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Storytelling through many lenses

“We change the world, one story at a time” ~ Richard Wagamese ~ Author and Aboriginal storyteller In partnership with Capilano U, the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts will once again host some of Canada’s most celebrated Aboriginal authors and storytellers at the Sunshine Coast Aboriginal Storytelling Festival, April 30 and May 1. ... Read More »

Neil’s Legacy empowers youth, community

Annual fundraiser for scholarship fund brings people and organizations to Roberts Creek Hall, celebrating creative ways the Coast provides a safe, empowering community for youth Twelve years after his tragic death in the Wapta Ice Fields during a back-country ski trip, Neil Falkner’s family continues to honour his memory by funding scholarships to send young people ... Read More »

An entire community raises the child

What makes a great school? “We have an incredible staff and great community school serving our student and parent communities,” says Halfmoon Bay Elementary School Principal Ray Clayton. At Halfmoon Bay Elementary, the structure of the school day and hours of instruction are unique from other schools on the Sunshine Coast. From Monday to Thursday, ... Read More »

SD46 aims to ERASE bullying

SD46 Board and staff send a message on Pink Shirt Day. Photo above submitted. In late February of each year our schools are suddenly full of pink shirts as everyone from students to principals, teachers, Special Education teaching assistants and even parents and trustees don pink to support an end to bullying behaviour in our schools. ... Read More »

Early Childhood Care training starts September

If you have ever been a parent looking for childcare, you know how challenging it can be to find those coveted spots in a quality early childhood setting. As an employer, you may have felt frustrated by the challenges of hiring qualified staff for your excellent childcare centre. Or, as an enterprising person seeking meaningful ... Read More »

Board clarifies Trustee roles, policies, perceptions

In addition to allocating resources through our annual budget, one of the most important duties of the Board of Education is to pass policy that guides our district. These policies then direct senior staff in crafting regulations to guide the everyday operations of our schools and programs. A great deal of work has been done ... Read More »

SCYSA teams deliver excitement, stellar performances

Sunshine Coast Youth Soccer Association (SCYSA) Rep teams Falcons and Storm played their first games after the winter break. Under foggy conditions on Saturday, Falcons lost to their arch-rivals, Marpole Blue Aces, 1-nil. Despite the defeat, Falcons played an exciting game and are currently at second place in their division (Gold 2). On Sunday, Storm ... Read More »

SCRD, SD46 planting seeds of collaboration Jan. 25

An exciting school-community collaborative garden project being proposed for a small piece of land adjacent to the playground at Roberts Creek Elementary School would link the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) and School District 46 Sunshine Coast (SD46) in development of a school/community teaching and demonstration garden. The community driven proposal now being considered outlines ... Read More »

Literacy programs benefit adult learners

An investment of $2.4 million by the provincial government is helping adult learners around the province improve their reading and writing skills by providing them with the help they need in their home communities. On the Sunshine Coast, the Community Adult Literacy Program (CALP) will support literacy projects offered by Capilano University/Sechelt Public Library to ... Read More »

After school programming “life-changing”

After school sport and arts programming for vulnerable kids is getting $2 million to double the existing number of program spaces up to 15,000 announced Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Coralee Oakes. The After School Sport and Arts Initiative (ASSAI) is designed to help kids who otherwise may not have access to organized ... Read More »

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