Superintendent's Report to the Board - September 2017


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Wishing everyone a safe summer

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First Day of School in September 2017

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June 2017


Dear Parents/Guardians:

For the first day of school, Tuesday, September 5, 2017, schools will be in session for half the day and will start approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes later than regular start time. As a result, students will need to ensure that they have a snack with them as the start and finish times (for that day only) will be as follows:

School Revised School START Time Revised School END Time
Cedar Grove Elementary 10:50 AM 1:15 PM
Davis Bay Elementary 11:00 AM 1:15 PM
Gibsons Elementary 11:15 AM 1:30 PM
Halfmoon Bay Elementary 10:40 AM 1:15 PM
Kinnikinnick Elementary 10:45 AM 12:45 PM
Langdale Elementary 10:55 AM 1:15 PM
Madeira Park Elementary 11:15 AM 1:45 PM
Roberts Creek Elementary 11:00 AM 1:20 PM
West Sechelt Elementary 11:00 AM 1:30 PM
Chatelech Secondary 11:15 AM 2:00 PM
Elphinstone Secondary 11:00 AM 1:45 PM
Pender Harbour Secondary 11:15 AM 1:45 PM

School bus services for this day will reflect the start time change.  All stop locations and routes will remain the same, but morning pick up and drop off times will be approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes later.

With the exception of Cedar Grove Elementary School, kindergarten students do not come to school on Tuesday, September 5th. Parents of children entering kindergarten should contact their school directly regarding the schedule for kindergarten students.

Best wishes for a safe and relaxing summer. We hope you can read books with your children at the beach or on your summer adventures.




Patrick Bocking

Superintendent of Schools


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Congratulations, 2017 Graduates!

Letter from Superintendent Patrick Bocking – June 2017

Dear Graduates,

Am I really ready to graduate?

Many new high school graduates ask themselves this. To be sure, it is completely natural to wonder what’s next. Where am I going to be? What am I going to do? Who will be with me? How is all of this going to happen?

Look back to kindergarten thirteen years ago. Since then you have learned so much, much more than any of us can really grasp all at once and most of it we tend to take for granted. Through your own effort, and with a lot of support from your family and your teachers, you’ve grown enormously. When you think back to the many teachers you’ve worked with, the people you’ve known, the subjects you’ve taken, the experiences that you’ve enjoyed; it’s really amazing!

You are a graduate from one of the best school systems in the world. British Columbia students, like you, rank very highly on international tests; you are among the best anywhere! And while British Columbia graduates are known to have high academic success, they are also known to have compassion, generosity and acceptance of others.

Are you ready to graduate and move on to the next stage in your lives? I have an easy answer for you. You have the knowledge, skills, and the attitudes that will ensure your success throughout your life. It will take work as all good things do, but you are most definitely very ready.

We could not be prouder of you.

Very sincerely,



Patrick Bocking
Superintendent of Schools



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