• More Richmond students will learn in seismically safer schools January 21, 2021
    Nearly 700 more students in Richmond soon will be learning in safer schools when seismic upgrades are complete at James Whiteside and William Bridge elementary schools.
  • Joint statement on Black Shirt Day January 15, 2021
    Rachna Singh, Parliamentary Secretary for Anti-Racism Initiatives, and Jennifer Whiteside, Minister of Education, have released the following statement to mark Black Shirt Day on Jan. 15, 2021:
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    The wait is over for students in New Westminster who have begun the New Year in a new, modern, engaging and inspiring secondary school that will benefit the community now and in the future.
  • Safer school for Aldergrove elementary students January 8, 2021
    Students and staff at Shortreed Community Elementary school in Aldergrove will be better protected in the event of an earthquake, thanks to planned seismic upgrades.
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CMSD82 News Release – Surinder Dhaliwal, Principal, Thornhill Elementary School  (PDF Format)


The Board of Education for Coast Mountains School District 82 is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Surinder Dhaliwal to the position of Principal, Thornhill Elementary School effective August 1, 2015.

Mr. Dhaliwal has worked for Coast Mountains School District as a classroom teacher for 15 years with experience at the elementary, middle and secondary levels. He is presently completing a temporary appointment as Vice Principal with Skeena Middle School for the period of August 1, 2014 to July 31, 2015.

Mr. Dhaliwal holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in Interdisciplinary Studies (Kinesiology/Reading, Elementary Education) and a BC Professional Teaching Certification. He is working towards his Master of Education degree in Leadership through Vancouver Island University.

Mr. Dhaliwal is a team player and a strong advocate for the success of all learners. His energy and enthusiasm for kids is a perfect fit for Thornhill Elementary School. Students, staff and parents at Thornhill Elementary School will benefit from Mr. Dhaliwal’s proven commitment to student learning and his reputation as a team builder.

The Board of Education welcomes Mr. Dhaliwal to his new role as Principal at Thornhill Elementary School.


Katherine McIntosh
Superintendent of Schools



Coming Events
  • Jan 1: Happy New Year
  • Jan 4: Back to School
  • Jan 13: Business Cttee Mtg (virtual)
  • Jan 13: Education Cttee Mtg (virtual)
  • Jan 15: Student & Kindergarten Registration Opens
  • Jan 27: Regular (Public) Board Meeting (virtual)
  • Jan 29: Non-Instructional Day (schools are not in session)

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