Featured Stories

The Story of Fairview High School of Commerce

July 10, 2021

           by Helen Weston (Wickstrom, 1945) A collection of fact and fun which tells, in  part, the “STORY OF FAIRVIEW”   For the Reunion of Teachers and Students Before the Final Closing FAIRVIEW HIGH SCHOOL OF COMMERCE 1540 West Broadway Vancouver, B. C. MAY 25, 1963   DEDICATION           [...]

The Fascinating Story behind a Photograph

May 17, 2021

 5th Division – with Teacher, Miss Emma Hay – on the steps of Central School, Vancouver (1890)   INTRODUCTION Who was Emma Hay and what challenges did she face while she was a teacher? A good source of information – the reports sent by Vancouver school officials to the Superintendent of Education for the Province of British [...]

King Edward High School – A Portrait from 1959

February 19, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                           PORTRAIT OF A HIGH SCHOOL                                        [...]

JO Legacy Society unveils a Collage honouring John Oliver High School

January 13, 2021

December 17, 2020 Message from Edie Kernighan, JO Legacy Society Exciting news!  Our beautiful collage is on display in the foyer at JO.  Thank you to all who made this happen – the beginning of more great things to come with the archives.  We appreciate everyone’s hard work and patience to make this happen.  Special thanks to [...]

Britannia Secondary School Field Trip (June 03 – 06, 1971)

October 15, 2020

by Derek Grant   BACKGROUND At the time I organised this field trip, I was in my third year of teaching, and my second year as a member of the Britannia Secondary School’s Social Studies Department. Vancouver teachers were being encouraged to see the world outside their classrooms as offering rich opportunities for learning. A four-day [...]


April 3, 2020

Kerrisdale School, 1925   THE HISTORY OF THE ORIGINAL KERRISDALE SCHOOL                                                                                                                 by Oliver Matisz                                                          [...]

‘The Romance of Vancouver’s Schools’ (1911)

November 21, 2019

Hastings Mill, 1886   The text for this Feature Story is taken from an article published in 1911 in the British Columbia Magazine, Vol. VII, No. 6. The photos featured in the article are from the Vancouver School Board District Archives and the City of Vancouver Archives.   THE ROMANCE OF VANCOUVER’S SCHOOLS by A. M. Ross, B.A. In [...]
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