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Superintendent’s Report to the Board of School District No. 46
(Sunshine Coast)
Superintendent Patrick Bocking
March 6th, 2019

1. Students
a. Early Years Fair 2019 is coming soon to the Sechelt Learning Centre! The Fair this year is based on the children’s book, “The best part of me” and takes place beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 9th. (1a)
b. Pink Shirt Day was February 27th. Students and staff wore pink to show that we will not stand by when others are bullied in any way. (1d)
c. Fiddler on the Roof is incredibly successful! All shows are sold out including the extra show that has been arranged! We are immensely proud of teachers Sara Douglas and Tom Kellough for their dedication to musical theatre. (1f)
2. Staff
a. District Day on February 15th was highly successful. The SCTA developed a strong program of professional learning including the highly relevant and entertaining keynote speaker Shelley Moore who spoke about including all of our students in our learning programs. (2a)
b. Strategic Plan consultations are taking place with students, PACs, school staffs, and committees. (2c)
c. The District Parent Advisory Council’s next meeting will be on Thursday, April 24th at 7:00 p.m. at Pender Harbour Elementary/ Secondary School. District Principal Deasey will be speaking on district strategies for “Supporting Parents Through the Early Years”. (2d)
d. The district is proud of teacher Rita Poulson, from Kinnikinnick Elementary and Chatelech Secondary Schools who received recognition and an interview on a Global News item which celebrates excellence in teaching. Rita teaches Shashishalhem to students of all ages. (2g)
3. Community
a. Formal dresses can be expensive! The Dreams Come True event was developed by a local volunteer to help each of our students find a lovely gown for the special celebrations this year. (3b)
b. Our Secretary Treasurer has partnered with Vancouver Coastal Health to develop a comprehensive drinking water plan that ensures our students’ and staff health, eliminates water wastage and saves staff time from regular water line flushing. (3b)
c. A celebration of the community partnerships that enable our students to succeed and thrive takes place at Chatelech Secondary School on Thursday, March 7th at 5:00 p.m. Staff, partners and student presentations on “inclusion” will follow a chance to view table displays by our community partners. All are welcome! (3b)

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