Featured Stories

Shaughnessy Elementary School Celebrates It’s Centennial

October 15, 2019

        Click on the triangle in the centre of the image above to view a short video created by Jean Claude Van Couver on the opening of Shaughnessy School’s 100 year time capsule.   See below a collection of 16 photos taken on the day Shaughnessy elementary School celebrated its 100th birthday.   [...]

History of Strathcona Elementary School: 1891 to 1961

March 27, 2019

  The following excerpts are from the book  STRATHCONA SCHOOL 1873 – 1961, published in 1961: FOREWORD When Mr. Carl Barton, principal of Strathcona School, proposed that the story of our school be written, he had in mind the recording of highlights that might be of interest to past and present pupils and to visitors, rather than a [...]

Vancouver High School 1890 – 1908

March 16, 2019

 (L) Vancouver High School (1893 – 1904)     (R) Vancouver High School (1905 – 1908)   (All written passages are taken from THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS – VANCOUVER HIGH SCHOOLS 1890 – 1940, published by the Vancouver School Board in 1940.) PART ONE             TEMPORARY HOMES: Central School; a two-room wooden [...]

Fairview School of Commerce

February 28, 2019

History of the FAIRVIEW HIGH SCHOOL OF COMMERCE to 1940.                                                                                                                                           Author: Mr. W. K. Beech, M.A. (Queen’s), Principal of the Fairview School. [...]

VANCOUVER’S OPEN AIR SCHOOL

March 19, 2018

Vancouver ‘s Open Air School was operated by the Rotary Club.   The first “Open Air” schools appeared in Germany and Britain in the early 1900s. They were seen as playing a key role in eradicating tuberculosis, an often fatal lung disease. Proponents of Open Air schools believed (wrongly, as later research showed) that [...]

The Early History of Britannia High School: 1908 – 1939

February 24, 2018

      This history Of Britannia High School was published in the school newspaper in four installments during October 1938 – May 1939. It is a remarkable story of challenges met, disappointments overcome, traditions celebrated. The contributions of beloved teachers and student heroes are described in detail. The tone is, by [...]
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