550 Seventh Street

Nanaimo, BC Canada V9R 3Z2

Phone 250 753 8211

FAX 250 753 2430

  • GRAD photos
    Attention grads….grad photos are scheduled for November 23 to November 26.  Please check in the Counselling Office for your assigned date and time more information click HERE.
    The Becoming Sustainable: Facilities Plan Update Special Board Meetings for Tuesday, December 1 and Wednesday, December 2 will now be held in the Shaw Auditorium at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. Both meetings start at 6 p.m.
    The Board will discuss the public consultation, staff recommendations and motions.
  • Report Cards and Parent-Teacher Interviews are this week.

    Parent-Teacher interviews are 4-6PM Thursday Nov 26th in the Barsby Gym. Parents are able to pick-up report cards at that time. All remaining report cards will be available for students to pick-up at school on Friday. 


  • Dry Grad Information

    Next meeting Thursday November 26th, Woodlands School (Library), 7 PM. Nanaimo Dry Grad is also is dire need of an Entertainment Chairperson.  For further information on Nanaimo Dry Grad- please contact their website​

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.


 Barsy 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

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Bike Club
Would you like to earn a bicycle?  Learn how to build and fix bikes!  Come check out the John Barsby Bike Club in room 113 over lunch!
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!
Retake Photos
Retake pictures are in and can be picked up at lunch and after school in the office.
Education and Career Fair
Are you in Grade 10, 11 or 12 and would like information about post-secondary options?
If yes, go see Natalie Sorensen (counsellor) for a permission slip to go to the Education and Career Fair on Wednesday Dec 2 at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. More than 50 institutions are going to be there!!
First 55 to get their slips in, will be going.
Christmas Hampers
Attention John Barsby
It’s that time of the year where we come together as a community to help those in need.
Running until Friday December 5th, each block 4 class will be collecting non-perishable good for our Christmas Hampers.
So for two weeks, bring in your non-perishable items. Class with most items will get pizza.
If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Goldsmith, Mrs. Rispin or Natalie in the counselling office.
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

Homestay families Needed 
MLI Homestay is seeking families in Nanaimo to host Japanese students aged 16-17 from December 4 to 7, 2015. For more information on how to be a homestay family click HERE.

 School Calendar

< November, 2015 >
 Sun  Mon  Tue  Wed  Thu  Fri  Sat 
  Change your clock to Standard Time - back 1 hour
  Photo re-takes
  Youth Clinic
  PAC meeting
  Souper Nepal
  Youth Clinic
  Grad Fashion Show
  Youth Clinic
  Term 1 ends
  Remembrance Day Assembly - all grades
  Remembrance Day - no classes
  Youth Clinic
  Furukawa Homestay Information Meeting
  Youth Clinic
  Youth Clinic
  Grad Photos
  Youth Clinic
  Grad Photos
  Early Dismissal (no early busses)
  Grad Photos
  PARTY field trip for Grade 10s
  Youth Clinic
  Grad Photos
  Parent -Teacher Interviews
  Dry Grad Parents Meeting
  Youth Clinic
  Honour Roll Assemblies
  Education Career Fair
  Youth Clinic
  Grade 9 Immunizations
  Furukawa Exchange Visit
  Furukawa Exchange Visit

 SD68 Mobile App

Did you know that the Nanaimo Ladysmith
Public Schools District has a mobile app?
To make sure you receive the most up-to-date
notifications from our school or from the district,
download the app on your Apple or Android device.

 Special Announcements

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11/25/2015 4:32 PM
11/25/2015 12:17 PM
11/24/2015 2:59 PM
11/23/2015 9:18 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:
Nov 23: Grade 8 Band Concert - 7PM - Chandler Hall 
Nov 23 - Nov 26: GRAD photos
Tues Nov 24: Early Dismissal (no early busses)
Thur Nov 26: Grade 9 Immunizations
                         Parent-Teacher Interviews 4-6PM
                         Dry-Grad parents meeting at Woodlands 7PM
Next Month:
Dec 4 - Dec 7: Furukawa Student Exchange
Mon Dec 7: PAC Meeting 7PM Barsby Library
Fri Dec 18: Last day of classes before Winter Break 


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



  Nov 6th: D C B A (4 3 2 1)
  Nov 13th: A B C D (1 2 3 4)
  Nov 20th: C D A B (3 4 1 2) 
  Nov 27th: B A D C (2 1 4 3)
  Dec 4th: D C B A (4 3 2 1)
  Dec 11th: A B C D (1 2 3 4)
  Dec 18th: C D A B (3 4 1 2) 
  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)

 Nanaimo Ladysmith 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!

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

Oct 02, 2015
Public Consultation Information Meetings
Sep 02, 2015
Schools open on Tuesday, September 8, 2015

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