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Superintendent’s Report to the Board of School District No. 46

(Sunshine Coast)

Superintendent Patrick Bocking

June 12th, 2019

  1. Students
    1. The Coastal Voices celebration on Thursday, June 6th highlighted the superb authors we have amongst our students. Students, teachers and parents were impressed and moved by the quality of writing. Many thanks to the Festival of the Written Arts for their support. (1b)
    2. Seven elementary schools wrapped up the ultimate season with a fun day of game play, clinics, and a mixed school game. Clinics were instructed by players from high school junior teams. (1e)
    3. The concert and jazz bands participated in the Sun Peaks Con Brio Festival. The concert band earned a gold medal and the jazz band earned a silver. (1f)
    4. The District Student Leadership Team coordinated the, “SD46’s Got Talent” show at 6:30 p.m. on May 22nd at Chatelech Secondary School. Many of our students displayed their talent and energy to an enthusiastic audience. (1f)
    5. The Environmental Education Committee organized a modest “mini-grant” program to further develop school gardens. (1g)
    6. Ten grade 3 classes have participated in a learning program from the Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre (NSMEC). A combination of classroom and MEC visits worked successfully together to keep costs reasonable and learning exceptional. Many thanks to the NSMEC for their partnership on behalf of our students. (1h)
  2. Staff
    1. The next DPAC meeting takes place on September 26th at 7:00 p.m. Topics: The 2019 – 2023 Strategic Plan and the new Website (2d)
    2. The Educational Leadership Team visited the Sea to Sky District for a day of collaboration on moving our schools and districts forward. The focus was on data interpretation. (2f)
    3. The Aboriginal Education Team hosted the annual Nurturing the Learning Spirit event. Principals and students with aboriginal ancestry paddled to Porpoise Bay while sharing their thoughts about their learning journeys. (1j)
  1. Community
    1. The district partnered with local community libraries to offer viewings of the documentary ‘Angst’. A film that raises awareness around anxiety. (3b)
    2. Families are making summer plans for their children. The district Facebook page shares community postings of options for student workshops. (3b)
    3. The district shared our strategic plan overview at this year’s annual Intergovernmental Meeting held in Sechelt. (3d)

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