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September 2018

Free

SD 61 Glucagon Training 2018-2019

September 19, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Who requires Glucagon Training?
The training of staff is required only if you have diabetic students with Glucagon kits. Glucagon kits are not mandatory and it is recommended that you check with parents to determine if they intend to purchase a kit. The most appropriate staff to attend the training are those who are directly responsible for the student’s diabetic needs. It is recommended that you have two staff at your school that can administer glucagon if required.

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Free

New Roots: Grow Through What You Go Through

September 26, 2018

Are you a youth struggling with anxiety? You are not alone! Find peer support and mentors who will help you explore new strategies in a fun, safe and supportive outdoor setting. Situated in beautiful local parks, youth will have the chance to participate in yoga, hiking, invasive species art project, nature connection, mindfulness and learning effective tools for cultivating a peaceful state of mind. The program also  includes 3 parent/guardian support sessions with a focus on supporting youth and personal wellness. End of program…

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Free

Allergy Pals/Allies

September 29, 2018

Register your child for the 8-week Allergy Pals/Allies online mentorship program so they can: Build a support network by connecting with other children who have food allergies Learn strategies for managing their food allergies Feel more confident managing their food allergies

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Free

PHE 10 Teacher Support: Meeting Curriculum Competencies for Social and Community Health and Mental Well-Being

September 29, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Red Cross Respect Education invites you to a 7-hour training for PHE 10 and other interested teachers. Please join us at no charge for this one-day workshop based on the ERAC-certified Healthy Youth Relationships course developed by the Canadian Red Cross. This training will help PHE 10 teachers meet the curriculum competencies for: Developing healthy relationships Responding to unsafe situations Managing conflict Awareness of personal boundaries Skills in decision-making, communication, and critical thinking Analyzing the risks of technology and the…

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Free

Orange Shirt Day

September 30, 2018

Orange Shirt Day is an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and community agencies to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come. You can find learning resources and teaching guides on the Orange Shirt Day website.

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October 2018

Walk and Wheel to School Week

October 1, 2018 - October 5, 2018

A fun and free week-long campaign that celebrates and encourages students and their families to choose active travel for all or part of their usual commute to school. The campaign includes events, travel tracking, resources and support for schools and parents, including information on the benefits of active travel and prizes for participation.  

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Free

Farm 2 School Grant Writing Workshop

October 2, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Farm 2 School annual Grant Writing Workshop with Whole Foods Market. We are encouraging teams of two or more from schools to attend. The two grants available this year are the school garden grant (2K) and the pollinator garden grant (2K). You are able to apply for any grant that you have received in the past.  We will also be sharing information on the Farm to School BC grants available for this year.  

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Free

Community Service Fair

October 4, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

SD 61 Learning Support Team is  excited to be providing this opportunity for Counsellors and Learning Support teachers in our district to hear from some of the helping agencies in our community.

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$20

Thrifty Foods Kids Run

October 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am
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Free

The Great British Columbia Shakeout

October 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am

On October 18 at 10:18 a.m., millions of people worldwide will practice how to “Drop, Cover and Hold On” during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills. British Columbians can join by registering for the 2018 Great British Columbia ShakeOut.

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Free

Building Relationships: Moving Forward Together

October 19, 2018

All sessions will share a connection to Aboriginal Worldviews and Perspectives including topics covering: Math, Science, Literacy, P.E. First Peoples’ Games and Activities Marc Albany’s Cultural Walk Digital Storytelling Place-Based Learning Self-Regulation Aboriginal Arts Métis History and so much more! Registration information coming soon!

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Free

Schoolyard Garden Pro-D Day

October 19, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Free

Youth Food Gathering

October 20, 2018 - October 21, 2018

The Youth Food Gathering is an annual event that brings together youth between the ages of 14-24. Participants enjoy hands-on workshops on the subjects of cooking, gardening, local food, culturally diverse food, healthy food, nutrition, and so much more.

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November 2018

Free

Two Spirit Gathering

November 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am - November 8, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
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Free

Take Our Kids to Work Day

November 14, 2018

Take Our Kids to Work Day is an annual event where students step into their future for a day and get a glimpse into the working world. The day involves students in Grade 9 spending the day in the workplace of a parent, relative, friend or volunteer host, where they experience and learn about the world of work.

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RentSmart Educator Training

November 20, 2018 - November 23, 2018
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Free

Workshop on Inclusion and Diversity

November 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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December 2018

Focus Group to discuss starting a Trans & Non-Binary Support Group for Youth

December 11, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Victoria Youth Empowerment Society will be running a Focus Group on Tuesday, December 11th from 5-6pm to look at potentially starting a Trans & Non-Binary Support Group for Youth 13-19 years of age.  For any questions please contact Addison Lee at the Alliance Club: allianceclub@vyes.ca or 250-361-3923

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January 2019

Free

What is Inclusive Education?

January 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This presentation will help parents understand how inclusive education benefits every child in the classroom.

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Free

Learn how to Manage Anxiety for Teens

January 16 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

For teens ages 13-18 Everyone experiences worries, anxiety and stress. Y Mind Mindfulness Groups are here to help young people learn how to deal with anxiety and/or stress so they can live their best lives.  

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