District Highlights

District Highlights

BC’s redesigned curriculum: integrating Aboriginal perspectives

March 29, 2017 9:40 AM
Above: A tasting demonstration of teas made from native plants used by First Peoples as remedies for minor ailments.   One of the highlights of BC’s redesigned curriculum is the integration of Aboriginal culture and perspectives into all subject areas. In mid-February, Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District instructional... read more

Totem pole project connects students with First Nations culture

March 10, 2017 10:07 AM
On March 3, students at Webster’s Corners Elementary hosted a special totem pole raising ceremony inside the gymnasium. As part of the school-wide project, mixed-age groups at the Maple Ridge school collaborated to create hand-coloured totem poles and learn more about First Nations culture. “We tried to embed this... read more

#YourPathSD42: Electrician Level 1 Apprenticeship

February 23, 2017 12:59 PM
Did you know Red Seal electricians can earn $60,000 or more a year? You can explore this career path by taking the Electrician Level 1 Apprenticeship program offered by the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District (SD42). The popular program of choice, which is a partnership between the... read more

#YourPathSD42: Masonry (Bricklaying)



March 6, 2017 1:05 PM
Did you know that you can start to build a solid career in the trades while still attending high school? The Masonry program offered by the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District (SD42), in partnership with Kwantlen Polytechnic University, provides an opportunity for students to complete Grade 12 graduation... read more

Pedal Power: Students learn about generating their own electricity during SD42 Energy Challenge

February 27, 2017 10:00 AM
Photo Caption: (from left to right): Alexander Robinson student Tristan Maas, District Alternate technology teacher Mike Schell and District Alternate student Saawan Nath.   It was a light-bulb-turning-on type of moment for a class of Grade 6/7 students at Alexander Robinson Elementary. Earlier this month the students watched a... read more

SD42 Strategic Plan survey

February 21, 2017 11:05 AM
Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District’s recent review of school growth plans, operational plans, and the Ministry of Education Framework for Enhancing Student Learning has shaped proposed changes to the school district vision, mission, values, and strategic directions. Please take a moment to review our proposed changes and to give us your feedback through... read more

#YourPathSD42: Culinary Arts

January 19, 2017 9:00 AM
Did you know students who graduate from SD42’s Culinary Arts program are ready to start jobs as entry level cooks in restaurants and hotels? “It gives them an integral skill set,” explained chef Mike Steele, the program’s instructor. “It’s designed to prepare students for a career as an entry... read more

#YourPathSD42: CyberSchool

February 2, 2017 10:15 AM
Did you know that CyberSchool puts the classroom online for SD42 students? The innovative program of choice allows Grades 6-7 students to work online at home two days a week while still being able to get individual help from their teacher or collaborate electronically with classmates. For the rest... read more

#YourPathSD42: Montessori

January 26, 2017 10:30 AM
Did you know that Montessori classrooms at Hammond Elementary are made up of students of mixed ages? “Classes are multi-aged to form a community with older students becoming leaders and teachers to their younger peers,” explained Patricia Patrick, a Montessori teacher for more than three decades who currently teaches... read more

#YourPathSD42: Trades & Academies Info Night on Feb. 16

February 14, 2017 9:26 AM
Ready to turn your passion into a career? Want to find out about the most in-demand trades? Interested in an academy? On February 16, the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District is hosting a Trades & Academies Information Night that will include a presentation, question and answer session,... read more
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