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We are honoured to live, learn, play and work on the unceded territories of the Skwxwú7mesh Nation 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.

Approximately 3,300 students are enrolled in nine elementary and four secondary schools and supported by 600 dedicated staff.

The Sunshine Coast of British Columbia is located 30 kilometres northwest of Vancouver and stretches 96 kilometres along the picturesque shores of Georgia Strait. Reached by a 40-minute ferry ride across Howe Sound from Horseshoe Bay, the Coast offers a wide range of recreational and educational activities for students and their families.

 

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          Health & Safety

          Please remember:

          1. All staff, parents/caregivers and students should conduct the Ministry of Health, BCCDC and Ministry of Education recommended Daily Health Check* .
          2. Stay at home when sick.
          3. Get a health assessment and/or COVID-19 test when sick.
          4. Perform hand and respiratory hygiene.
          5. Masks are required to be worn by staff and secondary students in high traffic areas, in common areas or in situations where physical distancing cannot be maintained and the person is interacting with people outside of their learning group.
          6. Parents, caregivers, and visitors: please wear a mask and practice physical distancing when on school grounds.

          Thank you for following our health & safety protocols and keeping our community safe! 

          Active Travel

          This school year due to COVID-19 and physical distancing recommendations, students are encouraged to walk or cycle to school.

          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 coasttrac@gmail.com.

          Helpful links to get you started:

          BE SAFE, BE SEEN

          Equity in Action

          On November 2nd, Joe Heslip, Field Liaison, Indigenous Education, Ministry of Education visited to support initiating an SD46 “Equity in Action” process. The process helps build awareness of experiences of systemic inequity, racism and/or exclusion.  The goal is to collectively create equitable and inclusive learning and working environments for students and staff.

          District Inclusion Support Team

          We are so excited to introduce the District Inclusion Support Team!  

          Picture: Karys Foley, Fiona James, Tricia Klassen, Paula Stroshein-Martinez, and Catherine Cooper (Left to Right)

          Catherine Cooper is the team’s Education Assistant.  She brings  a wealth of knowledge from her professional development around Autism Spectrum Disorder and from her volunteer experience in the community.  Catherine is excited to be part of this team and is looking forward to connecting and collaborating with all other teams in the district!  

          Karys Foley is the team’s Family Support Navigator. Expanding understanding and polishing approaches to behaviour through the lens of neuroscience and attachment theory are her passions.  Karys is really pleased to be in this new role with this new team!

          Fiona James is the team’s Inclusion Support teacher.  She is actively involved in the development of programs and plans which serve and support educators, students, parents and school goals.  Fiona is excited to be part of this dynamic and innovative team!

          Trisha Klassen is the team’s Education Assistant.  As a mom of a child who needs extensive supports, and as an EA in the district, Trisha has advocated for a more inclusive education model.  She is so grateful to have the opportunity to work with such a dynamic team whose focus is to help support our schools to make this happen.

          Paula Stroshein-Martinez is the team’s Inclusion Support teacher.  Paula is passionate about inclusive education and teaching to diversity and is a strong advocate for collaboration and connection.  She feels very fortunate and excited to be part of such an exceptional district initiative.

          Our vision is that education will be an inclusive experience for all, where everyone has the opportunity to reach and celebrate their true potential.  Together, we hope to help clarify the concept of inclusive education as a paradigm shift, and help make the “how” of teaching to diversity easier and accessible to all.

          The Gibsons & District Public Library (GDPL)

          The Gibsons & District Public Library (GDPL) is ready to support you as we launch into a new school year. They have databases for research, learning a new language, learning to read, and for your next science project. They have ebooks and audiobooks for every reading level. With a GDPL library card you have access to all the library has to offer.

          • Listen and watch animated storybooks with TumbleBooks
          • Compare countries, learn about animals and browse popular topics with World Book Kids
          • Enjoy unlimited streaming access to film, television, and educational resources with Kanopy Kids
          • Learn a new language with Mango
          • Find full-text, peer-reviewed articles for your research with EBSCOHost

          Access a world of eBooks and audiobooks through the library catalogue. If you can’t find an eBook or audiobook you want, or are having to wait – let them know and they will do their best to get you a copy. Their doors are open Monday to Saturday 10:00 – 5:00 pm and their databases are 24/7!

          DPAC & PAC

          Get involved in your child’s PAC or DPAC!

          Learn more HERE

          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.

          COVID-19: Coping with Anxiety in Children and Adults with Special Guest Dr. Kristin Buhr

          Parents and Caregivers, please join us for this special ZOOM webinar! No registration required. November 26th at 5 pm. 

          Please click the link below to join the ZOOM webinar:
          https://ca01web.zoom.us/j/69077965992?pwd=TXdNNG5hMDNQTFpYMStyWEFXUGlBQT09 Passcode: SD46Web

          (or enter ZOOM Webinar ID: 690 7796 5992 / Passcode: 3169696)

          Or join us via Facebook Live Stream 

           

          Education During CV19 Pandemic: Information, Resources & Supports click here
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