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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!


Back to School Statement from Board of Education

Posted: August 25, 2021, 11:48am

Candace Spilsbury, Chair of the Board of Education for the Cowichan Valley School District has released the following back to school statement for the community, “The Board of Education for the C[...]


Board Statement on Penelakut Island Discovery

Posted: July 14, 2021, 2:45am

“On behalf of the Board of Education of the Cowichan Valley School District, and our entire organization, I want to express our profound sadness at the discovery of over 160 unmarked graves on the s[...]


Racist Graffiti Spree Targets Cowichan Schools

Posted: June 24, 2021, 12:27pm

Racist graffiti started appearing on schools on May 12th and has seen a steady increase since that time. The incidents have all been reported to the RCMP of jurisdiction and investigations into each o[...]


Cowichan Valley Performing Arts Foundation Donation

Posted: June 23, 2021, 8:31am

Last Friday the Cowichan Valley Performing Arts Foundation presented the Cowichan Valley School District with a $24,400 donation for a musical instrument library. Gregg Perry, chair of the Cowichan[...]


A Message of Hope and Well-Being For Students

Posted: June 21, 2021, 6:54am

On National Indigenous Peoples' Day our students were presented a gift from our Indigenous leaders, staff, and students. Staff and students throughout the district have felt the heavy toll of the last[...]