550 Seventh Street
Nanaimo, B.C. Canada V9R 3Z2
Phone: 250-753-8211
Fax: 250-753-2430​​
  • Out of Catchment and Out-of-district registrations are due March 31st, 2015.

    Out-of-catchment and out-of-district registrations due March 31st, 2015.​

  • School Calendar Proposal

    The Board of Education of Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools is considering changes to its three-year local school calendar. For more information about the proposal and to provide your feedback please visit the school district webpage www.sd68.bc.ca ​

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 (large version)

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 Bell Schedule

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 Daily Announcements



Monday, March 30, 2015
Spectrum and Transitions
Reminder that Spectrum and Transitions will take place Tuesday in Room 209 for all students involved.
Rugby Practice
Rugby Practice will take place today from 3:40 PM-4:45 PM on the small school field.  Players need to be in shorts/sweats and ready to go prior to 3:40.  New players are welcome.  Our first game is 9 April.  Time to Get Better!
Go Dawgs!
Boys Basketball
There will be a meeting for all boys in grades 8 to 11 who want to play basketball next year in Rm. 217 tomorrow at the beginning of lunch.
Automotive opportunity
How would you like to take your grade 12 year at VIU learning how to fix cars and trucks? Sounds interesting doesn’t it? All those interested should plan to attend a short information session this Thursday at lunch in room 106 next to the library. All grades welcome.
Grade 12s
Attention Grade 12s:  Our VIU advisor will be at Barsby on April 16 & 17 for one-on-one appointments.  The advisor will assist students with the course selection process, and to navigate the registration process for May.  Please sign-up in the Counseling Office.
Fab Five
Reminder to students that the “Fab Five” still exists. Your friendly principals are picking 5 students daily that are late to class. Plan your time wisely to ensure that you will not be one of the “Fab Five.”

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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3/30/2015 9:04 AM
3/30/2015 8:37 AM
3/30/2015 8:27 AM

 Important Dates

  • Mon Mar 30: Classes resume
  • Tues Mar 31: Out-of-catchment and out-of-district registrations due today
  • 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: 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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