While the time between this and the previous board report was short, due to the winter break, it was by no means void of activity.
Winter performances and activities were held throughout the district. Unfortunately, with some of the storms, a few concerts were cancelled. Student safety is always our number one priority, and if that means not riding on those roads with parents trying to get to the school, then that’s what that means.
On December 19th, I had the honour of joining Student Trustee Nicholas Davis and Superintendent Bocking to officiate the North vs South hockey game. While Vice-Principal Sauer obviously did not approve of my footwear choice, I think I rocked the spiked rubber booties I had to add to wear on the ice! Student Trustee Davis was amazing! Speaking to such a large crowd, most of whom were his peers, and being asked if he would also like to announce the players. His voice was calm, he spoke with a smile, and even cracked a joke. Being relatively new to public speaking myself, this is no small feat for a 17-year-old. Well done!
We had a full house on December 21st at the Gumboot restaurant in Roberts Creek. Our Women in Politics lunch was a huge success with a casual meet and greet including most of the coast’s female elected officials. We discussed many topics including the possibility of meeting regularly. It was a fabulous opportunity to get to know each other and discuss mutual concerns. Thank you to SCRD Chair, Lori Pratt, and Sechelt Mayor, Darnelda Siegers, for organizing. We look forward to many more of these gatherings.
I hope that the winter break renewed and refreshed all that needed to be renewed and refreshed, gave you time with family and friends, or just some much-needed downtime. The break is over – on to a new year with fresh ideas and new beginnings.
On behalf of the Board of Education SD46, I wish you all a Happy New Year!