550 Seventh Street

Nanaimo, BC Canada V9R 3Z2

Phone 250 753 8211

FAX 250 753 2430

  • John Barsby ShakeOut Earthquake Drill, October 15th
    On October 15th millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:00 a.m. during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills! British Columbians can join by registering for the 2015 Great British Columbia ShakeOut. Participating is a great way for your family or organization to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes – wherever you live, work, or travel. Start here to be included in the Great British Columbia ShakeOut!
  • Are you living with teens?
    The Nanaimo and Area Resources Services for Families agency offers a variety of programs and services for families living with teens. Their services are available in Nanaimo, Lantzville and the Ladysmith Area. For more information about their programs click HERE or visit their website 
  • Barsby Wellness Centre
    The Barsby Wellness Clinic will be offerring service to students starting on Monday September 21st. There is a Public Health Nurse on Duty Mondays and Wednesdays 9-12 and starting on the 30th there will be a Doctor in the clinic on Wednesdays. For more information click HERE​

  • Facilities Update Plan Consultation
    The Board of Education is currently consulting parents, students and the public about its Facilities Plan Update.  During the next several weeks, the Board will be holding public forums to discuss the proposals in the plan.  For more information about dates, times and locations of these consultations please ckick HERE or visit the school district webpage
  • Important Picture Day Information - Last Reminder!
    You can still go to to view your school pictures. Use the Portrait ID & Access Code in your school picture package to view your school pictures online.
    To redeem your complimentary digital Pictures2Protect® card, click here.
    Parent/Guardian, how was this year's school picture experience? Take survey.

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.

 Barsy Cafeteria Menu

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 Bell Schedule

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 Daily Announcements

Thursday, October 8, 2015
Students that attend every day for the month will be entered in a draw for great prizes such as a $50 Woodgrove Mall gift certificate and a movie pass for two. Do you best to attend every day.
Starlight Film Festival
Want to contribute to your community while having fun?
Tickets are now available in the counselling office for this year’s Starlight Film Festival.  Tickets are $20 for this amazing event where you and your friends can watch movies all night long at The Galaxy theatre.  All proceeds go to the United Way.
If interested please see Ms. Rispin in the counselling office before school, at lunch or after school.  This event is on THIS Friday so bring in your money asap!
Attention Grades 11 & 12.  There will be a brief information session on scholarships and bursaries on Meet the Teacher night Thursday October 15th, 2015.  It will take place at 6:00 pm in Chandler Hall.  You and your parents are invited to come to this session.
Student Verifiction Forms
Attention Students:  the first Block 1 class to get all their Student Verification Forms in will get free Pizza!  
Girls Basketball
There will be basketball skill development for all girls interested in playing basketball on Today after school in the gym.
All girls grade 8 -12 are welcome to come out.
Election 2015
Between now and the federal election on Oct 19th, we will be introducing you to the candidates and issues that informed voters need to understand. 
The Liberal Party of Canada is represented locally by Tim Tessier, a local real estate agent.  The Liberal Party of Canada stands for the values of liberalism, or the rights and freedoms of the individual Canadian. They promote ideas such as the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
The New Democratic Party is represented in Nanaimo-Ladysmith by Sheila Malcomson.  Malcomson was recently an elected representative on Gabriola Island, has a background in environmental science, and is currently a small business owner.  The New Democratic Party of Canada's  main focus is to support Canadian workers, promoting policies that encourage a safe workplace and a living wage for all Canadians. 
 Statistics tell us that is a young person does not vote the first time they are eligible, there is a 50% chance that the person will never vote in their lifetime.  So make your first time count!
Bulldog Theatre
Bulldog Theatre is cancelled this afternoon.
Need help with your homework/classwork? 
Come to Study Hall after school on Tuesday and Thursday. It is in room 234 from 3:45 - 5:00.

Homestay families Needed 
MLI Homestay is seeking families in Nanaimo to host Japanese students aged 16-17 from December 4 to 7, 2015. For more information on how to be a homestay family click HERE.

 School Calendar

< October, 2015 >
 Sun  Mon  Tue  Wed  Thu  Fri  Sat 
  Non-instructional Day
  Youth Clinic
  PAC meeting
  Youth Clinic
  Youth Clinic
  Youth Clinic
  Early dismissal
  Interim Report Day
  Youth Clinic
  Parent -Teacher Interviews
  Scholarship Info Session
  Youth Clinic
  Youth Clinic
  Non-instructional Day
  Youth Clinic
  Youth Clinic

 Special Announcements

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10/8/2015 5:23 PM
10/7/2015 9:56 AM
10/7/2015 9:55 AM
10/6/2015 8:29 AM
10/5/2015 1:06 PM

 Important Dates


 Barsby 2015-2016

Please check our annual calendar

(found on the bottom of this page)

for upcoming Barsby events. 

This month:
·         Mon Oct 5: PAC Meeting 7PM Barsby Library
·         Mon Oct 12: Thanksgiving Day (no classes)
·         Tues Oct 13: Early Dismissal (no early busses)
·         Wed Oct 14: Interim Reports
·         Thur Oct 15: Parent-Teacher Interviews 4-6PM
·         Fri Oct 23: Non-Instructional Day (no classes) 
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 2015-2016 District School Calendar


Click HERE to see the SD68 3-year Calendar​







 Friday Block Rotations



  Oct 9th: A B C D (1 2 3 4)
  Oct 16th: C D A B (3 4 1 2) 
  Oct 30th: B A D C (2 1 4 3)
  Nov 6th: D C B A (4 3 2 1)
  Nov 13th: A B C D (1 2 3 4)
  Nov 20th: C D A B (3 4 1 2) 
  Nov 27th: B A D C (2 1 4 3)
  Dec 4th: D C B A (4 3 2 1)
  Dec 11th: A B C D (1 2 3 4)
  Dec 18th: C D A B (3 4 1 2) 
  Jan 8th: B A D C (2 1 4 3)
  Jan 15th: D C B A (4 3 2 1)
  Jan 22nd: A B C D (1 2 3 4)
  Jan 29th: C D A B (3 4 1 2) 
  Feb 5th: B A D C (2 1 4 3)
  Feb 12th: D C B A (4 3 2 1)
  Feb 19th: A B C D (1 2 3 4)
  Feb 26th: C D A B (3 4 1 2) 
  Mar 4th: B A D C (2 1 4 3)
  Mar 11th: D C B A (4 3 2 1)
  Apr 1st: A B C D (1 2 3 4)
  Apr 8th: C D A B (3 4 1 2) 
  Apr 15th: B A D C (2 1 4 3)
  Apr 22nd: D C B A (4 3 2 1)
  Apr 29th: A B C D (1 2 3 4)
  May 6th: C D A B (3 4 1 2) 
  May 20th: B A D C (2 1 4 3)
  May 27th: D C B A (4 3 2 1)
  June 3rd: A B C D (1 2 3 4)
  June 10th: C D A B (3 4 1 2) 
          June 17th: B A D C (2 1 4 3)

 Erase Bullying!


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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 of click HERE.​


 Staff Related Links

Oct 02, 2015
Public Consultation Information Meetings
Sep 02, 2015
Schools open on Tuesday, September 8, 2015

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