SD46 A Family Growing
What School District 46 - Sunshine Coast
IS ALL ABOUT
We acknowledge with respect the unceded and traditional lands and waters of the Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw and the shíshálh Nation where we gather, learn, and collaborate with one another.
Vision: We are a community engaged in lifelong learning and educational excellence.
Mission: We support and inspire each student to experience joy and fulfillment in realizing their potential as a knowledgeable, confident, and contributing citizen in the global community.
Affirmation: The Board of School District 46 affirms its commitment to Indigenous Peoples and Reconciliation by building relationships and deepening understanding of Indigenous history, worldviews, and ways of knowing.
School District 46 – Sunshine Coast provides public education to over 3,300 students supported by 600 dedicated staff in the beautiful coastal communities of the Sunshine Coast, from Earls Cove to Port Mellon, including Langdale, Gibsons, Roberts Creek, Davis Bay, Sechelt, West Sechelt, Halfmoon Bay, Madeira Park, Pender Harbour and Egmont…
The Sunshine Coast of British Columbia is located 30 kilometres northwest of Vancouver and stretches 96 kilometres along the picturesque shores of the Salish Sea. Reached by a 40-minute ferry ride across Howe Sound from Horseshoe Bay, the Coast offers a wide range of recreational and educational opportunities for students and their families.
SD46 is dedicated to creating a safe, caring and healthy learning and working environment that is inclusive of the diversity of our entire learning community. The district is focused through its strategic plan on providing meaningful learning opportunities for all students and staff and in partnership with families, First Nations, community agencies, and associations.
SD46 has nine elementary schools, four secondary schools, and a wide range of innovative programs including prenatal and early education supports, a K-7 nature based learning program, alternative education, online learning programs, and Indigenous learning and support programs. A wide variety of extra-curricular activities complete the comprehensive student experience. To learn more about SD46’s commitment to enhancing student learning, please click here.
SD46 Health and Safety Guide
Students, Staff and Visitors:
- Be Health Aware: Health awareness is an updated approach to a ‘Daily Health Check’. Health awareness reduces the likelihood of a person with a communicable disease coming to school when they are infectious. This includes a person checking regularly they (or their child) are not experiencing symptoms of illness (including but not limited to COVID-19 symptoms) to ensure they are not coming to school when they are sick and unable to participate fully in routine activities.
- Stay Home When Sick: If you feel unwell, stay at home. Staff, students, or other persons who are exhibiting new symptoms of illness (including symptoms of COVID-19 or gastrointestinal illness) should stay home and follow public health guidance, BCCDC guidance, and/or the recommendation of their health care provider when they are sick.
- Respect Mask Friendly Environments: Wearing a mask is a personal choice. Some students and staff may continue to wear masks, and others may not. We encourage staff, students and their families to be kind, understanding and respectful of everyone’s personal choices.
- Focus on personal practices: Focus on personal practices, such as hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette, personal space, and not sharing food and beverages.
- VCH When to Keep Kids Home from School Infosheet
- BCCDC What to do if you have Covid19 Symptoms Infosheet
Click HERE for more on our Communicable Disease Plan.
SD46 Kindergarten and General Student Registration
Ride, Walk & Roll to school/work and make a great choice for your health and the environment. For more information visit our dedicated active travel page! Go SD46!!
Helpful links to get you started with active travel:
SD46 Professional Development Hub
We are excited to share the launch of our district’s Professional Learning Hub! This informative site will host information for upcoming professional development opportunities within the district as well as other virtual and in-person training opportunities around the province.
Be sure to “☆ Follow” the site to stay up to date with the exciting things happening in our district!
E3 Online Atlas
Sunshine Coast Family of Community Schools
Sunshine Coast Community Schools are committed to supporting and improving student learning and to strengthening individuals, families, and vibrant, healthy communities by providing quality programs, lifelong learning opportunities, and connections to school and community resources.
The Community Schools secure grants and external funding to provide valuable programs, services and activities in and out of school time to address nutritional, physical, social and emotional well-being. Community Schools enhance the work of both School District 46 and our communities by offering site-specific community-based programs as well as regional programs that benefit the entire Sunshine Coast.
Community School Coordinator Contact Information:
- Sechelt Community Schools (Davis Bay/Kinnikinnick/West Sechelt) | Ted Chisholm
- Gibsons Community School (Gibsons/ Elphinstone/ Langdale | Sue Wilson
- Chatelech Community School | Lia Lindhagen
- Halfmoon Bay Community School | Wendy White
- Pender Community School (Madeira Park/ Pender Harbour) | Francine Clohosey
- Roberts Creek Community School (Roberts Creek/ Cedar Grove) | Sheila Wilson
United Way of BC
Through the generous support of the United Way British Columbia and in partnership with the Roberts Creek Community School Association, and community schools across the coast, we are able to offer the School’s Out and Future Leaders programs. The School’s Out program is designed to support a smooth transition to secondary school. In the spring before transitioning to secondary, Grade 6 or 7 students in every elementary school are invited to sign up for a 6 week after school sports or arts series held once a week in their local secondary school. Students are able to become familiar with the school buildings and the secondary teachers and administrators. They are able to learn about school routines, have their questions answered, and have fun with friends. The Future Leaders program supports senior secondary students to work in the School’s Out program, providing peer mentorship and support. With this support, students are able to enter their new secondary school feeling connected to the building, the teachers, principals and some of the older student ‘buddies’.