SD46 A Family Growing
Is All About
We are honoured to live, learn, play and work on the unceded territories of the Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw and the shíshálh Nation.
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.
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.
The district provides public education to over 3,200 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. 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.
2021-2022 Kindergarten & Student Registration
Health & Safety Guidelines
The updated provincial guidelines for K-12 settings cover many topics, including mask use, hand hygiene, vaccinations, regional responses to the pandemic, cleaning, ventilation, gatherings, extracurricular activities, meal programs and sports:
- Provincial COVID-19 Communicable Disease Guidelines for K to 12 Settings
- BCCDC COVID-19 Public Health Communicable Disease Guidance for K to 12 School Settings
- B.C.’s K to 12 Education Recovery Plan
For more, visit the BC Ministry of Education Covid-19 Safe Schools website.
At School District 46, we do not ask for families to purchase or pay for school supplies. In order to ensure that all of our students have high quality learning tools and that we reduce financial challenges for all of our families, school supplies will be provided.
Walking and cycling to school has the double bonus of promoting children’s health while reducing carbon emissions at the same time. For more information visit transporationchoices.ca or contact TraC at email@example.com.
Helpful links to get you started:
- Active Kids are Healthy Kids
- TraC’s Safe Routes website
- Safe Routes Take Home Flyer
- How to Organize a Walking School Bus
- How to Organise a Bike Train
- Tips for Parents on Cycling to School with Children
Helping to create positive habits and a more healthy and greener community together!
West Sechelt Elementary is one of only 4 schools in the province piloting a brand-new Ministry of Education program in which Early Childhood Educators (ECE) work alongside Kindergarten Teachers to provide school-age child care in Kindergarten Classrooms. The ‘Seamless Day’ is designed to provide an inclusive, high-quality before and after school-age child care program that overlaps with the school day. This model provides the Kindergarten Teacher with the gift of additional ECE professionals in the classroom all day, and our youngest students are able to access care in the Kindergarten classroom, reducing the number of transitions they experience to new spaces and people.
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