Ministry of Education News
VICTORIA – Minister of Education Peter Fassbender made the following statement on the results of the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation strike vote.
VICTORIA — From new boilers to air source heat pumps and electric cars, school districts throughout B.C. have cut their carbon emissions and operation costs with the Ministry of Education’s Carbon Neutral Capital Program (CNCP).
VICTORIA – British Columbia youth are invited to take part in an interactive career experience at the second annual Liquefied Natural Gas in B.C. Conference in Vancouver this May.
VICTORIA – Youth from British Columbia’s northern communities are invited to take part in an interactive career experience at the second annual Liquefied Natural Gas in B.C. Conference in Vancouver this May.
SURREY – Premier Christy Clark, Education Minister Peter Fassbender and 600 students from Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley teamed up on a common goal: erasing all forms of bullying, including cyber-bullying, in B.C.
CHILLIWACK – With the Cascade Mountains as a backdrop, Chilliwack MLA John Martin and Chilliwack-Hope MLA Laurie Throness joined students, teachers as well as school district staff for the official opening of the new $56-million Chilliwack Secondary school.
POWELL RIVER – Henderson Elementary, self-described as “The little school with the big heart,” will be seismically upgraded to protect students and staff in the event of an earthquake.
SURREY – A new era for Sunnyside Elementary was celebrated today with the official opening of a $14.9-million replacement school which will serve families in the Grandview Heights area for generations to come.
VICTORIA – The hard hats are gone and students are back in their regular classrooms as Sangster Elementary school’s seismic upgrade is now complete.
OLIVER – Two years after a fire destroyed a significant portion of South Okanagan Secondary school, a community gathered together as Boundary-Similkameen MLA Linda Larson joined students, staff and the community of Oliver to celebrate the official re-opening of the school.
VICTORIA - Minister of Education Peter Fassbender has issued the following statement statement on the government's relations with the BC Teachers' Federation.
SURREY – There was story-telling magic, face painting and reading galore as Surrey Libraries kicked off a month-long celebration of family literacy activities at the Guildford Town Centre today.
WHISTLER – With the fastest growing Aboriginal student graduation rate in the province, there was much to celebrate as the Sea to Sky school district signed its second Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement today.
VICTORIA – Government has appointed Jan Unwin as superintendent of graduation and student transitions. Unwin will focus on developing partnerships between post-secondary institutions, school districts, employers and government.
VICTORIA – Schools are in full swing again after the holidays, and as students and teachers resume their lessons, school districts around the province are working hard to complete school upgrades and construction.
VANCOUVER – Want to help stop bullying? Engage students and give them a say in bullying prevention efforts.
WESTBANK – Aboriginal student success was highlighted at Sensisyusten Learning School today at the signing of the district’s second Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement.
SURREY – The school with the highest seismic risk in Surrey will be upgraded to protect students and staff in an earthquake. The Ministry of Education and the Surrey board of education have signed a $4.0-million agreement to bring J.T. Brown Elementary up to the latest seismic safety standards.
VANCOUVER – After 122 years of public service, Lord Strathcona Elementary is getting a $25.6 million seismic upgrade, Education Minister Peter Fassbender announced today.
COURTENAY – Aboriginal student success was centre stage at Sid Williams Theatre today with the signing of the Comox Valley school district’s third Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement.