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SD#46 trustees off to BCSTA next month

School District No.46 (Sunshine Coast) Board of Education is a member of the BC School Trustees Association (BCSTA). BCSTA is a non-profit provincial organization that serves and supports member boards with professional learning, communication, and legal counsel. The BCSTA is also responsible for advocating to government and other education partners on behalf of member boards ... Read More »

Trades training can offer ‘big step forward’ for students

Recently I had the pleasure of attending the ceremony at Elphinstone Secondary for the students who had just completed the “Professional Cook 1” culinary arts program. This is one of the ongoing trades training programs that is currently offered to students in School District No. 46. Until last autumn these courses were known as ACE-IT ... Read More »

Women talk ‘Kick-Ass Careers’ at Chat

Students at Chatelech Secondary in Sechelt were given information on Feb. 14 about “Kick Ass Careers” in the trades, and all the presenters were women. From the left, Norma Brow, engineering technologist with the Town of Gibsons, Angie Horianopoulos, superintendent of facility services at Howe Sound Pulp and Paper, Shauna Gourley, instrumentation mechanic apprentice at ... Read More »

‘SPARK’ sessions help get families ready for kindergarten

School District No. 46 takes early learning very seriously. In fact in our Strategic Plan, Goal 1 (a) is, “Our students will enter kindergarten well-prepared and with engaged well informed parents invited to partner with their children’s teachers through a comprehensive early learning program.” To support this Strategic Plan initiative, School District No. 46 has ... Read More »

Gibsons school wins award

The new Gibsons elementary school has been awarded a rating of LEED Gold, based on the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) by the Canadian Green Building Council. The LEED program objective is to encourage the development of more sustainable buildings and considers sustainable site, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources and ... Read More »

Trustees are busy folks

Being a school trustee involves a lot of decision-making and holds many responsibilities.  With committee meetings splattered throughout the month, we cover a broad spectrum of categories throughout the District.   We do this to keep aligned with our Strategic Plan.  A plan set up through months of research, surveying our staff, community members, parents, ... Read More »

SIGD could get own school trustee

SCRD Directors grappled with how best to respond to a request by School District 46 for feedback on redefining the boundaries of the Trustee Electoral Areas (TEAs) at the Corporate and Administrative Services Committee meeting on Nov. 24. Currently, the Sechelt Indian Government District (SIGD) is part of Rural Area 2, which also includes SCRD ... Read More »

Focus on students’ mental health

Last month, the SD46 District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC) invited parents and community members to Chatelech Secondary School for a Panel on Youth Mental Health, “What’s Up With Our Kids’ Mental Health?”  The panel included nine local power-houses and expert resources for local youth and families. Vanessa White, SD46 Director of Instruction, shared current research ... Read More »

Gibsons Elementary playground officially opened

Gibsons Elementary School Principal Deborah Luporini and a team of ribbon cutters officially opened the new school playground on Oct. 27. Luporini thanked the Parents Advisory Committee and community sponsors for the donations that made it possible, and she thanked the children for waiting so patiently for the playground to be completed.  Donna McMahon photo Read More »

SD46 has ‘robust international program’

One of the priorities within the School District Strategic Plan is to actively recruit students from around the world to live and learn with us in a welcoming international student program that showcases the beautiful natural environment of the Sunshine Coast. A robust international program offers not only learning opportunities for the participants, but also ... Read More »

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