550 Seventh Street

Nanaimo, BC Canada V9R 3Z2

Phone 250 753 8211

FAX 250 753 2430

  • Scholarship News!!!
    ​The Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundation 
    2015-2016 Scholarship Program is now available!

    To start your application or to learn more about the program click HERE​​.​

    The deadline for all NLSF scholarships and bursaries is February 26, 2016. Don't be late! 
    There will be an information session for Grade 12s wednesday at noonhour in room 106.
 Welcome to the site of John Barsby Community School. John Barsby is located in the heart of the Harewood community in the beautiful city of Nanaimo.

 Barsby Cafeteria Menu

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​Click here to see a larger version of the Bell Schedule

 Bell Schedule

Click HERE to see a larger (printable) version of the bell schedule

 Daily Announcements


Friday, February 5, 2016

Bouquets for Barsby
John Barsby is a great school and now you have a chance to tell us what makes it so great!  Find the big whiteboard and sticky notes in the library and take a minute to write down something positive about Barsby.  It could be something you enjoy doing, someone you respect, something funny, an interesting fact, someone who is helpful, someone you appreciate or something you love about the school and the people in it.
If you would like to purchase a Barsby dance t-shirt, please see Mrs. Birchett in the dance studio.  Cost $20.00
Scratch program
Do you like to eat?  Do you wish you knew how to cook your own heathy food?  Then the Scratch program is for you!
This eight week program will run on Tuesdays after school until 5pm.  It’s free!  Why not give it a try?  Pick up a registration form from the Community School Office in the counselling area.  First session is on Tuesday February 9th.
Volunteer Opportunity
If you are looking for volunteer hours check out the BOOKFEST info in the counselling office. 
Grads – Go online and checkout the Nanaimo Ladysmith Schools Foundation website.  Start working on your scholarship application now!  Remember to print out a copy for the school before you submit. Also check out new scholarships posted on John Barsby’s website at
Also:  There will be a meeting in the computer lab by the library at lunch on Wednesday Feb. 10th to walk you through the Scholarships and Bursaries application process.  Be there!
John Barsby Tour Band
John Barsby Tour Band is collecting Country Grocer receipts to help fundraise for Disneyland.  Please bring your Country Grocer receipts to the office or the band room.  Every $1000 in receipts gives us $10!  Thanks for your support!
Mary Poppins
Rehearsal Today right after school on the stage.  Everyone must attend.
Jazz Band
All members of the Jazz Band need to go to the Bandroom today at lunch for a photo session – bring your lunch and don’t be late !!
Indspire Conference
All Indspire conference participants, please submit your fieldtrip forms into Stacey in room # 203 by noon today.  All fieldtrip forms are to be handed in today.
Need help with your homework/classwork?  Barsby
Study Hall is after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays in room 234 from 3:45 - 5:00.
For more resources including FREE on-line tutoring go to the Homework HELP page in the "students" section or click HERE

 Barsby Digital Photography

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Barsby has a group of dedicated and talented photography students who explore the world around them and look at the world in different and creative ways. We are able to share some of their marvelous work with you through an on-line slide show. If you got a few minutes, our photographers would love for you to have a look into how they have captured the world around them.

Click HERE​ and you will open a link to an online video viewer (It's completely safe!) Enjoy!


 School Calendar

< February, 2016 >
 Sun  Mon  Tue  Wed  Thu  Fri  Sat 
  Semester 2 starts
  PAC meeting
  BC Day - no classes
  Semester 1 report cards issued
  Honour Roll Assemblies
  NIRD Fest
  NIRD Fest
  NIRD Fest
  Pro-D no classes
  Pro-D no classes
  Grade 7 Parent Night

 Barsby Directory

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 Nanaimo Weather


 Grade 12 Data Access


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Attention Grade 12's! This is important information for YOU. By clicking on the EdAccess button above you can access the Student Secure Webpage to view your unofficial transcript, provincial exam results as well as complete your Post-Secondary Institutions (PSI) Selections (which sends your transcripts for you to colleges and universities in BC and around the world). 

         For more information on how to acces the page, make a student account and complete the PSI click HERE​ to access step-by-step instructions. ​PSI must be completed by the end of February.  


 Special Announcements

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2/4/2016 4:13 PM
1/25/2016 7:59 AM
1/12/2016 8:52 AM
12/18/2015 12:55 PM
12/14/2015 8:14 AM
11/12/2015 8:20 AM

 Important Dates


 Barsby 2015-2016

Please check our annual calendar

(found on the bottom of this page) for more

​information about upcoming Barsby events. 

This month:

Mon Jan 4: Classes resume after Winter Break

Mon Jan 11: PAC Meeting 7PM Barsby Library

Fri Jan 22: Last day of classes for grades 10-12

Tue Jan 26: Last day of classes for grades 8&9

Mon-Fri Jan 25-29: Provincial Exams

            for a full list of exam dates click HERE.

Fri Jan 29: Curriculum Implementation Day (no classes)​

 PLC Sessions - Early Dismissal for students

Students will be dismissed from school one-hour early on Mondays.
 Note for bus students - the school bus schedule runs one hour earlier on PLC early dismissal days

School and District Calendars


Click HERE to go to the 2015-2016 District School Calendar


Click HERE to see the SD68 3-year Calendar


 Friday Block Rotations



  Jan 8th: B A D C (2 1 4 3)
  Jan 15th: D C B A (4 3 2 1)
  Jan 22nd: A B C D (1 2 3 4)
  Jan 29th: C D A B (3 4 1 2) 
  Feb 5th: B A D C (2 1 4 3)
  Feb 12th: D C B A (4 3 2 1)
  Feb 19th: A B C D (1 2 3 4)
  Feb 26th: C D A B (3 4 1 2) 
  Mar 4th: B A D C (2 1 4 3)
  Mar 11th: D C B A (4 3 2 1)
  Apr 1st: A B C D (1 2 3 4)
  Apr 8th: C D A B (3 4 1 2) 
  Apr 15th: B A D C (2 1 4 3)
  Apr 22nd: D C B A (4 3 2 1)
  Apr 29th: A B C D (1 2 3 4)
  May 6th: C D A B (3 4 1 2) 
  May 20th: B A D C (2 1 4 3)
  May 27th: D C B A (4 3 2 1)
  June 3rd: A B C D (1 2 3 4)
  June 10th: C D A B (3 4 1 2) 
          June 17th: B A D C (2 1 4 3)

 Schools Foundation


The Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundation is a registered,
community-based charity that helps vulnerable students and
solicits  scholarships & bursaries  to assist Grade 12 graduates
with the high cost of post-secondary education.
 For more information about their programs
click on the icon above.


 Erase Bullying!


Bullying isn’t just a child’s issue; it’s a school and community issue, and must be addressed with a school and community solution.

Everyone should be safe from bullying. Don't let them control you and keep you down. Help ERASE bullying starting now. ERASE is a private and anonymous online reporting tool for targets of bullying or those that witness it taking place. Some secrets aren't worth keeping. More information – Click the icon above!

Nanaimo Youth Services

There are many supports and services available for youth in Nanaimo. Below are the emergency numbers. For a complete list of all the various services and contact numbers click HERE or visit the students section of the Barsby Web Page.


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Code of Conduct


Barsby is a PBIS (Positive Behaviour Intervention Support) school and we promote positive behaviour through modelling and clearly defined expectations. Students are expected to follow the school's Code of Conduct. For more information about PBIS or the Code of Conduct go to About Us section of the Barsby webpage of click HERE.

NLPS Threat Assessment Protocol
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools (NLPS) are committed to a safe and supportive environment for all – students, parents and staff. We take all threatening comments and behaviours seriously. Parents and students should be aware of the district’s threat /violence risk assessment protocol. Threat assessment is the process that is followed when a school becomes aware of a threat made against a student, staff member or the safety of the school building and its occupants. Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools will follow up on every reported threat.
For more information about the NLPS Threat Assessment protocol please click HERE​.


 Staff Related Links

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ConnectED Digital Magazine
Jan 27, 2016
Pink Shirt Day - February 24, 2016
Oct 02, 2015
Public Consultation Information Meetings

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