Superintendent's Report on Activities to October 2014

1.     Academic Programming

a.     The Automotive Technician program is a new ACE-IT program being offered this year at Chatelech Secondary. Thirteen students are registered for this program. Carpentry and Culinary Arts ACE-IT programs take place in the second semester.

b.     The Kindergarten Survey is being collected in our elementary schools. The data from this survey allows staff to understand our youngest learners very quickly and helps us to engage with our community partners to support our students in matters related to their learning.

c.     Creating Results for Young Readers(CR4YR) is continuing this year. Teachers in the primary grades work with facilitators to focus on students who are experiencing challenges learning to read. The teachers learn about and develop strategies to accomplish our district goal of all students reading at grade level.

d.     The elementary SPIDER program has moved to the annex building at Davis Bay Elementary School. Enrolment is currently up to 70 students.

e.     Aboriginal educationin the district is continuing to provide rich support for our students. We are guided by our draft Enhancement Agreement to ensure that aboriginal students have cultural experiences and learn in an environment that reflects themselves as a distinct group.

f.      WE DAY: This year we have 72 students attending WE DAY on October 22nd. Many of our schools are embracing Free the Children in many ways through activities that support student responsibility and leadership.

g.     The Association for Community Education in British Columbia is celebrating its biannual conference on the Sunshine Coast this April, sponsored by School District No. 46.  The theme for the conference is The Heart of the Matter – Discussions and presentations will include Social Emotional learning opportunities for students that promote mental health.

2.     Operational

a.     MyEducationBCis being rolled out this year. Staff are learning about this student information system at the elementary level this term, with the secondary level being supported for the second term.

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