Early Learning:

 The Sunshine Coast is a community that is coming together in support of its young children. Early childhood is recognized as an unique time in human growth and development, which can set trajectories across a lifetime. StrongStart, Parent-Tot Drop-In Programs, SPARK!, Success By Six, KinderSPARK!, Bellies and Babies, are some of the programs offered in our community. Annually in April, the Early Years Fair occurs in Sechelt. This events is a day of fun activities and entertainment with free lunch, busing and prizes for everyone with children under school age.


NEST: Nature Education for Sustainable Todays and Tomorrows is offered at Davis Bay Elementary School.  

SPIDER: The district offers a Distributed Learning Program, SPIDER K-7 (Students Participating In Distance Education Resources) at Roberts Creek Elementary School.

The following programs are also offered at SD46 Elementary Schools:

Roots of Empathy:

Core French language instruction is provided to students in grades five to eight at every school.


Aboriginal Programs and Services: Click HERE for more information regarding the educational partnerships between the Sechelt Nation, School District No. 46 (Sunshine Coast) and Capilano University.

Sunshine Coast Alternative School: The Sunshine Coast Alternative School consists of 10 self-contained programs located at different sites. These are district programs that take both school and self or family referrals. Students are referred to district programs by schools when students' educational  needs, emotional or behavioural difficulties prevent their home school from being able to provide an educational program. Students may self-refer when his/her educational needs require alternative paths from the regular school environment. Gibsons-based programs include: Gibsons Pathfinder, NDVR Gibsons, Cedar Grove Social Development, Field  and SHARE Programs, Outreach. Sechelt-based programs include: Community Learning Centre, Horizons, NDVR Sechelt, Flex, Horizons, Project Spider 7-9 and SPIDER 10-12.

Train In Trades:

Career Preparation, Cooperative Transition and Graduate Apprenticeship programs operate in the District’s secondary schools. Train In Trades Programs include Auto, Carpentry and Professional Cook. Students can earn: SD46 credits toward graduation and Level 1 Apprenticeship. See your School Councilor for more information.




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