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Reborn Rocky Mountain Elementary celebrated

Fri, 2014-12-12 13:00

A community celebration was held today to mark the completion of a major restoration for Rocky Mountain Elementary school after fire caused extensive damage.

Province and trustees recommit to co-operative path forward

Fri, 2014-12-05 10:00

In recognition of the importance of a strong, co-governed public education system, Education Minister Peter Fassbender and the BC School Trustees Association (BCSTA) have recommitted to a co-operative and co-ordinated partnership.

Adult upgrading courses supported by grants for low-income learners

Thu, 2014-12-04 12:15

Improvements to upfront, non-repayable grants will support low-income students enrolling in post-secondary adult upgrading courses, including English as a Second Language (ESL).

Students roaring to go at BC Lions youth summit

Mon, 2014-12-01 10:30

Premier Christy Clark welcomed 122 students from around the province to the BC Lions’ Skills for Life Summit today, and invited them to try their hands at the skills needed for many of tomorrow's in-demand jobs.

New middle school supports growing Langley community

Fri, 2014-11-28 09:10

It’s a new school named after the creek that flows through the neighbouring Langley communities of Walnut Grove and Willoughby Slope.

Students and families celebrate new Clearview gym

Thu, 2014-11-27 18:45

Clearview Elementary/Jr. Secondary was filled with cheers from students, staff and community members today, as they celebrated the official opening of their new $3.6-million gymnasium.

City of Light to host newest B.C. offshore school

Thu, 2014-11-27 08:30

Voila! B.C.’s Offshore Schools Program is about to mark another milestone as the first offshore school in Europe has been approved to open its doors in Paris, France.

Aboriginal education is all about empowerment

Tue, 2014-11-25 17:15

Clarke Theatre welcomed over 300 guests tonight to celebrate the signing of the Mission Public School’s second Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement.

Nine more districts ratify new agreements for education support staff

Sat, 2014-11-22 09:00

Nine more school districts and more than 4,000 support staff workers have recently ratified new agreements under the B.C. government’s 2014 Economic Stability Mandate.

New B.C. offshore school highlights International Education Week

Wed, 2014-11-19 12:15

The first B.C. offshore school in Japan was the highlight of International Education Week celebrations at the B.C. Legislature today as Education Minister Peter Fassbender welcomed Mr. Seiji Okada, the Consul General of Japan in Vancouver, and a group of Japanese students from Victoria High school.

Parliamentary Secretary’s statement on Bullying Awareness Week

Sun, 2014-11-16 09:00

Parliamentary Secretary for Student Support and Parent Engagement Jane Thornthwaite released the following statement at the start of Bullying Awareness Week Nov. 16-22, 2014.

Anne Docherty wins literacy award

Fri, 2014-11-14 08:00

Premier Christy Clark sent congratulations to Anne Docherty today as the winner of the 2014 Council of the Federation Literacy Award for B.C. Ms. Docherty receives a medallion, a certificate, and $300.

Celebration marks signing of second Agreement

Thu, 2014-11-06 15:30

Burnaby Central Secondary school played host to the celebration and signing of the school district’s second Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement today. These five-year agreements are a commitment by school districts, local Aboriginal communities, and the Ministry of Education to work together to support Aboriginal learners.

Districts on board for new buses

Mon, 2014-11-03 11:00

Drive across Canada 5,000 times and you’re close to the distance B.C. school buses cover annually. This year, through its fleet renewal program, government is providing $9 million for 22 school districts throughout the province to purchase a total of 76 new buses.

Six-month Blueprint update shows significant progress on re-engineering skills training

Thu, 2014-10-30 11:30

Premier Christy Clark today unveiled a six-month progress update on B.C.’s Skills for Jobs Blueprint at the State of the Island Economic Summit in Nanaimo. The update summarizes a wide range of actions undertaken across government since the launch of the Blueprint on April 29th of this year that are helping to put British Columbians first in line for in-demand jobs throughout the province.

Skills Blueprint delivers hands-on experience for students

Wed, 2014-10-29 08:03

Education Minister Peter Fassbender toured the new Royal Bay Secondary construction site with Belmont Secondary school trades students who are working and learning on the job site.

Government supports We Day

Wed, 2014-10-22 07:15

As more than 20,000 students came together at Rogers Arena to celebrate We Day Vancouver, the B.C. government has announced it is again providing $100,000 to encourage students to embrace global awareness.

Unique new school opens for families in the UBC community

Fri, 2014-10-17 10:30

Blessings from Musqueam First Nation elders and a traditional blanket ceremony commenced the official opening of Norma Rose Point school today.

Award-winning seismic mitigation program keeps students safe in schools

Thu, 2014-10-16 09:30

Today, as students throughout the province participate in the Great British Columbia ShakeOut, the B.C. government is continuing to make schools safer for all students.

Replacement Banting Middle School announced for Coquitlam

Thu, 2014-10-09 10:00

A new $22.5-million project agreement was announced today for the replacement of École Banting Middle School in Coquitlam under the Seismic Mitigation Program. École Banting is a dual track school with both French Immersion and English programs.