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Promoting inclusion in our schools

February is inclusive education month in Canada. The Board of Education of School District 46 believes that we have the capacity to enable each of our students to excel. Our philosophy is based on best practice, inclusionary strategies and is complementary to the Ministry of Education’s Special Education Manual. We see inclusion daily in our ... Read More »

Elphinstone raffle winners

A group of students from Elphinstone Secondary are mostly smiles after the winners were drawn Feb. 7 in a raffle to support the 2020 grad. The winners were: Ivy Lock (Vancouver gateway $1,280 package); Stacy Coplin (family pack $1,140 basket); Heike Horn (health and wellness $1,100 package); Luciano BruScetta (home package $900); Pam  Anderson (for ... Read More »

Leech: What does it mean to value ethics in our schools?

We make a statement in our School District’s current strategic plan that we value ethics. What do we mean by that? There are many interpretations about the meaning of ethics.  There is ethical action, there are ethical practices, how about ethical literacy?  And are perspectives which are grounded in theory different from those grounded in ... Read More »

SD46 publishes affirmation towards reconciliation

School District 46 is honoured to be the first district to have an affirmation as a step towards reconciliation and the calls to action resulting from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.   Education in this province is leading the way towards this necessary transformation which is occurring in our communities and country.  Our board is ... Read More »

Girard: Realizing our mission

Our mission: “We support and inspire each student to experience joy and fulfillment in realizing their potential as a knowledgeable, confident, and contributing citizen in the Global Community.” When School District 46 was collaboratively gathering information and input from our three circles of care, students, staff and community, we were very cognizant of our contributing ... Read More »

Haines: A vision for education on the Coast

My son, who just turned five, and started kindergarten this year, tells me he wants to be a chocolate farmer. He plans to have a rocket to take him to work every day, because he knows that you can’t grow chocolate here on the Coast. He tells me that he plans to live at home ... Read More »

Ruth: A strategic plan guides the school year

September is always an exciting time of year for our district, even more so now with so many new things going on. After being approved by the board in June, we were excited to see the final results of our Strategic Plan in beautiful print at our September board meeting.  Our strategic plan is supported ... Read More »

Back to school…by the numbers

There are 1,578 public schools and 364 independent schools in B.C. Pending final enrolment count in fall 2019, it is estimated there will be 545,805 funded full-time equivalent school-age students in public schools in the 2019-20 school year. This would be an increase of 3,155 students from 2018-19. Based on student head count in the ... Read More »

ElderCollege preview

Sunshine Coast ElderCollege invites the community age 55 plus to attend a free preview of its Fall 2019 courses on Thursday, Aug. 15, 10-11:30am at Capilano University’s Sechelt Campus. Courses are Geology of Thormanby Island with Peter Hews; Artists in the Studio with Ed Hill, Richard de la Mare and Artie George, Elaine Futterman and Lori ... Read More »

Halfmoon Bay Elementary saves energy

Halfmoon Bay Elementary teacher Kassandra Stinchcombe was grinning as classes ended in June.  Summer vacation is here, but better yet her Grade 5/6 class won this year’s “Energy Cup” – dropping school energy use by over nine per cent in one week in April through behaviour changes. “Students better understand climate change impacts and ways ... Read More »

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