550 Seventh Street
Nanaimo, B.C. Canada V9R 3Z2
Phone: 250-753-8211
Fax: 250-753-2430​​
  • School is back in session today!

    Classes resume at 9AM sharp on Monday March 30th. We hope you had a safe and relaxing Spring break! 

  • 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



To All Staff, Partner Groups, Parents and Community …
Re:  Consultation on a new Three-Year Local School Calendar
At its meeting on March 18, 2015, the Board of Education directed staff to begin a 30-day consultation on the five recommendations created by the Nanaimo Ladysmith School Calendar Committee. 
1.       To extend the three-year local school calendar to the 2017-18 school year
2.       To implement elementary school local schedule guidelines
3.       To implement secondary school local schedule guidelines
4.       To increase Spring Break to two weeks
5.       To remove a non-instructional day (the District Implementation Day), and replace with an instructional day
This is notice that the consultation period will run from 3 p.m., Friday, March 20 until midnight, Sunday, April 19.
Your feedback should be provided directly to the Communications Department in writing, via email communications@sd68.bc.ca, or by completing the online survey by Sunday, April 19 at 12 midnight.  The online survey will also be available on our website at www.sd68.bc.ca
The Board of Education will receive a report from staff and make its decision at the Special Business Committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 4:30 p.m., 395 Wakesiah Avenue (District Administration Centre Boardroom).

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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 Staff Related Links

Feb 10, 2015
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