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Superintendent’s Report to the Board – October 2019

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1. Circle of Care: Students a. The Kindergarten Survey of Learning takes place each September. Skills including literacy, numeracy, fine motor development, speech and language development are all assessed and then communicated with kindergarten teachers. Parents are notified by VCH of any dental, vision, or hearing concerns that are identified. (1b)

Circle Of care: Students

  1. The Kindergarten Survey of Learning takes place each September. Skills including literacy, numeracy, fine motor development, speech and language development are all assessed and then communicated with kindergarten teachers. Parents are notified by VCH of any dental, vision, or hearing concerns that are identified. (1b)
  2. Students, families and staff participated in Terry Fox Runs across the district in September. Not including this year, Sunshine Coast Schools have organized and participated in 257 Terry Fox runs and raised $157,048.46 for cancer research! (1c, 1f, 1g)
  3. Students participated in Clubs Day at Chatelech Secondary School – giving an opportunity to explore personalizing their educational experience and becoming actively involved in their school and wider community allowing for refection of the Core Competency of Personal Awareness and Responsibility. (1c)
  4. Things are off to a great start with our Train in Trades Auto Service Technician program at Chatelech Secondary and our Professional Cook Program at Elphinstone Secondary! (1l)

Circle of Care: Staff

  1. Mental Health First Aid Certification for staff and community will be offered in the month of November (4th and 18th). We have a new staff member trained who will be delivering the course.  (2a)
  2. Friday, October 4th was World Teacher Day. This was an opportunity for our district to celebrate the work of our teachers and all other staff who strive to support and inspire our students every day. (2a)
  3. The Family Engagement Dinner takes place on October 10th. The focus is on developing cultures of connection and impact with the parents of our students. (2e)

circle of care: Community

  1. DPAC and PAC’s have all had or will soon have a presentation on the Board’s Strategic Plan and an orientation to the new district website. (3a)
  2. In the spirit of reconciliation and the vision of the Orange Shirt Day movement, the shishalh Nation shared their shishalh design for use in the 2019 Orange Shirt Day event. Shishalh artist and residential school survivor Tony Paul developed the 2019 design. (Affirmation, 3c)
  3. The Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre (NSMEC) offered an open house to interested teachers. In addition, our partnership includes an opportunity to our grade 3 students to learn about biodiversity, learning how to identify different populations and communities within an ecosystem. Students are introduced to the concept of energy transfer through an ecosystem, demonstrating the interconnectedness of marine food chains and food webs. (1i, 3c)
  4. A group of International Students met with our International Students’ coordinator, Barry Krangle, to talk about how they are adjusting to their new life here on the Sunshine Coast. (3g)
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