Beyond Education


Strategic Plan 2020 - 2024

The Board of Education for the Cowichan Valley School District has launched their new 2020 – 2024 Strategic Plan.

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The new plan, titled ‘Beyond Education’, is the culmination of months of work where the District explored and engaged with students, staff, parents, and community. The plan built on the transformational work that has happened within the district, and now supports the District’s future-focused priorities.

This Strategic Plan was developed through the most comprehensive, future-focused, engagement exercise the District has ever undertaken. Our learners, staff, parents, and community shared their vision for the future and then told us what skills and attitudes would be needed to get there. Finally, they shared how as a community, we could help make that future become a reality.

On behalf of over 1200 employees and our 23 unique school communities, we invite you to be an active part of our community and help prepare our learners for a world they will create.

You can download your own copy of this visionary document here: Our Story is Beyond Education

Join the Chair of the Board of Education, Candace Spilsbury, and Robyn Gray, Superintendent of the Cowichan Valley School District as they welcome you to our new Strategic Plan:


Download your own copy of ‘Beyond Education’

Our plan to turn our visionary Strategic Plan into reality is our Strategic Plan Operations Plan

Each of our work areas has created their own plan that aligns with our Strategic Plan Operations Plan. You can view those below:

Of course, each of these plan work to support our learners. You can view our detailed district-wide Framework for Enhancing Student Learning (FESL) 2023 / 2024


Historical Framework For Enhancing Student Learning Documents:

Framework for Enhancing Student Learning (FESL) 2022 / 2023


Each school has their own plan on how to serve our learners. These plans align with the district-wide FESL and Beyond Education, you can find individual school FESL’s below.

Elementary Schools

Alex Aitken Elementary

Alexander Elementary

Bench Elementary

Chemainus Elementary

Crofton Elementary

Drinkwater Elementary

Discovery Elementary

École Cobble Hill Elementary

École Mount Prevost Elementary

George Bonner Elementary

Khowhemun Elementary

Lake Cowichan Elementary

Maple Bay Elementary

Mill Bay Nature School

Palsson Elementary

Tansor Elementary

Thetis Island Elementary

Secondary Schools and Open Learning

Chemainus Secondary

Cowichan Secondary

Cowichan Valley Open Learning / The Grove

Frances Kelsey Secondary

Lake Cowichan Secondary

Quamichan School


Historic Documents

Framework for Enhancing Student Learning (FESL) 2021 / 2022