Early Years Programs

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools has many programs for young children and their families.  There are eight StrongStart centres in Nanaimo and Ladysmith for children 5 years and younger, Ready, Set, Learn events, Welcome to Kindergarten, Healthy Start to Learning events and more…

Artificial Turf

Ground breaking event leads to construction zone as work gets underway for the artificial turf field joint project.  This collaborative initiative between  Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools and the City of Nanaimo kicked off in July with the official sod turning event.  Representatives from the Board of Education, the Mayor of Nanaimo, City Council members and… Read more »

Ladysmith Secondary – Secondary Showcase of Learning

Presented at the Regular Board meeting on June 21, 2017.

Canada 150 – Happy Birthday!

Happy 150th Birthday Canada! To celebrate this great milestone, students and staff have been preparing celebrations and events throughout the year. The events have been creative, inspiring, uplifting and emotional – simply outstanding! Although we can’t list them all, we wanted to share a few. With students and staff this caring and passionate about Canada,… Read more »

Sport Track and Field Meet

Special Olympics BC and Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools create partnership to host a special sport track and field meet. Events included 100m, 200m, 400m (run and walk options). Track events even included a wheelchair race. There was javelin throwing, the softball throw and the running long jump and standing long jump.

Read Between the Lines

The Indigo Love of Reading Foundation produced this riveting documentary which was recently featured at the Toronto International Film Festival.  The film focuses on the importance of early literacy across Canada and has been amazing for all children across Canada, but even more so for the students and staff at Fairview Community School. Fairview Community… Read more »

Wellington Senior Jazz Band

Under the direction of Carmella Luvisotto, the Wellington Senior Jazz Band performs at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival in Idaho this year.  Stunning performance! Both the Senior Jazz Band and the Grade 9 Combo won their respective categories!  Check out the Nanaimo News Now article featuring the groups.

Northern Games Competition 2017

John Barsby recently hosted the Northern Games Challenge of the Champions.  The day included students from John Barsby, Ladysmith, Cedar and NDSS competing in events such as the knuckle hop, Alaskan high kick, kneel jump, one hand reach and the airplane to name a few. There was even some friendly staff competition. John Barsby Teacher… Read more »

Anti-bullying video

During the school’s Pink Shirt Day assembly, Grade 7 McGirr students presented a video about anti-bullying. Great to see our schools working so hard for inclusive learning environments. Excellent video!

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