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Superintendent’s Report to the Board | June 2022

Circle Of Care: Students

  1. Early Learning: SD46 has been awarded three more Seamless Day programs and one JustB4 program for next year. Such wonderful news as we watch SD46 continue to lead the province in the work of early years and childcare. (1b)
  2. KinderSpark! with Mem7iman, KinderSPARK! and SPARK! to kindergarten: The KinderSpark! with Mem7iman is a three-session annual offering where kindergarten, Early Years Educators and shíshálh nation children & families gather together to strengthen the transition to kindergarten. KinderSPARK! offered sessions at all elementary schools this spring to support a smooth and positive transition into kindergarten. Also, three virtual sessions were offered in May and June for all parents with children entering kindergarten in September 2022. (1b)
  3. Field trips and end of year activities: In schools, May and June are filled with opportunities to celebrate the year of learning and get outside in the spring weather and out and about on field trips.(1b)
  4. Coastal Voices Anthology: Now in its 12th year, the 2022 Coastal Voices Anthology brings you a juried selection of submissions from students across SD46; kindergarten to grade 12. Tomorrow, June 9th, a celebratory reception with published students, their parent/caregivers and invited guests at the Festival Pavilion at the Rockwood Centre. This initiative is supported by a partnership between Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts and SD46. (1d)
  5. District Elementary Track and Field Meet: Spirit was high at the first District Track and Field Meet in two years! All elementary school teams met at Elphinstone Secondary for a day of sport and competition in late May. Thank you to the Physical Health and Elementary Sports Committee for organizing this annual event and to all the elementary school coaches for bringing the joy of this sport and event to your students. (1g)
  6. Active Travel Campaign kicked off and is running from May 30th to June 10th across the district.Lots of information, resources, activities, and prizes for staff, students, and their families is supporting riding, walking, and rolling throughout our district. (1g)
  7. National Indigenous History Monthand National Indigenous Peoples Day offer important opportunities to recognize the cultural diversity and distinct contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples. In This We Journey Together. This personal and collective journey to learn and to bring about recognition, change and social justice for Indigenous Peoples must extend beyond a day or a month. As a district, we are dedicated to incorporating learning about Indigenous ways of knowing, hosting interactive events, and inviting Indigenous voices into the classroom not only this month but all year long. (1h)
  8. Interactive Digital Citizenship Learning Sessions: The Chatelech Secondary Leadership students prepared engaging and interactive Digital Citizenship learning session opportunities for grade 6/7 students recently. The goal of offering these learning sessions was to open a dialogue and enhance knowledge around some of the areas that put immature digital users at risk, and cause emotional, social and safety issues. The presentation included topics such as online safety, digital footprint, online relationships and communication and bullying. (1j)
  9. Graduation and Leaving Ceremonies: All graduation events and grade 7 leaving ceremonies across the district are happening again in-person this year. It is such a joyous time of year and we are so looking forward to the opportunity of celebrating together again this year! (1l)

Circle of Care: Staff

  1. Celebrating this year’s retirees: This year, retirees will be sent a gift to recognize their retirement from SD46. We wish all this year’s retirees a healthy and happy retirement and are thankful for their service! (2a)
  2. May Pro-D Day session with Kevin Lamoureux: 40 staff joined in-person at Chatelech Secondary Theatre with over 180 staff joining via ZOOM for this final session of the year with Kevin Lamoureux. This year, Kevin Lamoureux has been guiding us in the work of ‘Ensouling our Schools’ through a series of ZOOM sessions provided on professional development days. (2b)
  3. Pride Month: The month of June is Pride Month. Raising the pride flags is such an important and visible message of our acceptance and celebration of our 2SLGBTQ+ community; staff, students, and families. Flying the Pride flag not only signals that our schools are safe spaces for everyone, it also aligns with our Strategic Plan which affirms our values as a district. (2c)
  4. Fiona James and Paula Stroshein-Martinez, our District Inclusion Coordinators, presented to 110 educators from across the province at the recent Provincial Intermediate Teachers Association conference. The topic was “The Strategy is You: Empowering Approaches to Challenging Behaviours.” This was a 2-hour hands-on session geared for educators with a focus on better understanding the root of challenging behaviours viewed through a trauma informed lens. (2d)

Circle of Care: Community

  1. Thank you Volunteers and Coaches! Throughout the district, volunteers and coaches tirelessly support our learning community. We at SD46 are so grateful for everyone’s hard work this year and greatly appreciate their gift of time and energy. Schools will be acknowledging and celebrating their volunteers and coaches throughout June. (3c)
  2. Thank you, Scholarships and Bursary Donors! This year, over 275 scholarship and bursaries from 140 donors totaling approximately $340,000 are available to students of the 2022 graduating class. We are forever grateful for the continued support and generosity of our community who make SD46 graduates’ bright futures even brighter. (3c)
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