550 Seventh Street

Nanaimo, BC Canada V9R 3Z2

Phone 250 753 8211

FAX 250 753 2430

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 Welcome to the site of John Barsby Community School.

 Daily Announcements


Bike Club

​Would you like to earn a bicycle? Learn how to build and fix bikes? Come check out the John Barsby Bike Club in Room 113 at lunch!

​Aboriginal News

Today is Orange Shirt Day.  Orange Shirt Day honours all those who went to residential school and especially all the children who died there. This commemoration takes place all over the province.

Today's Orange Shirt question is: What is the Orange Shirt Day motto? If you know the answer, come to Room 111 at lunch today. The first three people to answer the question correctly win a candy bar or a cafeteria ticket.

​The John Barsby Leadership Group is meeting today at lunch in Room 115. If you are interested in working alongside grade 6 and 7 students from Park Avenue and Bayview schools, in creating social justice, then this is the group for you!  Drinks and snacks on us!

THINKING ABOUT GETTING A JOB? A new page has been added to the student section of our webpage with information and links to WorkBC. For more information click HERE​.




Need help with your classwork or homework , computer access and a little more one-on-one time with a teacher?Go to room 234 on Thursday after school for help in any subject. If there are enough requests, I will open up study hall to include Tuesday as well. Please email if you would like study hall open 2 days a week. Hope to see you there.


Math contest:

The VIU math contest is in April and May but is never to early to start practicing. Please go to if you would like to view the previous contests and try them out. We made it in the top three last year.This year, let's show them all that Barsby can win it all! 

See Ms. Ryynanen in room 234 for more information or email with any questions.​


 Bell Schedule 2016 - 2017

Click HERE to see a larger (printable) version of the bell schedule


​Click h​ere​ to see a larger version of the Bell Schedule

 Barsby Cafeteria





 Barsby Digital Photography

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Barsby has a group of dedicated and talented photography students who explore the world around them and look at the world in different and creative ways. We are able to share some of their marvelous work with you through an on-line slide show. If you got a few minutes, our photographers would love for you to have a look into how they have captured the world around them.

Click HERE​ and you will open a link to an online video viewer (It's completely safe!) Enjoy!


 School Calendar

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 Important Dates


 Barsby 2016-2017 

September 6               First Day of School

September 12             Photo Day

                                 PAC Meeting – 7:00 p.m. Library

September 29              Non-Instructional Day 

September 30              Non-Instructional Day 


October 3                   PAC Meeting – 7:00 p.m. Library

October 10                 Thanksgiving Day Holiday

October 11                 Early Dismissal

October 12                 Photo Retakes

                                Interim Day

October 13                 Parent/Teacher Conferences 4 – 6 p.m.

October 13                 Scholarship Night 6:00 p.m. Library

October 21                 Non-Instructional Day (Provincial)


November 7               PAC Meeting – 7:00 p.m. Library

November 10             Remembrance Day Assembly

November 11             Remembrance Day – No School

November 21 - 25      Grad Photos

November 22            Early Dismissal

November 24            Parent/Teacher Conferences 4 – 6 p.m.


December 5              PAC Meeting – 7:00 p.m. Library

December 9 - 12        Furukawa Visit

Dec. 24 - Jan. 8         Schools Closed for Winter Vacation


January 9                  Schools re-open

January 10                Grad Photo Retakes @ NDSS

January 16                PAC Meeting – 7:00 p.m. Library

January 18                Staff Meeting 3:15 p.m.

January 24 – 27         Provincial Exams

January 30                Semester 2 starts


February 6                PAC Meeting – 7:00 p.m. Library

February 13              BC Family Day

February 15              Department Head Meeting 3:15 p.m.

February 20              Non-Instructional Day (District Pro D)

February 21              Non-Instructional Day (School Based Pro D)


March 6                   PAC Meeting - 7:00 p.m. Library

March 7                   Early Dismissal

March 8                   Interim Day

March 9                   Parent/Teacher Conferences 4 – 6 p.m.

Mar.18 – Apr. 2         Schools Closed for Spring Break


April 3                     School re-opens

                              PAC Meeting – 7:00 p.m. Library

April 14                    Good Friday

April 17                    Easter Monday


May 1                     PAC Meeting – 7:00 p.m. Library

May 2                     Early Dismissal

May 4                     Parent/Teacher Conferences 4 – 6 p.m.

May 12                   Non-Instructional Day (School Based)

May 22                   Victoria Day Holiday


June 5                    PAC Meeting – 7:00 p.m. Library

June 20                  Last Day of Classes

June 22 - 28            Provincial Exams

PLC Sessions - Early Dismissal for students

Students will be dismissed from school one-hour early on Mondays.
 Note for bus students - the school bus schedule runs one hour earlier on PLC early dismissal days

School and District Calendars


Click HERE​ to go to the 2016-2017 District School Calendar


Click HERE to see the SD68 3-year Calendar


 Friday Block Rotations


  ​ Friday block rotations 2016-2017

  Sept 9th:    A B C D (1 2 3 4)

  Sept 16th:  C D A B (3 4 1 2) 

  Sept 23rd:  B A D C (2 1 4 3)

  Oct 7th:      D C B A (4 3 2 1)

  Oct 14th:    A B C D (1 2 3 4)

  Oct 28th:    C D A B (3 4 1 2) 

  Nov 4th:     B A D C (2 1 4 3)

  Nov 18th:   D C B A (4 3 2 1)

  Nov 25th:   A B C D (1 2 3 4)

  Dec 2nd:     C D A B (3 4 1 2) 

  Dec 9th:      B A D C (2 1 4 3)

  Dec 16th:    D C B A (4 3 2 1)

  Dec 23rd:   A B C D (1 2 3 4)

  Jan 13th:    C D A B (3 4 1 2) 

  Jan 20th:    B A D C (2 1 4 3)

  Feb 3rd:      D C B A (4 3 2 1)

  Feb 10th:    A B C D (1 2 3 4)

  Feb17th:     C D A B (3 4 1 2) 

  Feb 24th:    B A D C (2 1 4 3)

  Mar 3rd:      D C B A (4 3 2 1)

  Mar 10th:    A B C D (1 2 3 4)

  Mar 17th:    C D A B (3 4 1 2) 

  Apr 7th:      B A D C (2 1 4 3)

  Apr 21st:    D C B A (4 3 2 1)

  Apr 28th:    A B C D (1 2 3 4)

  May 5th:     C D A B (3 4 1 2) 

  May 19th:   B A D C (2 1 4 3)

  May 26th:    D C B A (4 3 2 1)

  June 2nd:   A B C D (1 2 3 4)

  June 9th:    C D A B (3 4 1 2) 

  June 16th:  B A D C (2 1 4 3)



 School District Calendar

Click on the image to go to the NLPS District Calendar for Secondary Schools 2016-2017

 Schools Foundation


The Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundation is a registered,
community-based charity that helps vulnerable students and
solicits  scholarships & bursaries  to assist Grade 12 graduates
with the high cost of post-secondary education.
 For more information about their programs
click on the icon above.


 Erase Bullying!


Bullying isn’t just a child’s issue; it’s a school and community issue, and must be addressed with a school and community solution.

Everyone should be safe from bullying. Don't let them control you and keep you down. Help ERASE bullying starting now. ERASE is a private and anonymous online reporting tool for targets of bullying or those that witness it taking place. Some secrets aren't worth keeping. For more information or to report an incident click the icon above.


Nanaimo Youth Services

There are many supports and services available for youth in Nanaimo. Below are the emergency numbers. For a complete list of all the various services and contact numbers click HERE or visit the students section of the Barsby Web Page.


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Code of Conduct


Barsby is a PBIS (Positive Behaviour Intervention Support) school and we promote positive behaviour through modelling and clearly defined expectations. Students are expected to follow the school's Code of Conduct. For more information about PBIS or the Code of Conduct go to About Us section of the Barsby webpage or click HERE.

NLPS Threat Assessment Protocol
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools (NLPS) are committed to a safe and supportive environment for all – students, parents and staff. We take all threatening comments and behaviours seriously. Parents and students should be aware of the district’s threat /violence risk assessment protocol. Threat assessment is the process that is followed when a school becomes aware of a threat made against a student, staff member or the safety of the school building and its occupants. Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools will follow up on every reported threat.
For more information about the NLPS Threat Assessment protocol please click HERE​.


 Staff Related Links

Mar 09, 2016
ConnectED Digitial Newsletter - spring edition
Feb 09, 2016
Late French Immersion Update

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