Wednesday, February 22nd is Day of Pink across British Columbia and Canada!
Join thousands of students and staff across British Columbia to show your support for anti-bullying initiatives: wear the official anti-bullying colour, pink!
Pink Day started in 2007 when two Nova Scotia high school students decided to create a “Sea of Pink” to support a grade 9 boy who was called homophobic names when he wore a pink shirt to school. See related story on CBC.ca website. This day is now celebrated right across Canada.
A sea of pink in schools and communities will show BC’s commitment to a safe and inclusive province that actively promotes respectful and kind behaviour among its citizens.
On February 22nd we encourage everyone to practice kindness. Together we can end bullying!
In the summer of 2016, Premier Christy Clark tasked Parliamentary Secretary Linda Larson to work with the education sector, the public and community stakeholder groups, as well as Donna Barnett, the Minister of State for Rural Economic Development, to create a Rural Education Strategy by the summer of 2017. The purpose of this engagement is to explore rural school funding and educational practices, as well as the role educational programs and schools play in rural communities across the province.
The Parliamentary Secretary is seeking feedback from British Columbians and interested stakeholders to provide a range of different perspectives on the challenges and opportunities facing rural school districts and communities for her consideration. Regional Community Open House sessions are scheduled in 9 locations throughout the province, including Terrace on February 6, 2017 hosted by Coast Mountains Board of Education School District 82, with the aim to gather feedback from families and community members through an open dialogue.
The remaining portion of the meeting will be a more formal question and answer sharing session with Ministry of Education staff. You are invited to share your thoughts on the following discussion questions at the Community Open House session:
Discussion 1: What is your definition of a rural school?
Discussion 2: What are the positive impacts in the community?
Discussion 3: How are schools being used?
Discussion 4: Share your rural education story
SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS AT THE TERRACE COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE
… EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
DATE & TIME: Monday, February 6, 2017, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Northwest Trades & Employment Training Centre, 3120 Highway 16 East, Terrace
(formerly Thornhill Junior Secondary School – https://goo.gl/maps/Mq3pZa8WxeR2)
Pre-registration or RSVP’s are not required for the community session.
Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.
Please contact Carole Gagnon, CMSD82 Executive Assistant at (250) 638-4401 or firstname.lastname@example.org, should you have questions regarding the Terrace Community Open House.
All online comments, emails, technical surveys, stakeholder submissions and comments from Community Open House sessions will be reviewed and a final report, with recommendations for the future, will be released near the end of the 2016/2017 school year.
For more information, please visit the Rural Education website at:
Attached below you will find an updated code of conduct for Caledonia Secondary School. This code of conduct outlines expectations for students around acceptable and unacceptable behaviors, and the school’s focus for supporting student growth and personal responsibility.
Ministry of Education/CMSD82 Community Meeting on K-9 Student Progress Reporting – November 28, 2016
MOE/CMSD82 Community Meeting K-9 Student Progress Reporting, Nov. 28, 2016
(PDF Format Poster)
British Columbia’s new school curriculum is making sure students are ready to succeed in our changing world. The Ministry of Education wants parents to share how they want to learn about their child’s progress from Kindergarten to Grade 9. Together with educators, the government is developing a new reporting approach for students in Kindergarten to Grade 9, to give parents a deeper understanding of their child’s progress at school. With new curriculum being implemented in B.C. classrooms this school year, the way student progress is reported must change too.
The Ministry’s parent engagement on student reporting will run from October 2016 to February 28, 2017. There will be two primary ways for parents to be involved and have an opportunity to provide feedback on student reporting:
- Online Feedback Forum at www.engage.gov.bc.ca/yourkidsprogress/ (information about changes to the curriculum, future of student reporting with a series of questions asking for parent feedback).
- Community Sessions in 10 locations around the province including Terrace on November 28, 2016 hosted by Coast Mountains Board of Education School District 82. The community meetings will be open-house style for the first two hours. Parents and interested community members can come in and learn more, talk to Ministry and school district staff, and then complete a feedback form. The last hour will be a Ministry facilitated design session specifically focused on the future of reporting student progress.
ATTEND THE COMMUNITY MEETING TO LEARN MORE
EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
DATE & TIME: Monday, November 28, 2016, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Northwest Trades & Employment Training Centre,
3120 Highway 16 East, Terrace
(formerly Thornhill Junior Secondary School
Pre-registration or RSVP’s are not required for the community meeting.
Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.
Please contact Carole Gagnon, CMSD82 Executive Assistant at (250) 638-4401 or email@example.com, should you have questions regarding the Terrace Community Meeting.
We are almost finished the first term of the school year. Term 1 officially ends on Friday, November 4th and we will be producing report cards the following week. Our fall parent/teacher night will be on Thursday, November 17th from 6:30 – 8:30 in our school gymnasium. Parents can pick up term 1 report cards and meet with teachers on this evening. I want to take this opportunity to encourage all parents and guardians to contact the school at any time if you have questions or concerns regarding your child’s progress. You don’t have to wait until report card night to find out how your son or daughter is doing in their courses!
Our breakfast program is available each day for all students to provide a healthy meal to start their day. We rely heavily on donations to make this program work. If you are interested in donating to our program it would be greatly appreciated. We go through lots of cereal and milk, fresh fruit, muffins and granola bars each week. Donations can be dropped off at the main office. Thank-you for supporting our students!
Caledonia will be holding a ‘Meet the Teacher’ night on Thursday, September 22 from 6:30 – 7:15 pm in the Caledonia gym. We encourage all parents to come and meet their child’s teachers for the upcoming school year. After this meet and greet, there will be a grade 10 parent orientation meeting in the lecture theatre from 7:15 – 8:00 pm. We will be sharing information on the Graduation Program, as well as programs and opportunities at Caledonia, and helpful hints for supporting your child in their secondary school years. We will once again be giving away an Ipad mini as a door prize at the end of this meeting. We would like to see lots of parents out on September 22nd!
Well, summer is almost over and we are well underway in planning for another school year. I would like to welcome Mrs. Robin MacLeod to her new role as Vice-Principal at Caledonia. Mrs. MacLeod is a long-standing staff member at Caledonia and I am pleased that she has accepted this new position and the challenges it will bring. Ms. Arbuckle has moved to Parkside Secondary to assume the position of Principal for the 2016-17 school year. We all wish Ms. Arbuckle well in her new position.
Just a reminder that our office will open on Monday, August 22nd from 8:15 am to 3:45 pm. Counsellors will be back on Monday, August 29th to assist students and families with timetable and registration concerns. Stay tuned for more updates!
Keith Axelson, Principal
Well, that was quick! We have concluded another year at Caledonia and bid farewell to another graduating class. As we head into the summer months, I want to wish staff, students, and families a safe and enjoyable break. We are hard at work preparing for the upcoming school year already. Our summer office hours are:
July 4 – 7: 9:00 – 3:00
August 22 – September 2: 8:15 – 3:45
Counsellors will be available from August 29 – September 2 from 9:00 – 3:00 to deal with student timetable changes and general student questions and concerns.
Have a great summer, everyone!
Attached you will find a letter from our Superintendent, Mrs. Katherine McIntosh, as well as an amended school calendar for the 2016-17 school year. The new calendar includes a non-instructional day on Tuesday, September 6th.
Plans are under way to include some flexible time in our weekly timetable to allow students to make some choices as to what areas of their educational program they want to focus on. In the attached document you will find some information that explains what flex time is, and our plans for implementation in the fall. We will be sending home more information prior to the end of the school year for students and parents as our planning continues. We will also be hosting a parent information session early in September for parents interested in learning more about how students will use this time to assist with their learning. In the meantime, if you have any questions regarding this initiative, I would welcome a call from you.