550 Seventh Street
Nanaimo, B.C. Canada V9R 3Z2
Phone: 250-753-8211
Fax: 250-753-2430​​
  • Course Selection Booklets Now Available

    Visit the "Students" section to see the 2015-2016 Course Selection Booklets.​

  • NLSF Scholarship is now posted!

    Go to our Students page - Grade 12 - Scholarships for the latest information on applying for local scholarships. The application forms are available on-line through our website or go to www.nlsf.ca for more information. Applications are due Feburary 27th. ​

  • 2 New Scholarship Opportunities!

    JBCS PAC and BCSS sports scholarships added to Grade 12 scholarship page.​

  • Barsby PAC Facebook

    The John Barsby Parent Advisory Committee invites you to visit their FaceBook page. Click "here" to go to their page. ​

  • Upcoming Parent Teens Workshop

    Thursday Feb 5th, a 2 hour workshop about 6 "Must Have" conversations parents should have with their teens.

    Click here for more info.​

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.


 Daily Announcements



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Secondary Schools Semester Change and Exam Schedule 

     Friday, January 30th             Last day of regular classes for Grade 11 and 12 Students. 

     Monday, February 2, 2015                       Provincial Exams in Session

·         Grades 8,9 and 10 are required to attend regular classes

·         Grades 11 and 12 are not in attendance. 

     Tuesday, February 3, 2015                        Provincial Exams in Session

·         Grades 8 and 9 are required to attend regular classes

·         Grades 10, 11 and 12 are not in attendance. 

     Wednesday, February 4, 2015                  Provincial Exams in Session

·         Grades 8 and 9 are required to attend, grades 10, 11 and 12 are dismissed

·         Grades 10, 11 and 12 are not in attendance. 

     Thursday, February 5, 2015                      All students dismissed       Provincial Exams in Session

     Friday, February 6, 2015                            All students dismissed       No Provincials

     Monday, February 9, 2015                           BC Family Day     No Classes

     Tuesday, February 10, 2015                         Semester 2 Begins


Thursday, January 29, 2015

  • YEARBOOKGraduating students are encouraged to provide a write-up to appear beside their photo in the Yearbook. Forms are in the office. The deadline is Tomorrow.
  • Cafeteria Don’t miss out on poutine day Today in the cafeteria. The cafeteria will only be offering limited service on Friday as we will be emptying the cooler for semester change.
    Teen Centre The Teen Centre at the Boys and Girls Club is going to watch student plays at VIU Today and they are taking a group to the Nanaimo Clippers game on Friday! Each event is ONLY $1. If you’d like to attend any of these events, please meet at the Boys and Girls Club on Fifth Street at 6pm Tonight or Friday. Please note parent permission is required to attend.
    Timetables Please check your timetable for second semester.  If you want to make a change, please come to the counselling area and make an appointment to see a counsellor.  All changes must be made by Friday.
    Queer Straight Alliance The Barsby Queer Straight Alliance group will be happening in room 109 at lunch. Come enjoy some snacks, good conversation, and activities.
    Grade 8 Boys Basketball The Grade 8 boys basketball team continued their winning ways with a 64-18 victory over Ballenas.
    Operation Generation Bike Club is open again in Room 113!  It will be lunch times on Thursdays.  Come hang out and earn a bike!!  See you there!

Need help in your class work or homework?

Come to room 234

Semester 1: Tuesday after school or during lunch on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Semester 2: Tuesday after school or during lunch on Monday or Thursday​


  • Fundraiser Pie Sale for John Barsby Football Team. A variety of pies, frozen-unbaked, $10.00 each. Call Rose McCulley at 250-754-8351 or email mccus@shaw.ca


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 Bell Schedule

Bell Schedule 2014-2015

 School Calendar

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 Special Announcements

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1/27/2015 8:31 AM
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 Important Dates

  • Jan 30: Last day of classes for grades 11 & 12
  • Mon Feb 2 to Thur Feb 5: Provincial Exams
    • Mon (9 AM) English 12
    • Mon (12:30 PM) Social Studies 11
    • Tues (9 AM) English 10 and Communications 12
    • Wed (9 AM) Science 10
    • Thur (9 AM) AW Math 10 and Foundations Math 10
  • Mon Feb 2: Last day of classes for grade 10
  • Wed Feb 4: Last day of classes for grades 8 & 9
  • Fri Feb 6: no classes
  • Mon Feb 9: BC Family Day - no classes
  • Tues Feb 10: Semester 2 begins
  • Tues Mar 31: Out-of-catchment and out-of-district registrations due today (click here for registration info)

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: January 5 and 19; February 16; March 2 and 16; 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 Jan 9th: D C B A (4 3 2 1)
  • Friday Jan 16th: A B C D (1 2 3 4)
  • Friday Jan 23rd: C D A B (3 4 1 2) 
  • Friday Jan 30th: B A D C (2 1 4 3)​

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