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New vice-principal at Chatelech

School District No. 46 is pleased to announce that Mark Sauer has been appointed Vice-Principal of Chatelech Secondary School effective August 1, 2015. This position became vacant when the current Vice-Principal Richard Biel was reassigned to Elphinstone Secondary School. Mark Sauer has been working at St. George’s School in Vancouver for the past 13 years. ... Read More »

Individualized learning the new normal

Not all learners fit in a mold- in fact none of them do. Today we’ve learned that “individualized learning” is the way of the future, and School Boards all over the province (and beyond) are searching for ways to support this new approach. School District 46 has known this for decades! The Sunshine Coast Alternative ... Read More »

Grade 12 student joins the school board

The trustees of School District No. 46 (Sunshine Coast) are very pleased to welcome Kailyn Pritchared to the role of student trustee for the 2014/2015 school year.  Ms. Pritchard was sworn in on October 14th, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the regular meeting of the Board in Gibsons. Our most sincere consultation efforts do not ... Read More »

Teaching kids to give back

Charitable giving is a part of the holiday season for many people who are spurred to donate for various reasons, including the general spirit of giving synonymous with the holidays. Parents who want to show their youngsters this season is about more than presents can approach that task in various ways, including involving kids directly ... Read More »

Partnerships create ongoing success

Education Matters By: Betty Baxter – Chair, School District #46 School Board In small communities like the Sunshine Coast, the connections between people make life rich and fulfilling. It is no different with students and our school district. We have many outstanding partnerships that enable powerful learning and life experience for students here. Here are ... Read More »

District extends semester for students

School District No. 46 (Sunshine Coast) announced an extension to the first semester. We are pleased to announce the extension of the First Semester. This adjustment will balance the two semesters for our secondary schools. With the continued efforts of our staff and students, we are confident that curriculum will be covered at the appropriate level ... Read More »

Gibsons Elementary School demolition

A demolition contractor has begun work on stripping the interior of the old Gibsons Elementary school, but not the heritage building, Town of Gibsons reported. They will begin crushing the building structure and hauling the material away over the next few weeks. In order to allow the demolition to proceed with minimum impact on the ... Read More »

Madeira Park Elementary School

by Lori Pratt, Trustee Maderia Park Located in the north section of our school district, Madeira Park Elementary, one of our smallest schools, provides education primarily for Egmont and Pender Harbour areas, one of the largest physical catchment areas in our district. The staff at MPES is “excited to dive in and start implementation” of ... Read More »

Books&Beyond: Idea Swap for parents Schooling Their Own At Home

by Deanielle Arsenault Young Peoples Librarian, Gibsons and District Public Library The Young People’s section of the Gibsons and District Public Library has been an especially busy place this fall, with schools not yet in session. The library has thousands of books in its Juvenile and Young Adult collections, as well as plenty of audio-visual ... Read More »

Cap U kids are heading back to school … what are you doing?

One of the things I’ve learned over the past year at Capilano University is that this is a community that loves learning and is hungry for new educational opportunities. From our always popular ElderU to the Mountain Bike Operations program to the amazing adults who race from work to our campus in the evenings to ... Read More »

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