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SD43 2022/23 Budget and Multi-Year Fiscal Plan

April 08, 2022
‚ÄčDear members of our school communities, The Board of Education appreciates and recognizes your many and valuable contributions to our school communities. With that in mind, we wish to invite you to participate in the 2022/23 Budget Process.
The School District's 2022/23 Budget and Multi-Year Fiscal Plan can be found...

Calendar Amendment -Truth and Reconciliation Day

March 30, 2022
‚ÄčThe provincial government recently announced that K-12 public schools will observe Friday, September 30 th as a statutory holiday in recognition of Truth and Reconciliation Day. As a result of this announcement, SD43 will be amending the 2022-2023 School Calendar to include Truth and Reconciliation Day as a non-instructional day. As...

Superintendent's Spring Break Update for Families

March 24, 2022
‚ÄčDear SD43 families, I hope you had an enjoyable spring break with family and friends. As the weather warms and the days grow longer, we are also seeing an easing of COVID-19 restrictions in our communities, and this includes a gradual transition in schools.
The Ministry of Education and the BCCDC...

Travelling outside the country?

November 29, 2021
‚Äč **PLEASE NOTE:  Requirements for International Travel are changing as the pandemic evolves.  Please check the link to the Government of Canada website below for the most accurate and up to date information.
‚ÄčFederal Travel, testing, and borders information ‚Äč

Letter from Superintendent re: Halloween

October 12, 2021
‚ÄčPlease read the attached letter from Superintendent Patricia Gartland regarding Halloween at Schools this year.  Superintendent's Ltr to Parents re Halloween2021.pdf

Letter from Superintendent re: Truth and Reconciliation Day September 30, 2021

August 25, 2021
‚Äč Please read the attached letter from Superintendent Patricia Gartland re: the September 30 Truth and Reconciliation Day school closure. August 25 Superintendent's Letter Re Truth and Reconciliation Day.pdf

Minister of Education Jennifer Whiteside letter to parents

June 24, 2021
‚ÄčPlease see the attached letter from Minister of Education Jennifer Whiteside to parents

Letter from Superintendent re: BC Restart Plan and Schools

May 31, 2021
‚ÄčPlease read the attached letter from Letter from Superintendent Patricia Gartland re: the BC Restart Plan and Schools‚Äč. Superintendent letter re BC Restart Plan and Schools May 31 2021.pdf

SD43 letter from School Board of Education

May 31, 2021
‚Äč Out of respect, and in recognition of the tragic discovery of the remains of Indigenous children on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, School District 43 will join the Government of Canada and Province of British Columbia in lowering the Canadian flag to half-mast beginning Monday May 31 st...

School Bell Schedule for 2021-2022 School Year

May 19, 2021
Please see Harbour View's School Bell Schedule options for the 2021-2022 School Year.  Please note, there is a COVID option with staggered recess and lunch play times for Cohort A and Cohort B (similar to this year's schedule to facilitate distancing on the playground and minimize traffic in the hallways during transitions)...

Programs of Choice application, Kindergarten registration, and Cross Catchment IMPORTANT DEADLINES FOR application Information

November 30, 2020
Programs of Choice Brochure 2021-2022.pdf
*For more information, please see the school district  website:‚Äč ‚Äč‚Äč ‚Äč**siblings MUST APPLY to be eligible for Programs of Choice or Cross Catchment.

Early French Immersion (K) online application:  January 7 th  9:00am - January 13 th  4:00pm‚Äč‚Äč
Late French Immersion (Gr...

SD43 Coquitlam Remembers - Remembrance Day Assembly

November 10, 2020
  Click here to view the pre-recorded ‚ÄčRemembrance Day Assembly from the District‚Äč

Meet the HV Staff behind the Mask

October 05, 2020
‚ÄčMeet the HV Staff behind the Mask video   ‚Äč

Superintendent's Letter re: COVID Communication

September 23, 2020
‚ÄčPlease read the attached letter from the Superintendent of Schools regarding the communication strategy for positive COVID tests within schools. ‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč

*IMPORTANT - School re-opening information

August 31, 2020
‚ÄčGood Afternoon Harbour View Families,
I'm passing along some important information to review about the Harbour View September Return to School. Included is:
September start up information with health and safety information as well as organizational adjustments to be aware of for the return to school; A link to a survey...

Thank you Harbour View Parents!

May 19, 2020

Winter Weather Ahead!

January 09, 2020
‚Äč In anticipation of the possibility of snow falling in the coming days, please read the "Winter Weather Ahead!" bulletin for information regarding procedures. ‚Äč

‚Äč‚Äč Winter Weather Information 2019 20.docx‚Äč

Middle School Programs of Choice for Grade 6 2020-2021

December 03, 2019
‚Äč Click here to read about Middle School Programs of Choice for Grade 6 2020-2021 Parent information sessions and application process and deadlines.

Kindergarten Programs of Choice 2020-2021

December 03, 2019
‚Äč Please click here‚Äč to read information regarding Kindergarten Programs of Choice for 2020-2021 School Year. 

Funding Announcement for New Elementary School and Three Additions

May 10, 2019
‚ÄčThe Province of British Columbia and the Ministry of Education today announced funding for a new elementary school in Coquitlam's Burke Mountain and three classroom additions for other School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) schools. Totaling $73.3 million, the announcement includes a new elementary school for the Sheffield-Partington area of North Coquitlam...

Fraser Health Update re: Measles

February 21, 2019
February 21, 2019
Dear Students, School Staff, and Parents,

As you have heard, there is a measles outbreak at three schools in Vancouver. Please note that this is a localized outbreak and that students who are attending schools not connected to the outbreak have not been exposed. There is no evidence of...

Kindergarten Registration begins February 4-6, 2019

December 09, 2018
‚Äč Kindergarten Registration begins February 4-6, 2019 in all elementary schools! Please read the Kindergarten Registration Notice  for details.  All students must be registered for Kindergarten at their catchment area school. If parents wish their child to attend an out-of-catchment school, they will be provided the opportunity to apply for a...

Grade 5 Middle School Transition Planning letter 2019 - Program of Choice/Cross Catchment Application deadlines

December 09, 2018
‚Äč It is that time of year to plan for your grade 5 child's Middle School tranisition! Please take a read of the letter attached outlining Middle School Programs of Choice options and application processes and deadlines.  
January 18-24, 2019 - Middle School Programs of Choice Application deadlines
February 7-13, 2019 - Cross...

Notice of change to Pro-D date October 2019-2020

November 13, 2018
Amendment to the 2019/20 School Calendar The school district would like to inform students, parents and SD43 staff that the 2019/20 school calendar has changed the date of the October Professional Development Day.  The date of October 18 th , 2019 has been moved to October 25 th , 2019 to...

Letter from Superintendent, Patricia Gartland, re: new Report Card template

November 13, 2018
‚Äč We invite you to read the attached letter from SD#43 Superintendent, Patricia Gartland, re: the new Report Card template we will be using this school year.  

Welcome Back Newsletter

August 30, 2018
‚Äč Please see the Welcome Back Newsletter for important dates and information about the first day of school - Tuesday, September 4, 2018. 

*NEW Information re: Kindergarten Registration for 2018

December 19, 2017
Please read this NEW Kindergarten Registration Info if you are planning to register a child for Kindergarten for September 2018.  This contains NEW Information regarding the process with very important dates and  deadlines.   ** If you wish to apply to register your Kindergarten child in a program of choice such as...

Reminders for Halloween

October 06, 2017
Please take a few moments to read the letter from Children of the Streets Society‚Äč regarding reminders for a safe Halloween.

Wecome Back Letter - Important information re: first day of school on Sept. 5th

September 01, 2017
Please read our Welcome Back Letter for information regarding the first day of school on Tuesday, September 5 th !‚Äč

New Registrations - Please read important information

August 27, 2017
The Harbour View School Office will be open for new registrations beginning Monday, August 28 th - Friday, September 1 st from 9:00 am - 2:30 pm.  Space is limited.  New in catchment registrations will be accommodated on a first come, first serve basis, space permitting, when complete required documentation is submitted....

Student Learning Survey

May 10, 2017
Grade 4 Parents.  Please take 20 minutes to complete the new Ministry Student Learning Survey online at   .  Logon passwords will be distributed by letter from the school in student planners the week of May 8 th .  Th‚Äče deadline to complete a survey is May 26 th ....

Grade 4 FSA Letter from the Superintendent

January 03, 2017
Please click here to read the attached letter from Coquitlam School District's Superintendent for information regarding the grade 4 Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA‚Äč) being administered in schools between January 9 - February 17, 2017.

A message to parents re: Halloween

October 20, 2016
‚ÄčPlease take a moment to read this message to parents re: Halloween from our Superintendent.

The October Newsletter is Out!

October 10, 2016
  The October Newsletter  is out!  Please take a few moments to read through it for highlights and information about upcoming events at Harbour View.‚Äč

A letter to parents from Education Minister Mike Bernier - October 2016

October 04, 2016
‚Äč Please click here to read the letter to parents from the Education Minister, Mike Bernier October, 2016.

Parent Info Night on Revised Curriculum

September 25, 2016
‚ÄčPlease join us on Thursday, September 29 at 7:00-8:30 pm in Maillard Middle School's gymnasium for a presentation on the revised curriculum.  RSVP to ...

A message from Aboriginal Education

September 13, 2016
Please read the letter from Aboriginal Education regarding information on Self-identification and Aboriginal Education Services. ‚Äč

Welcome Back for the 2016-2017 school year!

September 02, 2016
We hope you and your families have enjoyed a wonderful summer!  We have emailed home a copy of the HarbourView Welcome back 2016-2017 FAMILIES newsletter.pdf   If you did not receive an email from Harbour View, please contact our school secretary, Kathy Reimer, to ensure our records are up to...

Invitation to Parent Tea

April 20, 2016

For Grade 5s: Charles Best Pi of the Tiger Math Camp

January 25, 2016
When: Sat Feb 13th 9:00-3:00 Where: Charles Best Secondary School Cost: $5 For more information:

Message from Superintendent

January 15, 2015
Please see attached message from Superintendent, Patricia Gartland.

Workshop Opportunities - Aggression and Anxiety

January 15, 2015
Please see attached posters: Making Sense of Aggression and Making Sense of Anxiety

Did you miss the Gr 5 Transitions Meeting?

January 09, 2015
If you were not able to attend the grade 5 meeting about middle school transition presented by our counsellor Crista Jones, please see the attached document and power point to see what it was all about.  If you have any questions, feel free to call Ms. Jones or Ms. Yu at...

Welcome Back Letter from Tom Grant

September 23, 2014
Please see attached letter from Tom Grant, Superintendent.

Parent Letter - School Opening

September 21, 2014
Please see attached letter from Tom Grant, Superintendent. Welcome back HV students. Monday, Sept 22 come from 9:00-9:30 and report to last year's class. New students report to library. For the rest of the week please report to last year's class. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Letter to Parents re Sept 22 School Opening

September 17, 2014
Please see attached letter sent on behalf of Tom Grant, Superintendent. 

First day of Classes-2014/2015

June 16, 2014
Opening Week- The first day back after summer holidays is   Tuesday, September 2 nd .     Students will attend from 9:00-9:30am on that day and will report to their last year’s teacher.   For the rest of the week students will remain with that teacher.     Further details will be in an email that...


June 10, 2014
KidSport Tri-Cities is holding their much anticipated Biannual Used Sporting Goods Sale, Presented by Westminster Savings: Saturday, August 16th, from 10am until 1pm Coquitlam Main Arena Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex 633 Poirier Ave. Admission is by donation or item for the food bank

Camp: Kids on the Move (7-12yrs.)

June 06, 2014
Join us for a day filled with fun, games, adventures, physical activities and much more.   Time: 9:00-3:00 Date: Friday, June 13 th Location:  Please Drop off at Centennial Pavilion- Youth Centre in the morning, Pick up will be at Poirier Community Centre- MacDonald Room.  Other Info : Swimming at Spani Pool...

City of Coquitlam - Parks, Recreation and Culture-May 28th Care Option

May 26, 2014
Kids on the Move (7-12yrs) Join us for a filled day of fun, games, swimming and various other activities. Time: 9:00am- 3:00pm Date- Wednesday, May 28 th Cost: $32.00 Barcode: 485826 Location- Drop off at Centennial Pavilion- Youth Centre at 9am, Pick up at Poirier Community Centre- MacDonald Room at 3pm....

Join the Hyde Creek Triathalon-Sun Apr 27

April 10, 2014
Harbour View Triathlon   Students in Grades 2-5 have been invited to participate in the Hyde Creek Triathlon which is on Sunday, April 27 th , 2014 . The start time is: 8:20am. Students have started to gather themselves in relay teams of 2 or 3. The early bird registration deadline is:...


April 07, 2014
SUMMER LEARNING 2014 ONLINE Registration Dates (6:00 a.m. Opening) Elementary Skill Building:  May 27 th   Students must have an account with our online system BEFORE registering for courses.  Please visit our website and create/update your account now .   We are offering courses in Fine Arts, French Immersion, Reading & Writing, Math...

Spring Break Camps

February 25, 2014
Please see the attached information for various camps offered on the Tri Cities area during this year's Spring Break.

District 43 Spring Break Camps 2014

February 17, 2014
School of¬†‚ÄúWonderstanding‚ÄĚ Day Camp:¬† Tuesday, March 25 ‚Äď 28 ¬† ¬† We are very excited to again offer School¬† of¬†‚ÄúWonderstanding‚Ä̬† Day Camps ¬†for students Kindergarten - Grade 5 at the schools listed below.¬† School District 43 is offering these camps in partnership with Simon Fraser University‚Äôs Professional Development Program (PDP). These...

2014-2015 Cross Catchment Requests

January 09, 2014
Parents can apply for a school outside of their neighbourhood catchment school. To do so you must complete a          ‚ÄúCross Catchment Application.‚ÄĚ Placement is based on space availability.     Cross Catchment Process:   Information on the cross catchment process can be obtained from the district website ....

All schools in School District 43 are OPEN today Friday December 20th, 2013.

December 20, 2013

2014-2015 Kindergarten & Programs Information

December 09, 2013
Attached, you will find information for various programs in the 2014/2015 SD43 school programs:   -Neighbourhood Program-Kindergarten -Montessori Program-Kindergarten -Early French Immersion-Kindergarten -Reggio Influenced Program - Kindergarten -Mandarin Program-Kindergarten & Grade 1 -Cross Catchment Process for all grade levels (PEN# will be required, see School Secretary for this number.)   View...

City of Coquitlam-Holiday Events

December 05, 2013
The City of Coquitlam is offering a number of holiday activities for children of all ages, from camps and drop-in special swims, to holiday events for the whole family. Check out their selection at:        

Snow Days and Extreme Weather

November 21, 2013
In the event of heavy snowfall, ice or windchill, it may be necessary to close schools.   On inclement weather days, an announcement will be made on local radio stations CKNW (980), CKWX (1130) and CBC (690) by 7:30 a.m.. You can also check the district website at ...

Community Christmas Events

November 12, 2013
Please find attached documents for upcoming Christmas Events in our community.

Learning, Land & Neighbourhouds initiative

November 04, 2013
School District 43 is currently facilitating a community engagement process for the Learning, Land and Neighbourhoods initiative. The number of students enrolling in the school district is growing -- in the next decade there will be 5,000 more students. New schools will need to be built and others refurbished or enhanced...

PAC Event: Movie Night!

November 01, 2013
Show starts at 6 PM in the Gym Cost $2.00 Snacks available for purchase Don’t forget to bring a pillow All proceeds go to support the Harbour View PAC

Annual General Meeting of the Coquitlam Montessori Society

October 21, 2013
The Annual General Meeting of the Coquitlam Montessori Society will be held on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, starting at 7:00pm, at Scott Creek Middle School .  

City of Coquitlam~Pro D-Day Gym and Swim (7-10)

October 11, 2013
Pro D- Day Gym and Swim (7-10) Looking for something to do with your children on these Pro D days? Join us for fun in the gym and then an afternoon swim. Fee : $31.20   Location: Poirier Community Centre- 630 Poirier Street, Coquitlam To register contact:   604-927-4386 or online at ...

City of Coquitlam-Hallo‚ÄĚgreen‚ÄĚ Costume Contest

October 10, 2013
To Whom It May Concern, ¬† The City of Coquitlam is currently running a Hallo‚ÄĚgreen‚ÄĚ Costume Contest, which challenges students to reduce their waste this Halloween season by creating costumes made from reusable and/or recyclable materials. This fun and exciting contest is open to all Coquitlam students in kindergarten to grade 12...

City of Coquitlam-Multi Sport Games-Wednesday's

October 10, 2013

City of Coquitlam- Multi-Sport Games This is a great program for children who want to play a variety of sports. This program features a variety of games and sports in the gymnasium lead by an instructor. Basketball, hockey, soccer, and gym games are just some of the sports that will...

2013-14~Grade 5 Volleyball Team

October 08, 2013
If your Grade 5 child is taking part in Volleyball this season, practices are at 8:15AM every Tuesday morning, until approximately the end of November.  Please make sure your child arrives with proper footwear and comfortable clothing.   We will be arranging a few after school games that will require parent drivers....


May 08, 2013
When a child is having a problem with her or his peers, it can be hard for parents to know what is really happening- is it bullying?  Or is it something else? Each type of behaviour must be handles, to keep children safe and help them learn how to get along...

May is here and so is the sunshine! Keep your child sunproof!

April 08, 2013
As the sun comes out so does the risk of sun damage to your child.  Please provide hats and make sure your child has sun screen on before they come to school.    Also make sure that your child has appropriate footwear for the classroom and fields.  Sandals and flip flops may...

Harbour View Outdoor Classroom - is looking for items

April 08, 2013
Help Expand Our Green Classroom ~ The Garden We are still looking for items for the garden.   We are hoping that over the next four months to start expanding the learning opportunities that the garden can create for all students at Harbour View.    Below we have created a wish list of...

2013-2014 School Calendar - survey link and request for feedback

January 28, 2013
Please take a look at the proposed school calendar for next year.  Use the link below to give feedback.  Thank you for your time and interest.


January 07, 2013
Satisfaction Surveys As per the Ministry of Education the grade 4 students (along with any teachers and gr 4 parents who would like to take part) will be participating in the Satisfaction Surveys in the upcoming months.  This will take approximately 10 min of time. If any gr 4 parents would...

Christmas Concert News

December 19, 2012
Wednesday afternoon Concert postponed until Thursday at 1:30 due to Power Outage.  Thanks to all who showed today despite the weather.   Thursday evening concert, 7:00 pm is still on at this time.       If things change we will let you know vis email and will post something on the website.    

Weather Update -Message from Superintendants office

December 19, 2012
  The district decision to close needs to occur by 6:30 a.m. so that families can plan and make alternate arrangements should schools be closed.  While the District tries to make the best decision with the information we have the weather changes quickly for the worse or for the better.   Schools are...

New Ministry ERASE Bullying website is open.

December 05, 2012
Log on to the new erase bullying portal at:

Opening Week

August 30, 2012
-Tuesday - students come from 9:00-9:30 only -Edu Pac items will be handed out onTuesday -Wed-Fri - students attend from 9:00-3:00 -Kindergarten - only attend for their Welcoming Conversation time -Friday -Family BBQ at lunch - sign up for items to bring -      

2012-2013 School Year

August 21, 2012
September 4th is the first day of the new school year.  Students should arrive at 9:00 am and will be released by 9:30 am.  They will receive some information on what will be happening in the first week and we will take attendance.  Please do not send any supplies with your...

Ordering Harbour View T-Shirts

April 11, 2012
HARBOURVIEW T-SHIRT SALE ON NOW! Youth Sizes $13.00 and Adult Sizes-$15.00 and available in White and Blue Sample Sizes will be available in the main hall afterschool on Wednesdays and Fridays until April 27th. Forms available at the office or order online at , , log into your...

What to do when we have snowy weather

November 01, 2010
In the event of heavy snow, ice or extreme temperatures, a decision on school closures will take place as soon as possible after 6:00 a.m. that day. Check the district website at beginning shortly after 6:00 a.m. Be sure to hit Refresh when checking back The district website posting is...

Back to School Tips for families

August 30, 2010
FACTSHEET Aug. 30, 2010 Ministry of Education   BACK TO SCHOOL TIPS FOR A SMOOTH START   Primary Students:   * Confirm what time school will start on the first day. * If your children are going to a new school, check with the school to see what information or identification will be required...

ICBC Driver's Abstracts

September 26, 2008
Please note that your ICBC driver's abstract must be renewed EVERY year.  Please call 1-800-950-1498 to request one.  They can be faxed directly to the school if you ask.  The school fax number is 604.936.1495.   (*In order to volunteer, you may also require a criminal record check - valid for 5...

Harbour View Elementary School

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