Superintendent’s Report to the Board of School District No. 46
(Sunshine Coast)

October 10th, 2018

1. Students
a. Most Kindergarten students have completed the screening process to identify potential challenges to their learning as well as to identify their level of literacy and numeracy skills.
b. Grade 10 students across the district have or will soon take part in Blanket Exercises to learn more deeply about the history of Indigenous people.
c. Many of our schools participated in Orange Shirt Days, in a variety of ways. This day recognizes the horrific federal policies related to residential school experience.
d. The District Student Leadership Team (DLST) has selected a new student trustee for the 2018/ 2019 school year. The person will be introduced at this meeting.
e. The DSLT is developing structures to ensure a regular flow of information between students and the DSLT and thence to the board.
2. Staff
a. The District Environmental Education Committee is developing plans for teacher training including special workshops with leading experts in the field.
b. World Teacher Day was Friday, October 5th. Staff were acknowledged in a variety of ways at schools and across the district.
c. White Hatter presentations are taking place in many of our schools for our students and evening presentations are in place for their parents. These internet safety sessions have been extremely informative and support safer online experiences for our students and their families.
3. Community
a. DPAC discussions centred on discussing agenda items for the new year and reviewing the current trends in student achievement in our district. The DPAC is interested in further discussions regarding mental health and technology.

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