Superintendent’s Update

Posted On Friday, October 15, 2021

Moon and StarsOctober has been a month of special days, notably World Teachers’ Day (Oct. 5) and World Mental Health Day (Oct. 10). Everyone has a favourite teacher who has made a positive difference in their life. This past week, I visited Chase Secondary and Haldane Elementary Schools and learned how teachers have implemented Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), which is central to how students, parents, and staff are developing students’ positive behaviour, which...
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Posted On Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Moon and Stars Dear Parents and Caregivers:
Thank you for your dedication to helping our children focus on learning and making their health and safety our top priority. Due to the several announcements shared by the Ministries of Health and Education this past week, my update will be about what our district is doing to implement the Provincial Health Officer’s orders and Interior Health guidelines.
On October 1, 2021, the Provincial Health Officer of British Columbia announced...

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Posted On Monday, October 04, 2021

Moon and Stars Dear Parents and Caregivers:
As October begins, we reflect on our experiences leading up to the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (September 30). On Monday, September 27, staff engaged in professional learning about Truth and Reconciliation and throughout the week teachers taught age-appropriate lessons supported by the District Aboriginal Education Department. On Wednesday, September 29, principals and facility supervisors lowered flags to half-mast to honour...

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Posted On Friday, September 24, 2021

Moon and Stars Dear Parents and Caregivers:
It’s hard to believe that it’s almost the end of September. Students and staff are preparing for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (September 30). Barb Hamblett, principal of Valleyview Secondary, recounted how they are furthering Truth and Reconciliation in her school.
Truth and Reconciliation in Valleyview Secondary
Principal Hamblett explained, “We have a committee called  Téxemnem-kt ...

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Posted On Friday, September 17, 2021

Clearwater Dear Parents and Caregivers:
Last week, we appreciated seeing new and old friends and being back into a routine. While it will take time to settle, it is always helpful to remind ourselves of why we do this work. Each week, I look forward to sharing inspiring stories from our schools.
Clearwater Secondary
This week, I spoke with Darren Coates, principal of Clearwater Secondary School, and he shared how “one of the biggest changes this year compared to last...

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