Schools

Urban One Builders was selected to design and build the new Cowichan Secondary, which will be located on University Way. Construction is set to begin soon. (Courtesy of Mike Russell)

Builder selected for new Cowichan Secondary

Indigenous culture, heritage and design key aspects of state-of-the-art facility

Urban One Builders was selected to design and build the new Cowichan Secondary, which will be located on University Way. Construction is set to begin soon. (Courtesy of Mike Russell)
Monterey Middle School in Oak Bay, pictured, is one of five schools with COVID-19 exposures in early November. (Black Press Media file photo)

5 Greater Victoria schools see early November COVID-19 exposures

13 schools have been added to Island Health’s exposure list since Oct. 25

Monterey Middle School in Oak Bay, pictured, is one of five schools with COVID-19 exposures in early November. (Black Press Media file photo)
Margaret Jenkins Elementary is one of three Greater Victoria schools hit by new COVID-19 exposures. (Black Press Media file photo)

COVID-19 reported at three more Greater Victoria schools

Margeret Jenkins Elementary, Hans Helgesen Elementary, Ecole Victor-Brodeur hit

Margaret Jenkins Elementary is one of three Greater Victoria schools hit by new COVID-19 exposures. (Black Press Media file photo)
Island Health has announced new COVID-19 exposures at Shoreline Middle School and Quadra Elementary School. (Black Press Media file photo)

COVID-19 reported at two more Greater Victoria schools

Shoreline Middle School, Quadra Elementary School added to exposures list

Island Health has announced new COVID-19 exposures at Shoreline Middle School and Quadra Elementary School. (Black Press Media file photo)
Island Health has reported new COVID-19 exposures at four Greater Victoria schools. (Black Press Media file photo)

More COVID-19 exposures reported in Greater Victoria schools

Four more schools added to Island Health exposures list

Island Health has reported new COVID-19 exposures at four Greater Victoria schools. (Black Press Media file photo)
St. John’s Academy in Shawnigan Lake is planning an approximately $50-million expansion. (photo from St. John’s Academy website)

$50-million expansion coming for private school in Shawnigan Lake

Project at St. John’s Academy could see hundreds of new jobs

St. John’s Academy in Shawnigan Lake is planning an approximately $50-million expansion. (photo from St. John’s Academy website)
Students at Monterey Middle School may have been exposed to a case of COVID-19 recently, according to Island Health. (Black Press Media file photo)

COVID-19 cases hit another 3 Greater Victoria schools

Pacific Christian School, Monterey Middle School, and Victoria School for Ideal Education added

Students at Monterey Middle School may have been exposed to a case of COVID-19 recently, according to Island Health. (Black Press Media file photo)
FILE – Children walk with their parents to Sherwood Park Elementary in North Vancouver for the first day back-to-school Thursday, September 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Teachers’ union calls for more speed, clarity on COVID-19 exposures

BCTF said teachers noticing ‘significant inconsistencies’ in how outbreaks, clusters, exposures are classified

FILE – Children walk with their parents to Sherwood Park Elementary in North Vancouver for the first day back-to-school Thursday, September 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Island Health has reported a new COVID-19 exposure at Lakewood Elementary in Langford. (Google Streetview)

Two Greater Victoria schools hit by new COVID-19 exposures

Craigflower Elementary and Lakewood Elementary affected

Island Health has reported a new COVID-19 exposure at Lakewood Elementary in Langford. (Google Streetview)
Two western communities schools are the latest sites of COVID-19 school exposures, according to Island Health. (Black Press Media file photo)

More Greater Victoria schools hit by COVID-19

Two new schools added to exposures list

Two western communities schools are the latest sites of COVID-19 school exposures, according to Island Health. (Black Press Media file photo)
School District 71 has three schools in a compost program and is hoping to increase the number taking part. Black Press File Photo

Three Comox Valley schools saving scraps for compost program

“We’re well on our way … and we hope to continue to add more schools this year.”

School District 71 has three schools in a compost program and is hoping to increase the number taking part. Black Press File Photo
UBC study finds 57 per cent of kids have witnessed race-based bullying in schools. (File photo)

Most Canadian kids experience racialized bullying at school: study

Fifty-eight percent of youth aged 12-18 say they’ve witnessed race-based bullying

UBC study finds 57 per cent of kids have witnessed race-based bullying in schools. (File photo)
Drinkwater Elementary on Lane Road has been the target of vandals multiple times since school restarted in September. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Drinkwater Elementary on Lane Road has been the target of vandals multiple times since school restarted in September. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Vandals repeatedly shatter multiple Duncan-area school windows multiple times

RCMP are investigating after Drinkwater Elementary School targetted

Drinkwater Elementary on Lane Road has been the target of vandals multiple times since school restarted in September. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Drinkwater Elementary on Lane Road has been the target of vandals multiple times since school restarted in September. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Lansdowne Middle School was one of four Greater Victoria schools added to Island Health’s COVID-19 exposure list over the weekend. (Google Streetview)

4 new Greater Victoria school exposures reported over weekend

15 potential COVID-19 exposures, 1 active cluster total

Lansdowne Middle School was one of four Greater Victoria schools added to Island Health’s COVID-19 exposure list over the weekend. (Google Streetview)
Oak Bay High School is one of four Greater Victoria schools recently added to Island Health’s COVID-19 exposure list. (Black Press Media file photo)

More COVID-19 exposures reported at Greater Victoria schools

Four new exposures reported by Island Health

Oak Bay High School is one of four Greater Victoria schools recently added to Island Health’s COVID-19 exposure list. (Black Press Media file photo)
Happy Valley Elementary is one of 12 Greater Victoria schools experiencing a potential COVID-19 exposure as of Oct. 13. (Google streetview)

COVID-19 exposures hit another 4 Greater Victoria schools

12 active exposures, 2 active clusters total

Happy Valley Elementary is one of 12 Greater Victoria schools experiencing a potential COVID-19 exposure as of Oct. 13. (Google streetview)
Willows Elementary is one of four Greater Victoria schools with new COVID-19 exposures. (Black Press Media file photo)

4 new COVID-19 exposures emerge at Greater Victoria schools

Schools experiencing 9 active exposures, 3 active clusters total

Willows Elementary is one of four Greater Victoria schools with new COVID-19 exposures. (Black Press Media file photo)
B.C. Premier John Horgan speaks after the B.C. Lions CFL football team announced they would recognize the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Vancouver on Thursday, September 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Mandatory vaccination for B.C. school staff up to boards, says B.C. premier

Horgan: Mandatory vaccines a last resort and elected trustees best know what’s needed

B.C. Premier John Horgan speaks after the B.C. Lions CFL football team announced they would recognize the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Vancouver on Thursday, September 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Greater Victoria students continue to be exposed to COVID-19, with four new exposures reported by Island Health in mere days. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria schools see 4 new COVID-19 exposures

11 active exposures, 5 active clusters total

Greater Victoria students continue to be exposed to COVID-19, with four new exposures reported by Island Health in mere days. (Black Press Media file photo)
New data suggests COVID-19 has accelerated the decline in mental health among young Canadians. (Black Press Media File)

B.C. teachers eager to EASE high school anxiety

New resource aimed at high-levels of anxiety among high school students

New data suggests COVID-19 has accelerated the decline in mental health among young Canadians. (Black Press Media File)