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Superintendent’s Report to the Board – November 2019

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1. Circle of Care: Students a. The DSLT Grade 11 Student Forum engaged students in discussions regarding Environmental Issues and Climate Change, Vaping and Substance Use, and Mental Health. (1a)

Circle Of care: Students

  1. The DSLT Grade 11 Student Forum engaged students in discussions regarding Environmental Issues and Climate Change, Vaping and Substance Use, and Mental Health. (1a)
  2. Staff attended the Ministry’s Early Learning Summit to learn about and discuss the educational, social and economic benefits of early learning and the new Partnership Model for Before and After School Care. (1b)
  3. All schools presented Remembrance Day ceremonies that supported our students understanding of the values inherent in sacrifice and values-based decisions. (1c)
  4. Staff attended the British Columbia Tripartite Agreement (BCTEA) first annual gathering. This event was sponsored by the the First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) and the Ministry of Education. Superintendents and Indigenous leads attended from across the province. (1h)
  5. Energy Matters is a project that involves our facilities department working with students to enhance energy conservation. Plans are being developed for the next phase of initiatives. (1i, 3e)
  6. Students in our senior bands will look sharp in new Band uniforms! (1a, 1k)
  7. Parents and community members, including district staff, welcomed students to their workplaces on Take Your Kid to Work Day. (1l)

Circle of Care: Staff

  1. Teachers in Charge (TIC’s) attended a workshop on the key elements for supporting their schools in the temporary absence of their principals. (2d)
  2. In our work in applying and understanding deep inclusive practices for staff and students nine SD46 staff, Counsellors, Student Support Services Teachers, and Principals attended the annual BC School Counselors Association Professional Learning Conference, Realizing Resilience, Informed by Trauma, Influenced by Care.   Linda O’Neill, specialist in trauma informed practice, was the keynote speaker.  (2c)

circle of care: Community

  1. We look forward to welcoming Minister of Education, Rob Fleming, to West Sechelt Elementary School on Friday, November 15th for an announcement (3a) Note: this event has been postponed.
  2. Parent Advisory Council representatives, and principals gathered for the Family Engagement Dinner to share and learn strategies for effective parent engagement. (3a, 3b)
  3. Partnership discussions with Capilano University (kalax-ay) will lead to new possibilities for our students to gain post secondary credits while remaining on the Sunshine Coast. (3c)
  4. The Ministry of Education met with all Superintendents to review Child Care and Partnerships, Indigenous Student Outcomes, Graduation Assessments, and Funding Model Implementation. (3c)
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