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Pink Shirt Day | February 22, 2023

February 21, 2023
​ February 22 nd is Pink Shirt Day . A day when people come together by wearing pink shirts to school or work to show their support for anti-bullying.
How it started Now with worldwide support and participation, Pink Shirt Day has grassroot beginnings. Inspired by an act of kindness in...

2025-2026 School District Calendar out for feedback

February 13, 2023
​Please take a moment to review the DRAFT Local School Calendar 2025-2026.pdf  and provide any suggestions you may have to info@sd47.bc.ca by March 7th.
The calendar will be adopted by the Board at the March 8th meeting.

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You Are My Sunshine Project

February 09, 2023
​Over 300 K-12 students and staff came together for the You are my Sunshine Project, a collaboration between SD47 Music Teacher Paul Cummings and language warrior "Koosen" Devin Pielle (jehjeh media) . Together they arranged the popular song You are my Sunshine to be sung in both English and the Tla'amin...
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Family Literacy Week | January 22-29, 2023

January 22, 2023
To shine a light on the importance of literacy, schools, families, and community organizations will be celebrating Family Literacy Week from January 22 nd – 29 th , 2023. Literacy is a necessary life skill that enables people to access knowledge, express themselves, and participate in their communities. Reading and writing...
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National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women

December 05, 2022

Violence against women and girls remains the most pervasive human rights violation around the world. Research from Statistics Canada has indicated that one-third of Canadian children under 15 have experienced some form of physical or sexual abuse. December 6 th is the National Day of Remembrance & Action on...
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Winter Weather District Procedures

November 29, 2022

Our top priority is to ensure the safety of our students and staff. On rare occasions, it is necessary to cancel SD47 student transportation and school sites due to severe weather. With over 3000 students in our schools each day, any decision to cancel buses, programs, or to close sites...
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​School District 47 and Tla'amin Nation 'Cross Culture Days'

November 14, 2022

For the first time since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, students in grades 3 to 5 were able to experience a half day immersive experience learning about the Tla'amin history, culture, and traditions. Over the course of 4 days, more than 520 students from across the qathet region participated...
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New SD47 Roles to Support Instruction

November 03, 2022
To create greater student and educator success, School District 47 has implemented new positions for the 2022/2023 school year. The following individuals will design and facilitate professional learning opportunities to support teachers in planning and implementing curriculum to assist in meeting Provincial Learning Outcomes.  
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SD47 Recognizes LGBT+ History Month in Canada

October 11, 2022
Throughout the school year, SD47 works to ensure all schools are inclusive and safe.
Throughout the school year, SD47 works to promote an inclusive and safe learning environment for all students. Our Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) educational efforts ensure this includes students of all sexual orientations and gender...