Schools

A B.C. teacher has been banned for 15 years for engaging in inappropriate relationships with former students. (Pixabay)

15-year ban for B.C. teacher who travelled overnight, shared room with recent graduates

Teacher entered into intimate relationship with 1 former student during trip

 

A ball python that was found in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on Aug. 5, 2015. A teacher in B.C. was publicly reprimended for bringing his own ball python to class in 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/ AP, Jerry Jackson, The Baltimore Sun)

B.C. teacher disciplined for bringing 3-foot snake to middle school as costume prop

One student didn’t know it was real until it was wrapped around his neck and began to slither

 

A California school district is hoping to attract more teachers by providing them with affordable housing. (Associated Press/screenshot)

VIDEO: California school district builds affordable housing to attract teachers

Rising rent, teacher shortages piquing districts’ interest in workforce housing

 

Coast Mountains School District 82 released highlights from a self-report questionnaire of students in various grades. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

Northwest B.C. public school students report lack of well-being: Survey

Grade 8 students lag behind average well-being for B.C. school districts

Coast Mountains School District 82 released highlights from a self-report questionnaire of students in various grades. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
Palsson Elementary School is expanding with a new portable classroom. (Gazette file)

Palsson school at Lake Cowichan expanding

New portable will increase classroom space

Palsson Elementary School is expanding with a new portable classroom. (Gazette file)
Kaila Nunn (right) and her mother Caroline are concerned about Nunn’s daughter Elizabeth being bullied in a local high school. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Mom up in arms over bullying at Cowichan school

Kaila Nunn says daughter bullied at Frances Kelsey School

Kaila Nunn (right) and her mother Caroline are concerned about Nunn’s daughter Elizabeth being bullied in a local high school. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Lori Hryniuk addresses the grads in her final year at Chemainus Secondary School. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus and Lake Cowichan principals trading places

District announces assignments for the 2022-23 school year

Lori Hryniuk addresses the grads in her final year at Chemainus Secondary School. (Photo by Don Bodger)
St. John’s Academy in Shawnigan Lake has scaled back on its plans for a major expansion, but still plans to offer K-12 for the first time in 2026. (File photo)

St. John’s Academy scales back major expansion plans

But school still plans to offer K-12 by the fall of 2026

St. John’s Academy in Shawnigan Lake has scaled back on its plans for a major expansion, but still plans to offer K-12 for the first time in 2026. (File photo)
A B.C. high school teacher has been banned from practising in the province for life for having a sexual relationship with a student. (Credit: Pixabay)

B.C. high school teacher banned for life for sexual relationship with student

Teacher pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation in 2019

A B.C. high school teacher has been banned from practising in the province for life for having a sexual relationship with a student. (Credit: Pixabay)
A classroom in Scarborough, Ont., on September 14, 2020. A North Vancouver School District teacher was suspended for five days in May 2022 for taking inappropriate actions against his elementary school students. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

B.C. elementary school teacher suspended for cracking backs, pinching trapeziuses

Students called the one moved the ‘back-breaker,’ and several said it was painful

A classroom in Scarborough, Ont., on September 14, 2020. A North Vancouver School District teacher was suspended for five days in May 2022 for taking inappropriate actions against his elementary school students. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Candace Spilsbury is retiring from the Cowichan Valley School District’s board of trustees. (Citizen file)

Longtime Cowichan school board chair Spilsbury retiring

Candace Spilsbury will not be seeking re-election in October

Candace Spilsbury is retiring from the Cowichan Valley School District’s board of trustees. (Citizen file)
A W.L. McLeod student wearing a mask in a school bus. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

UPDATE: Northern B.C. school to no longer acknowledge Mother’s Day and Father’s Day

Elementary school adopts more inclusive approach to activities on those days

A W.L. McLeod student wearing a mask in a school bus. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
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B.C. teacher reprimanded for angrily telling her class a student was failing

Teacher regulatory body document states Jasmine Kaur also ‘pulled on’ the student’s arm

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Mill Bay Nature School is expanding. (Cowichan Valley School District photo)

Mill Bay Nature School to welcome more pupils

Program focused on students in grades six to nine

  • Apr 25, 2022
Mill Bay Nature School is expanding. (Cowichan Valley School District photo)
A B.C. teacher is banned for 10 years after inappropriately communicating with at least four students in Grades 8 to 12. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. teacher dealt 10-year ban for inappropriate communication with 4 students

Joseph James Hizon Arnesto taught Grades 7 to 12 at an independent B.C. school

A B.C. teacher is banned for 10 years after inappropriately communicating with at least four students in Grades 8 to 12. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Cowichan Valley School District.
Cowichan Valley School District.
W.L. McLeod Elementary students in Vanderhoof spent a Thursday morning last June remediating the community’s new rainbow crosswalk that was recently damaged by a large burnout. (Photo by Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Vanderhoof moves to install surveillance cameras at rainbow crosswalk

The crosswalk has been repeatedly vandalized by drivers performing burnouts on it

W.L. McLeod Elementary students in Vanderhoof spent a Thursday morning last June remediating the community’s new rainbow crosswalk that was recently damaged by a large burnout. (Photo by Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Students at Cowichan Valley Open Learning (CVOLC) are helping make tables for community gathering at ‘The Village’, Cowichan Housing Association’s newest purpose-built community of sleeping units. (Contributed by Mike Russell)

Students construct gathering spaces for The Village sleeping cabin site in Duncan

CVOLC students make picnic tables for Trunk Road community

Students at Cowichan Valley Open Learning (CVOLC) are helping make tables for community gathering at ‘The Village’, Cowichan Housing Association’s newest purpose-built community of sleeping units. (Contributed by Mike Russell)
Dale Cochrane will be welcoming a youth variety show with open arms to the Chemainus Health Care Centre where he’s the activity coordinator. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Auditions open for teens for new variety show

Teens who love to sing and dance urged to audition

Dale Cochrane will be welcoming a youth variety show with open arms to the Chemainus Health Care Centre where he’s the activity coordinator. (Photo by Don Bodger)
AB Greenwell school was closed years ago due to mold problems. Lake Cowichan town council hopes to use some of the land upon which it sits for a public works facility. (File photo)
AB Greenwell school was closed years ago due to mold problems. Lake Cowichan town council hopes to use some of the land upon which it sits for a public works facility. (File photo)