Schools

Students walk through a corridor at the relocated New Westminster Secondary School, in New Westminster, B.C., on Thursday, October 14, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Students walk through a corridor at the relocated New Westminster Secondary School, in New Westminster, B.C., on Thursday, October 14, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
An empty classroom is pictured at Eric Hamber Secondary school in Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. Teachers Federation wants delay of school restart as COVID-19 cases surge

Union wants N95 masks, rapid testing among other safety measures

An empty classroom is pictured at Eric Hamber Secondary school in Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Joanna Angelidis, director of learning services – inclusive learning with the Delta School District, says gang recruitment is a growing and serious issue in Delta, adding the district is seeing more local youth engaging in high-risk behaviours associated with early gang involvement. (Grace Kennedy photo)

B.C. grants $100,500 to help keep Delta kids out of gangs

Funds allow district to support 20 more youths, engage a youth and family engagement worker

Joanna Angelidis, director of learning services – inclusive learning with the Delta School District, says gang recruitment is a growing and serious issue in Delta, adding the district is seeing more local youth engaging in high-risk behaviours associated with early gang involvement. (Grace Kennedy photo)
The Earl Marriott Secondary parent advisory council is to receive a $37,600 Community Gaming Grant towards extracurricular activities. (Tracy Holmes file photo)

Community gaming grants announced for Surrey schools

South Surrey parent advisory councils receive from $500 to $37,600

The Earl Marriott Secondary parent advisory council is to receive a $37,600 Community Gaming Grant towards extracurricular activities. (Tracy Holmes file photo)
Sunshine Hills Elementary School’s parent advisory council is receiving $10,400 in B.C. community gaming grants, one of 31 Delta public and private school PACs set to receive a total of $312,180 in grants this school year. (James Smith photo)

UPDATE: Delta PACs receiving grants for extracurricular activities

Delta public and private schools getting more than $312,000 via B.C. community gaming grants

Sunshine Hills Elementary School’s parent advisory council is receiving $10,400 in B.C. community gaming grants, one of 31 Delta public and private school PACs set to receive a total of $312,180 in grants this school year. (James Smith photo)
Grade 11 North Delta Secondary student Avjaut Bassi drops off food items at Surrey’s Guru Nanak Food Bank that she collected during her Hope 4 Hope Flood Food Drive, which as of Friday, Nov. 26 had collected 1,200 food items for flood victims in Hope, B.C. (Delta School District/submitted photo)

North Delta student collects food donations for Hope flood victims

Grade 11 student Avjaut Bassi collected over 1,200 items during her Hope 4 Hope Food Drive

Grade 11 North Delta Secondary student Avjaut Bassi drops off food items at Surrey’s Guru Nanak Food Bank that she collected during her Hope 4 Hope Flood Food Drive, which as of Friday, Nov. 26 had collected 1,200 food items for flood victims in Hope, B.C. (Delta School District/submitted photo)
Surrey school portable. (File photo)

Councillor says math on plan for seven new Surrey schools doesn’t add up

Linda Annis warns capital plan endorsed by council will result in portables becoming permanent fixture in Surrey

Surrey school portable. (File photo)
Athletics at Salish Secondary School were temporarily suspended last week, but have now been reinstated. Athletic director Allen De La Paz seems to be using an Instagram-only approach to disseminate information as both the suspension and reinstatement of athletics was handled via the picture-message social-media platform. (Black Press Media file photo)

Basketball back on at Salish Secondary

École Salish Secondary continues to communicate via Instagram

Athletics at Salish Secondary School were temporarily suspended last week, but have now been reinstated. Athletic director Allen De La Paz seems to be using an Instagram-only approach to disseminate information as both the suspension and reinstatement of athletics was handled via the picture-message social-media platform. (Black Press Media file photo)
Grade 11 Semiahmoo Secondary student Alexa Coote used a school project to gather packages of goods for those who come to the Extreme Weather Shelter. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey student’s action project for helping homeless ‘inspiring’

‘I realized I was very lucky to have what I have’

Grade 11 Semiahmoo Secondary student Alexa Coote used a school project to gather packages of goods for those who come to the Extreme Weather Shelter. (Contributed photo)
Val Windsor (left) and Daniel Boisvert were re-elected chair and vice-chair, respectively, at the Delta board of education’s inaugural meeting on Nov. 2, 2021.

Windsor and Boisvert acclaimed as Delta school board chair, vice-chair

The trustees were re-elected at the board’s inaugural meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 2

Val Windsor (left) and Daniel Boisvert were re-elected chair and vice-chair, respectively, at the Delta board of education’s inaugural meeting on Nov. 2, 2021.
The Delta School District unveiled its “Vision 2030” on Oct. 29, 2021. (Delta School District image)

Delta School District unveils its vision for 2030

‘Vision 2030’ lays out the mission, vision and values to guide decision-making over the next decade

The Delta School District unveiled its “Vision 2030” on Oct. 29, 2021. (Delta School District image)
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
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)
Delta School District headquarters in Ladner. (Grace Kennedy photo)

Delta school board considering vaccine mandate for district staff

Board chairs from across B.C. will be meeting with the ministry later this week to discuss the issue

Delta School District headquarters in Ladner. (Grace Kennedy photo)
North Delta’s Burnsview Secondary is mounting an online performance of Music Theatre International’s <em>All Together Now!</em> on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021 as both a fundraiser for the theatre department and a celebration of the school’s 50th anniversary. (Music Theatre International image)

Students, alumni performing in musical revue to mark North Delta school’s 50th anniversary

Burnsview’s online production of All Together Now! also a fundraiser for school’s theatre department

North Delta’s Burnsview Secondary is mounting an online performance of Music Theatre International’s <em>All Together Now!</em> on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021 as both a fundraiser for the theatre department and a celebration of the school’s 50th anniversary. (Music Theatre International image)
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
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)
Construction crews begin work on an eight-classroom expansion at Morgan Elementary. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Expansion to South Surrey’s Morgan Elementary gets underway

Addition of 8 classrooms scheduled for completion by the end of 2022

Construction crews begin work on an eight-classroom expansion at Morgan Elementary. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Grandview Heights Secondary capital project manager Sheetal Basra and principal Darren Bedard with one of the school versatile learning labs that can be reconfigured to fit varied student needs. Alex Browne photo

Grandview Heights Secondary a school for the future

Newly-opened facility provides space in keeping with 21st century learning models

Grandview Heights Secondary capital project manager Sheetal Basra and principal Darren Bedard with one of the school versatile learning labs that can be reconfigured to fit varied student needs. Alex Browne photo
FILE – Grade one students wear masks as they attend class at Honore Mercier elementary school Tuesday, March 9, 2021 in Montreal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Tracker says B.C. schools recording COVID-19 exposures at 10 times last year’s rate

Volunteer moms have logged more than 1,000 cases, ‘and it is only early October’

FILE – Grade one students wear masks as they attend class at Honore Mercier elementary school Tuesday, March 9, 2021 in Montreal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz