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Chair's Update

Message from the Chair – February 2023

In February our focus is inclusion. Many boards across the province have been given the opportunity to articulate how sexual orientation and gender identity fits into the rich and vibrant tapestry of inclusion in our schools. The foundation and strength to support SOGI as part of inclusive practices is the Canadian Human Rights Act, the British Columbia Human Rights Code, and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, all of which protect sexual orientation and gender identity. In 2012, the Board of Education of School District No. 46 (Sunshine Coast) developed a district specific policy regarding sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Chair's Update

Message from the Chair – January 2023

Being able to welcome students back into our learning community as schedule may seem like a given; however, thinking back only one year we were still deeply impacted by COVID-19. The return to school was delayed by one week and functional closures were looming. Uncertainty was a constant in our planning. I am pleased that we had a calm and peaceful winter break and we have returned to a place where breaks welcome periods of rest and are predictable for our students, staff and community.

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Chair's Update

Message from the Chair – December 2022

In the last year we have seen a transformation in how we understand our affirmation and Truth and Reconciliation. All of our District staff have participated in learning and many staff have led and participated in actions that exemplify Truth and Reconciliation in education in the past year.

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Chair's Update

Message from the Chair – November 2022

A mission statement is a statement about our purpose, it explains why we exist. This is a perfect theme for us to reflect on as the new board sits down for their first regular meeting together. Why are we here and what are we doing?

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Chair's Update

Message from the Chair – October 2022

This is the last report of our term. What a wonderful theme to end with: Vision. Our vision is “We are a community engaged in lifelong learning and educational excellence.” A vision statement is intended to anchor our desired future state and create purpose in our daily work. It describes what is in front of us; however, this time when we focus on our theme of Vision I can’t help but looking at what is behind us.

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