550 Seventh Street
Nanaimo, B.C. Canada V9R 3Z2
Phone: 250-753-8211
Fax: 250-753-2430​​
  • Prom Parents Fundraiser tops $2000
    Congratulations to the Prom Parents and everyone who supported the Burger Night fundraiser last Saturday. The group raised over $2000 for the Prom. Well done everyone!
  • Parent-Teacher Interviews Thursday April 30th 4-6PM

    Term Report Cards and Parent-Teacher interviews will be Thursday April 30th from 4 to 6PM in the Barsby Gym. Report Cards will be available in the Gym starting at 4PM, we hope to see you all there! If you are unable to attend we will be issuing the remaining report cards to students at noon on Friday. Please review the report and contact your child's teachers directly if you have any questions or concerns.

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 Bell Schedule

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 Daily Announcements


Monday, April 27, 2015

September 2015 VIU Students
Students registered at VIU for September 2015 – there will be a Web Registration Tutorial, in the Computer lab by the library on April 30th at 1:00 pm.   Please bring your VIU student numbers.  If you have met with Shawn O’Toole bring your yellow sheet that outlines the courses suggested for their first two semesters.   Only students who have registered for VIU Sept. 2015 will attend this session.
VIU Dual Enrichment classes
All Grade 11 students, interested in Dual Enrichment classes at VIU next year come to the counselling office at lunch to pick up a copy of the course listings.  Dual Credit Enrichment Applications at VIU for next year are due to the school counsellors by no later than April 29th. 
Grade 8 football players
All grade 8 football players need to meet in dawg house immediately after school for equipment issue.
Do you need help in your class work or homework?

Come to room 234 - Tuesday after school or during lunch on Monday or Thursday




 School Calendar

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 Special Announcements

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4/28/2015 7:05 AM
4/23/2015 8:09 AM

 Important Dates

  • Apr 9-10: Provincial Exams (rewrite or make-up from Feb)
  • Mon Apr 13: PAC meeting 7PM (Library)
  • Sat Apr 18: Prom fund-raiser 
  • Mon Apr 20: PLC - early dismissal - (early bus)
  • Tues Apr 21: Term ends
  • Tues Apr 28: Early dismissal - (no early bus)
  • Wed Apr 29: ICBC presentation for grades 11 & 12
  • Thur Apr 30: Parent-Teacher Interviews 4-6PM (gym)
  • Mon May 4: Non-instructional Day (no classes)
  • Mon May 18: Victoria Day (no classes)
  • Fri Jun 26: Administrative Day - Schools Close

PLC Sessions - Early Dismissal for students

Students will be dismissed from school one-hour early on the first and third Mondays of the month, including: April 20; May 11 and 25.
Note for bus students - the school bus schedule runs one hour earlier on PLC early dismissal days.




 Friday Block Rotations

  • Friday April 10th: B A D C (2 1 4 3)
  • Friday April 17th: D C B A (4 3 2 1)
  • Friday April 24th: A B C D (1 2 3 4)
  • Friday May 1st: C D A B (3 4 1 2) 
  • Friday May 8th: B A D C (2 1 4 3)
  • Friday May 15th: D C B A (4 3 2 1)
  • Friday May 22nd: A B C D (1 2 3 4)
  • Friday May 29th: C D A B (3 4 1 2) 
  • Friday June 5th: B A D C (2 1 4 3)
  • Friday June 12th: D C B A (4 3 2 1)​




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