Hamber Students – Gr 8 Survey

Please click on the following link to begin the survey:


After completing the survey, look for the post/info for a free copy of MS-Office 365.


Free Microsoft Office 365

(1 copy per student, as long as you are enrolled within the VSB)

How do I install Microsoft Office on my Microsoft Windows, Mac OSX, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch personally owned devices?

Step 1

On a Windows or Mac computer or an iPhone, iPad, or Android, enter https://login.microsoftonline.com into your computers Internet browser and login with your VSB user-id and password when prompted. Screens shown here represent the experience on a Windows computer.

Step 2

Enter your VSB-userid (your VSB-userid is your student number)

Example: vsb-9999999@vsb.bc.ca


Your VSB password is the same one that you use to access your school computer account.

Step 3

Once logged-in, the following screen should be displayed (example shown is the Windows computer experience, it will vary depending on the device used):


*If you are using an iPad, iPhone, or Android, make sure to select the “Phone & Tablet” option on the left to display your installation choices for those types of devices.

If you encounter difficulties, please be sure to use the link to review system requirements to confirm your device is compatible, use the link Troubleshoot installation, or visit one of these online pages to access help including online chat with technical support:

Using Office Apps on iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, and Android

The Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote mobile apps allow creation of documents directly on your mobile device. You can email the documents to yourself or others to further edit them on Windows or Mac computers, or to print them.

BCRPVPA Bursary/Scholarships (Free Money)


I am a former principal with the VSB and am now Vice-President of the BC Retired Principals’ and Vice-Principals’ Association. I hope you can help me get the word out regarding 4 scholarships that we offer each year. We have increased our amount from $500 each to $1000 each and would like students throughout the province to apply if they will be attending an accredited institution in BC for post-secondary education. We encourage students who will be going into trades and career-based programs as well as those going on to universities and colleges to apply.

Attached is our application form.

Thank you for your help in getting this information to the VSB Secondary Schools.

Best wishes,

Marilyn Eileen Phillips, Ph.D.

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Application Scholarship Bursary2015 Rev 3 ep.pdf

VSB-District Scholarships

District Scholarship Application form for student 2015
(Application Link)

Basic eligibility requirements include:

  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Will graduate by August 31, 2015
  • Has a valid SIN number

Students must demonstrate superior achievement in any of the following areas:

  • Fine Arts (Visual Arts, Dance, Drama, Music)
  • Applied Skills (Business Ed, Tech Ed, Home Ec)
  • Physical Activity (Athletics, Dance, PE)
  • Second Languages
  • Technical and Trades Training
  • Community Service (Volunteer Activity)

Students must have been cumulatively evaluated in the qualifying courses.

Completed applications be submitted to Mr. Grant directly.

Please notify your Applied Skills teacher afterword.