550 Seventh Street

Nanaimo, BC Canada V9R 3Z2

Phone 250 753 8211

FAX 250 753 2430

  • Scholarship News!!!
    ​The Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundation 
    2015-2016 Scholarship Program is now available!

    To start your application or to learn more about the program click HERE​​.​

    The deadline for all NLSF scholarships and bursaries is February 26, 2016. Don't be late!
 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.

 Barsby Cafeteria Menu

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​Click here to see a larger version of the Bell Schedule

 Bell Schedule

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

 Daily Announcements


Thursday, February 11, 2016

Bouquets for Barsby
John Barsby is a great school and now you have a chance to tell us what makes it so great!  Find the big whiteboard and sticky notes in the library and take a minute to write down something positive about Barsby.  It could be something you enjoy doing, someone you respect, something funny, an interesting fact, someone who is helpful, someone you appreciate or something you love about the school and the people in it.
John Barsby Tour Band
John Barsby Tour Band is collecting Country Grocer receipts to help fundraise for Disneyland.  Please bring your Country Grocer receipts to the office or the band room.  Every $1000 in receipts gives us $10!  Thanks for your support!
Aboriginal Scholarships and Bursaries
Aboriginal Scholarships and Bursaries information session, on Friday, February, 12th 2016 @ lunchbreak, please come and learn how to apply for scholarships and bursaries available to you.  The information session will take place in room # 209. We are here to support all of you in this process, so do not let the window of opportunity pass.
Want to win pizza? You do? Well remind your teacher to set a goal with the class each week to be entered in the draw. If your class successfully meets the goal you are in the draw for some zza.
Did you know that every time your entire class is in full attendance that your class could win a pizza lunch? Encourage your friends to come to class. Try it out and see what happens.
Crush Grams!
Crush Grams will be available at lunch in front of the office!  With every bag you get an assortment of candies and a crush soda, all for $2.00, or three for $5.00!
Come out and get our friends a pop and candy for Valentine’s Day!
All proceeds will be donated to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.
Jr. Girls Basketball
Good luck to the Jr. Girls Basketball team at the North Island tournament tonight. Players are reminded to be at NDSS at 5:15 tonight for their 6:00 tip off. Good luck girls.
Report Cards
Reports Cards will be handed out at lunch time in the main foyer.
Need help with your homework/classwork?  Barsby
Study Hall is after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays in room 234 from 3:45 - 5:00.
For more resources including FREE on-line tutoring go to the Homework HELP page in the "students" section or click HERE

 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

< February, 2016 >
 Sun  Mon  Tue  Wed  Thu  Fri  Sat 
  Semester 2 starts
  PAC meeting
  BC Day - no classes
  Semester 1 report cards issued
  Honour Roll Assemblies
  NIRD Fest
  NIRD Fest
  NIRD Fest
  Pro-D no classes
  Pro-D no classes
  Grade 7 Parent Night

 Barsby Directory

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 Nanaimo Weather


 Grade 12 Data Access


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Attention Grade 12's! This is important information for YOU. By clicking on the EdAccess button above you can access the Student Secure Webpage to view your unofficial transcript, provincial exam results as well as complete your Post-Secondary Institutions (PSI) Selections (which sends your transcripts for you to colleges and universities in BC and around the world). 

         For more information on how to acces the page, make a student account and complete the PSI click HERE​ to access step-by-step instructions. ​PSI must be completed by the end of February.  


 Special Announcements

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2/10/2016 4:41 PM
1/25/2016 7:59 AM
1/12/2016 8:52 AM
12/18/2015 12:55 PM
12/14/2015 8:14 AM
11/12/2015 8:20 AM

 Important Dates


 Barsby 2015-2016

Please check our annual calendar

(found on the bottom of this page) for more

​information about upcoming Barsby events. 

This month:

Mon Jan 4: Classes resume after Winter Break

Mon Jan 11: PAC Meeting 7PM Barsby Library

Fri Jan 22: Last day of classes for grades 10-12

Tue Jan 26: Last day of classes for grades 8&9

Mon-Fri Jan 25-29: Provincial Exams

            for a full list of exam dates click HERE.

Fri Jan 29: Curriculum Implementation 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



  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)

 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!

Pink Shirt Day

On February 24, 2016 we encourage everyone to wear something pink to show that we are all working together to prevent bullying in our schools, in our communities and online. Pink Shirt Day comes from two Nova Scotia high school students, who decided to take a stand against bullying in their own school. For more information about Erase Bullying and the Pink Shirt Day please click HERE


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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 of 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

Feb 09, 2016
Late French Immersion Update
Jan 28, 2016
ConnectED Digital Magazine
Jan 27, 2016
Pink Shirt Day - February 24, 2016

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