News Stories

January 31, 2023

Superintendent Dr. Kevin Godden Announces Impending Retirement

Today, Abbotsford School District's Superintendent, Dr. Kevin Godden, announced his intent to retire at the end of the 2022/23 school year to all staff in the district via email. He had discussed this decision with the Abbotsford Board of Education earlier in the school year.

January 30, 2023

Abbotsford Schools Celebrate the 2023 Lunar New Year

Schools across the Abbotsford School District recognized the arrival of spring and the beginning of a new year as part of the lunisolar calendar. Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and other East and Southeast Asian communities in Canada and worldwide were celebrating the beginning of the Lunar New Year, the Year of the Rabbit (or Cat in Vietnamese culture) which was officially recognized on January 22nd, 2023.

January 25, 2023

B.C. launches anti-racism action plan for K-12 students

(Victoria, Ministry of Education and Child Care) - Empowering students and educators to identify and take action against racism and discrimination in British Columbia schools is the aim of a new provincial K-12 Anti-Racism Action Plan launched on Monday, Jan. 23, 2023.

January 20, 2023

News from the Nest - Jan23-27

Spotlight on Learning:  An Evening with Purpose

This past Tuesday, the Black Connections Club from Yale hosted a district-wide event with author, Harrison Mooney, and a student-led panel discussion.  With music pumping from DJ Fly, and some delicious bites from locally owned Cool Runnings Bistro in Matsqui Village, the evening was both intimate and powerful.

January 17, 2023

Highlights - Board Meeting - January 17, 2023

The Abbotsford Board of Education regularly meets throughout the school year. Agendas and minutes from the public Board Meetings can be accessed through the District's Electronic School Board. Below is a summary of highlights from the meeting. 


Robert Bateman Timberwolves – AA Varsity Provincial Champions

Students from Robert Bateman Secondary’s Boys Football Team share with the Board their exciting season after winning the AA provincial title early in December 2022.

January 13, 2023

Joint Statement on Black Excellence Day

Premier David Eby; Mable Elmore, Parliamentary Secretary for Anti-Racism Initiatives; and Rachna Singh, Minister of Education and Child Care, have released the following statement in honour of Black Excellence Day:

Today, we celebrate the many contributions of Black people and communities throughout our province.