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Monterey installs playground climber to kids’ delight
Students raced in a swarm to be the first to the...
Jun 13, 2019
New accessible playground unveiled at Quadra Elementary- Jeff Bell Times Colonist
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Road outside Victoria elementary school closed for first ‘school street’
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Upcoming Events

District Team Learning Sessions for SD 61 Educators -January 2020

January 6 @ 8:00 am - January 31 @ 5:00 pm

Second Step Training for SD 61 Educators and Counsellors

January 31 @ 9:00 am - April 14 @ 12:00 pm

BC Mindfulness Summit

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - February 23 @ 4:00 pm

All Youth Matter Inclusion Training

April 25 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

January Snapshot – Youth and Social Media

Snapshots are a monthly fact sheet focusing on topics connected to substance use such as mental health & social emotional learning. The goal is to create a shared learning opportunity for students, schools and families. The focus for January’s Snapshot for middle and secondary is YOUTH AND SOCIAL MEDIA. Middle… Read more

SD 61 Elementary and Middle School Students Participate in the MDI

The Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI) is a self-report questionnaire completed by children in Grade 4 and Grade 7. It asks them how they think and feel about their experiences both inside and outside of school. Both the Grade 4 questionnaire and the Grade 7 questionnaire include questions related to the five areas of… Read more

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Healthy Schools

Welcome to Healthy Schools

Picture12 An inseparable relationship exists between a student’s wellbeing and their learning and development. Wellbeing includes physical, mental, social and emotional aspects and is an important learning need for all students. If compromised, it can negatively interfere with learning, academic and lifelong success.
-Dr. Rose Azuike

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