Schools

Surrey school district brought its five-year plan before Surrey city council on Monday (Nov. 28) evening, outlining a proposal for the development of eight new schools, replacement of one elementary school and expansion of another elementary school. (File photo)

New school sites for Surrey, White Rock endorsed by city councils

Surrey councillor voices concerns over ‘low estimates’ of future student numbers

 

Eight Grade 11 and 12 students from high schools across the Delta School District are participating in the Youth Train in Trades - Auto Service Technician program at Seaquam Secondary. Pictured, left to right, are instructor Gordon Ryall and students Akashdeep, Rohan, Nikolas, Tanvir, Tyler, Balroop and Lucas. Not pictured: Noah. (Delta School District photo)

Delta students get jump start on apprenticeships while earning high school credit

Students interested in the Youth Train in Trades program must apply before Spring Break

 

A teacher shortage in Surrey school district has left classrooms struggling to meet the needs of students, especially students with learning disabilities. Surrey’s teacher union says the district is having trouble with retaining and bringing in new staff. (Unsplash photo)

Surrey’s schools experiencing teacher shortage due to low pay, burnout, says union

Surrey school district is the largest in the province and not exempt from the province-wide issue

 

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Surrey schools remain open while neighbouring cities’ students enjoy a snow day

Decision of whether to send kids to class remains with parents, says district rep

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Former B.C. private school counsellor Luke Lawson will never be allowed to teach in the province again, following a child pornography conviction and investigation by the B.C. Commissioner for Teacher Regulation. (Credit: Pixabay)

B.C. private school counsellor banned for life following child porn sentence

Nude images of young girls found inside Luke Lawson’s home during 2020 police search

Former B.C. private school counsellor Luke Lawson will never be allowed to teach in the province again, following a child pornography conviction and investigation by the B.C. Commissioner for Teacher Regulation. (Credit: Pixabay)
Elgin Park Secondary school students wrote letters on Monday, Nov. 28 to government officials to advocate for social justice globally. Individuals from countries who are experiencing human rights violations inspired the students to write the letters demanding justice. (Sobia Moman photo)

South Surrey students write letters to ‘make a change’ towards social justice

The campaign, Write for Rights, is an international, annual campaign

Elgin Park Secondary school students wrote letters on Monday, Nov. 28 to government officials to advocate for social justice globally. Individuals from countries who are experiencing human rights violations inspired the students to write the letters demanding justice. (Sobia Moman photo)
Kasari Govender, British Columbia’s Human Rights Commissioner, is seen in an undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-B.C. Human Rights Commission. *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Human Rights Commissioner calls for an end to police officer program in B.C. schools

Marginalized students, as well as their parents and communities, have raised significant concerns

Kasari Govender, British Columbia’s Human Rights Commissioner, is seen in an undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-B.C. Human Rights Commission. *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Students at Sunnyside Elementary use the communal space outside of the classrooms to learn together. (Sobia Moman photo)

Sunnyside Elementary opens additional space with gender-, sensory-inclusive features

The South Surrey school has opened 10 new classrooms for students

Students at Sunnyside Elementary use the communal space outside of the classrooms to learn together. (Sobia Moman photo)
Map shows boundary change for Edgewood Elementary to Sunnyside and Pacific Heights Elementary schools. (Surrey Schools photo)

District seeking feedback on changing South Surrey boundary catchments for Peninsula schools

The proposed changes would address over-crowding as a short-term solution, Surrey Schools said

Map shows boundary change for Edgewood Elementary to Sunnyside and Pacific Heights Elementary schools. (Surrey Schools photo)
Two B.C. teachers disciplined for angry interactions with students. (Pixabay)

2 B.C. teachers disciplined over angry, intimidating behaviour

One school teacher yelled at elementary school student, held their shoulders

Two B.C. teachers disciplined for angry interactions with students. (Pixabay)
Peace Arch Elementary school (File photo)

‘Graphic’, ‘violent’ pumpkin display angers parents of Peace Arch Elementary kindergarten students

Surrey school district has apologized for display, sent letter home to parents

Peace Arch Elementary school (File photo)
British Columbia’s provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday July 3, 2020. The organization that represents the British Columbia government in negotiations with the province’s teachers says it has reached a tentative contract with educators. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

B.C. teachers union says new contract puts teachers in ‘top tier’ in Canada

Annual salaries set to increase by $6,000 to $8,500 by 3rd year

British Columbia’s provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday July 3, 2020. The organization that represents the British Columbia government in negotiations with the province’s teachers says it has reached a tentative contract with educators. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Both Sicamous and Salmon Arm RCMP are requesting the public’s help locating the suspect in two separate incidents in Sicamous and Salmon Arm on Oct. 21 that they think may have been committed by the same person. The first image from left was taken in Sicamous, the second in Salmon Arm. (RCMP images)

Same man suspected in Sicamous sexual assault, Salmon Arm indecent exposure

RCMP would like public’s help in locating suspect, also seeking more witnesses

Both Sicamous and Salmon Arm RCMP are requesting the public’s help locating the suspect in two separate incidents in Sicamous and Salmon Arm on Oct. 21 that they think may have been committed by the same person. The first image from left was taken in Sicamous, the second in Salmon Arm. (RCMP images)
Elgin Park Secondary celebrated Diwali on Monday, Oct. 24 for the first time, led by the school’s Anti-Racism Committee created and ran by students. (Contributed photo)

Elgin Park’s first Diwali celebration at school a lesson in cultural appreciation

Student-led committee planning cultural celebrations for many ethnic backgrounds

Elgin Park Secondary celebrated Diwali on Monday, Oct. 24 for the first time, led by the school’s Anti-Racism Committee created and ran by students. (Contributed photo)
Sicamous RCMP are seeking a suspect involved in a sexual assault that occurred near Parkview Elementary School on Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (File photo)

Sicamous RCMP seek suspect after youth sexually assaulted near school

Incident occurred around 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21

Sicamous RCMP are seeking a suspect involved in a sexual assault that occurred near Parkview Elementary School on Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (File photo)
Surrey student winners of the 2022 Youth Writing Contest by Surrey Libraries. (Surrey Schools photo)

Original written work by Surrey students awarded for excellence in youth contest

Youth Writing Contest is run by Surrey Libraries annually

Surrey student winners of the 2022 Youth Writing Contest by Surrey Libraries. (Surrey Schools photo)
(from left) Delview Thanks 4 Giving committee members Khushboo Pangalia, Seerit Pooni, Celine Mohamed and Joshua Thoreson. (James Smith photo)

North Delta school’s Thanks 4 Giving food drive back in-person

Delview Secondary holding 30th annual event benefiting Surrey Food Bank and Deltassist Oct. 27

(from left) Delview Thanks 4 Giving committee members Khushboo Pangalia, Seerit Pooni, Celine Mohamed and Joshua Thoreson. (James Smith photo)
Surrey school district is not done facing over-capacity concerns, as the school-year brought in 2,200 students, when 900 were expected. (Surrey Schools photo)

Surrey school district welcomes 1,300 more students than projected

District recommending more new schools, expansions

Surrey school district is not done facing over-capacity concerns, as the school-year brought in 2,200 students, when 900 were expected. (Surrey Schools photo)
A B.C. high school teacher is suspended for two months after an investigation found he had inappropriate relationships with numerous students. (Credit: Pixabay)

B.C. teacher who held inappropriate one-on-ones with students suspended for 2 months

Teacher touched students’ hands, knees, thighs on several occasions, commissioner found

A B.C. high school teacher is suspended for two months after an investigation found he had inappropriate relationships with numerous students. (Credit: Pixabay)
Delta Mayor-elect George Harvie (centre) addresses supporters at Achieving for Delta’s election night celebration at Tsawwassen Springs on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022. Pictured with Harvie, from left, are councillor-elect Daniel Boisvert, trustees-elect Nimmi Daula and Erica Beard, and trustee candidate Maury Kask. (Submitted photo)

Election sweep signals era of collaboration between Delta school board, city council

Achieving for Delta slate won race for mayor, all six council seats and six of seven on school board

Delta Mayor-elect George Harvie (centre) addresses supporters at Achieving for Delta’s election night celebration at Tsawwassen Springs on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022. Pictured with Harvie, from left, are councillor-elect Daniel Boisvert, trustees-elect Nimmi Daula and Erica Beard, and trustee candidate Maury Kask. (Submitted photo)