• BC Liquor Stores raise more than $360,000 for Dry Grad May 5, 2016
    High school graduation is a significant rite of passage and this year about 52,000 British Columbia students will celebrate at safe, alcohol-free events, thanks in part to BC Liquor Stores’ annual Support Dry Grad campaign.
  • Music Monday May 2, 2016
    Education Minister Mike Bernier joined over 2,000 students along with school staff, special guests and families as they came together at the Q Arena in Colwood to sing and share music to celebrate Music Monday. He also presented a proclamation to students and Sooke School District Staff at the event.
  • British Columbia students to become Masters of Disaster April 29, 2016
    On the eve of Emergency Preparedness Week (May 1-7, 2016), and following the recent earthquakes in Japan where aftershocks continue to rumble, the Province is announcing a new program to help students, their families and their communities better prepare for emergencies.
  • Education Minister responds to Vancouver board failure to deliver balanced budget April 29, 2016
    Education Minister Mike Bernier released the following statement in response to the Vancouver school board’s failure to adopt a balanced 2016-17 preliminary budget:

National Day of Mourning


The National Day of Mourning is observed annually in Canada on April 28 to honour those who have lost their lives while working on the job. The purpose of the National Day of Mourning is two-fold … to remember and honour those lives lost or injured and to renew the commitment to improving health and safety in the workplace … to prevent further deaths, injuries and diseases from work.

Every year workers, families, employers, and others come together at ceremonies held around the province and the country to remember those who have lost their lives to work-related incidents or occupational disease, and to renew their commitment to creating safe workplaces. Since its inception, the observance has spread to over 80 countries around the world, but is known in most other countries as the Workers’ Memorial Day.

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For your information, please find a memorandum from our Director of Instruction (School Support), Janet Meyer sharing details regarding the upcoming Curriculum Implementation Day planned on Friday, April 29, 2016.

CMSD82 Memo re Curriculum Implementation Day – April 29, 2016

As previously shared with you, Friday, April 29, is our second of two designated Curriculum Implementation Days for the 2015-2016 school year. These days are specifically dedicated to British Columbia’s redesigned K-12 curriculum that is being phased in over the next three years. Coast Mountains’ teachers and administrators have been doing some amazing and innovative work to transition to this redesigned curriculum.  The Curriculum Implementation Day planned on April 29 is a Non-Instructional Day as communicated via the school district’s Amended 2015-2016 School Calendar.  This day will be used to give Coast Mountains’ teachers and administrators time to become more familiar with the new curriculum.

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The Framework for Enhancing Student Learning formalizes the planning and reporting requirements within school districts to enhance student learning and success.  The Framework reflects a public commitment by education partners to work together to continuously improve student learning in relation to intellectual, human and social, and career development.  The Framework helps align provincial K-12 accountability requirements with other ongoing transformation efforts (e.g., curriculum, competencies, assessment, communicating student learning, graduation program) and evidence-based practices that enhance student learning.

The Framework replaces previous mandatory planning, reporting, and accountability requirements, specifically Achievement Contracts, Superintendent’s Reports on Student Achievement, District Literacy Plans, School Planning Councils, and the work of Superintendents of Achievements.

The Board of Education, School District and School Planning process for Coast Mountains School District 82, as illustrated below, is provided as follows for information in a PDF formatted file:

CMSD82 Annual District & School Planning Process
(PDF Format File)CMSD82 Annual District & School Planning Process1

special offer

As part of the BC School Districts’ Employee Purchase Plan under the TSMA-Lite Program, TELUS is pleased to extend an offer for mobile services to BC School District employees.  Under this offer, BC School District employees may purchase a mobile service plan and take advantage of significant discounts when compared to regular consumer plans.

It should be noted that BC School Districts will not accept any liability for the service or equipment provided.  BC School Districts will not be an actual or implied party to any such contractual relationship or purchase of services.


A NEW LIMITED TIME OFFER is available from February 8 to February 15, 2016 for BC School District employees to receive a $150 discount on a new smartphone when you activate a new number or port in from a different cellular provider on the TELUS Cellular Network.  This offer is not available to… Continue reading

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Annually, B.C. students enrolled in Grades 4 and 7 participate in the Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA).

The assessment is developed by B.C. educators to measure learning skills linked to the provincial curriculum and performance standards.

Results help the Province, school districts and schools keep track of how well our education system is doing and identify learning areas that may need improvement.

If your child participates, by March 31, you will receive a copy of your child’s assessment results and student response booklet – sample test questions, written work from your child, along with a scoring guide.

Please remember that FSA results are not used in preparing student’s final grades.  Rather they serve as a complement to other measurements, like classroom assessments and report card marks.  This helps provide a more in-depth look at each student’s development of basic skills.

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