News Stories

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November 20, 2023

Diwali Celebrations Across #AbbySchools

Across the Abbotsford School District, vibrant celebrations were underway last week to embrace the spirit of Diwali, a significant festival in South Asian cultures that symbolizes the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil.

This year, students and staff took the opportunity to learn more about the cultural importance of this festival and celebrate the diversity of our schools.

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October 12, 2023

Crisis in the Middle East + Resources

This weekend, we have been following the tragic reports of the crisis unfolding in the Middle East. Children, youth and adults may experience a range of emotions when they hear about or see images and videos from these deeply upsetting events. We imagine this news to also be particularly challenging for our Jewish, Palestinian and Israeli students, staff and families and our thoughts are with them.

I wanted to reach out to share available supports, should you find them of use.

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October 5, 2023

World Teachers’ Day: Honouring the Heart of Education

Today, on World Teachers’ Day, the Abbotsford School District is celebrating and expressing gratitude for the incredible educators who are the heart and soul of our organization. We honour our teachers' unwavering dedication, passion, and commitment to preparing and inspiring our students for a lifetime of success through Respect, Opportunity, and Innovation.

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September 1, 2023

Back to School: A Message from Superintendent Nosek

Dear Abbotsford School District families,

It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I write my first letter to you as your new Superintendent. I am honoured to step into the role of Superintendent of Schools/CEO for such a vibrant school district and community, and I am truly excited for the road ahead.

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August 30, 2023

Welcome Back! A Message from the Board of Education

Welcome to the 2023/24 School Year!

At the Abbotsford School District, we envision a world-class, innovative, and individualized educational experience for every student. With over 20,000 students entering our schools next week – and over 2,500 staff members on deck to support - we are prepared and ready to meet each student's needs this year by delivering education in rich and inspiring ways.

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June 16, 2023

Two Abbotsford School District Staff Receive ARJAA Awards

Christine Abbot, Principal of Colleen and Gordie Howe Middle and Julie Wilms, a teacher at Abbotsford Traditional School, were honoured with the Restorative Peaceful Schools Award at the May Annual General Meeting organized by the Abbotsford Restorative Justice and Advocacy Association. The event recognized Abbot and Wilms’ exceptional commitment to creating respectful and safe educational environments.

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June 13, 2023

Gliding Ahead: The Paddle Project enters its second year

The Abbotsford School District has entered its successful second year with the Paddle Project, a unique initiative developed under the guidance of the school district’s Indigenous Education Council. This collaborative venture aims to honour and celebrate significant transitional moments in a student’s education journey, particularly as they advance into secondary school.

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