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District News highlights the latest announcements, information, events, or stories that are happening in or around the Cowichan Valley School District (SD 79). Check this page often for updates!

Chemainus Teacher Receives Excellence in Teaching Award

Posted: November 16, 2017, 9:02am

November 16, 2017 For Immediate Release Chemainus Secondary Teacher Receives Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching Chemainus Secondary School teacher Janet Ruest is once again[...]

Minister of Education Visits the Cowichan Valley

Posted: November 10, 2017, 4:58pm

November 10, 2017 For Immediate Release Minister of Education Visits the Cowichan Valley COWICHAN VALLEY, BC – Today, the school district welcomed the Honourable Rob Fleming, Minister of Educatio[...]

November 15: 2-Hour Early Dismissal (PLC)


Just a reminder to parents that Wednesday, November 15, 2017 is a two-hour early dismissal day due to PLC (Professional Learning Community). All schools will dismiss 2 hours early, and afternoon sc[...]

SD 79 in the International Spotlight

Posted: November 9, 2017, 10:51am

November 9, 2017 For Immediate Release Cowichan Valley School District in the International Spotlight COWICHAN VALLEY, BC – Learning excellence and innovation in the Cowichan Valley School Distri[...]

Changes to Curriculum Implementation Schedule

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Posted: November 7, 2017, 2:31pm

The Ministry of Education recently announced that teachers, school districts and post-secondary institutions will have one more year to prepare for the implementation of the new Grade 11-12 curriculum[...]