Superintendent’s Report to the Board of School District No. 46
(Sunshine Coast)
Superintendent Patrick Bocking
February 13th, 2019

1. Students
a. Kindergarten Registration begins February 19th. Parents are invited to register anytime, but we emphasize this time so that our principals know how many children are coming so that they can prepare their schools for our newest students’ arrival in September. (1a)
b. 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 March 9th. (1a)
c. Pink Shirt Day is February 27th. The 2019 focus is cyberbullying. Wear pink to show everyone that we will not stand by when others are bullied in any way. (1d)
d. Author Robin Stevenson is presenting to many of our schools on reading and inclusion in our schools. We very much appreciate the partnership of the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts to bring wonderful authors like Robin to our students. (1d)
e. February is kindness month. Students and staff actively reflect on kindness, inclusion and friendship. (1e)
f. Fiddler on the Roof is coming to the Chatelech theatre on February 22nd and 23rd at 7 pm, February 24th at 2 pm as well as February 28th and March 1st and 2nd at 7 pm. This show is sure to be a sell out! Information regarding tickets will be out soon! (1f)
g. There are mixed feeling when the snow comes, but our students and teachers take full advantage of the opportunity that cold and snow brings! (1h)
h. Lisa Bains, a web developer and mentor for the Girls Learning Code and Kids Lab for Digital Arts workshops, is facilitating coding workshops using Scratch and Sphero for Grades 5-7 student's across the district throughout February. (1i)
i. We are pleased to celebrate two of our student apprentices who have won $1000 awards from the Industry Training Authority for completing 1000 hours of work as part of their trades training. (1k)
2. Staff
a. District Day is February 15th. The SCTA has developed a wonderful program of professional learning including highly relevant, and entertaining keynote speaker Shelley Moore who will speak about inclusion. (2a)
b. Strategic Plan consultations are taking place with PACs, school staffs, students and committees. (2c)
c. The District Parent Advisory Council’s next meeting will be on Thursday, February 24th at 7:00 p.m. at Chatelech Secondary School. VCH Dietician Meghan Molner will be speaking about, “Building Healthy Body Image in Youth”. (2d)
d. Our Facebook page actively shares information to support parents with their children on new and special events in our schools, articles on inclusion (Shelley Moore), talking to your child about substance abuse, and more. (2c)
3. Community
a. 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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