Education

A science class at L.A. Matheson Secondary. March 2021. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Reports of student attendance ‘dwindling’ at Surrey schools: teachers’ association

STA president said he’s heard from staff that students might not attend in-person for 4th quarter

 

Surrey School District building. (File photo)

‘We’re in a financial lockdown’: Surrey school district working with $40M budget deficit

District, board points to lack of immigration for new student enrolment

 

Teachers from SD42 and other districts in the Lower Mainland flocked to Surrey on Tuesday in the hopes of getting a COVID-19 vaccine. (Sheelagh Brothers/Twitter)

Don’t line up for vaccines unless asked to come, Dr. Bonnie Henry warns

Social media post shows teachers lining up outside of Surrey clinic for leftover doses

 

This site in the Sullivan neighbourhood was purchased by the Surrey school district for a future school. It’s adjacent to Goldstone Park, which is at 146th Street and 58th Avenue. The site reaches all the way to 146th Street from 148th Street. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
This site in the Sullivan neighbourhood was purchased by the Surrey school district for a future school. It’s adjacent to Goldstone Park, which is at 146th Street and 58th Avenue. The site reaches all the way to 146th Street from 148th Street. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Teacher Elisa Infusini and her grade one students wear masks as they attend class at Honore Mercier elementary school, Tuesday, March 9, 2021 in Montreal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Teacher Elisa Infusini and her grade one students wear masks as they attend class at Honore Mercier elementary school, Tuesday, March 9, 2021 in Montreal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
(Black Press Media files)

B.C. teacher banned from teaching younger students after showing age-inappropriate movies

Teacher showed multiple inappropriate movies and failed to supervise students

(Black Press Media files)
Frank Bucholtz column

COLUMN: Surrey educators earning high marks amid COVID-19

From teachers to the union and the school district, everyone is doing their part

  • Apr 8, 2021
Frank Bucholtz column
FILE – A student arrives at school as teachers dressed in red participate in a solidarity march to raise awareness about cases of COVID-19 at Ecole Woodward Hill Elementary School, in Surrey, B.C., on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. A number of schools in the Fraser Health region, including Woodward Hill, have reported cases of the B.1.7.7 COVID-19 variant first detected in the U.K. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. teachers’ union asks officials for COVID data to prove schools are still safe

BCTF president wants province to share criteria for when schools switch between in-person and remote learning

FILE – A student arrives at school as teachers dressed in red participate in a solidarity march to raise awareness about cases of COVID-19 at Ecole Woodward Hill Elementary School, in Surrey, B.C., on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. A number of schools in the Fraser Health region, including Woodward Hill, have reported cases of the B.1.7.7 COVID-19 variant first detected in the U.K. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Chilliwack Board of Education meets on Feb. 23, 2021 via Zoom. (Screenshot)

B.C.’s education minister directs Chilliwack board to become inclusive

Special advisors worked for months to identify issues among contentious trustee group

The Chilliwack Board of Education meets on Feb. 23, 2021 via Zoom. (Screenshot)
FILE – A family walk past the sign at Thorncliffe Park Public School in Toronto on Friday December 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

All Toronto schools to close for in-person learning as of Wednesday

Toronto joins Peel in being second Ontario region to make the jump

FILE – A family walk past the sign at Thorncliffe Park Public School in Toronto on Friday December 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
(Metro Creative photo)

COVID-19: Masks now mandatory for students in Grade 4 and up, B.C. confirms

This puts B.C. in line with other provinces

(Metro Creative photo)
(Metro Creative photo)

UPDATE: B.C. announces amendments to school mask mandate amid COVID surge

Other provinces have brought in more stringent mask mandates for students

(Metro Creative photo)
The Vancouver Career College’s Paralegal program equips students for an exciting and profitable career in law firms, corporate legal departments, government agencies, financial institutions and other important organizations. (Photo: Gradyreese)

Have a great impact without losing years in school — become a paralegal!

Paralegals perform many essential and exciting functions alongside lawyers across BC

  • Mar 29, 2021
The Vancouver Career College’s Paralegal program equips students for an exciting and profitable career in law firms, corporate legal departments, government agencies, financial institutions and other important organizations. (Photo: Gradyreese)
The Youth Innovation Showcase offers young people an avenue to showcase their innovations virtually and to network with some of the top players in the tech world.

Youth Innovation Showcase demonstrates innovative spirit of BC and Yukon

Annual competition gives young people a chance to win one of three $5,000 prizes

  • Mar 23, 2021
The Youth Innovation Showcase offers young people an avenue to showcase their innovations virtually and to network with some of the top players in the tech world.
A Grade 8 class at L.A. Matheson Secondary. March 2021. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

COVID-19 vaccine priority groups alleviate concerns for Surrey frontline workers

Essential workers still waiting to find out specific details

A Grade 8 class at L.A. Matheson Secondary. March 2021. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Annie Ohana, a teacher at L.A. Matheson Secondary, speaks to her Grade 8 class on Friday, 
as the district was preparing for its two-week spring break. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

‘We really had to change everything’: Surrey schools continue to adapt to COVID-19 changes

On March 17, 2020, in-class learning was suspended indefinitely as the pandemic first hit

Annie Ohana, a teacher at L.A. Matheson Secondary, speaks to her Grade 8 class on Friday, 
as the district was preparing for its two-week spring break. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Staff at L.A. Matheson Secondary take part in a “Red 4 BCEd” walk-in Tuesday morning (March 9, 2021). The walk-ins are meant to raise awareness for better health and safety protocols throughout B.C. schools. (Photo: Annie Ohana/Twitter)

Surrey teachers, staff take part in ‘Red 4 BCEd’ walk-ins

It’s meant to raise awareness for better health, safety protocols during the pandemic

Staff at L.A. Matheson Secondary take part in a “Red 4 BCEd” walk-in Tuesday morning (March 9, 2021). The walk-ins are meant to raise awareness for better health and safety protocols throughout B.C. schools. (Photo: Annie Ohana/Twitter)
Enrol in the Vancouver Career College Education Assistant program and you'll learn how to assist teachers and support students. Your degree includes classroom training and valuable workplace practicum placements!

Career opportunity: play all day and help kids grow!

The people who support a child’s development, from crawling to quadratic equations

  • Mar 8, 2021
Enrol in the Vancouver Career College Education Assistant program and you'll learn how to assist teachers and support students. Your degree includes classroom training and valuable workplace practicum placements!
President of the BC Teacher’s Federation (BCTF) Teri Mooring is calling for teachers to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by summer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Why it’s ‘urgent’ B.C. teachers get vaccinated from COVID-19 before summer

President Teri Mooring says not enough is being done to prevent virus transmission in schools

President of the BC Teacher’s Federation (BCTF) Teri Mooring is calling for teachers to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by summer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
A reminder to students at Surrey’s Strawberry Hill Elementary to physically distance during the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 5, 2021, the Surrey school district confirmed five more cases of a COVID-19 variant had been confirmed at five different schools. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

District sends out variant exposure notices to five Surrey schools

Superintendent says letters were issued March 3 and 4

A reminder to students at Surrey’s Strawberry Hill Elementary to physically distance during the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 5, 2021, the Surrey school district confirmed five more cases of a COVID-19 variant had been confirmed at five different schools. (File photo: Lauren Collins)