Superintendent’s Report – September 2022

Framework for Enhancing Student Learning (FESL)

** click here to see the full Framework Plan


Intellectual Development

BC Ministry of Education & Child Care  –  “Walking Side by Side” – August 2022


FESL 2021-2025 (2022 update)

Kindergarten Stories – Week One – Margaret ‘Ma’ Murray Community School

Click on the image above to enjoy a storybook reading activity with students.


Human & Social Development

Transitioning from Summer to School


Student Affordability Fund

Ministry of Education & Child Care News Release

“Many families in B.C. are feeling the effects of global inflation on daily costs, including groceries, school supplies and other school expenses,” said Jennifer Whiteside, Minister of Education and Child Care. “We’re taking action by providing more funding that school districts will use to help meet the needs of families and students.”

The one-time funding will be provided directly to school districts to help them expand school meal programs, make sure students have the school supplies they need and cover any additional fees so that students in need can take part in activities, such as field trips.

Districts will work with with parent advisory councils and school communities, as well as local First Nations and other Indigenous organizations, regarding local priorities that will best meet the needs of diverse student populations.




Early Learning & Child Care

  • Annual funding of $175,000 from the Ministry of Education and Child Care to provide the leadership capacity to consolidate early learning and child care programs in School District No. 60
  • District Principal of Early Learning & Child Care – Tracey Lariviere
  • Staff includes 2 managers that oversee ECE staff and programming in licensed and unlicensed spaces
  • Preparing to add additional child care and early learning programs over the next few years in conjunction with provincial/federal commitments
  • The District Principal will be carrying out an environmental scan of our current programs and connecting with community providers to determine the gaps and needs in our region
  • School Districts are responsible for programs on school grounds; not private or other community providers


Seamless Day Kindergarten Summary Report for 2021-2022


Career/Skill Development & International

  • Approximately 55 FTE International Students in our regular international programs
  • Approximately 24 Refugee students from the Ukraine

Operations / HR

Pro-D for Teachers – Plotting Your School Year


Truth & Reconciliation

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

A national day to commemorate the history and legacy of the residential school system honours the resilience, dignity and strength of survivors and intergenerational survivors and remembers the children who never came home. It’s a chance to engage and educate people about B.C.’s colonial history and how it has impacted Indigenous communities.
Province of BC

Reminder that School District No. 60 will be observing Friday, September 30th, 2022 as a statutory holiday in recognition of Truth & Reconciliation Day.


“Take 3”

Bert Ambrose Elementary

Under the direction of our talented, creative and energetic Fine Arts teacher, Ms. Cassandra Mervyn, Bert Ambrose hosted its first annual school-wide Art Show on Friday, June 10th, 2022.

Every student completed a poster with 5 art pieces related to work done in the Art room (self portrait, Van Gogh, Ted Harrison, Andy Warhol & Barbra Reid).

When classrooms came to view the art, they were asked to write a fan letter for another artist in the school.  Intermediate students helped their primary buddies so every student was able to complete the task; allowing each artist to receive a letter of appreciation for some aspect of their art.

The Art Show was opened up to families in the evening with an opportunity to participate in a scavenger hunt that allowed them to view all of the artwork.  It was great watching families look through all of the art to finish their clues.  Our amazing PAC sponsored prizes which made it extra fun!

Ms. Laurie Wright, Principal, Bert Ambrose Elementary

Alwin Holland Elementary

On June 7, 2022, Alwin Holland Elementary held its first Bike Night!

The weather was beautiful and families were able to ride together to the school.
Ernie’s Source for Sports installed some free bells on bikes and scooters. They were also available for bike and helmet sizing, and bike repair and maintenance.  Thank you!
Ketek provided free hot dogs, smokies, snacks and juice.  Thank you!
Krystal’s Cookie Kreations made some cute cookies that were given out at the PAC table.  Thank you!
An obstacle course was set up and students were able to practice their biking skills.
It was a wonderful, community evening, and we look forward to our next event.
Ms. Jerelyn Orcutt, (past) Principal, Alwin Holland Elementary


Learning Services

Deaf & Hard of Hearing (DHH) students held their year end event at Camp Cameron …

Keith MacGillivray, District Principal, Learning Services

For more information on our Cameron Lake Outdoor Education Centre, click here.