SD69

School District 69’s (Qualicum) International Student Program staff. Front row, from left: Sandie Wassbauer, Shahnora Mustafayeva and Jenny Atkinson. Back row, from left: Ross Pepper, Ronda Bell and Becky Breitsprecher. (Submitted photo)

Retiring Qualicum school district principal Rhonda Bell receives provincial award

Bell accepts Distinguished Leadership Award through B.C. Council for International Education

 

False Bay Elementary School students decorated feathers by Gitxsan artist, Michelle Stoney, as tribute to the 215 Indigenous children’s remains that were recently discovered in Kamloops. (Submitted photo)

School District 69 (Qualicum) teachers and students honour 215 Indigenous children

Schools tied orange ribbons; teachers organized walk-ins wearing orange shirts

 

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School District 69 (Qualicum) trustees pass motion in support of international field trip for 2022

Journey will include stops in London, Paris, Barcelona and Rome

 

School District 69 (Qualicum) officials as they present the district’s first fully electric bus. From left: Chris Dempster, general manager of operations and maintenance; Vivian Collyer, director of instruction; Julie Austin, vice-chairperson for the of board trustees; Eve Flynn, chairperson for the board trustees; and superintendent Dr. Keven Elder. (Mandy Moraes photo)

School District 69 (Qualicum) receives first fully electric bus

Bus will hit the streets before the end of June, running one of the district’s longest routes

School District 69 (Qualicum) officials as they present the district’s first fully electric bus. From left: Chris Dempster, general manager of operations and maintenance; Vivian Collyer, director of instruction; Julie Austin, vice-chairperson for the of board trustees; Eve Flynn, chairperson for the board trustees; and superintendent Dr. Keven Elder. (Mandy Moraes photo)
The Parksville Civic and Technology Centre lowered flags to half-mast on Monday, May 31, 2021, in honour of the 215 Indigenous children’s remains uncovered at a former residential school in Kamloops. Donated children’s shoes were also placed at the foot of the Second World War Cenotaph by Edna Howard, in memory of the ‘lost children that didn’t make it home.’ (Mandy Moraes photo)

Flags at schools and municipal offices in Parksville Qualicum Beach lowered to half-mast

Move honours 215 Indigenous children whose remains were found at ex-residential school in Kamloops

The Parksville Civic and Technology Centre lowered flags to half-mast on Monday, May 31, 2021, in honour of the 215 Indigenous children’s remains uncovered at a former residential school in Kamloops. Donated children’s shoes were also placed at the foot of the Second World War Cenotaph by Edna Howard, in memory of the ‘lost children that didn’t make it home.’ (Mandy Moraes photo)
My Huy Lim is Ballenas Secondary School’s fifth recipient to receive a Schulich Leader Scholarship. She was awarded $100,000 to pursue an undergraduate degree in engineering from the University of Victoria. (Submitted photo)

Ballenas Secondary School student wins prestigious $100,000 scholarship

My Huy Lim is one of only 37 nominees selected from Vancouver Island

My Huy Lim is Ballenas Secondary School’s fifth recipient to receive a Schulich Leader Scholarship. She was awarded $100,000 to pursue an undergraduate degree in engineering from the University of Victoria. (Submitted photo)
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School District 69 (Qualicum) logo. (PQB News file photo)
School District 69 (Qualicum) logo. (PQB News file photo)
Students of Kwalikum Secondary School’s outdoor education class as they cleared Scotch broom from a hill along the Alberni Highway on Tuesday, April 20. (Submitted photo)
Students of Kwalikum Secondary School’s outdoor education class as they cleared Scotch broom from a hill along the Alberni Highway on Tuesday, April 20. (Submitted photo)
Ballenas Secondary School. (File photo)

COVID-19: Exposure identified at Parksville’s Ballenas Secondary

Potential dates listed as March 31 and April 1

Ballenas Secondary School. (File photo)
Kwalikum Secondary School. (File photo)

COVID-19: SD69 (Qualicum) announces another exposure at KSS

Dates identified as March 29, 30, 31 and April 1

Kwalikum Secondary School. (File photo)
A bottle drive to raise funds for graduating 2021 students at Kwalikum Secondary School will take place on school grounds at 266 Village Way in Qualicum Beach on Sunday, March 28 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. (Mandy Moraes photo)

March 28 bottle drive to raise funds for graduating 2021 Kwalikum Secondary students

Event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 266 Village Way in Qualicum Beach

A bottle drive to raise funds for graduating 2021 students at Kwalikum Secondary School will take place on school grounds at 266 Village Way in Qualicum Beach on Sunday, March 28 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. (Mandy Moraes photo)
École Oceanside Elementary School, located at 980 Wright Rd in Parksville. (Google Maps)
École Oceanside Elementary School, located at 980 Wright Rd in Parksville. (Google Maps)
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SD69 supports BCSTA recommendation on life cycle funding

It can take many years to replace a school

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COVID-19: School District 69 issues revised health and safety measures to staff and parents

Students in Grades 5-12 must now wear non-medical facemasks

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Ballenas Secondary in Parksville. (Google Maps)

COVID-19: Case confirmed at Ballenas Secondary School in Parksville

Dates of exposure listed as Friday, Jan. 22 and morning of Monday, Jan. 25

Ballenas Secondary in Parksville. (Google Maps)
The Parksville Community Centre, 132 Jensen Ave East, is missing several key pieces of kitchen equipment, which prevents PASS/Woodwinds students from proceeding with their cooking class. (Mandy Moraes photo)
The Parksville Community Centre, 132 Jensen Ave East, is missing several key pieces of kitchen equipment, which prevents PASS/Woodwinds students from proceeding with their cooking class. (Mandy Moraes photo)
The intersection at Moilliet Street and Despard Avenue where a 12-year-old boy was struck by an oncoming vehicle early November while crossing at a marked crosswalk. (Mandy Moraes photo)

City staff members, school district officials to discuss high-traffic Parksville intersection

Young boy suffered broken leg after being hit in Despard/Moilliet crossing

The intersection at Moilliet Street and Despard Avenue where a 12-year-old boy was struck by an oncoming vehicle early November while crossing at a marked crosswalk. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Kwalikum Secondary School students will hold a bottle drive and will provide a Christmas tree chipping service on Jan. 2, 2021, in order to raise funds for their 2021 Dry Grad. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Kwalikum Secondary School students will hold a bottle drive and will provide a Christmas tree chipping service on Jan. 2, 2021, in order to raise funds for their 2021 Dry Grad. (Mandy Moraes photo)