Education

Surrey teachers demonstrate what classrooms look like in their school district amid the COVID-19 pandemic in November 2020. (BCTF)

B.C. teachers’ union calls on Horgan to limit Fraser Health class sizes to 15 students

Three schools have temporarily shut down in Fraser Health due to COVID-19 outbreaks

Surrey teachers demonstrate what classrooms look like in their school district amid the COVID-19 pandemic in November 2020. (BCTF)
Cambridge Elementary in Surrey in a photo posted to www.surreyschools.ca.
Cambridge Elementary in Surrey in a photo posted to www.surreyschools.ca.
Southridge School student Enya Fang won first place in her category at A&E’s Lives That Make a Difference essay contest. (Contributed photo)

Southridge School student wins first place in national essay contest

Enya Fang’s winning entry was about an 11-year-old environmentalist in Nova Scotia

Southridge School student Enya Fang won first place in her category at A&E’s Lives That Make a Difference essay contest. (Contributed photo)
President of the BC Teacher’s Federation (BCTF) Teri Mooring is interviewed outside the Victoria Convention Centre in Victoria, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. British Columbia’s Labour Relations Board says it will provide neutral third-party “troubleshooters” to help iron out challenges arising from COVID-19 and related protocols in schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

B.C. labour board to provide neutral ‘troubleshooters’ for COVID-19 school plans

The BC Teachers’ Federation filed an application to the board in September asking for help

President of the BC Teacher’s Federation (BCTF) Teri Mooring is interviewed outside the Victoria Convention Centre in Victoria, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. British Columbia’s Labour Relations Board says it will provide neutral third-party “troubleshooters” to help iron out challenges arising from COVID-19 and related protocols in schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Surrey resident Harbin Kaur, 9, is aiming to win a Spelling Bee of Canada title later this month. (submitted photo)

Surrey girl buzzing about spelling bee win that sends her to nationals

Virtual contest planned for Spelling Bee of Canada championship on Nov. 29

Surrey resident Harbin Kaur, 9, is aiming to win a Spelling Bee of Canada title later this month. (submitted photo)
The Surrey school district, as of Oct. 30, has updated its cleaning and disinfecting protocols. (Photo: surreyschools.ca)

District announces new cleaning protocols at Surrey elementary schools

Staff will use electrostatic sprayers to clean areas accessed by those who test positive for COVID-19

The Surrey school district, as of Oct. 30, has updated its cleaning and disinfecting protocols. (Photo: surreyschools.ca)
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  • Nov 2, 2020
Start a new career at Vancouver Career College! With an increased demand for smaller class sizes and an appetite for early childhood ‘bubble’ education, a career in Early Childhood Education is a great choice.
A reminder to students at Surrey’s Strawberry Hill Elementary to physically distance during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Teachers, staff should be included in contact tracing: Surrey Teachers’ Association president

STA says there is also ‘no harm in going even further’ with a mask mandate

A reminder to students at Surrey’s Strawberry Hill Elementary to physically distance during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
The B.C. Teacher Regulation Branch has issued a decision about the actions of an elementary school teacher in Langley. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley elementary teacher suspended for grabbing, shoving, yelling at kids

Roxann Rojas will lose her legal authority to teach for two weeks from Oct. 25 to Nov. 7, 2020

The B.C. Teacher Regulation Branch has issued a decision about the actions of an elementary school teacher in Langley. (Langley Advance Times files)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Christian school in Chilliwack closes for COVID-19 isolation measures, moving to online learning

Mount Cheam school principal confirms coronavirus exposure led to need for closure

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
École de L’Anse-au-sable. (Google Maps)

B.C. records first COVID-19 outbreak at school, six weeks after students return to class

Three cases of the virus have been identified at École de L’Anse-au-sable

École de L’Anse-au-sable. (Google Maps)
Alberta's provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Monday, July 6, 2020. Advisers are reportedly recommending Alberta's kindergarten to Grade 4 arts and social studies curriculum remove all references to residential schools because it's "too sad" for young children. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Advisers suggest Alberta students not learn about residential schools before Grade 4

Documents suggest children younger than Grade 4 are too emotionally vulnerable to learn about residential schools

Alberta's provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Monday, July 6, 2020. Advisers are reportedly recommending Alberta's kindergarten to Grade 4 arts and social studies curriculum remove all references to residential schools because it's "too sad" for young children. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
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Vancouver teacher suspended after swearing, touching students and complimenting underwear

McCabe touched students, including rubbing their backs and necks, touching their hair and hugging them

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Bernard Trest and his son Max, 10, are concerned about B.C.’s plan for students in the classroom. He was one of two fathers who filed a court application in August to prevent schools from reopening if stricter COVID-19 protections weren’t in place. That application was dismissed last week. (Contributed photo)

White Rock dad pledges to appeal quashed call for mandatory masks, distancing in schools

Bernard Trest and Gary Shuster challenged health, education ministries’ return-to-school plan

Bernard Trest and his son Max, 10, are concerned about B.C.’s plan for students in the classroom. He was one of two fathers who filed a court application in August to prevent schools from reopening if stricter COVID-19 protections weren’t in place. That application was dismissed last week. (Contributed photo)
The Surrey school district classrooms using physical distancing in September 2020. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Parent group plans school walkout over B.C.’s handling of COVID-19 in classrooms

Right to Fight COVID-19 group calling on parents to keep kids home on Oct. 20

The Surrey school district classrooms using physical distancing in September 2020. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
FILE – Bernard Trest and his son Max, 10, are concerned about B.C.’s plan for students to return to the classroom in September. Trest is one of two fathers who filed a court application to prevent schools from reopening if stricter COVID-19 protections aren’t in place. (Contributed photo)

B.C. Supreme Court tosses White Rock dad’s challenge of province’s school reopening plans

Court challenge had requested mandatory masks and more physical distancing

FILE – Bernard Trest and his son Max, 10, are concerned about B.C.’s plan for students to return to the classroom in September. Trest is one of two fathers who filed a court application to prevent schools from reopening if stricter COVID-19 protections aren’t in place. (Contributed photo)
Surrey-Fleetwood NDP candidate Jagrup Brar, left, and Surrey-Cloverdale NDP candidate Mike Starchuk at an announcement in Fleetwood on Wednesday (Oct. 14). The BC NDP announced it would build two 500-seat additions at Fleetwood Park and Clayton Heights secondary schools if elected in the upcoming Oct. 24, 2020 election. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

BC NDP promise additions to two Surrey high schools if elected

Proposals are to ease crowding at Fleetwood, Clayton schools

Surrey-Fleetwood NDP candidate Jagrup Brar, left, and Surrey-Cloverdale NDP candidate Mike Starchuk at an announcement in Fleetwood on Wednesday (Oct. 14). The BC NDP announced it would build two 500-seat additions at Fleetwood Park and Clayton Heights secondary schools if elected in the upcoming Oct. 24, 2020 election. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
The 700-seat addition at Sullivan Heights Secondary in Newton has been under construction for several months. This was where construction was at on May 7, 2020. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

‘Building schools is the answer’ to Surrey’s overcrowding problem

District looking at building 13 schools over the next decade

The 700-seat addition at Sullivan Heights Secondary in Newton has been under construction for several months. This was where construction was at on May 7, 2020. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Stuti Sharma, left, and Esther Zhang, are Grade 12 students at Semiahmoo Secondary who started the Learning Bridge, free, online tutoring and mentorship program, in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It has now expanded to Ontario. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey students’ online tutoring, mentorship program expands to Ontario

Stuti Sharma and Esther Zhang started the Learning Bridge in March due to COVID-19

Stuti Sharma, left, and Esther Zhang, are Grade 12 students at Semiahmoo Secondary who started the Learning Bridge, free, online tutoring and mentorship program, in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It has now expanded to Ontario. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
This is how one classroom in Surrey’s Strawberry Hill Elementary looks on the first day of school Thursday (Sept. 10, 2020) for one-hour orientation for small groups. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

‘So unusual for Surrey’ as school district has only 200 new students: superintendent

District usually sees about 1,000 new students each school year

This is how one classroom in Surrey’s Strawberry Hill Elementary looks on the first day of school Thursday (Sept. 10, 2020) for one-hour orientation for small groups. (Photo: Lauren Collins)