Superintendent’s Report – October 2022

Framework for Enhancing Student Learning (FESL)

** click here to see the full Framework Plan

Education Acronyms

Intellectual Development

Assessment Overview


Human & Social Development

Parent/Child Art Activity Night


Careers & International

Ride for the Disabled International Volunteers

A mix of international and local students are volunteering this year:


Supporting the students and families from Hudson’s Hope

During the evacuation, several schools in our district offered space and activities for the Hudson’s Hope students and their families.

One such activity was the use of the Maker Space Room at Bert Ambrose Elementary.

In addition to providing a space for activities and learning, the Hudson’s Hope students also received cards from Bert Ambrose students.

Examples like this played out across the region.

Operations / HR

Enrolment 2022-2023

  • Projections were for 6094 fully-funded students in all programs
  • September 30 snapshot revealed 6116, therefore we are 22 over projections
  • General trend is increased enrolment in brick and mortar schools with a decline in online learning programs



Proactive – Student & Educator Wellness

All SD60 employees have access to “TeacherFit”, an on-demand health, wellness and fitness program designed specifically for educators and school district employees.

TeacherFit provides weekly fitness, yoga, mindfulness and nutrition options for you.  It also includes weekly brain breaks and mindfulness sessions for students that can be embedded into class.  Further, you can access the full bank of each of these features that has been built up over time.


Professional Development for PWIM & SMART Learning:

PWIM Workshop

SMART Learning

Truth & Reconciliation

Bert Bowes Middle School 

Rik Leaf (Artist in Residence) visited the school during Truth & Reconciliation Week.  Students participated in a number of activities and one such activity, Slam Poetry, is depicted in the following video:

Truth & Reconciliation – Slam Poetry with Bert Bowes Middle School students & Rik Leaf


NPSS October Newsletter from Indigenous Support

Halfway River First Nation Visit
Monday, September 26th – Senior staff, Indigenous staff, Trustee Lehmann and Trustee Gilbert travelled to the Halfway River First Nation community to visit the Halfway students and make connections for the school year.  There were activities for the students and a nice lunch was shared by all.

“Take 3”

Taylor Elementary

District of Taylor sponsors an annual “Healthy Walk to Breakfast” for the entire school.  This year’s event was held on Friday, October 7th and students walked from the school to the Taylor Community Hall to enjoy breakfast.

Mrs. Nancy Maxfield, Principal, Taylor Elementary

C. M. Finch Elementary

We have had a wonderful start to the school year full of many exciting community events.  We had our Terry Fox Run, an Open House and Orange Shirt Day for Truth & Reconciliation.

The highlight of September was our School Carnival on Thursday, September 22nd that was put on by our school PAC.  This event had all of the usual carnival games and a barbecue.  And it was very well attended.

We look forward to hosting more events for the school community throughout the school year!

Mr. Troy Lang, Principal, C. M. Finch Elementary


Clearview Elementary Jr Secondary

One of our school goals this year is to increase authentic parent engagement in our student’s learning.  For a week we had Angie Pomeroy come to our school to teach students and staff dance.  On Thursday, October 6th, more than 110 students, staff, family and community members joined in an evening dance.  Students were able to demonstrate what they had learned to their parents, siblings, grandparents and extended families.

Mr. Craig Brownlee, Principal, Clearview Elementary Jr Secondary