550 Seventh Street
Nanaimo, B.C. Canada V9R 3Z2
Phone: 250-753-8211
Fax: 250-753-2430​​
  • Barsby receives tool and equipment loan
    John Barsby’s shop program would like to thank the BC Construction Association for lending tools and equipment to the school for the new skills exploration course. This course will expose students to some basics in carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and auto tech. The hope is that more students will pursue jobs and careers in the trades. Stay tuned for updates on exciting projects from this class.
  • 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.

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 Bell Schedule

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 Daily Announcements



Thursday, May 21, 2015
Talent Show
Talent show committee meeting at lunch today in Dance room.
Grad Song and Valedictorian
One of the following songs will be your grad song selection. This song will be played during the grad video during the grad ceremony (as your parents and loved ones listen)
__ Shake it off – Taylor Swift
__ See You Again – Wiz Khalifa
__ Landslide – Dixie Chicks
Voting this Friday May 22nd at lunch. Pick up a ballot in the office
Also only one pair of students put in their application to be Valedictorian. Therefore there will be no voting necessary for Valedictorian.
The cafeteria will be closed on Today for catering. Please plan accordingly.
Ab Grad
Tickets for the Ab Grad are still available for purchase, but there aren’t many! See Ms Flett, and bring your $10 per ticket or talk to her about credit.
The QSA/GSA group meeting at lunch today is meeting in Miss Haddou’s class room, room 111. The QSA/GSA group meeting at lunch today is now meeting in Miss Haddou’s class room, room 111, just for today.
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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 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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