REPORT TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
OF SCHOOL DISTRICT NO.46
(SUNSHINE COAST)
Superintendent’s Report
Submitted by Superintendent Patrick Bocking
November 14th, 2018
1.Students
a.Students and staff reflected on the pain of past and current conflicts at Remembrance Day Ceremonies that were held in all of our schools on Friday, November 9.
b.Shannon Hanson, regional coordinator for the Industry Training Authority, spoke with Foods and Auto Service Tech classes to let them know more about careers in Trades.
c.Twenty Four Grade nine students from Elphinstone Secondary participated in a "Job Shadow" activity this term as part of their Career 9 class. All grade 9 students at Elphinstone will participate in this activity this year.
d.Eleven of our International students participated in a walking tour of Vancouver on October 24. We have two staff providing regular activities for these students throughout the year.
e.We have an ever increasing number of Work Experience and Apprentice students out in the workplace. Our District Career Coordinator supports students and the employers to provide these opportunities and help students gain valuable career skills.
2.Staff
a.Teachers and Principals continue their work on “CARE” teams at each of our elementary schools. Through training, collaboration and practice, teachers hone their skills in the teaching of reading and writing.
b.Teachers and Principals developed professional skills at the Primary Math CAMP with facilitator Sandra Ball.
c.Teachers explored strategies for working with people at the first of a series of Leadership sessions.
d.Staff learned how to support provide initial mental health support to students at a two-day Mental Health First Aid workshop.
e.Many of our Principals and Vice Principals are further developing their leadership skills in the BCPVPA, “Creating a Culture of Learning 2” program. Following a Sunday workshop, they attended Cedar Grove Elementary to visit classrooms, observe lessons, practice and deepen their observation and support skills.
f.Secondary Principals joined Metro colleagues to develop their skills and share strategies in the delivery of effective secondary programs.
g.Senior staff attended training opportunities on Human Resource management (BCPSEA), school safety (School Safety Association of BC, SSABC), system leadership (BCSSA), Communications, Indigenous Education (Ministry), Graduation Program (Ministry).
3.Community
a.The October DPAC meeting was well attended by representatives from most PAC. Parents learned about mental health supports from Director White.
b.We are pleased to work with five dynamic Community School Associations which deliver before and after school support for our schools. Nutrition programs, homework programs, skills programs, empathy programs (Roots of Empathy) and much more are provided for our students.
c.Thanks to our partners at Child and Youth Mental Health (CYMH), especially Eva Pedersen, for organizing a joint learning session through BC Children’s Hospital on ADHD on November 7th.
d.Staff meet regularly with Habitat for Humanity to plan for the Spring Carpentry Youth Train in Trades (TRN) program.

 


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Superintendent's Report to the Board - October 2018

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Superintendent's Report to the Board - February 2018

Superintendent's Report to the Board - January 2018

Superintendent's Report to the Board - December 2017

Superintendent's Report to the Board - November 8, 2017

Superintendent's Report to the Board - October 11, 2017

Superintendent's Report to the Board – September 13, 2017

Superintendent's Report to the Board – June 14, 2017

Superintendent's Report to the Board – May 10, 2017

Superintendent's Report to the Board – April 12, 2017

Superintendent's Report to the Board – March 8, 2017

FSA Letter to Parents/Guardians

Superintendent’s Report to the Board – February 8, 2017

Superintendent's Report to the Board – January 11, 2017

Superintendent’s Report to the Board – December 7th, 2016

Superintendent’s Report to the Board – November 9th, 2016

Superintendent’s Report to the Board – October 11, 2016

Superintendent’s Report to the Board – September 13, 2016

Superintendent’s Report to the Board – June 14, 2016

Superintendent’s Report to the Board – May 10, 2016

Superintendent’s Report to the Board – April 12, 2016

Superintendent’s Report to the Board – March 8, 2016

Superintendent’s Report to the Board February 9, 2016

January 26, 2016 Letter to Parents & Guardians regarding Fair Notice

Superintendent’s Report to the Board – January 12, 2016

January 6, 2016 Letter to Parents re FSA

November 12, 2015: Letter to Parents - amended calendar

Superintendent’s Report to the Board – November 10th, 2015

Report to the Board of Education – October 13, 2015

Superintendent’s Report to the Board – September 8, 2015

Superintendent’s Report to the Board – June 9, 2015

Superintendent’s Report to the Board – May 12, 2015

Superintendent’s Report to the Board – April 14, 2015

Superintendent’s Report to the Board – March 10, 2015

Superintendent’s Report to the Board – February 10, 2015

Strategic Plan Report: Community Partnerships

Superintendent’s Report – January 13, 2015

COLLABORATION TIME INITIATIVE – Fall 2014

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