550 Seventh Street
Nanaimo, B.C. Canada V9R 3Z2
Phone: 250-753-8211
Fax: 250-753-2430​​
  • Grad Fashion Show

    The Barsby Class of 2015 Fashion Show is March 5th at 7PM in Chandler Hall. Tickets $10 at the door, all funds raised by this event go to support Prom 2015.​

  • FoodSafe Course at Barsby
    “Food Safe is being offered on Wednesday, March 4 from 9 am – 3 pm, here at John Barsby. There are a limited number of seats available to any students wishing to take the course. Please talk to Chef Ludtke to register. The cost is $40.”

  • Time Change this weekend
    It’s that time of the year again.  Remember to set your clocks ahead one hour Saturday, March 7 before bedtime.  Daylight savings time begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 8.

  • Barsby PAC is on Facebook
    PAC now has our their own Facebook page!!  To join the JBCS PAC Fcebook group, go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/755316467896441/.  PAC will be transitioning away from sending emails to parents and sending out information via the school website and PAC Facebook page. 

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.


 Bell Schedule


 Daily Announcements


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Grade 12’s
Attention Grade 12’s.  Please be aware you must fill out a separate Ministry Dogwoods Award application.  The deadline is March 6th – This Friday.
Grad 12’s planning on going to BCIT check out the BCIT Entrance Awards.  Information is on the bulletin board in counselling and available online.  Valued up to $4000.00.  Check it out.
Students planning to attend Vancouver Island University listen up!  On March 19, through 25th there will be a number of events on campus for future students.  Pick up an information card in the counselling office.
VIU Future
There will be a VIU Future student tonight, March 3 at the Beban Park Social Centre for future and soon to be VIU students, parents and guardians.  It will run from 5:30-7:30. 
Food Safe
Food Safe is being offered on Tomorrow, March 4 from 9 am – 3 pm, here at John Barsby. There are a limited number of seats available to any students wishing to take the course. Please talk to Chef Ludtke to register. The cost is $40.
Bulldog Theatre
All members of Bulldog Theatre are reminded that technical crew work begins this week on Wednesday and Thursday morning at 8 am.  All members are welcome to attend, no experience necessary."
Fashion Show Tickets
John Barsby is having their first Grad Fashion Show this Thursday March 5th 7 pm in Chandler Hall. Tickets are being sold in front of the office at lunch this week and at the door. Come check out our Grads sporting the latest in the world of fashion. Tickets will be $10 and all of the proceeds with help fund the glamorous Barsby prom.
Red Cross training
Please can students who are interested in doing the Red Cross training on Thursday and Friday return their permission forms to Mrs. H in the counselling office ASAP.
Junior Girls Soccer
Any grade 8, 9, or 10 girls who want to play on the Barsby Junior Girls Soccer team please meet in Rm 211 (Ms Moslin’s room) at lunch on Wednesday
Girls Basketball
There will be shoot arounds on Wednesday mornings for all girls who want to play basketball. The first shoot around will be tomorrow morning at 7:30 am. Once again, girls basketball shoot arounds will start Wednesday morning at 7:30am. All girls are welcome.
Canadian Forces Aboriginal student Summer Employment Program
The Canadian Forces Aboriginal student Summer Employment Program info session is next Monday. If you want to turn in your application form to Sgt. Karmali when he arrives, Ms Flett will be available to help you after school Today in Room 203.
All students please return first semester library books and textbooks by Friday, March 13.  Students will receive a cafeteria voucher for every overdue textbook returned!  Thank you!
Grad write-ups
Anybody that still has not handed in their graduation write-ups for the yearbook, please hand them into the office before the end of the day.

Do you need help in your class work or homework?

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




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 Important Dates

  • Mon Mar 2: PLC - early dismissal - (early bus schedule)
  • Mon Mar 2: PAC meeting 7PM in Chandler Hall
  • Thur Mar 5: Grad fashion Show - 7PM in Chandler Hall 
  • Tues Mar 10: Early Dismissal (regular bus schedule)
  • Wed Mar 11: Interim Reports
  • Thur Mar 19: Parent-Teacher Interviews 4-6PM (gym)
  • Fri Mar 20: Last day of classes before Springbreak
  • Annual Garden Manure Fundraiser Sale
    • Tues Mar 10 - pre-ordering begins
    • Fri Mar 20 3:00-5:00pm
    • Sat Mar 21 830 am to 5:00pm
    • Sun Mar 22 830am to 5:00pm (while supplies last)
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  • Mar 23-27: Springbreak
  • Mon Mar 30: Classes resume
  • Tues Mar 31: Out-of-catchment and out-of-district registrations due today (click here for registration info)
  • Fri Apr 3: Good Friday (no classes)
  • Mon Apr 6: Easter Monday (no classes)
  • Mon Apr 13: PAC meeting 7PM (Library)
  • Mon Apr 20: PLC - early dismissal - (early bus schedule)
  • Tues Apr 28: Early dismissal - (regular bus schedule)
  • Thur Apr 30: Parent-Teacher Interviews 4-6PM (gym)

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: January 5 and 19; February 16; March 2 and 16; 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 March 6th: D C B A (4 3 2 1)
  • Friday March 13th: A B C D (1 2 3 4)
  • Friday March 20th: C D A B (3 4 1 2) 
  • 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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