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Student Accident Insurance - Kids Plus™

For your convenience, we have made arrangements for families to voluntarily purchase student accident insurance through the Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance program, underwritten by Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc.

Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance offers protection against the unexpected costs of injury from accidents, and is especially valuable for families who:

  • do not have medical or dental plans,
  • have limited plans, as it may help supplement health and dental benefits, or
  • have active children who enjoy sports and outdoor activities.

For more information or to apply online, please visit www.kidsplus.ca

Band and Jazz Band Perform!

The combined Chatelech and Elphinstone Secondary Senior Concert Band and Jazz Band had the opportunity to perform at the Rocky Mountain Music Festival this April in Banff. The 47 band students, directed by Tom Kellough and accompanied by chaperones and music teachers Willy Razzo and Sarah Douglas, traveled by bus for 12 hours to the beautiful Rocky Mountains in Alberta. The bands have been preparing for this trip since the fall and would like to thank everyone who made it possible. 

For each performance, the bands received a written adjudication, a recording and a clinic by professional musicians and music professors. They also were able to listen to other school bands and choirs, as well as professional musicians perform. The Rocky Mountain Music Festival is a non-competitive festival and is a wonderful opportunity to grow and improve. The students also had an opportunity to ride the gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain, swim in the Banff Upper Hot Spring and walk around the town of Banff. Being one of the students on the trip, I can say first hand that this band tour was an amazing experience overall. – Submitted by Shelley Paulus

Gibsons Cross Country Season Opener – see more photos!

For the first time in many years, elementary students from SD46 were able to compete in a cross-country race on the Sunshine Coast in their school colours.  It was a tradition in the past to have various races throughout the district and it is something teachers and community volunteers are looking to reinstate.

The event was open to all elementary students from the school district.  Athletes from West Sechelt, Langdale and Gibsons Elementary came to represent their school.  It was a rigorous race, just over 3km, with a strenuous uphill climb at the end.  It made for spectacular finishes, with the overall top time (unofficial) going to a Grade 5 athlete.

Gibsons Elementary hosted the Season Opener in trails around the community.  You could tell that all the athletes had trained hard for the event.  Whether the athletes went home with medals or ribbons, they all worked toward their personal best and left proud of their performance.

We thank students from Elphinstone Secondary School and parent volunteers for marshaling the race and a special thanks to all the parents for supporting their children in their training. This exemplifies one of the district’s strategic plan goals; SD46 students are supported in learning skills and awareness to manage their physical health – Our Students Excel!

 

Writer-in-Residence in SD46!

Maggie de Vries – Writer-in-Residence – April 25 to 29, 2016

Maggie de Vries is the author of eight books for children, Once Upon a Golden AppleHow Sleep Found Tabitha, Tale of a Great White FishChance and the Butterfly, Fraser Bear, Hunger Journeys, Somebody’s Girl and Big City Bees. She is also the author of one book for adults, Missing Sarah: a Memoir of Loss, and a number of other pieces about her life. Her latest YA novel, Rabbit Ears, won the Sheila A. Egoff Award for Children’s Literature. Maggie was the children’s book editor at Orca Book Publishers for seven years and she still edits teen fantasy now and again. In 2005, she was Vancouver Public Library’s first Writer-in-Residence, and she has been teaching children’s literature and creative writing courses for almost twenty years.

Monday to Friday – mornings: Roberts Creek Elementary

8:45 am to 12 pm: Grade 6-7 class

Monday, April 25: Madeira Park Elementary

12:45 pm – 1:15 pm: Grades K/1 and 2/3

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm: Grades 3/4 and 5/6

Tuesday, April 26: Halfmoon Bay Elementary

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm: Grades K/1

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm: Grades 2/3/4

Thursday, April 28: Davis Bay Elementary

Afternoon: Time/grades – to be confirmed

Maggie will also be doing a public event at the Gibsons Public Library on Thursday evening at 6:30 pm. This event is intended for adults.

 

Royal Winnipeg Ball – Truth and Reconciliation on Thursday, April 7th, 2016

With the support and assistance of local parent and dance instructor Heidi Riggs, 7 secondary students and 4 chaperones were guests of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet to attend the Vancouver premiere performance of the ballet Going Home Star: Truth and Reconciliation on Thursday, April 7, 2016.

The students were given the VIP treatment, admitted into the Queen Elizabeth Theatre early to participate in a pre-show talk,  generously provided tickets through special sponsorships arranged by the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and then after the show treated to private introductions to Artistic Director André Lewis and principal dancers.

The students and chaperones enjoyed the ballet immensely.  They met new people and shared their responses together as a means of opening up dialogue about Truth and Reconciliation among students on the coast.

Background:
Based on a story by Joseph Boyden, Going Home Star is a full-length First Nations-inspired ballet performed by the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and is the first major artistic project to come out of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission.  The story explores the world of Annie, a young urban First Nations woman adrift in a contemporary life. She meets Gordon, a trickster disguised as a homeless man and is propelled into a world she has always sensed but never seen. Not only do they travel the streets of this place but also the roads of their ancestors, learning to walk through the past and toward the future. Together, both Annie and Gordon learn that without truth, there is no reconciliation.

Langdale Elementary students inquiring into dry Ice with Diana Foster

Kindergarten & Grade 1 Ice Cream Parlour - click here to view article!

National Aboriginal Day at Kinnikinnick Elem. - click here to read more!

Congratulations, Lucy to read Lucy Schick's article on Inglis Trail.

Click this link to read more about the Davis Bay Elementary School Leadership Club campaign – Colour for Cancer

Chatelech Ski and Snowboard Team Wins Big Again!

Cedar Grove receives quilted pieces from S.C. Quilter's Guild

Kinnikinnick Elementary School Hot Breakfast Program

See more photos on our SD46 Facebook Page!

Chatelech Ski and Snowboard Team Sweeps the Podium

Cop Shop Art Project

Book Display at Chatelech Secondary

BC Lions' Skills for Life Summit

Safety for our students and their families – please read about tips for families to be safe with electricity to prevent the risk of shock of electrocution

Sunshine Coast Students Attend We Day in Vancouver on October 22nd, 2014

Elphinstone Art Work Display

SPIDER and Elphinstone Girls Volleyball

West Sechelt and Halfmoon Bay have a Food Bank Challenge

Local Vet Visits Halfmoon Bay

University of Waterloo Math Contest - Feb

Halfmoon Bay Elementary Students Visit Dakota Ridge

Pro-D Activity with SD46 Environmental Education P.S.A.

Chatelech Textiles, Writing

SPIDER Elementary Program

Halfmoon Bay Students Practice Evacuation

Sunshine Coast Fiddlers

Trustees Visit Schools

History 12 - a Chatelech Tradition

Math Olympics

Chatelech Ski Trip

RCMP Youth Academy

Breakfast for Kids Program

The school district is very appreciative of the community's support for the Breakfast for Kids Program. The overwhelming generosity of the community has enabled this program to continue and be enhanced - THANK YOU!

 

 HEROS Program on the Coast!

The Hockey Education Reaching Out Society is a registered Canadian charitable organization committed to empowering children through ice hockey. The premise of H.E.R.O.S. is to use the game of hockey as a catalyst to attract youth to a program offering support for education self-esteem building and life skills training.

The program focuses on boys and girls of diverse ethnicity from economically challenged neighborhoods. The program will be conducted in an environment of fun and safety where each child is considered to be a HERO.

 

 

 

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