Superintendent’s Report to the Board – March 10, 2015

1.    Academic Programming

a.     Support Services

i.     Heart of the Matter conference – working on details – looking great.

ii.     A great deal of training is taking place – suicide intervention for counsellors and community groups, as well as Mental Health First Aid training. (See Student Support Report for further information).

b.     Aboriginal Education

c.      Early Learning/ Early Reading (N/A)

d.     The district is anticipating running three ACE-IT programs next year, including Carpentry, Automotive Technician and Professional Cook.

e.     The School District International Education Website is now accessible from our primary website. Information about district secondary schools and the Sunshine Coast community is available in words, pictures and video messages.

f.      The Healthy Buddies Program  (SD46 had a significant role in the program development) is a finalist in the 2015 Cmolik Prize competition for the Enhancement of Public Education in BC.


2.    Operational

a.     Spring Break takes place from March 16th to March 20th.

b.    District Parent Advisory Committee: Thursday, March 26th at 7:00 p.m. in the Chatelech Secondary School library.

c.     The district participated in the Progress Plan launch on Thursday, March 5th with a particular focus on the new childcare spaces at the Sechelt Learning Centre and Gibsons Elementary School. The research, consultation and coordination of effort by the Progress Plan team helps to inform the district of a number of issues affecting the families of our students.

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