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Student Reporting

October 05, 2016
​See attachment below to view letter from Hon. Mike Bernier, Minister of Education to Parents.

Two Countries One Spirit

November 27, 2015
​Durings the recent PRISMA festival a film entiled Two Countries, One Spirit was commisioned to commemorate the relationship between the Netherlands and Canada during the 70 years since liberation. View the trailer highlighting the nature of peace promoted in this film.  

Notice of School Calendar Change

November 24, 2015
​The Ministry of Education has added two non-instructional days were students will not be in session.  Please see attached document for further information.

JT Movie Night

November 09, 2015
​The James Thomson PAC will be putting on a Family Movie Night featurin "Inside Out". Doors open at 6:00 movie starts at 6:30. Admission by donation, please bring family, and friends!

Sports Day in Canada

October 28, 2015
​Be a part of RBC Sports Day in Canada - a national celebration of the power of sport to build community and get Canadians moving! See the attached flyer for more information and locations.

Updating Student Contact Information

October 15, 2015
  In order for students to be successful communication between the school and home is essential. Please ensure that all of your contact information (home phone, cell phone, email address, etc.) is up to date with our main office.Please check out the following link for more info: Updating Student Contact Information...

Summer 2015 Programs

October 07, 2015
​The past summer of 2015 offered many students a diverse range of programming. Over 200 students accessed or participated in the programs offered by School District 47 this year.  Read all about it.....

Brooks' Jr. Outdoor & Sustainability Program Information

September 07, 2015
​ Below is some important information regarding our new Jr. Outdoor & Sustainability Program we will be offering this Fall for students in Grades 9 and 10. We've scheduled an information evening for Wednesday, September 2 nd at 7 PM in the Brooks Library.  Jr Outdoor Sustainability Information.pdf

Minister Bernier's Letter to Parents

September 01, 2015
​Over the past three years the Ministry has been working closely with Teachers and other stake holders to review school curriculum. Please read the attached letter from the Education Minister regarding some of the outcomes of that process.

Students on Public Transit

August 18, 2015
​With school start up just around the corner this is a good time to remind students of the importance of safety while travelling on public transit. Below is a letter from the Management and Drivers of Powell River Transit, we hope that parents and students take some time to read through...

Germany Exchange Blog

July 03, 2015
  Shortly after school ended, 24 Brooks' students and 3 staff members packed up and flew to Tuttlingen, Germany to take part in an exchange program. You can keep up to date on this amazing experience by clicking on the following link: Germany Exchange Website & Blog

New Principal of Kelly Creek

June 27, 2015
Kelly Creek Community School, effective August 1, 2015.   Mr. Rounis has 19 years' experience in all areas of the field of education: elementary and secondary, teaching and administration - in urban and rural communities.  Mr. Rounis has a Masters in Leadership and Administration.  He is presently employed by School District 68...

Read for the Top 2015

June 22, 2015
​The District has modified its reading lists for next years Read for the Top experience. In the Grade 6 list we've added "Ultra" and removed "A Gift for Ampato", while in the Grade 7 list We've added "Ungifted", "Middle School, Worst Years of my Life", and "Maniac Magee" and removed "A Darker...

Online Ferry Survey

June 10, 2015
Students in other ferry-dependent communities travel for free to sports and school-related events and Powell River area kids deserve the same benefit. In order for BC Ferries to implement a program similar to what is in place currently for student travel on the Lower Sunshine Coast, a fare increase averaging 0.8%...

Rx Health Presentation

June 05, 2015
​Come join us at Rx Wellness THIS Saturday, June 6 (6pm to 9pm) at Max Cameron. Rx Wellness is Powell River’s first Ted-style speaker series to explore Physical, Emotional, Spiritual and Social wellness. Proceeds support youth health and wellness initiatives in Powell River, including the bike libraries that our kids and...

Beyond the Birds and the Bees

June 05, 2015
Dr. Leta Burechailo is a local family physician who has done training in sexual health education for children and youth. She will be offering a 2-hour "Beyond Birds and Bees" learning session on Monday, June 8, at 6-8 PM at James Thomson. This session is for any interested parents to learn...

Brooks' Sr. Girls' Soccer Team - 2015 AA Provincial Champions

May 30, 2015
​ Congratulations to our Sr. Girls' Soccer Team for capturing the AA Provincial Championship with a victory over Seycove in the Finals. What an incredible end to an amazing season!

The Future of Food in Powell River

May 22, 2015
  From our Farmers to our tables: Full Circle Farm, an initiative of the Society for the Advancement of Local Sustainable Agriculture (SALSA), is conducting a survey for which the underlying question is “To grow or not to grow?” More and more people want to know what they are putting into...

Bus Application

May 21, 2015
​ Applications to ride the School Bus during the 2015/2016 year are due by the end of this month. This year the District will be modifying all of their route schedules, therefore it will be important for students to receive their passes, along with a route schedule, prior to the end of...

JT Artists in Residence

April 30, 2015
In 2014 School District 47 hired 3 artists in residence to bring a mural and carving to life at James Thomson Elementary, along with a film maker to document the process. Watch the process unfold on the newly released Documentary.https://youtu.be/2bunVhxsg6Y

Calling for Participants

March 18, 2015
  The Human Early Learning Partnership at UBC and School District #47 are hosting focus groups in Powell River for a screening tool called the Toddler Development Index (TDI). We are inviting you to participate in our parent/caregiver focus group. Please see attached document for more information.

Dual Credit Parent & Student Info Night - Tues. Feb. 10th at 7:00pm

February 09, 2015
​ If you are a student who is interested in taking advantage of one of our Dual Credit programs in the near future you and a parent or guardian should be attending this information session on Tuesday Feb. 10th at 7:00pm. Contact Mr. Palm for more information.

Brooks Musical - "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"

January 16, 2015
​ On Feb. 12th, 13th and 14th our students will be putting on a production titled "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" in our theatre. See the attached poster for all the details. It is recommended for an audience of 13 years and over as there is some mature subject...

Brooks Musical - "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"

January 16, 2015
​ On Feb. 12th, 13th and 14th our students will be putting on a production titled "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" in our theatre. See the attached poster for all the details. It is recommended for an audience of 13 years and over as there is some mature subject...

Brooks' Briefs - Dec. 18th

December 19, 2014
​ Attached is our latest and last edition of Brooks' Briefs for 2014! Enjoy and have a wonderful holiday season.

Sliammon Students to Visit UVIC

October 19, 2014
  One of our school counsellors, Mr. Brach, will be accompanying a group of Sliammon students to the University of Victoria in the near future. Check out the attached to find out more about this great opportunity.

2014 General Election

October 18, 2014
For information concerning the upcoming civic elections including those of School Trustee please visit the City of Powell River website. The City of Powell River conducts the election on behalf of the School Board, eligible voters include citizens of both the City of Powell River and the Powell River Regional District....

Open Access to ERAC Database

September 14, 2014
Thanks to the generosity of our vendor community, ERAC (Educational Resource Acquisition Consortium) has arranged for BC students and their parents to gain easy home access to the  ERAC Online Database Bundle  until schools reopen for the new school year. Please share this good news with your students and parents as soon as possible!...

Open Letter to Community

September 05, 2014
​ Read an Open Letter to the Community of Powell River regarding the current labour dispute as well as the current and hopeful future roles of the Board of Education.

Board Letter to BCSTA

September 03, 2014
The School District 47 Board of Education has submitted a letter to Ms. Teresa Rezansoff, President of the British Columbia School Trustees Association regarding the failed negations between the Province and BC Teachers Federation. The letter in its entirety is attached.

Message from Superintendent

August 29, 2014
Read the attached announcement for more information on the continued labour dispute​ and the affect that it may have on school start up next week. For a historical background to this current labour dispute see our  Job Action page.

Parent and Guardian Letter - Talk to your youth about drugs

June 19, 2017
​ Please see the attached letter to parents and guardians from the Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall, regarding talking to youth about substance use.

Student Week at a Glance: June 19th - June 23rd

June 19, 2017
​ Attached is this week's SWAG. It contains detailed information about our Assessment Week & Exam Schedule.

Providing relief during tramatic events

June 19, 2017
​Staff and Community Members,

First and foremost our prayers and sympathies go out to all families and friends affected by this tragedy. We are a close community and we will come together to support one another through these difficult times. We have debriefed with our critical incident team and will have...

Brooks' Student Week at a Glance: June 12th - June 16th

June 12, 2017
​ Attached is a copy of our SWAG for the coming week. Please contact the school if you have any questions.

Brooks Student Week at Glance: June 5th - June 9th

June 06, 2017
​ Attached is this week's SWAG. Please contact us at the school if you have any questions or comments.

GRAD 2017 Celebrations Update - May 30th

May 30, 2017
On Saturday June 3rd we will be hosting our annual Grad Celebration at the Recreation Complex. We are proud of our Class of 2017 and everything they have accomplished. Here is some information that our Grads and their families will need to know

Brooks Student Week at a Glance: May 29th - June 2nd

May 29, 2017
​ Attached is this week's SWAG. please contact the school if you have any questions.

Brooks School Survey - May 2017

May 27, 2017
​ We are inviting members of our school community to participate in an online survey to provide feedback as we begin to wrap up the current school year. Here is a link to the survey: Brooks School Survey - May 2017  The survey will be available until Friday May 26th.

After School Program Calendar

May 24, 2017
Attached is the May schedule for the Henderson after school program. ​

Brooks Student Week at a Glance: May 22nd - May 26th

May 23, 2017
​ Attached is a copy of this week's SWAG. Please let us know if you have any questions or comments.

Powell River Board of Education

4351 Ontario Avenue, Powell River, BC, V8A 1V3 |Phone: (604) 485-6271 Fax: (604) 485-6435 | Email: info@sd47.bc.ca