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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!

Board Statement - Remembering 215 Stolen Lives

Posted: May 31, 2021, 12:33pm

Like many in our community and throughout BC, Canada, and the world, we are still coming to terms with the reality of the horrific discovery of the remains of 215 Indigenous children at the Residentia[...]

Every Child Matters - Remembering 215 Lives


It is with profound sadness that our district is marking the discovery of the remains of 215 Indigenous children, found on the property of the Residential School in Kamloops. Over the weekend we have [...]

Cowichan Secondary Weaving Project

Posted: May 21, 2021, 7:20am

Earlier this year a rather large loom was set up in the library of Cowichan Secondary School. The loom was the start of a blanket weaving project that would see every student in the school weave at le[...]

ICBC and RCMP Partner for Driving Education

Posted: May 20, 2021, 6:52am

A mock crash scene was set up for students and staff alike to experience. More than a just a crash scene, the students heard Kevin Brooks’ story of his high-speed crash and difficult recovery prior [...]

Cowichan's First Electric Bus Rolls Into Town

Posted: May 19, 2021, 11:49am

The IC Bus, type C electric school bus will not only benefit students and staff by being smoother and quieter than their diesel counterparts, the bus will save over 2000L of diesel fuel every year. Sw[...]