Kurt Heinrich

Kurt Heinrich is Director of University Communications for Simon Fraser University and is a longtime contributor to the Vancouver Observer.

 

Hobbits

The Hobbit Inspires Grade 8 Students To Focus on Friendship When Facing Life’s Dragons

The library at Vancouver Technical Secondary School was transformed into The Shire this past Wednesday afternoon. Grade 8 students showcased their interpretation of a hobbit’s banquet based on their...
Aboriginal Grade 12 Students

Grade 12 Students Participate in Aboriginal Grad Retreat at Loon Lake

Grade 12 students participated in a wonderful leadership opportunity on Nov 7 and 8 at Loon Lake Lodge in Maple Ridge B.C. The students travelled east for a Grade 12 Aboriginal grad retreat,...
Tupper student Darwin Balino

Tupper Best Buddy Program helps students forge friendships

Grade 12 Tupper student Darwin Balino got involved in the Best Buddies club in order to bridge a divide that he felt existed between the Tupper Lifeskills class and the rest of the school. Once a...
Tales from Public School

Vancouver School Board Collaborates with Rain City Chronicles on an Evening of Public School Story Telling

The Vancouver School Board is hosting two special evenings of storytelling and song about public education titled Tales From Public School. The events are in partnership with Vancouver storytelling...
Britannia Secondary Baseball

Britannia Baseball Pitcher Tapped for the Junior National Team

Britannia Secondary’s Keenan Williams has been playing baseball since he was 6 years old. Now, after well over a decade of pitching and playing outfield, Williams is set to take his baseball game to...
Bayview School Students

Bayview Song Helps Kids Tackle Bullying

Pam Sutton was trying to teach her Grade 3-4 class at Bayview Elementary about the perils of bullying. But she felt the message wasn’t quite getting through. That’s when she came up with the idea of...
U-Hill Elementary

U-Hill Elementary Conquers the Grouse Grind (and Transit)

The school year started with a big transit and fitness adventure for 76 Grade 7 students from U-Hill Elementary. Using transit, the entire class managed to navigate their way from UBC to the...
Wonder of Reading

John Oliver Wonder of Reading Literacy Project a success

On September 25, John Oliver Secondary hosted its Wonder of Reading Literacy Project, a massive literacy pep rally and reading extravaganza. More than one thousand secondary and elementary...
VSB International Students

VSB attracts record number of international students

As word continues to spread about the opportunities that come from an education with the Vancouver School Board, a growing number of students are travelling from all over the world to enroll in...