Category: Education

Valley Students Excel at DI Provincial Tournament

Eleven teams representing six Comox Valley schools competed in the annual Provincial Destination Imagination (DI) Tournament April 6th in Vancouver. Two G.P. Vanier teams took home provincial champion titles, including DInamic for the Engineering Challenge at the secondary level and Miracle Worms in the Improvisation Challenge, secondary level.

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Valley Students Cool It For Their Community

Royston Elementary students participated in a cool challenge with students across the province and came out with impressive results. Cool It! Climate Leadership Training offered by the B.C. Sustainable Energy Association (BCSEA) is a program designed to develop and empower young sustainability champions in schools.

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Ocean Literacy and Leadership Camp

A unique outdoor education adventure for high school female students throughout the province returns this summer to Hornby Island and space is filling up quickly. Following the incredibly successful 2018 inaugural camp, Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Center in partnership with Ocean Wise and Navigate NIDES (Comox Valley Schools – School District 71) are offering another exciting outdoor experience that focuses on environmental stewardship.

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Creative Collective

Zakk Davidson might be ill at ease talking in front of a crowd of strangers but give him a table saw or a tail-router and set him free in a woodworking shop, he becomes an entirely different master in his craft. That is because Davidson is quite comfortable and rather skilled in a unique setting that David Randall and fellow teachers Chris Armstrong, Dawson Ross and Troy Dakiniewich created at G.P. Vanier Secondary.

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Secondary Students Win a Spot at World Robotic Tournament

Two Comox Valley Schools robotics teams competed strongly at the VEX Robotics Provincials in Delta, B.C. on March 2nd, earning them each a spot at the World Tournament. NIDES 7842F and 7K were among 40 teams to compete at the provincial tournament, a qualifier for the world competition that takes place in Louisville, Kentucky, from April 24th to the 27th.

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