Superintendent’s Report to the Board of School District No. 46
(Sunshine Coast)

December 13th, 2017

1. Students
a. The Aboriginal Education Team is modifying their programming to ensure a focused week of Indigenous learning at each of our schools over the course of the year.
b. SPARK! 10 Our grade 10 students recently participated in lessons about early childhood brain development, interaction with young children and the importance of literacy. They then went to the StrongStart Centre to interact with children and apply their learning.
2. Staff
a. Secondary teachers deepened their understanding of connecting their subject areas to literacy through an afternoon of engagement with teachers from Burnaby. Two more voluntary and collaborative sessions take place this year through the Literacy Instruction for Secondary Teachers (LIST) program.
b. Seventeen teachers will complete their Graduate Diploma in Nature-Based Experiential Learning. The teachers have worked together with a Simon Fraser University professor to deepen their understanding and skills to ensure that our students will be deeply connected to nature and more prepared to take care of our planet now and in the future.
3. Community
a. Joint-Use discussions continue with the SCRD with specific plans being developed for the benefit of all users of facilities on the Sunshine Coast.
b. Sunshine Coast Community Schools are instituting new and enhanced out of school opportunities for our students. We know that our students need these opportunities from information we have received on Middle Years Development Data. Special appreciation to the United Way of the Lower Mainland for supporting this initiative for two years.

 

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