550 Seventh Street
Nanaimo, B.C. Canada V9R 3Z2
Phone: 250-753-8211
Fax: 250-753-2430​​
  • Information from SD68 regarding school calendar and student bussing.
     The Board of Education recently approved recommendations for the local school calendar which will be in effect at the beginning of the 2015-16 school year.  Click HERE to view a letter from SD68 about the school calendar. Click HERE to view a letter with information about student bussing.
  • Bulldog Theatre presents 'The Outsiders'

    May 28th, 29th and 30th at 7 pm in Chandler Hall.  Tickets are available at the door, which opens at 6:30.  Students are $5, adults $10 and $20 will get you a family pass for two adults and unlimited kids. ​


    Our Awards Day Assembly will be held at 2PM on Thursday June 5th in the Barsby Gym. This event will be for all staff and students to attend as well as donors and families. There will be many financial awards presented to the grade 12s by the Nanaimo Ladysmith Schools Foundation as well as many school and department awards presented by staff to students of all grades. Family members are welcome to attend the assembly, please arrive at the Barsby Gym by 1:45.  ​

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



Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Grad Tickets
Tickets for the grad ceremony will be given out starting June 1st. However, if you do not have your Grad Transitions done or your Fees paid for grad Mrs. Marshall says “Ha ha ha no tickets for you until you take care of this.” Students who have made arrangement around fees should see Mr. Travers
Superlative Grade 12 Vote
Attention Grade 12 students:  Please hand in your Superlative Grade 12 Vote to Olivia Murphy or Mrs. Rispin in the Counselling Office.
Snack Shack
There will be no Snack Shack Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  See you on Friday!
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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5/19/2015 11:43 AM
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 Important Dates

  • Mon May 4: Non-instructional Day (no classes)
  • Mon May 11: PLC Day (early dismissal)
  • Mon May 18: Victoria Day (no classes)
  • Thur May 21: Aboriginal Grad Ceremony 5:45PM Barsby Gym 
  • Mon May 25: PLC Day (early dismissal)
  • Wed May 27: Talent Show 7PM Chandler Hall
  • Fri May 29 - Sat May 30th: Jr. Varsity Jamboree
  • Fri may 29 - GRAD fees due
  • Thur June 4th: Awards Ceremony 2PM Barsby Gym
  • Sat June 13: Grade 12 PROM
  • Tue June 16: NLSF scholarship night
  • Thur June 18: Last Day of Classes
  • Fri June 19 - Wed June 24:  Provincial Exams
    • Fri Jun 19
      AM: Science 10, BC First Nations 12
      PM: English 12
      Mon Jun 22
      AM: Communications 12
      PM: English 10 First Peoples
      Tue Jun 23 
      AM: AW Math 10, Foundations Math 10
      Wed June 24 
      AM: English 12 First Peoples, English 10
      PM: Social Studies 11
    • Practice exams are available on-line https://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/search/

  • Tue June 23: Grad Practice 1PM Port Theatre
  • Wed June 24: Graduation Ceremony 4PM Port Theatre 
  • 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 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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