550 Seventh Street
Nanaimo, B.C. Canada V9R 3Z2
Phone: 250-753-8211
Fax: 250-753-2430​​
  • New Opportunites from the Aboriginal Education Department

    The Barsby Aboriginal Education Department has information about many new opportunities for Aboriginal, Metis and people from all cultures including workshops, employment opportunities and sports events. For more information about the programs click here.​

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.

 Bell Schedule (large version)

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 Bell Schedule

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 Daily Announcements


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Get your T-shirts sold in the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver and earn royalties!! In addition, win $250. Deadline for your design submission is April 30. See the Ab Ed staff or notice boards for details.
Ball Hockey
All you Ball Hockey enthusiasts—adults and mature students—who want to coach and who volunteer or who have a team already, there’s a training opportunity for you in May. Network, get a free BC association rules book, registration is already paid. See the Ab Ed notice boards or ask Ab Ed staff for details. This is open to all.  
Summer Employment Opportunity
BCHydro is currently recruiting for the summer youth hires @ $17.01 per hour for those interested in learning about BCHydro’s trades and technical careers. See Ab Ed or your counsellor for more information. These positions are open to all youth.
Bike Club
Bike Club is on today at lunch. Come hang out in Room 113 and fix bikes!  Students have the opportunity to earn one to keep.  See you there!!
Talent show
Do you have a secret talent that you would like to show off at the Barsby Talent Show?  If you do, please come sign up for an audition time in the dance studio.  Auditions will take place on Monday, Tuesday April 21st and 22nd at lunch and Wednesday 23rd after school.  We hope to see you there!

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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 Important Dates

  • Apr 9-10: Provincial Exams (rewrite or make-up from Feb)
  • Mon Apr 13: PAC meeting 7PM (Library)
  • Sat Apr 18: Prom fund-raiser 
  • Mon Apr 20: PLC - early dismissal - (early bus)
  • Tues Apr 21: Term ends
  • Tues Apr 28: Early dismissal - (no early bus)
  • Wed Apr 29: ICBC presentation for grades 11 & 12
  • Thur Apr 30: Parent-Teacher Interviews 4-6PM (gym)
  • Mon May 4: Non-instructional Day (no classes)
  • Mon May 18: Victoria Day (no classes)
  • 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 April 10th: B A D C (2 1 4 3)
  • Friday April 17th: D C B A (4 3 2 1)
  • Friday April 24th: A B C D (1 2 3 4)
  • Friday May 1st: C D A B (3 4 1 2) 
  • 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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