Education

Grade 11 students Megan Poteryko, Abigail Sitler and Parker Davie sent their project where no Nanaimo project has gone before.
Grade 11 students Megan Poteryko, Abigail Sitler and Parker Davie sent their project where no Nanaimo project has gone before. Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools

To the stars: Nanaimo students see their science project launched into space

By Spencer Sterritt
July 11, 2018 - 11:14pm Updated: July 12, 2018 - 5:47pm

NANAIMO — Most high school science experiments are heavily controlled and done in the classroom with expected results.

Students in the Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District will no longer be able to attend schools outside their catchment zones for at least a year.
Students in the Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District will no longer be able to attend schools outside their catchment zones for at least a year. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

Out-of-area enrollment ends in Nanaimo-Ladysmith schools

By Spencer Sterritt
June 28, 2018 - 4:41pm

NANAIMO — Parents hoping to enroll their children at elementary schools out of their area are out of luck.

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools announced the moratorium on out-of-catchment placement for the upcoming school year on June 26 in a letter to parents.

Bonnaventure Mwela and Travis Barbour at the Neighbourhood Church. Members of the congregation helped raise money and other assistance to ease his transition to life in Canada.
Bonnaventure Mwela and Travis Barbour at the Neighbourhood Church. Members of the congregation helped raise money and other assistance to ease his transition to life in Canada. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

'I'm so happy:' epileptic African refugee makes strides in Nanaimo

By Ian Holmes
June 27, 2018 - 3:54pm Updated: June 27, 2018 - 8:15pm

NANAIMO — Overcoming obstacles has been a lifelong reality for a young African refugee now envisioning a bright future after landing a world away in Nanaimo.

Matilin and Lily Schaan will soon have more than just a few swings to play on when their new playground is built this summer.
Matilin and Lily Schaan will soon have more than just a few swings to play on when their new playground is built this summer. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Ecole North Oyster to win $100,000 for new accessible playground

By Spencer Sterritt
June 18, 2018 - 5:49pm Updated: June 20, 2018 - 10:47am

NANAIMO — Years of hard work and weeks of campaigning has paid off in a big way for an elementary school south of Nanaimo.

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