School District 68 Nanaimo-Ladysmith

School District 68 Nanaimo-Ladysmith
School District 68 Nanaimo-Ladysmith
British Columbia
Region Vancouver Island
Board office location Nanaimo
Communities served Nanaimo, Ladysmith, Lantzville, Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN)
Number of schools 48

CAD$ (millions)

$122 (2008/2009)
Student population:

full-time equivalent

Superintendent: Mr David Hutchinson
SD 68 Website

School District 68 Nanaimo-Ladysmith is a school district on central Vancouver Island in British Columbia. This includes the major centres of Nanaimo and Ladysmith. It is also covers the surrounding communities and the adjacent northern Gulf Islands.



The Nanaimo School district was formed July 30, 1870.

On Tuesday, July 28, 1942 a shortage of teachers in British Columbia, amongst other factors, resulted in two orders-in-council which resulted in one of the largest amalgamations of school districts undertaken by the Ministry of Education. The resulting school district reached from Saltair to Red Gap, but excluded the Ladysmith and Nanaimo Municipal Areas, which kept their own school districts. The new school district was called the "Nanaimo-Ladysmith United Rural School District" and was created by uniting the 19 school districts of: Brechin, Cedar North, Cedar South, Cedar East, Chase River, Departure Bay, Extension, Diamond Crossing, Harewood, Lantzville, Mountain, Nanaimo Bay, Northfield, Oyster, North Oyster, Red Gap, Waterloo, Wellington and South Wellington.

In 1945 the Cameron Report on restructuring the administration of public schools resulted in the government passing the Public Schools Act Amendment Act of 1946 which reduced the number of school districts in British Columbia to 74. This Act further restructured districts in the area.

On April 25, 1972, after years of discussions and financial difficulties, the board of Ladysmith School District (67) voted to merge their district with School District 68 to the North, and School District 65 to the South.[1].


School Location Grades
5 Acres Alternate School Nanaimo 8-10
Aurora Learning Centre Gabriola K-10
Bayview Elementary School Nanaimo K-7
Brechin Elementary School Nanaimo K-7
Cedar Community Secondary School Cedar (RDN) 8-12
Chase River Elementary School Nanaimo K-7
Cilaire Elementary School Nanaimo K-7
Cinnabar Valley Elementary School Nanaimo K-7
Coal Tyee Elementary School Nanaimo K-7
Continuing Ed SD 68 Nanaimo 12
Davis Road Elementary School Ladysmith K-7
Departure Bay Elementary School Nanaimo K-7
Dover Bay Secondary School Nanaimo 8-12
Dufferin Crescent Elementary School Nanaimo K-7
Fairview Elementary School Nanaimo K-7
Forest Park Elementary School Nanaimo K-7
Frank J. Ney Elementary School Nanaimo K-7
Gabriola Elementary School Gabriola K-7
Georgia Avenue Elementary School Nanaimo K-7
Hammond Bay Elementary School Nanaimo K-7
John Barsby Community School Nanaimo 8-12
Ladysmith Intermediate School Ladysmith 4-7
Ladysmith Primary School Ladysmith K-3
Ladysmith Secondary School Ladysmith 8-12
Learn at Home K-7 Nanaimo K-7
Learn at Home 8-12 Nanaimo 8-12
McGirr Elementary School Nanaimo K-7
Mount Benson Elementary School Nanaimo K-7
Mountain View Elementary School Nanaimo K-7
Nanaimo Career & Technical Centre Nanaimo 12
Nanaimo District Secondary School Nanaimo 8-12
North Cedar Intermediate School Cedar (RDN) 4-7
North Oyster Elementary School Ladysmith K-7
Northbrook Learning Centre Nanaimo 11-12
Park Avenue Elementary School Nanaimo K-7
Pauline Haarer Elementary School Nanaimo K-7
Pleasant Valley Elementary School Nanaimo K-7
Quarterway Elementary School Nanaimo K-7
Randerson Ridge Elementary School Nanaimo K-7
Rock City Elementary School Nanaimo K-7
Rutherford Elementary School Nanaimo K-7
Seaview Elementary School Lantzville K-7
South Wellington Elementary School South Wellington (RDN) K-7
Uplands Park Elementary School Nanaimo K-7
Vast Centre School Nanaimo 11-12
Wellington Secondary School Nanaimo 8-12
Woodbank Primary School Cedar (RDN) K-3
Woodlands Secondary School Nanaimo 8-12

Learn@Home 8-12

Learn@Home 8-12 is a School District 68 public school that allows students in grades 8–12 throughout the district to learn in a flexible blended-model of online and face-to-face courses. The program has been in operation since 2006 and is a member of the school district's Learning Alternatives Programs.

Learn@Home 8-12 is one of the distributed learning schools made possible by Bill 33.[2] As a distributed learning school, Learn@Home 8-12 must meed the same curriculum as other schools in the province plus additional regulations. Students in distributed learning classes must still complete mandatory provincial examinations.

Learn@Home 8-12 is currently housed inside The Tower behind the main portion of Nanaimo District Secondary School.

School Boards

1965: Trustees: Chairman: Trustee William A. Lerch [3]


  1. ^ "Board Votes to End School District 67". Ladysmith-Chemainus Chronicle. 1972-05-03. p. 1,2.,2449502. Retrieved 2009-06-16. 
  2. ^ "Bill 33—2006: Education (Learning Enhnacement) Statues Amendment Act, 2006". Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia. 11 May 2006. Retrieved 2 March 2011. 
  3. ^ NDSS "The Bastion Annual", 1965

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