Hornby Island Educational Society

School Renewal Fund

On August 26th, 2018, our beloved Hornby Island School burned down, and we have a lot of work to do. HIES, in support of School District 71 and the Hornby Island Community, has now opened a “School Renewal Fund” for those who wish to donate to our community’s efforts.

The money raised will help cover financial gaps left after the insurance and School District apply their financial resources – we don’t know yet if the entire school has been lost, but it looks bad. Some of the monies will be used in the short-term to support educational programs and transition activities. In the longer term the fund will help support the rebuild of the school in a way that most benefits the kids and the community. The school is a major facility for our small community as well. The School District, HIES, and the Parent Advisory Council will collaborate to prioritize disbursements from the fund. We will regularly update on progress.

As HIES is a registered charity, if you send us your mailing address we will provide donation receipts for any amounts above $50. To donate please click on the button below. Alternatively you can send us a cheque made to Hornby Island Educational Society at 2100 Sollans Road, Hornby Island, V0R 1Z0, or send us an e-transfer to Hornby Island Educational Society at hies.ed@gmail.com. Thank you for your support at this challenging time – Hornby Island and the school will recover and we appreciate your financial support.

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HIES AGM October 25, 2017

Please join us for the

Hornby Island Educational Society

Annual General Meeting

October 25th, 2017


In the HI Community School Library

Reports from the many programs including the Kitchen, Community Fund and Natural History Exhibit.

We hope to see you there!

There is a need for new Board directors, please consider offering your time and energy towards this integral organization to our entire community.

Call 250-335-1085 or e-mail hies.ed@gmail.com for more info.

Hornby School Kids enter the CBC Music Contest

Check out the cool video that the Hornby Kids created to show Canada their talent and exuberance.

Hornby School Kids enter the CBC Music Contest

Food Bank

Please remember to share any extra food and treats that you may find in your cupboards over the holiday season. This time of year is particularly challenging for many and your donations are much appreciated. Call Susan at 250 335 1629 to arrange pick up or drop off. To all of you who donate on a regular basis, please accept our heartfelt appreciation from all of us at The Kitchen and HIES.

Food Bank Giveaways take place each Mon, Wed and Fri at the lunches at the Ballpark. Drop by, have a tasty meal and check in with the cooks about the Giveaways and Take Home programs.

Natural History Centre Open

The Natural History Centre is open for spring! The Centre is located at the Hornby Community School and home to a wide ranging display focusing on the animals and geology of Hornby Island. Whether you are a child or an adult, you will find wild information and fun hands-on activities.

Spring hours are from 1–3:30pm Thursdays. Visitors can view the natural history displays, participate in fun activities, and tour the ethnobotanical garden. Stay tuned for the 2015 summer programming, including yearly speaker series and nature field trips.

Learn more at the Hornby Island Natural History Centre website.

Pictured Above: Chocolate Lilies at the Natural History Centre’s Ethnobotanical Garden. Photo by Barb Biagi (cropped).

K-7 Programs Gallery

The Community School has an Arts and Science afternoon programming for students. Run by a Community Programs Coordinator, volunteers come in to share and teach a skill to students. Below is a photo gallery of some afternoon programs that have been held. Enjoy!

To start viewing the slideshow, click on any image.