School District 68

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

 

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

 

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools is looking to re-name Coal Tyee Elementary School to Syuẁén’ct. (News Bulletin photo)

Nanaimo’s Coal Tyee school could potentially be renamed Syuẁén’ct

Committee suggests new name, meaning ‘our traditions,’ for elementary school

 

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools has adopted a school site acquisition charge bylaw, which will require residential developers in Nanaimo paying a fee to the City of Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)

Residential developers in Nanaimo-Ladysmith area will help fund future schools

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools adopts school site acquisition charge bylaw

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools has adopted a school site acquisition charge bylaw, which will require residential developers in Nanaimo paying a fee to the City of Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)
Staff and students in Nanaimo District Secondary School’s Skills for Life program deliver newspapers on Wednesdays. Pictured here are Dee Hartig, left, Isabelle Parsons, Ruby Guo, Zach Sullivan, Athi Thiruraran, Liam McMillan, Ivy Sutherland Wyse, Cathy Murphy, Estelle Morland, Taylor Patterson and Elizabeth Urbaniak. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Students and readers benefit from newspaper delivery class at NDSS

Students in Skills for Life program learn teamwork, employment skills

Staff and students in Nanaimo District Secondary School’s Skills for Life program deliver newspapers on Wednesdays. Pictured here are Dee Hartig, left, Isabelle Parsons, Ruby Guo, Zach Sullivan, Athi Thiruraran, Liam McMillan, Ivy Sutherland Wyse, Cathy Murphy, Estelle Morland, Taylor Patterson and Elizabeth Urbaniak. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Dover Bay Secondary School. (News Bulletin file)

Construction begins on $3-million Nanaimo school expansion

Dover Bay Secondary School getting new classrooms, fitness centre and gender-neutral washrooms

Dover Bay Secondary School. (News Bulletin file)
The Province of B.C. announced it was relaxing COVID-19 mask regulations earlier in March. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo Ladysmith school district puts mandatory vaccination policy on hold

Masks will be optional when classes resume after spring break

The Province of B.C. announced it was relaxing COVID-19 mask regulations earlier in March. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools announced it will mandate employees be vaccinated from COVID-19. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for employees

School District 68 to consult with unions and parents

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools announced it will mandate employees be vaccinated from COVID-19. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ education committee is recommending formation of a committee which will examine re-naming Coal Tyee Elementary School. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Officials consider renaming Nanaimo school named for ‘tragic’ Indigenous figure

Coal Tyee, once thought to celebrate collaboration, recalls colonization: school district report

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ education committee is recommending formation of a committee which will examine re-naming Coal Tyee Elementary School. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Indigenous and overall graduation rates in 2020-21 were both at all-time highs in Nanaimo-Ladysmith. (News Bulletin file photo)

Indigenous grad rate, overall grad rate reach highest-ever levels in Nanaimo-Ladysmith

School board chairperson credits staff connections, outreach for helping improve education outcomes

Indigenous and overall graduation rates in 2020-21 were both at all-time highs in Nanaimo-Ladysmith. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district’s teachers’ union president said teachers should decide whether to get vaccinated or not. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo teachers’ union favours teachers making their own choices about vaccine

Province reveals back-to-school plans for 2021-22, including mandatory masks for Grades 4-12

Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district’s teachers’ union president said teachers should decide whether to get vaccinated or not. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools. (News Bulletin photo)

Families encouraged to keep Nanaimo-Ladysmith students at home Monday

School District 68 schools will be open and staffed and buses will run as usual

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools. (News Bulletin photo)
Nanaimo District Secondary School is under hold-and-secure emergency procedures as Nanaimo RCMP investigate a report of a youth with a weapon on school grounds. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo District Secondary School is under hold-and-secure emergency procedures as Nanaimo RCMP investigate a report of a youth with a weapon on school grounds. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Cedar Elementary School has seen a case of COVID-19, with potential exposure dates May 17 and 18, according to Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools. (News Bulletin file)
Cedar Elementary School has seen a case of COVID-19, with potential exposure dates May 17 and 18, according to Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools. (News Bulletin file)
A scene from the Schoolhouse Squat from October 2018, where Alliance Against Displacement members and supporters occupied the Rutherford Elementary School site, advocating for people experiencing homelessness. (News Bulletin file)

‘Schoolhouse Squat’ activists get conditional discharge in Nanaimo school occupation

Ivan Donald Drury, Tingchun (Listen) Chen sentenced in provincial court in Nanaimo

A scene from the Schoolhouse Squat from October 2018, where Alliance Against Displacement members and supporters occupied the Rutherford Elementary School site, advocating for people experiencing homelessness. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ superintendent Scott Saywell at a May 6 press event showing off two new electric school buses. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Electric buses should be on the road soon in Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district

New buses anticipated to reduce 17 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ superintendent Scott Saywell at a May 6 press event showing off two new electric school buses. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)