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.

 

Regular Student Transporation 2016/17

At its regular public meeting on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows Board of Education approved a one-year regular student transportation model pilot. Learn more.

 

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.

Graduation and Provincial Assessment Changes

On Thursday, May 26, 2016, Minister Mike Bernier announced updates to the graduation program and provincial assessment. These updates will be implemented province-wide between 2016 and 2018. Read the letter and background information here.

 

District Highlights:         

Elementary and Secondary Summer Learning: Click here for elementary and here for secondary.
Policies and Procedures:  The following policies and procedures have been been approved by the Board: Policy 8901: Field Trips (Including Extra Curricular Activities); Amended Policy 2400: School Board Meeting Proceedings; Policy: 9430 Physical Restraint and Seclusion in School Settings; Procedure: 9430.1 Physical Restraint and Seclusion in School Settings 
Board Highlights:  For highlights from public board meetings, click here.

 

Announcements and Accolades: 

 

bullet_ball_glass_green.pngCongratulations to all our amazing Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows public school students, some of whom are celebrated in this annual Leaders of Tomorrow publication: http://goo.gl/u8uG78

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Congratulations to SD42 Deputy Superintendent Laurie Meston, who was recognized with a Citizen Campion Award from the Municipal Advisory Committee on Accessibility Issues earlier this month. The award recognizes individuals who demonstrate and/or promote the inclusion of persons with disabilities within everyday community living.

bullet_ball_glass_green.pngCongratulations Jayda Long and Teanne Clements, 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

Board of education directs funding to schools and regular student transportation

At its regular public meeting last night, June 15, 2016, the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows Board of Education approved a number of one-time budget changes to the 2016/17 Preliminary Budget. These budget changes were necessitated by last month’s unexpected redirection by the Ministry of Education of $25 million in administrative savings to school districts across the province. For Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows, the amount being redirected to the school district totals $631,773.

School board welcomes return of administrative savings

The Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows Board of Education welcomes yesterday’s provincial funding announcement that $25 million in administrative savings is being redirected to services for students for the 2016/17 school year.

We would like to acknowledge the importance of the advocacy work undertaken both by our parent community, by our board, and boards around the province. Together we have given our students a strong voice, and yesterday’s announcement shows that this voice was heard at the provincial level. Thank you.

Maple Ridge School District Educator Recognized with Inclusive Education Award

Laura Mackenzie, Education Assistant at Harry Hooge Elementary School in Maple Ridge has been awarded a National Inclusive Education Award from the Canadian Association for Community Living and Inclusion BC for her advocacy work in ensuring that educators and support staff recognize the benefits of inclusion for all students.

Music madness at school

By Colleen Flanagan - Maple Ridge News

Garibaldi secondary’s music department will be holding the last showcase concert of the academic year on Monday. May Music Madness will feature three levels of the concert band, the jazz band and the choir. More than 175 students will be performing.

Celebrating a decade of learning

By Neil Corbett - Maple Ridge News

Ten years ago, Samuel Robertson Technical was born. The building was underweight, and is still waiting for a growth spurt

The school was built for $16.75 million, completed in 2005, and opening for 600 students in 2006. The provincial government of the day said a new addition would effectively double the size of the new technical high school, but that has never materialized.

That said, there have been as many as 12 portables on site, and registration has been at times, more than 1,000 students.