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#161 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 26 May 2022 - 06:17 PM

Parents group fundraising to save Greater Victoria elementary strings program

Online campaign goal $85K, foundation offers to chip in if community support found



https://www.vicnews....trings-program/




1/4 way there already.

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#162 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 31 May 2022 - 05:19 PM

After the Greater Victoria School District board passed a budget that did not include funding for the Elementary Strings music program, parents stepped up and fundraised to make up the difference.

At Monday’s school board meeting, Karin Kwan, a representative for Advocacy for Music In Schools (AMIS) group, said the group had successfully fundraised $208,000 needed to fund the program for another year.

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Trustees Tom Ferris and Elaine Leonard voted against accepting the funds. Ferris said he would like to see the funds put towards writing or arithmetic programs instead, and Leonard raised concerns that the strings program may not be offered equitably to all elementary schools in the district.


https://www.cheknews...rogram-1040149/

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 31 May 2022 - 05:20 PM.


#163 lanforod

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Posted 31 May 2022 - 07:14 PM

Wow, those two are a couple of party poopers aren't they. Next election, know who not to vote for.


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#164 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 05 July 2022 - 05:37 AM

Wow.  Missing from the article is the information we most need.  How many students are there in Port Renfrew?

 

 

 

The Sooke School District is proposing a partnership with the Pacheedaht First Nation to create two new schools in Port Renfrew, where students now have to bus to Sooke after Grade 5.

 

School board chairman Ravi Parmar said a kindergarten-Grade 12 campus in the community would mean students wouldn’t have to ride a bus three or more hours a day to get to and from the nearest middle or secondary school in Sooke.

 

The district’s goal is to replace the existing K-Grade 5 school in Port Renfrew while the Pacheedaht would secure federal funds for a Grade 6-12 school. It’s one of the proposals put forward by the district in its capital-plan submission for 2022-23 to the provincial government.

 

“The campus would drastically improve access for Grade 5-12 students by offering education in their home community,” Parmar said.

 

 

 

 

https://www.timescol...renfrew-5547519


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#165 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 17 July 2022 - 10:07 AM

Coal Tyee Elementary School has a new Indigenous name: Syuẁén’ct, which means “our tradition, our history” in Hul’q’umi’num.

The Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools board voted unanimously in favour of the new name for the school, which opened in 1996.

It also agreed to name Nanaimo District Secondary School’s community field Q’unq’inuqwstuxw, which means “Pass it back” or “return.”


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#166 Nparker

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Posted 17 July 2022 - 10:29 AM

...It also agreed to name Nanaimo District Secondary School’s community field Q’unq’inuqwstuxw, which means “Pass it back” or “return.”..

But will more commonly be known as "unpronounceable community field name".

Does virtue signalling ensure clean water for first nation reserves?


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#167 Mike K.

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Posted 10 August 2022 - 09:47 AM

The much anticipated completion of Centre Mountain Lellum Middle School in Langford won’t come in time for the new school year, according to School District #62.

The school’s September 1st completion date has been pushed back to “early November,” according to the district, which cited material supply issues and a labour shortage as the reasons for a November opening.

Students and families impacted by the delay have been contacted by the district, according to a statement from SD62.

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