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Student appointed to school board

The trustees of School District No. 46 (Sunshine Coast) are very pleased to welcome Maribeth Haines to the role of student trustee for the 2016/2017 school year. She was sworn in on Oct. 12  at the regular meeting of the Board in Gibsons. Our most sincere consultation efforts do not always reach the heart of ... Read More »

It’s Literacy Month, we’re reading

September is a wonderful month to celebrate Literacy. Random reading on the ferry, little ones in school for the first time fascinated by books, books, books!  School District No. 46 has so many wonderful initiatives about reading, it is hard to list them all. Many families enjoyed the Bookmobile over the summer, while others received ... Read More »

ElderCollege unveils fall schedule

Sunshine Coast ElderCollege would like to invite the community to attend our free Fall 2016 course preview on Thursday, August 25, 10–11.30 am at the Sechelt campus of Capilano University. ElderCollege is a community of individuals aged 55 plus with a zest for learning and exploring life as we continue to broaden our horizons.  We ... Read More »

Baxter: A good year for SD 46

As we end our school year, everyone in School District No. 46 is busy completing final projects, hosting celebratory events, and anticipating a well-deserved break. Our graduating students are recognized for their accomplishments and our staff are honoured for their hard work in support of students. We have said heartfelt thanks and goodbyes to those ... Read More »

Schools get equipment funding

School District No. 46 (Sunshine Coast) received great news from the Capital Management Branch of the Ministry of Education. The school district presented a high priority request for a boiler plant replacement at Halfmoon Bay Elementary School and has been granted up to $250,000 to replace it with a high-efficiency system. Completion is expected in ... Read More »

Education Matters

Elphinstone Secondary School has been my home for the last five years. The school is rich in personality and academic excellence.  I am proud to be a student. On a normal Elphinstone morning, the school is greeted by student-run announcements over the PA: Jokes on Friday; a “weather Wednesday” forecast from student Josh Stanley; or ... Read More »

A band called Oldtimers

A band called the Oldtimers poses at the scene of their debut performance May 22.  Left to right are Wes Moore, grade 7, Kaishan Nonacowie, grade 5, and Zak Harding, grade 7. They earned a standing ovation playing during a break by their music teacher’s band, the Champagne Cowboys, at the Persephone brewery in Gibsons.  ... Read More »

Books & Beyond – Gibsons and District Public Library

The Gibsons and Sechelt public libraries and School District 46 have joined forces to increase support for children and their families to improve literacy skills. Our first step in achieving this goal is to ensure that every student in the district has a library membership. Earlier this month, thanks to help from School District Superintendent ... Read More »

Two new principals hired by school district

School district 46 has announced the appointment of new principals for the 2016-2017 school year. Ursula Hardwick will be Principal at Davis Bay Elementary School, including the elementary SPIDER Program. Ms. Hardwick has worked in the district since 1998 in a variety of roles. Duncan Knight will be Principal of Langdale Elementary School. Mr. Knight ... Read More »

Pender Harbour school finds a new way

Pender Harbour Elementary Secondary is a very small school with only 75 students. This had created challenges including achieving full classes (especially in senior grades) and fewer opportunities for students. Rather than compromising their programs, the administration and staff embarked on a two-year consultation that ended with a dramatically modified timetable. The school changed to ... Read More »

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