Coast Mountains School District is working towards becoming a leader in sustainable practices and environmental awareness. The school district is proud to have supported many energy conservation initiatives over the past several years promoting environmentally friendly practices and reducing our collective carbon footprint at all levels of the organization.

There are currently many projects and initiatives that have been carried out in schools and classrooms throughout Coast Mountains School District that include recycling programs, anti-idling signage, turn-it-off programs for lighting and computers, composting, creating a community garden, tree planting, water conservation awareness and last summer’s four-week District-Wide School Summer Closure.

The District-Wide School Summer Closure initiative proved very successful in its primary objective of achieving a 10% savings reduction related to the usage of electrical utilities/air conditioning costs during that period. Additionally, this initiative also provided for the following opportunities during the closure period:
– a common summer break… Continue reading

 

The school district’s School Calendar Committee was reconvened on January 24, 2017 to revisit the 2017-2018 School Calendar in relation to the Ministry of Education requirement to add 5 hours of non-instructional time to the 2017-2018 school year designated for the redesigned curriculum. This addition of hours will reduce instructional hours equivalent to one regular school day. The 2017-2018 School Calendar was previously recommended by the School Calendar Committee in spring 2015 to the Education Committee, approved by the Board of Education and submitted to the Ministry of Education.

The following specific changes were made to the Amended 2017-2018 School Calendar as recommended by the School Calendar Committee in collaboration with the Coast Mountain Teachers’ Federation:

  • September 5, 2017 will be designated as a full Curriculum Implementation Day
  • April 13, 2018 will be designated as a full Curriculum Implementation Day
  • April 20, 2018 Professional Development Day will be re-designated… Continue reading

 

The Student Learning Survey (formerly called the Satisfaction Survey) is a survey for students in Grades 4, 7, 10 and 12, their parents and staff.  This survey has been administered annually in B.C. public schools since 2001.  It is the only source of province-wide information on in-school process and the learning environment.

In addition to providing planning data for districts and schools, the survey has been used by the Representative for Children and Youth to report on the well-being of youth in B.C., by the Ministry of Health to support healthy schools initiatives, and by other organizations.

The survey is open until May 26, 2017 and covers a range of topics, providing a comprehensive picture of the educational experience in B.C. public schools. Questions were developed with input from partner groups, teachers and experts in educational measurement and special education.

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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.

The Canadian flag on Parliament Hill is typically flown at half-mast on April… Continue reading

 

A reminder that all schools within Coast Mountains School District 82 and the Board of Education Office will be closed for Good Friday, April 14 and Easter Monday, April 17.

All schools will be back in session on Tuesday, April 18 as regularly scheduled.

 

Wishing all of our students and staff a safe and happy Easter long weekend!

 

 

 

Coming Events

  • Summer Holidays!!
  • Sept 4: Labour Day (Statutory Holiday)
  • Sept 5: Curriculum Implementation Day (schools are not in session)
  • Sept 6: First Day of School
  • Sept 20: Business Cttee Mtg.
  • Sept 20: Education Cttee Mtg.
  • Sept 22: ProD Day (schools are not in session)
  • Sept 27: Board of Education Mtgs. (Terrace)