​JOHN BARSBY COMMUNITY SCHOOL
550 Seventh Street
Nanaimo, B.C. Canada V9R 3Z2
Phone: 250-753-8211
Fax: 250-753-2430​​
  • 2 new contests for aboriginal students
    Artistic Aboriginal students have two new contests with a cash prize of $50, and a gift card plus a set of books. The first contest involves submitting a poster and the second, a short story. Please see Ab Ed for details or look on the notice boards outside Room 203 and 212.
     
  • May 4th Pro-D Day

    Monday May 4th is a Professional Development Day for Barsby staff. Classes resume Tuesday May 5th.

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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.
 
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 Bell Schedule (large version)

 
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 Bell Schedule

 
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 Daily Announcements

 

 

 
Friday, May 1, 2015
 
Grade 12 Aboriginal students
Grade 12 Aboriginal students wishing to apply to the national INDSPIRE Aboriginal scholarship and bursary program have until June 1 to do so. This is a huge well of funding that academically solid students, artistically talented students, and students qualified to enter the trades should not overlook!! See Ms Flett.
 
Artistic Aboriginal students
Artistic Aboriginal students have two new contests with cash prizes of $50, and a gift card plus a set of books. The first contest involves submitting a poster and the second, a short story. Please see Ab Ed for details or look on the notice boards outside Room 203 and 212.
 
LAST MINUTE SCHOLARSHIPS: All graduating students should check out the list of last-minute scholarships from $500 to $10,000. Deadlines range from May 15 to Sept. 15. See your counselor or pick up a copy of the information sheet from the notice board outside room 203.
 
John Barsby Track and Field
The John Barsby Track and Field squad had a dominant performance at the North Island Track Meet this past Tuesday.  A huge congratulation to our team members for their efforts!
 
Rugby
A huge congratulations to our school’s Rugby Squad!
The Rugby Dawgs came together as an untested group at the beginning of April and proceeded to Try Their Hardest, Got Better Each Day and went out competed the right way with passion and teamwork!
Yesterday afternoon at Pioneer Park our young men went undefeated and won the 1st annual District Rugby 7’s tournament!  Champions!!  Way To Go Dawgs! 
Our school is very proud of each and every one of you! 
A special thanks to Mr. Mack, Mr. Jones and Mr. McIntire for their outstanding job of coaching.
 
Volleyball
Every Wednesday at 3:40 there is a volleyball practice for girls, all grades for those who wish to play on a school team next year.  Skill development and fun is the focus.  See Mr. Letourneau or Ms. Moslin for details.
 
Tickets to Timberman Game
John Barsby has been given 100 free tickets to the Nanaimo Junior “A” Timbermen game this Saturday at 4pm.  If you would like a free ticket please see Mrs. Rispin in the counseling office.  The game starts at 4pm at the Nanaimo Ice Center.  You have to wear Barsby colors and be ready for some sporting action.
 
Odds and Ends
1.      The music hangout is cancelled for today but will resume next Friday.
2.      For staff involved in the grade 7 tour planning session – the meeting is cancelled today at lunch and will now take place on Monday at 2:45 in room 209.
 
Report Cards
Report cards can be picked up by students at lunchtime today.  They will be available at lunchtime in the main foyer.
  
Grade 12 Aboriginal students wishing to apply to the national INDSPIRE Aboriginal scholarship and bursary program have until June 1 to do so. This is a huge well of funding that academically solid students, artistically talented students, and students qualified to enter the trades should not overlook!! See Ms Flett.
 
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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 Special Announcements

 
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 Important Dates

 
  • Mon May 4: Non-instructional Day (no classes)
  • Mon May 18: Victoria Day (no classes)
  • Fri Jun 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/

  • 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.

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 Friday Block Rotations

 
  • 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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