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Upcoming Events

The Great British Columbia Shakeout

October 18 @ 10:00 am

Building Relationships: Moving Forward Together

October 19

Schoolyard Garden Pro-D Day

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Youth Food Gathering

October 20 - October 21

Two Spirit Gathering

November 7 @ 9:00 am - November 8 @ 3:00 pm

Babies Help Kindergarten Children Develop Empathy

Superbaby was a big hit this week in Sally Hallam’s French immersion kindergarten class. The Willows Elementary School youngsters couldn’t get enough of mom Sara Amyot holding six-month-old Evie in a flying superhero pose. It was the fourth class visit for the mom-and-daughter duo, part of a program called Roots of… Read more

Middle Years Development Instrument Community Report

Middle childhood – from ages 6 through 12 – is a time of enormous physical, emotional, and cognitive growth. Children become more conscious of themselves and their identities, are more aware of social customs and interactions, seek more freedom and autonomy, and expand their capacity for abstract thinking. Along with… Read more

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Today is #WorldMentalHealthDay, which is a great reminder to acknowledge that your feelings are valid and you are stronger than you think. Shout out to our district for all the great work being done to support mental wellbeing! #sd61learn
2 weeks ago
Great information shared at the Community Service Fair #sd61learn 4rcommunity photo
1 month ago
Attending Mental Health Literacy with Monique Moore and Tanya Ross. 4rcommunity photo
5 months ago
Honoured to be at the Blessing of Colquitz Garden. 4rcommunity photo
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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