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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!

Celebrating youth apprentices in SD 79!

Posted: March 15, 2018, 1:31pm

On Tuesday, March 6, 2018 the Industry Training Authority (ITA) visited Cowichan where 38 employers, apprentices, educators and ITA representatives gathered to award the Cowichan Valley School[...]

Spring Vacation: March 12-23, 2018

Spring Break  District Closure  Vacation  

Posted: March 8, 2018, 11:02am

Just a reminder that School District 79's two-week spring vacation (district closure and spring break) beginning Monday, March 12 until Friday, March 23. During this time, all schools are closed. [...]

Board Votes to End CSS Dual Campus Model

Css  Dual Campus  

Posted: March 7, 2018, 12:03pm

March 7, 2018 For Immediate Release Board votes to end Cowichan Secondary dual campus model COWICHAN VALLEY, BC – Candace Spilsbury, Chair of the Board of Education for School District No. 79 (Co[...]

Special Parent Screening of "Screenagers"

Posted: March 2, 2018, 1:38pm

The Cowichan Valley DPAC is pleased to present a special SD 79 parent screening of "Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age". This event is taking place at the Quamichan theatre (2515 Beverly St[...]

Update: Cowichan Secondary Lockdown (March 2)


Parents, This morning, students at the Cowichan Secondary School James Street campus noticed an online threat regarding Cowichan Secondary School. They quickly brought it to the attention of the of[...]