Education

The Surrey First Education team announced all of its trustees will be seeking re-election on Oct. 15. Pictured from left: Shawn Wilson, Gary Tymoschuk, Laurie Larsen, Garry Thind, Terry Allen and Bob Holmes. (Submitted photo: Surrey First Education Society)

Surrey First Education team seeking re-election

Laurie Larsen, Terry Allen, Bob Holmes, Garry Thind, Gary Tymoschuk, Shawn Wilson make up 6 of the 7 seats

 

Classroom chairs. (Photo: Pixabay)

Chilliwack teacher suspended after ‘crossing personal boundaries‘ with students

Sheldon Lyle Nickel admitted to inappropriate conduct, including sending personal text messages

 

A California school district is hoping to attract more teachers by providing them with affordable housing. (Associated Press/screenshot)

VIDEO: California school district builds affordable housing to attract teachers

Rising rent, teacher shortages piquing districts’ interest in workforce housing

 

Delta School District headquarters in Ladner. (Grace Kennedy photo)

Delta teachers preparing for new Indigenous-focused grad requirement

Students in Grade 10 this year must complete new Indigenous-focused courses starting in 2023-24

Delta School District headquarters in Ladner. (Grace Kennedy photo)
Photo of First Nations totem polls in Vancouver B.C. from pixabay.com.

First Nations courses for high school grad credits now available to B.C. students

Students can participate in First Nations courses due to expansion of External Credentials program

Photo of First Nations totem polls in Vancouver B.C. from pixabay.com.
Queen Elizabeth Secondary Grade 12 students Sarthak Tyagi, Tin Dao and Emily Hernandez, pictured with principal Graham Magnusson, are each recipients of scholarships from the Schulich, Loran Scholars and Cmolik foundations, a significant milestone to have three students from one Surrey secondary school receive major scholarships in the same graduating year. (Photo: Surrey Schools)

3 students at a Surrey high school win ‘triple crown’ of scholarships

Scholarships totalled $240,000 between the Queen Elizabeth Secondary students

Queen Elizabeth Secondary Grade 12 students Sarthak Tyagi, Tin Dao and Emily Hernandez, pictured with principal Graham Magnusson, are each recipients of scholarships from the Schulich, Loran Scholars and Cmolik foundations, a significant milestone to have three students from one Surrey secondary school receive major scholarships in the same graduating year. (Photo: Surrey Schools)
Surrey school district education centre, pictured April 13, 2022. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

New Newton secondary the ‘number-one priority’ for Surrey school district

Trustee suggests looking at building larger high schools in Surrey

Surrey school district education centre, pictured April 13, 2022. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
The Sooke School District 62 had to deal with complaints after a teacher read a derogatory word from a book in class. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Who decides? Breaking down what resources a child is exposed to in a B.C. classroom

The province does the curriculum, district develops guidelines, but teachers choose the resources

The Sooke School District 62 had to deal with complaints after a teacher read a derogatory word from a book in class. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Youth between 12 and 19 years old and living in BC or the Yukon are invited to participate in the 2022 Youth Innovation Showcase by submitting a 45-second selfie video about themselves and their latest innovation.

Youth Innovation Showcase calls for innovative student submissions

The Youth Innovation Showcase is back for its fourth year in 2022.…

  • Jun 6, 2022
Youth between 12 and 19 years old and living in BC or the Yukon are invited to participate in the 2022 Youth Innovation Showcase by submitting a 45-second selfie video about themselves and their latest innovation.
Supt. Mark Pearmain officially started in his new role with the Surrey school district just after spring break. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

‘Such a good move’: Surrey school district’s new superintendent excited for the future

‘I will admit that I’m drinking out of a firehose when it comes to the culture of Surrey,’ says Pearmain

Supt. Mark Pearmain officially started in his new role with the Surrey school district just after spring break. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
A classroom in Scarborough, Ont., on September 14, 2020. A North Vancouver School District teacher was suspended for five days in May 2022 for taking inappropriate actions against his elementary school students. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

B.C. elementary school teacher suspended for cracking backs, pinching trapeziuses

Students called the one moved the ‘back-breaker,’ and several said it was painful

A classroom in Scarborough, Ont., on September 14, 2020. A North Vancouver School District teacher was suspended for five days in May 2022 for taking inappropriate actions against his elementary school students. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Chantrell Elementary Grade 7 students (from left) Olivia Goodman, Sophia Awan and Poppy Bower-Gibbs strike a pose after a bake sale they hosted as part of the school’s Jean Up event raised more than $700 for BC Children’s Hospital. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey students cook up $700 boost for BC Children’s Hospital

Bake-sale event pushes school’s ‘Jean Up’ fundraising total past $3,200

Chantrell Elementary Grade 7 students (from left) Olivia Goodman, Sophia Awan and Poppy Bower-Gibbs strike a pose after a bake sale they hosted as part of the school’s Jean Up event raised more than $700 for BC Children’s Hospital. (Contributed photo)
Funds raised through Sweatin’ for Science support education programs and opportunities in 13 regions across BC and Yukon to nurture, inspire and elevate youth.

BC Tech Leaders Raise Funds and Awareness for STEM Education

BC’s tech leaders are Sweatin’ for Science this month to raise funds…

  • May 23, 2022
Funds raised through Sweatin’ for Science support education programs and opportunities in 13 regions across BC and Yukon to nurture, inspire and elevate youth.
An Indigenous drumming ceremony was held during Guru Nanak Institute of Global Studies news conference Tuesday (May 17) at Surrey City Hall. (Submitted photo)

Surrey launch for Guru Nanak Institute of Global Studies and its 3 online programs

‘First of its kind institution’ was founded in 2021 to commemorate Guru Nanak’s 550th anniversary

An Indigenous drumming ceremony was held during Guru Nanak Institute of Global Studies news conference Tuesday (May 17) at Surrey City Hall. (Submitted photo)
Top, from left: Guildford Park Secondary students Ria Laura and Allan Pham, Kwantlen Park Secondary student Rose Kajal and L.A. Matheson Secondary student Manreet Sandhu. Bottom, from left: Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary student Sukhman Dhillon, Princess Margaret Secondary student Sumaiyah Khokhar, Queen Elizabeth Secondary student Emily Hernandez and Semiahmoo Secondary student Sanjana Karthik. These eight students are recipients of the 2022 Cmolik scholarships

8 Surrey students receive $40K Cmolik scholarships

Every year, the Cmolik Foundation awards up to 20 scholarships

Top, from left: Guildford Park Secondary students Ria Laura and Allan Pham, Kwantlen Park Secondary student Rose Kajal and L.A. Matheson Secondary student Manreet Sandhu. Bottom, from left: Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary student Sukhman Dhillon, Princess Margaret Secondary student Sumaiyah Khokhar, Queen Elizabeth Secondary student Emily Hernandez and Semiahmoo Secondary student Sanjana Karthik. These eight students are recipients of the 2022 Cmolik scholarships
Grade 5 students at Sandy Hill elementary have created 500 personal hygiene kits for new Canadians resettling in Abbotsford. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

VIDEO: Students in Abbotsford make a big difference with small items for refugees

Sandy Hill elementary’s Grade 5 students created 500 personal hygiene kits for new Canadians

Grade 5 students at Sandy Hill elementary have created 500 personal hygiene kits for new Canadians resettling in Abbotsford. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)
Sarthak Tyagi, a Grade 12 student at Queen Elizabeth Secondary, is one of 17 recipients Canadawide for the 2022 Terry Fox Humanitarian Award. (Submitted photo: Sarthak Tyagi)

One of 17 recipients, Surrey student receives Terry Fox Humanitarian Award

Grade 12 student Sarthak Tyagi planning to attend UBC in the fall

Sarthak Tyagi, a Grade 12 student at Queen Elizabeth Secondary, is one of 17 recipients Canadawide for the 2022 Terry Fox Humanitarian Award. (Submitted photo: Sarthak Tyagi)
Crews work on the 700-seat, 29-classroom addition at Sullivan Heights Secondary on May 13, 2022. The expansion is set to open a year late. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey school district ‘optimistic’ Sullivan Heights addition will be ready by the fall

The 700-seat addition was supposed to be completed by fall of 2021

Crews work on the 700-seat, 29-classroom addition at Sullivan Heights Secondary on May 13, 2022. The expansion is set to open a year late. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
(John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
An artist’s rendering of new student housing to be built at UFV in Abbotsford by 2024. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

New $70-million student housing project to add almost 400 beds to UFV in Abbotsford

Largest funding announcement in UFV history will triple the number of student beds on campus

(John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
An artist’s rendering of new student housing to be built at UFV in Abbotsford by 2024. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Surrey school district education centre, pictured April 13, 2022. The board of education passed its 2022-23 budget during the May 11, 2022 meeting. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

‘Lingering aftermath’ of COVID will have impact on Surrey school district budget: Allen

Board passed the budget during the May meeting, with $8M capital budget shortfall

Surrey school district education centre, pictured April 13, 2022. The board of education passed its 2022-23 budget during the May 11, 2022 meeting. (Photo: Lauren Collins)