10th Annual 2017 Speechfest Elementary & Middle School Finals

May 9, 2017

Click here to move directly to picture slideshow District Finalists & Winners: Primary Adam Budd, Belmont: Endangered Ocean Life Andrea Ho, Alex Hope: My Trip to Taiwan Avery Zhang, Gordon Greenwood: Cows Ella Woo, Langley Fundamental: How to Get Picky Eaters to Eat     First Place Winner James McIntyre, Noel Booth: Tacos Jasmine Kim, Richard…

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 Blacklock Fine Arts presents “From Far and Wide”

May 8, 2017

Students from Blacklock Fine Arts Elementary staged a performance for parents and classmates on May 3. Divisions 1 through 4 organized the show “From Far and Wide”, which featured drama, dance, and choir with instrumental accompaniment. The play took place in a Canadian airport, as a diverse group of people with diverse backgrounds discussed the reasons why…

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 Rugby pep rally kicks off at Yorkson Creek Middle

May 4, 2017

Students from Yorkson Creek Middle School poured onto the field on Friday, April 28. They gathered in Yorkson Community Park, and the playing fields for an afternoon of rugby. The day began with playful drills, as students tried out the different skills that go into playing rugby. Each station was manned by older students, while the…

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 All Candidates Meeting comes to Brookswood Secondary

May 2, 2017

    The BC Liberal, NDP, and Green party were represented in a candidate debate on April 28 at Brookswood Secondary. Mary Polak represented the Liberals, Gail Chaddock-Costello represented the NDP, and Elizabeth Walker represented the Green Party. The town-hall style meeting was organized by teachers Katie Glover and Kaitlin Neufeld. Taking place in the school’s…

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 Truth and Reconciliation takes place at RC Garnett Elementary

May 1, 2017

RC Garnett had its Truth and Reconciliation assembly on Monday, April 24. Bonnie Van Hatten, aboriginal support worker, opened with a talk about awareness and recognition of the community in support of Reconciliation. “Reconciliation is a time for First Nation’s People’s to tell their stories,” she said. A class of students took the time to present…

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 Board News: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

April 27, 2017

Opening Presentations Walnut Grove Secondary Senior Boys’ AAA Basketball Provincial Champions The WGSS Senior Boys basketball team was recognized by the Board of Education for their recent accomplishments on the court at the Provincial Championship. Board Vice-Chair Megan Dykeman and A/Superintendent Gord Stewart congratulated those in attendance with a handshake and message from the Board…

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 Autism: Meltdowns, Supports & SUPERPOWERS

April 27, 2017

Lynn Fripps Elementary student Josiah wanted to take part in Speechfest at his school but was uncomfortable at the prospect of talking in front of his classmates. Instead, Josiah created a video to share his story about autism…and his superpowers! Autism is a difference in the brain. It can make it hard to talk, play…

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 Belmont has first ever Career Education event

April 25, 2017

Grade 4/5 students in Mrs. Ronse’s class explored the skilled trades of carpentry, plumbing/piping, and horticulture as they designed, engineered, and constructed self-watering planter boxes in this first-ever Career Education event for elementary students. Special thanks are due to Mr. Jason Proulx for his guidance in the planning phase of the project and also to…

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 French Immersion and Core French students represent their schools at District’s annual French language speaking competitions

April 24, 2017

We congratulate 47 of our French Immersion and Core French students who represented their schools at our District’s annual French language speaking competitions hosted at Noel Booth Elementary and Brookswood Secondary on April 4th & 5th. Judges were impressed by the wide range of topics presented and had a difficult time deciding on finalists in…

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 DPAC donates $5200 to the Weekend Fuelbag program

April 21, 2017

The District would like to extend heartfelt thanks to DPAC for donating $5200 towards the Weekend Fuelbag program. The parent council made a presentation earlier this week announcing the donation. Suzanne Perreault, DPAC President, presented the cheque. Their support is greatly appreciated and will go a long way to help feed students in need. The program…

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