Open House at Discover Montessori School in Mount Benson Elementary School

November 26, 2011, 11am to 1pm at the Kindergarten entrance of the school.

Primary Wing of School Re-Opened as a Private Montessori School

November 1, 2011: Discover Montessori school, a private Montessori School, opened its doors today and will be operating out of the primary wing of Mount Benson School. British Columbia's oldest elementary school site is again teaching children. Covered by the Nanaimo Daily News and the Nanaimo Bulletin.

Major Renovations underway

October 2011: Dozens of School District 68 vehicles have been coming and going from the school renovating it for new tenants. The workman don't know who the work is being done for and the district is also keeping the information secret.

October H1N1 Vaccination Clinics at Mount Benson Elementary

October 28 at Nanaimo Mount Benson elementary school, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.;
Oct. 29, 12 noon to 7 p.m. and Oct. 30, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m
Nov. 23 at Mount. Benson elementary school, 9 p.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 24, 12 noon to 7 p.m., Nov. 25, 9 p.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 26, 12 noon to 7 p.m. and Nov. 27, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m....

Open House and Consultation on Community Centre

On May 7, 2009 a consultant will be holding an open house at Mount Benson School for to make a presentation regarding turning it into a community centre...

RCMP Using Mount Benson School for Training

The Victoria Times Colonist reported on February 23, 2009 that the school is going to be used for RCMP training...possibly with paint ball guns. A step up from the fun fair laser tag.

District Ad-hoc committee on Community Centre

The district's ad-hoc committee on making Mount Benson Elementary school a community centre has been meeting since October 2008. The ad-hoc committee was struck in response to a letter from the Wellington Action Committee (WAC) asking if they could coordinate renting/leasing the building for use as a community centre. The Wellington Neighbourhood has one representative on the committee who represents the WAC.

Mount Benson PAC Gifts Mailed to PACs

Mount Benson PAC mailed gifts to the PACs of the 20 schools who received the 172 Mount Benson students who were enrolled for 2008/2009 school year ....

TBA Tree Dedication Ceremony at Loudon Park on Long Lake

Coming soon... albeit slowly

TBA Tree Dedication Ceremony at Coal Tyee

Coming soon... no really...

Tree Dedication Ceremony at Pleasant Valley

Pleasant Valley Elementary School held a lovely ceremony to introduce the new staff, students and to officially plant and bless the Tree the Mount Benson School Community walked to Pleasant Valley in June of 2008. We are honoured to have been part of such a thoughtful ceremony. (September 11, 2008)

PAC Bursary Legacy Fund Officially Created

The Mount Benson Elementary School PAC Legacy Fund was officially setup on August 20, 2008 when the PAC and the Wellington Action Committee signed the deed establishing the fund with the Vancouver Foundation...

Departing Teacher Book Gifts

The list of books to be given to the Wellington Library to honour our departing teachers is almost complete...

Sports Night - 2008/2009

Wellington Action Committee is trying to rent the school to continue sports night while the school is closed. 3rd Tuesday of each month, 6:30-7:30pm. (Children must be accompanied by an adult)

Last Newsletter of 2007/2008 School year

Newsletter - June 25, 2008 (pdf format)