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Roberts Creek woman wins scholarship

Twelve former College of the Rockies students who are continuing their education at British Columbia universities are benefiting from Ike Barber Transfer Scholarships of $5,000 each, including Roberts Creek native Taylor Whittall, a first-year Bachelor of Education student. Whittall, an Avalanche volleyball player, is enrolled in the University of Victoria Bachelor of Education program, held ... Read More »

Indigenous scholarships

A total of 470 Indigenous students in BC have been awarded 1.5 million dollars from the Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society to support their studies at post-secondary institutions throughout the province. The Society’s Indigenous Awards program is funded from the returns on an endowment fund established by the Province of British Columbia. It ... Read More »

Ruth: The importance of inclusion

In·clu·sion /in’klo͞oZHǝn noun 1. the action or state of including or of being included within a group or structure…  Have you wondered what inclusive means? Have you wondered why inclusiveness matters? Elphinstone graduate Reegan MacKenzie, in her third year studying elementary school teaching at UVic, very eloquently explains why it matters in the November/ December ... Read More »

Ruth: New school board getting down to business

The recent election brought with it almost a whole new board.  Welcome to Trustees Amaral, Girard, Haines, Hampvent, Leech and Ste. Marie.  I am proud to continue in my second term. Governance is not something to be taken lightly, and our new board has already shown that it is taking its roles seriously. The board ... Read More »

Pratt: Entering a new era of governance for School District 46

The Board of 2014-2018 is in its last few days of office and with the retirement of several long-term trustees, there will be a new era of governance in School District 46. The past several terms have boasted strong strategic plans, allowing for advances in several advocacy and leadership opportunities.  Many other school districts have ... Read More »

A mostly-new school board

School District 46 will have a mostly-new board following the Oct. 20 election. Board vice-chair Pammila Ruth was re-elected in Area 3, the only incumbent trustee.  Also elected in Area 3 – which covers Gibsons and SCRD areas D, E and F – are newcomers Sue Girard and Stacia Leech. In Area 2, covering the ... Read More »

Ruth: A new school year begins

September marks the beginning of the school year and with it the hustle and bustle throughout the district. We are now full-on into fall, and school routines have become the norm. Our graduating class of 2019 is chomping at the bit to stretch their wings with their new-found freedoms and responsibilities.  They are learning about ... Read More »

When will the education system change?

In the 21st Century, our knowledge of the developing brain has increased enormously.  And yet, in schools and in how we train teachers, this new understanding is largely unknown and ignored. Particularly in the development of social skills and emotional health, there are still some classrooms today that look much as they did half a ... Read More »

ElderCollege: From Shakespeare to iPhones

Sunshine Coast ElderCollege invites the community aged 55-plus to attend a free preview of its fall 2018 courses on Thursday, Aug. 23, 10-11:30am at Capilano University’s Sechelt Campus. ElderCollege works in partnership with the Sunshine Coast Regional District for registration and program advertising and in association with Capilano University. Most courses are held at the ... Read More »

Pratt: Looking back on this school year

As we come to the end of June, we’d like to reflect back on a few of the things that happened over this school year. We have some incredible programs and initiatives in this district, all focused on engaging our students, staff and community in lifelong learning. We see more of our students out learning ... Read More »

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