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Mindfulness training extended to SD46 trustees and staff

School trustees and senior staff from SD46 had the wonderful opportunity to take part in a “Taste of Mindfulness” with instructors Dr. Rahul Guptka and Ron Skene on March 4 at the restful setting of the Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden.  This session helped our district leaders understand the research and experience the skills being taught ... Read More »

A virtual door to student learning

Students and teachers at Elphinstone Secondary school, Langdale Elementary school, West Sechelt Elementary school, Roberts Creek Elementary school and Kinnikinnick Elementary school will benefit from innovative learning concepts being put into action thanks to new K-12 Innovation Partnership projects. The participating schools will investigate ways to shift student assessment so it aligns with the personalization ... Read More »

ElderCollege signs deal with SCRD

Sunshine Coast ElderCollege Chair, Keith Maxwell, and Bruce Bauman, Manager of Recreation Services of the Sunshine Coast Regional District, have signed an agreement to partner in the delivery of ElderCollege’s popular educational programs for those aged 55 and over. Starting this fall, the Regional District will advertise ElderCollege programs and handle registration.  The Regional District’s ... Read More »

Lower Mainland school officials visit local district

School District No.46 (Sunshine Coast) has worked over several years to share with other districts in the province our advances in early learning, aboriginal education and environmental education and to ensure that we are stretching to do our best in delivering quality education. It is gratifying to have other districts recognize excellent programs by coming ... Read More »

Students lend a hand in park cleanup

Students from Roberts Creek Elementary have been helping as part of a joint cleanup of invasive plants by Dianne Sanford, of the Seagrass Conservation Working Group, BC Parks, and some of the students’ parents at Roberts Creek Provincial Park Picnic Site. This group was clearing vegetation Feb. 10.The objective is to enhance and restore native ... Read More »

Pink Shirt Day next Wednesday

Pink shirts have come to symbolize Anti-Bullying Day, celebrated this year in the schools on Wed., Feb. 24.  Trying out their shirts, and practicing the “heart hand sign” are students from Kinnikinnick Elementary School in Sechelt. From the left are (front) Ashley Ueland and Adam Kusiner, (middle) Gabriel Friesen, Clara Dyson and Niamh Persson,  and ... Read More »

Young sing of love to seniors

  As Valentine’s Day approached, the staff at École due Pacifique looked for new ideas to express love and gratitude. We felt that the typical way of sending out Valentine messages needed to change. Aside from the fact that, as teachers, we have to deal with the inequality of the distribution of cards, there is ... Read More »

New school curriculum coming

BC is in the midst of implementing the new grades K-9 curriculum, which officially begins September, 2016. The grades 10-12 curriculum will be implemented in September, 2017. The new curriculum is based on the BC’s Education Plan, Focus on Learning; designed to meet the needs of 21st century learners with personalized learning. Personalized learning is student-centred, ... Read More »

Coast schools to bring energy-consumption into full view

School District No. 46 (SD46) received more great news from the capital management branch of the Ministry of Education in December. The school district presented a high priority request for a district-wide building automation system enhancement and was granted up to $371,000 for this purpose. Highlights of the project are: • Upgrading of all district ... Read More »

School trustees meet off-Coast colleagues

One of the most valuable experiences a trustee can have is connecting with other boards of education. The professional development opportunities and conversations give us an opportunity to learn how districts are meeting the challenges of educating students in the 21st century and encouraging the citizens of tomorrow to excel and shape the world they ... Read More »

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