called the one moved the ‘back-breaker,’ and several said it was painful

A classroom in Scarborough, Ont., on September 14, 2020. A North Vancouver School District teacher was suspended for five days in May 2022 for taking inappropriate actions against his elementary school students. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Megan Radatzke, an eduction assistant at Ecole Poirier Elementary, says the addition of a sensory room has been well received by all of the students at the school. (Rick Stiebel- Sooke News Mirror)

‘Allows the brain to reboot’: New sensory room helps calm Sooke students

Local school has sensory room to help students decompress, reduce anxiety

Megan Radatzke, an eduction assistant at Ecole Poirier Elementary, says the addition of a sensory room has been well received by all of the students at the school. (Rick Stiebel- Sooke News Mirror)
The Sooke School District 62 had to deal with complaints after a teacher read a derogatory word from a book in class. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

In B.C., who chooses what your child reads in class?

The province does the curriculum, district develops guidelines, but teachers choose the resources

The Sooke School District 62 had to deal with complaints after a teacher read a derogatory word from a book in class. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Students explore the outdoors and learn how to lead in the Greater Victoria School District’s Tourism and Leadership Exploration program. (Photo by Sean Thompson)

Greater Victoria teens explore outdoors, hone leadership skills with tourism program

Businesses partner in SD61 program that trains students as tour guides

Students explore the outdoors and learn how to lead in the Greater Victoria School District’s Tourism and Leadership Exploration program. (Photo by Sean Thompson)
Mount Douglas secondary students who are taking math and sciences courses join in the celebration of the school’s STEM competition achievements, listed on this new wall of fame dating back to 2005. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Mount Douglas secondary’s STEM scholars honoured with wall of fame in Saanich

New recognition wall lists competition accomplishments dating back to 2005

Mount Douglas secondary students who are taking math and sciences courses join in the celebration of the school’s STEM competition achievements, listed on this new wall of fame dating back to 2005. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
EMCS students return to the University of Victoria on June 4 for their first full graduation in two years. (File - Metro-Creative)

Sooke students excited as graduation ceremony returns in full force

EMCS convocation to take place at UVic on June 4

EMCS students return to the University of Victoria on June 4 for their first full graduation in two years. (File - Metro-Creative)
Renata Kamel will put the $100,000 scholarship to good use when she begins a program in mechanical engineering at UVic this fall. (Submitted photo)

Sixth Ballenas Secondary student wins prestigious $100,000 scholarship

Renata Kamel earns same award her brother won two years ago

Renata Kamel will put the $100,000 scholarship to good use when she begins a program in mechanical engineering at UVic this fall. (Submitted photo)
Parents say the province needs to provide better information for students over issues of sexual harassment and violence using tools lke the ERASE website. Screenshot, B.C. government site

Comox Valley parents push province on sexual assault, harassment

PAC members had four resolutions passed at recent provincial conference

Parents say the province needs to provide better information for students over issues of sexual harassment and violence using tools lke the ERASE website. Screenshot, B.C. government site
An architectural rendering of the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology campus and Urban Native Youth Association Centre at Commercial Drive and East Hastings in Vancouver. (Submitted photo)

B.C. funds concept plan of new urban Indigenous education centre

Province will contribute $2.5 million in funding for the business case development of the project

An architectural rendering of the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology campus and Urban Native Youth Association Centre at Commercial Drive and East Hastings in Vancouver. (Submitted photo)