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Board invites public consultation in 2014

It is an honour to be selected by my peers as Chair of the Board of Education for School District No. 46 (Sunshine Coast). Like other local governing bodies, we expect this year to be a busy and productive one for our students, staff and community. For SD46 the New Year begins with lots of ... Read More »

Cap U helps dreams come true

Sometimes when you set goals and work hard, your dreams can become reality. In 2000, when Songie Lee was 14 she came from Korea to live in Vancouver. She knew very little English, but was immediately immersed in the Canadian culture. It was hard to learn English and study her other high school subjects, but ... Read More »

White, Board move forward in 2014

Some have expressed surprise I would choose to end my six-year tenure as chair of the Sunshine Coast Board of Education. Over this period, I’ve worked with five different mayors and three regional district chairs. It was probably getting to seem like I would be here forever, which is exactly why it’s time to leave. ... Read More »

Making progress in community partnerships

Last week the Sunshine Coast Board of Education and Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) had our most positive and promising joint meeting in well over a decade, following up on probably the most successful intergovernmental meeting (including the other local governments, too) in recent memory. In general, the best explanation for this collaborative atmosphere is ... Read More »

Classic children’s holiday wear has Coastal connection

For many families, the holidays are a time to celebrate in style! Children love to dress up in their finest clothes and enjoy the yuletide season with family and friends. Parents, grandparents, or other family members who are searching for the perfect holiday outfit—or Christmas gift—for the wee ones in their lives can find some ... Read More »

Eldercollege Spring preview December 5

The Sunshine Coast community is invited to join Sunshine Coast Eldercollege for our spring course preview on Thursday December 5th  from 10:00 am until noon at the Sechelt campus of Capilano University. The spring course preview includes a short summary of the eagerly anticipated course and mill tour to experience first hand, the energy and ... Read More »

Creek students going bats

Roberts Creek Elementary students including: Ben Millar-Volmar, Aidan Woolliams, Gavin Lynagh  Ava Dugal, Hanna Barons and their classmates join Sunshine Coast Wildlife Project’s Restoration Specialist Anayansi Cohen-Fernandez in building houses for bats.  Photo submitted If you were a bat, would you choose to roost in a giant condo with thousands of other bats, or in a nursery ... Read More »

EarthWorks, Eldercollege, SD46 partner for climate change lecture

We are all becoming more aware of our environment and how our daily habits and purchasing decisions affect our climate. From bicycling to recycling, just about everyone is doing something to reduce his or her impact on the environment. This month, we are featuring a special collaboration between young people and those over 55 in ... Read More »

Trades and Tech Week highlights ‘once-in-a-generation opportunity’

“A career in the trades is a smart choice. We want young people to think about it and prepare for it before they graduate high school.” ~ Amrik Virk ~ BC Minister of Advanced Education   In recognition of Skilled Trades and Technology Week (November 4 – 10), Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Responsible for Labour Shirley ... Read More »

ConnectEdBC benefits students, parents and teachers

The BC government recently entered into a 12-year contract with Fujitsu Consulting (Canada) Inc. to deliver ConnectEdBC, a new web-based student information system, Minister of Education Peter Fassbender announced recently. The online platform will make it easier for students to engage in their own learning, for parents to connect with educators, and for teachers to ... Read More »

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