Body Science and Sexual Health Education Classes and Workshops

Jessica Wollen is a Teacher and a Certified Sexual Health Educator. She teaches Body Science and Sexual Health Education to many schools on the Sunshine Coast. If you want to learn more about how to talk about sexuality and reproduction with your children or if you are worried about what is appropriate to share at what age, please attend one of the Body Science and Sexual Health Education Classes and Workshops listed below. If you have questions, please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information. Thank you to our community PACs for supporting Parent Education.

Teaching Dates (only one Parent Night left!):

Tuesday, March 28th – 7:30 am to 3:30 pm – Roberts Creek Elementary

Tuesday, March 28th – 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Roberts Creek Elementary (parents)

Wednesday, March 29th – 7:30 am to 3:30 pm – Roberts Creek Elementary

Thursday, March 30th – 7:30 am to 3:30 pm – Roberts Creek Elementary

Friday, March 31st – 7 am to 3:00 pm – Cedar Grove Elementary

Thursday, April 13th – 8 am to 4:00 pm – Halfmoon Bay Elementary

Tuesday, April 18th – 7 am to 3:00 pm – Cedar Grove Elementary

Friday, April 28th – 8 am to 3:00 pm – Cedar Grove Elementary

Thursday, May 11th – 7 am to 3:00 pm – Langdale Elementary

Friday, May 12th – 7 am to 3:00 pm – Langdale Elementary

Wednesday, May 17th – 8 am to 3:00 pm – Langdale Elementary


Coast Reads DEBATE


District 46 Student Writing Anthology Spring 2017

Submissions for the District 46 Student Writing Anthology are due to Roberts Creek Elementary by March 10th, 2017.

We are heading into our 7th year of Coastal Voices, a collection of student writing from SD46!

How it all works:

1.   Submissions are welcome from school district 46 students from Kindergarten to grade 12.

2.   Submission from students in Kindergarten to grade 3 may be in the form of dictated works.

3.   Submissions need to be fiction (poetry, prose) or personal narrative.

4.   Maximum length is 500 words.

5.   Format

a.    Submissions must be typed or handwritten in black ink or dark pencil. We will hide the identifying information to ensure the writer’s anonymity during judging.

b.   All entries must contain the following information on the back or at the bottom of the entry.

       Full Student Name



                           Teacher’s Name

                           Title of Piece          

c.    Given the number of entries, we do not have time to track down any of this information so please make sure this is complete.

d.   Maximum of 3 entries per student

6.   Good photocopies should be submitted as entries, as any submissions will not be returned to the students.

7.   Entries may also be submitted via email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

8.   Selections for publication will be made by a guest panel of community members, whose decision will be final. Selection will be made on the basis of quality of writing, originality and style, based on age appropriateness.

For more information, contact John Lussier at Roberts Creek Elementary School at 604-885-9229

Start collecting great pieces of writing and submit them by March 10th, 2017.

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2016 EDI Parent Newsletter

December 7, 2016


Please read the EDI Parent Information letter regarding the EDI research project. EDI is a questionnaire that measures five important areas of early child development: Physical Health & Well-Being, Social Competence, Emotional Maturity, Language & Cognitive Skills and Communication Skills & General Knowledge.


Helping your Children Learn Newsletter

The second edition of the parent newsletter is available to peruse. Please read it!


Update on BC's New Curriculum

Please read the November 29, 2016 letter from Education Minister Mike Bernier regarding BC's new curriculum.


Letter to Parents following violent school incident in Abbotsford

Dear Families of SD46:

In light of the tragic events from Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 in Abbotsford, we would like to offer these recommendations from the National Association of School Psychologists on how to help your child deal with a violent school incident:

·      Your child may be confused or frightened by the news of this violent event and most likely will be looking to adults for information and guidance on how to react.

·      Be sensitive to the amount that the topic is being discussed in your home - as the media bombards us with messages of instability and fear, children will need to hear a calm message that they are safe.  Give facts only and allow children a chance to discuss if they need.  Maintain structure, stability and routine while also allowing flexibility if needed.

·      Restrict any photos, video or online footage of the incident – we know that visual footage can have a significant impact on students with anxiety. Limit the amount that footage is playing on the TV while your child is around.

·      Be aware of our own reactions and sensitivity to this tragic event and reach out for support when needed.

·      Observe your child's emotional state and watch for changes in eating, sleeping and mood.

·      Model calm, controlled behaviour.

·      Let children know it is okay to be upset.

·      Encourage your child to talk about their thoughts and feelings and make time to talk to them every day.

·      Spend extra time reading or playing quiet games before bedtime.

·      Focus a little extra time on your child this week; give more hugs and physical contact.

If you have concerns about your child's reaction, please reach out to your school staff, family doctor and other community supports.


Superintendent of Schools


Gibsons Cross Country Season Opener

Elementary students in SD46 competed in a cross-country race. Athletes from West Sechelt, Langdale and Gibsons Elementary Schools ran in a rigorous race, just over 3 kms. Thanks to Elphinstone Secondary and parents for their help! Read more!


SD46 District Parent Advisory Council Panel Presentation


Celebrating Literacy Month!


News & Updates