Grade 7 Orientation

Bert Bowes welcomed the Grade 7 students today! The Grade 9 WEB leaders helped lead small group exercises after the school counsellors welcomed them in the gym this morning. It was a wonderful day full of activities and lessons to start the school year off on a positive tone. The staff and WEB leaders at Bowes hope the Grade 7s had a great day and look forward to the year ahead! IMG_5425IMG_5431 IMG_5419

School Opening Dates for 2015-16

The school’s office will re-open on Monday, August 31st from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.  The office will be open for the remainder of that week with the same hours.

The first day for Grade 7 students will be on Tuesday, September 8th from 8:45 am until 11:00 am.  Our Grade 9 WEB Leaders, under the direction of Mrs. Redford and Ms. Carlstrom, will help our new students transition to the school.  All other students will start on Wednesday, September 9th at 8:45 am.  School dismissal will be at the usual time of 2:54 pm.

2015-16 Year-end Schedule

June 22nd is the last regularly scheduled day of classes for this year. Students may be requested to return on June 23rd or 24th to complete final assessment pieces. In this case, teachers will notify the student and the student’s parents/guardians.


All students will return on Thursday, June 25th for the last day. Please see the schedule below:


  • 8:45-9:30 – Pancake Breakfast
  • 9:30-10:00 – TAG class
  • 10:10-11:30 – Talent Show, Final House Points and Student Recognition Assembly in Gymnasium
  • 11:30 – 11:45 – Yearbook Slideshow
  • 11:45 – 12:00 Report Cards



Our last day is designed to be a school wide celebration of the year that was. As you can see, there will not be a traditional awards ceremony. Rather, we will on a wide scale recognize improvement, growth, learning, effort, and group contributions to a positive school community. Parents are more than welcome to join us at 10:10 for this celebration.


Please click on the links below to see some related articles that helped us design our Year-end celebration.


Grade 6 Parent Meet and Greet

The Grade 6 Parent Meet and Greet is happening tonight, June 16th, from 6-7 PM  at Bert Bowes Middle School. Meet in gym for an introduction at 6 o’clock, then explore the school and meet teachers, finally return to the gym for  a wrap-up and prizes. Grade 6 students attending Bert Bowes next year and their parents are encouraged to attend.

Let’s Talk Science

All Bert Bowes students and parents are invited to the “Let’s Talk Science Design Challenge and Career Fair”.  The event will take place at Bert Bowes on June 11th from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.  Free Pizza and drinks will be provided as well as prizes for the competition.  This event is sponsored by Shell Canada.  The “Let’s Talk Science” group has visited our school earlier in the year and will be once again working with some of our science class on June 9th and 11th.  Click the following link to  learn more about “Let’s Talk Science“.

“Let’s Talk Science” has requested the assistance of any interested parents for the evening.   They would like help with the supervision of student in the gym and the serving of pizza.  Please contact the school at 250-785-6717 if you can help.

Career Fair Invite Poster

Mystery Design Challenge Invite Poster

Congratulations Victoria and Jesse!

Victoria Platzer and Jesse Plamondon recently participated in the Canada-Wide Science Fair in Fredericton, New Brunswick.  Both Grade 9 students were very successful with their projects.  Jesse Plamondon won a Western University Scholarship – Bronze Medal and an Excellence Award – Intermediate Bronze Medal.  Jesse’s project was titled Breathable Rock: A Novel Approach to Isolating Oxygen in CaSO4 H2O for on Mars.  Victoria Platzer won a Western University Scholarship – Silver Medal and an Excellence Award – Intermediate Silver Medal.  Victoria’s project was titled Beyond the Waste.  The school community is proud of you both!

Bert Bowes School Turns 50!

Bert Bowes School 50th Anniversary

That’s right, Bert Bowes School has turned 50 years old! The school officially opened on November 27th, 1964. Please join us for a celebration from 7:00 to 8:30 pm on Wednesday, May 27th at the school. Come out to visit the school, connect with alumni and former staff, and re-live some old memories. People are also encouraged to visit to share their memories by posting comments or pictures.