550 Seventh Street
Nanaimo, B.C. Canada V9R 3Z2
Phone: 250-753-8211
Fax: 250-753-2430​​
  • Prom Parents Fundraiser tops $2000
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 Daily Announcements



Thursday, April 23, 2015
Aboriginal Students Gr. 8-12
Live on the University of Victoria campus for one week this summer, tour the city, participate in classes at the university, gain leadership skills, and experience what post-secondary life is like. See Ms Flett or Aboriginal staff for an application. The application deadline is May 30. There is a small registration fee, but all other costs are covered.
Bulldog Theatre
 Attention Bulldog Theatre students.....all cast are required to be on-stage at lunch Today and  Friday for 'Lunch and Lines".....it’s time to make the final push....opening night is in one month!  Mandatory attendance for people with lines, good karma for the others.
Pre-Med Workshop
UBC is offering a free two-day pre-med workshop to Gr. 11 and 12 Aboriginal students considering medicine as a career. Accommodation and some meals will be covered. The workshop is in Vancouver in August. See Ab Ed for more info.
Red Cross
On Friday everyone who did the Red Cross training meet in Room 209 at lunch.
September 2015 VIU Students
Students registered at VIU for September 2015 – there will be a Web Registration Tutorial, in the Computer lab by the library on April 30th at 1:00 pm.   Please bring your VIU student numbers.  If you have  met with Shawn O’Toole bring your yellow sheet that outlines the courses suggested for their first two semesters.   Only students who have registered for VIU Sept. 2015 will attend this session.
VIU Dual Enrichment classes
All Grade 11 students, interested in Dual Enrichment classes at VIU next year come to the counseling office at lunch to pick up a copy of the course listings.  Dual Credit Enrichment Applications at VIU for next year are due to the school counselors by no later than April 29th. 
QSA meeting is cancelled today.  Our apologies.  We will see you next week.
Talent Show
Attention Staff:  If you would like to be a part of the lip sync battle for the talent show please come to the dance studio on Friday April 24th.

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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