Welcome to School District No. 42

Our vision is for every individual to feel valued and for all learners to reach their full potential.

School District No. 42 meets the learning needs of approximately 14,000 students of all ages in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. We have developed numerous skilled trades training partnerships with colleges and universities, and are committed to educational choice and an inclusive, local approach to special education.

 

2016/17 & 2017/18 District School Calendars

At its regular public meeting on March 9, the Board of Education approved the 2016/17 and 2017/18 District School Calendars. In accordance with School Calendar Regulation, the calendars will be submitted to the Ministry of Education for approval. Review the calendars here.

2015/16 School Calendar change

Download a letter from Superintendent Russell regarding a change to the 2015-2016 school calendar and the implementation of the new provincial curriculum.

 

District Highlights:         

Board Meeting: 6pm Wednesday, April 27, the District Education Office. Learn more.
Your Kids and Drugs, A Forum: 6-8pm, Wednesday, April 27Thomas Haney Secondary. Learn more.
Curriculum Implementation Day: May 2, 2016. Schools not in session.
Secondary Summer Learning: Online registration May 9 - 20. Learn more.
Elementary Summer Learning: Online registration opens May 2, 2016. Learn more.
Policies and Procedures: 
 The following policies and procedures have been posted for public input: Draft Policy: 9430 Physical Restraint and Seclusion in School Settings, Draft Procedure: 9730.1 Physical Restraint and Seclusion in School Settings Click here to review
Board Highlights:  For highlights from public board meetings, click here.

 

Announcements and Accolades: 

bullet_ball_glass_green.pngCongratulations Jayda Long (left) and Teanne Clements (right), who won silver and gold respectively in the Provincial Championship Skills Canada competition in hairdressing!

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We received some great feedback at our Your Voice, Your Neighbourhood Centre public workshop on February 10. Visit our Facebook page to see some great photos from the night. We will be reviewing all the feedback we received through the workshop and our online survey, and will present some options for public feedback at our February 25 open house. Pre-register for our Open House by email at register@sd42.ca. Learn more about this consultation process here

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Thank you to all students and staff who added their voice to the January 27th Student Forum! Read about the forum here.

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 The WorkBC Find Your Fit tour stopped at Maple Ridge Secondary on January 7 and January 8 and was a big hit. Visit our Facebook page to see more photos from the event. 

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Congratulations to SD42 students across the district for raising $3406.67 for the Christmas Hamper Society this year!

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Thank you Harry Hooge elementary, Thomas Haneysecondary and principal Kristi Blakeway for your amazing work on this important project! Project HELLO Christmas cards connect lonely Vancouver residents with lost loved ones.

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Minister of Education Mike Bernier visited Albion Elementary and Thomas Haney Secondary on Monday, November 30, 2015. See our pictures on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MapleRidgePittMeadowsSchoolSD42/

bullet_ball_glass_green.pngThomas Haney Secondary Bricklaying students showed off their skills at last month's Bricklayer 500 competition. This year they volunteered; next year they will compete. As these students found out: Masonry not only builds rock solid foundations, it cements a high paying career!

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Ministry of Education letter to parents regarding new curriculum: click here to view/download letter in PDF.

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What a coup for Westview Secondary and for the Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows School District. All three of our boys - Nash Taylor, Phillip McBride, and Trevor Dean - placed in the TOP FIVE in the Microsoft world competition, with Nash Taylor winning SILVER. Congratulations!

In the News

Entrepreneurs at Yennadon

by Michael Hall, Maple Ridge News

Beau Benedictson knows medals. He has a drawer full of them, and a head full of great memories, all in just a few years of playing minor hockey and baseball.

He wasn’t sure what to do with them all – tangled up and out of view – until his Grade 5 teacher at Yennadon elementary, Catherine McIntosh, assigned the class a project.

As part of the Maple Ridge school’s annual entrepreneurial fair, students have to develop a product along with a business plan – to produce, market and, eventually, sell.

Rebuilding history in the Red River cart

by Neil Corbett, Maple Ridge News

A Metis carver is making the rounds through high schools in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, building the traditional vehicle of his people, and sharing with students what he knows about both native history and woodworking.

Patrick Calihou has been at Pitt Meadows secondary, building a Red River cart, and soon he is moving on to Westview.

“We are always looking for ways to bring some cultural understanding into the schools,” said Ron Lanzarotta, the district principal of aboriginal education.

Pitt Meadows teachers promote Literacy Week

Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

Three Pitt Meadows Secondary teachers are trying to dispel the notion that reading is not fun with their second annual Literacy Week school event scheduled for April 18 to 22.

The theme of the week is “Read the Word, Read the World,” which includes various forms of literacy, from environmental to digital and physical, to educational. More than a dozen literacy events and activities are planned to engage students, bring up their comprehension skills, and hopefully allow for some fun, as well.

Making music in Maple Ridge

By Ashley Wadhwani, Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Times

The KC Kids Choir will be singing, alongside Rick Scott, an award winning musician and performer and Goodwill Ambassador for the Down Syndrome Research Foundation on March 23, at The ACT Theatre.

The group has been practicing all term, said Kanaka Creek Elementary school teacher and choir director Dawn Flanagan, and will be singing 15 songs with the singer.

Ridge schools host B.C. skills competitions

by Maple Ridge News

Students in Maple Ridge showcase their talents in skilled trades and technologies in one of 13 regional Skills Canada British Columbia competition being held in communities across the province.

Maple Ridge MLAs Marc Dalton and Doug Bing attended a SkillsBC regional competition hosted at Westview secondary on Feb. 26, when they watched students compete in a variety of skills competitions.

Samuel Robertson Secondary will be hosting a SkillsBC regional competition on Saturday, March 5.