School District No. 46 is governed by a seven member Board of School Trustees elected by the public every four years. The Board sets policies and directions for the operation of the district and its schools. As a result of the October 2018 municipal election, six new trustees joined one returning trustee to form the Board of Education of School District No. 46 (Sunshine Coast).

The new Board was sworn in at a ceremony on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at the School Board Office and trustees will remain in office until October 2022.

The general public and parents are encouraged to attend regular school board meetings held at the School Board Office located at 494 South Fletcher Road in Gibsons. The board's meeting schedule, include agenda packages and minutes of previous meetings, can be found here.

At the inaugural meeting of the board, trustees elected Pammila Ruth as Board Chair and Stacia Leech as Vice-Chair. Trustee Amanda Amaral was elected BCPSEA Representative and Trustee Maria Hampvent was elected BCSTA Provincial Council Representative.

2018 Board of Education

The Board of Education of School District 46 (Sunshine Coast) is comprised of (L-R) Trustees Maria Hampvent, Samantha Haines, Pammila Ruth (Chair), Nicholas Davis (Student Trustee), Tonya Ste. Marie, Amanda Amaral, Sue Girard and Stacia Leech (Vice-Chair). 

The board of education is a member of the BCSTA (British Columbia School Trustees Association). Click on this link for more information!

  • Student Trustee Davis
  • NICHOLAS DAVIS – Student Trustee (2018-2019)
  • Congratulations to 2018-19 Student Trustee Nick Davis!
  • Nicholas Davis is currently in his graduating year at Elphinstone Secondary in Gibsons, BC. Born and raised on the Sunshine Coast, Nick is interested in leadership programs and is an active participant in soccer and ultimate frisbee ...more
  • Chair Ruth
  • PAMMILA RUTH (Chair) – Representing Area 3 (Lower Coast)
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  • Trustee Ruth has lived on the Sunshine Coast since 1991, raising her two sons with her husband here in Gibsons. Her eldest son is currently going to University of Victoria studying to become a teacher and her youngest is completing his final year at Elphinstone Senior Secondary...more
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  • STACIA LEECH (Vice-Chair) – Representing Area 3 (Lower Coast)
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  • Trustee Leech has lived on the Sunshine Coast since 1980. She recently retired from the Roberts Creek Community School Society where for the past twenty years she was the Executive Director of the Society.  For the past twelve years her work was focused on research, development and implementation of school based social and emotional programs....more
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  • Trustee Amaral
  • AMANDA AMARAL – Representing Area 2 (Central Coast)
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  • Amanda was born and raised on the Sunshine Coast. She is a proud graduate of the Sunshine Coast Alternative School—Class of 1999. A social worker by profession with a Master’s of Social Work from the University of Calgary and a certificate in public administration from the University of Victoria, ...more
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  • Trustee Girard
  • SUE GIRARD – Representing Area 3 (Lower Coast)
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  • Sue moved to the Sunshine Coast when she was 14 and graduated from Elphinstone Secondary School. She left the coast for a while but returned in the early ‘80’s and raised her 3 children here. Sue took an active role in the early education of her children and was involved in the Jack and Jill Preschool where she spent 4 years as a class representative, vice-president and then president. ...more
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  • SAMANTHA HAINES – Representing Area 1 (Upper Coast)
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  • Trustee Haines has lived on the Sunshine Coast since 2006, spending most of her time in Pender Harbour. Together, with her husband, they are raising their 2 young children. Her oldest is in grade 2, and her youngest is 4 years old. ...more
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  • Trustee Hampvent
  • MARIA HAMPVENT – Representing Area 2 (Central Coast)
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  • Maria Hampvent graduated Royal Roads University with a Masters degree in June of 2018 with two post-graduate certificate specialties: Values-Based Leadership and Sustainable Community Development....more 
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  • Trustee Ste. Marie
  • TONYA STE. MARIE – Representing Area 2 (Central Coast)
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  • Tonya grew up in small town Ontario and after falling in love with the Pacific Ocean, moved to the Sunshine Coast full time in 2011. For over a decade, Tonya has worked with children and youth in various youth programs in Ontario and on the Sunshine Coast, including being the Lead of Youth Services at Sunshine Coast Community Services....more 
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