Consultation tonight

This is a reminder that important planning/consultation sessions are taking place for the SD83 Board’s Long Range Facilities Plan. As part of this consultation process the Board is hosting public sessions around the district. Tuesday, January 7th at 6 p.m. is the first session and it is for the Enderby/Grindrod …

Parent/student info sessions

Over the next few weeks there will be a series of information sessions for Grade 9/10 students and their parents on the Ministry of Education’s numeracy and/or literacy assessment. The Grade 10 Numeracy Assessment is a provincial assessment that assesses student proficiency in numeracy. It is a graduation requirement and …

Welcome back!

Hope everyone had an enjoyable Winter Vacation. Welcome back to school on Monday, January 6, 2020. The upcoming months are busy ones in schools as the important work of helping students’ learn continues. At the district level, important planning/consultation sessions are taking place as both long range facilities planning (LRFP) …

Natural tree blocks

They may look like pieces of trees . . . okay they are pieces of trees . . . but they are also for fun and learning! A teacher on staff at Sorrento Elementary School, Camille Kellie, likes to have many natural elements in her classroom for her young students. …

Encouraging gardening

Each year the Grindrod Garlic Festival sponsors a $500 grant to a local school. This year the Garlic Festival received five applications for its one grant. Instead of just picking one winner, they went out and found other groups that would support the other applications! Ian Richardson, a member of …

EDI in February

In February 2020, Kindergarten teachers at all School District No. 83’s elementary schools will be given a questionnaire called the Early Years Development Instrument (EDI) to complete about each of their students. The EDI is a questionnaire that includes questions on children’s social and emotional development, health and well-being, language …