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School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
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Administrative Appointments Effective July 1, 2023

May 11, 2023
The district would like to congratulate our newly appointed vice-principals and principals, and thank those that are retiring or leaving the district. Other administrators are moving to new communities within the district. As always, we are appreciative of the work they do for students and staff across SD43. ‚Äč

Getting started with the Family Portal

December 08, 2022
‚ÄčPlease see attached instructions on how to access the new MyEd Family Portal Getting Started with the Family Portal Brochure.pdf

Summer Learning 2022

April 26, 2022

Winter Weather Ahead!

October 29, 2021
‚Äč Rochester School Community Information   Winter Weather Ahead! Schools are not routinely closed due to snow or other inclement weather conditions. All schools in School District 43 (Coquitlam) will remain OPEN, if possible, during winter weather, including snowfall.   However, on occasion, a district-wide or partial-district closure is required due...

Terry Fox Donations

September 18, 2020
If you would like to donate please do so on-line only.  Please donate by Oct 15th.
There will be no cash being collected this year. please donate using the following link: ‚Äč

Even though the Terry Fox Run will look different this year, the Rochester staff is still...

Weather Announcement see

January 10, 2020
‚ÄčPlease check SD 43 Website for school closure information. Information posted by 06:30 each morning. =

Terry Fox Run- Sept 27 1:30 pm - Gravel Field

September 17, 2019
‚ÄčDonations preference is on-line Select school run under parents donate to a school - select Rochester

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...

Two Week Peak

November 14, 2018

Rochester Remembers

November 05, 2018
‚ÄčCome help us remember on Wednesday, November 7th at 1:30 pm.  Rochester Remembers Assembly.pdf

Terry Fox Foundation

September 18, 2018
‚ÄčPlease go to Terry Click on Donate today - donate to a school (bottom) Type in and select Rochester Elementary Coquitlam, BC Fill out application and donation amount.      

Rochester School Choir Sings!

November 29, 2017
‚ÄčOur amazing and ever expanding choir sings at the Lougheed Mall at 10 am on Tuesday, December 12th and at Kwayhquitlum Middle School on Monday, December 18th a t

Rochester Breakfast Buddies

September 14, 2016
‚Äč Rochester Breakfast Buddies Breakfast Buddies has a new schedule this year.  We are open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.  Breakfast Buddies Coordinator Marna Omichinski is always looking for helpers.  Please contact her at if you can help us build community, one breakfast at a time. ...

Kindergarten Registration 2016 French/English Info

December 09, 2015
Please see links for info on upcoming Kindergarten Registration. 

Entertainment Book return dates

October 01, 2015
Please only return money or unsold books on the following days: Oct 6, 8, 13 & 15 in the undercover area at 8:30 am.

Urgent Message for Rochester Parents

September 24, 2015
This document was sent home with your child on 24 September

Rocket Runners return on 2 October!!!

September 18, 2015
See attached PDF for details and registration

Reminder from Rochester Pac

September 17, 2015
upcoming meeting on Sept 21 7pm-830pm. All our welcome to attend.

Medical- Request of administration of medication form 2015-2016

September 17, 2015
Please fill out this form if any administration of medicine is required.  Please also note new forms and regulations this year.

Medical Alert Form 2015-2016

September 15, 2015
Please fill this out and return to the office asap if your child has a medical alert.  Please also bring in any medications that he/she may need at school.

First Day and First Week Information

September 01, 2015
First Day of School is Tuesday, 8 September.  Please find attached information about the first day and first week at Rochester for returning and new students in grades 1 - 5.   Kindergarten children will have their first day and week information already.

Oct 29 @ 9am Hearing/Vision screening for kinders

June 15, 2015
Hearing/Vision screening - kinders

Change of time to 1:30 for last Recognition Assembly - June 17

June 10, 2015
In order to accommodate all the assembly participants in June, we will start 1/2 earlier than usual


May 25, 2015
Students are invited to dress up as their favorite story book character for team points.  Remember your water bottle and lunch if you haven't pre-ordered subway! Parents are Welcome to come and watch!

Rochester Students Win GOLD at Provincial Odyssey of the Mind

April 20, 2015
Odyssey Teams Win GOLD this Weekend! Rochester was well represented by 11 students who participated on two different teams in the Provincial Odyssey of the Mind competition in Langley on 18 April.   The Rochester Team of Jian R., Jasmine P., Rebecca K., Marcus R., Stefan T., and Dominique E. won the...

Student VAlue Attributes Wordle

April 10, 2015
These key attributes were expressed by students in all 18 divisions at Rochester.  They represent the ways our students want people in our school community to be "in relation" with one another. 

New start time for Recognition Assemblies is 2 pm!

April 10, 2015
Assemblies have a new start time of 2:00

Grade 5 Leaving Committee BAKE SALE

March 30, 2015
All items are $1.00 Sale at lunchtime on Thursday, April 2nd in the undercover area

Good bye Mona

March 25, 2015
Dear Rochester families:   It is with mixed feelings that I inform you that long time Rochester secretary, Mona Lacroix, has accepted a new assignment at SD 43’s Aboriginal Office in Port Coquitlam.  This is a wonderful new opportunity for Mona but we are all sad to see her go.   Mona has...

SD 43 Cross Catchment Process now in progress

February 05, 2015
The online cross catchment process began Friday, Feb. 6.  Parents access the cross catchment form through the on-line registration process which is accessed through the District home page at

Place Maillardville Winter 2015

January 26, 2015
Registration for the new session with Place Maillardville has come and gone.   For full details, refer to the attached brochure which was sent home with the children the week of January 19th.

Cross-Catchment Process for 2015-16

January 12, 2015
See the attached notice from the board office regarding the Cross-Catchment process for the 2015-2016 school year.

Kindergarten Registration Information

January 12, 2015
Attached you will find a brief outline of Kindergarten registation dates with the school district as well as required documention needed to accompany your registrations.   Students starting kindergarten in September 2015 should be born between January and December 2010.

Registration Information for 2015-2016 School Year

January 12, 2015
Attached you will find a full listing of all programs available for registering within the Coquitlam School District for the 2015-2016 school year.  This list includes Early French Immersion and English kindergartens.

Neighbourhood Construction Notice

January 12, 2015
Please see the attached notice regarding construction in our neighbourhood this month.

School-based Pro-D Day - No School Next Monday

January 12, 2015
Mark your calendars - next Monday, January 19th is a school-based Professional Day and there is NO SCHOOL.

January School Meals

December 15, 2014
Due to system problems all last week, there is a very short timeline for returing the January School Meals order forms and deadline is tomorrow, Dec 16th..

SHARE Food Drive at Rochester

December 03, 2014
Dear parents: As part of our many care based initiatives at Rochester, we are supporting SHARE’s Christmas Food Hamper drive by collecting nonperishable food and toy donations at the school.  Did you know that SHARE:   ·          distributed 19,122 food hampers in the Tri-Cities ·          provided gifts to 1603 children last Christmas...

Usborne Book Sale

December 02, 2014
A Library book sale fundraiser is going on today and tomorrow in the Library.  Please stop by during recess, lunch and after school.  Orders can be paid via cash, cheques or credit cards.

December School Meal Orders due

November 19, 2014
December School Meals orders are due this Friday, November 21st.   Attached is a copy of the menu and order form.  Please have in the office by 9am.

NO SCHOOL on Friday, October 24!

October 24, 2014
Due to a District-wide Professional Development day, there will be no classes on Friday, October 24th.   School will resume as usual on Monday, October 27th.

Weather Appropriate & Spare Clothes

October 17, 2014
Gentle reminder for parents to ensure you send your child to school wearing clothing appropriate for the day and weather forecast.   We live on the West Coast, where it rains.  Unless we have torrential downpours, children WILL go outside at lunch and recess.   Accidents can also happen so please ensure that...

November School Meals Menu

October 16, 2014
The November School Meals menu and order form has now been posted under "Lunch Program" in the "Programs & Services" tab.   Order DEADLINE IS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23rd 9am.   No late orders can be accommodated.

Change in BELL SCHEDULE effective Monday, Oct 6th

October 02, 2014
Please note that due to factors of the settled Teacher labour dispute, we have had to shift our recess and lunch times.  The lenth of the breaks will remain the same, just the start and end times will be slightly shifted starting MONDAY, OCT. 6th.    Attached is the new schedule.

R & B Yoga Program Returns to Rochester

October 01, 2014
Please see the attached PDF for program details.  Monday and Wednesday after school

Forms Package Home Today

October 01, 2014
Today your child will be bring home a package from the school that includes a letter from the Principal, Student Information Forms, Emergency Contact Form and an optional Insurance form.   Please return the updated Information form and completed Emergency Contact form as soon as possible.  Be sure BOTH ARE SIGNED.   On...

Aboriginal Education Harvest Moon Festival

September 30, 2014
Aboriginal Education is hosting the Harvest Moon Festival on October 23, 2014.   For more information please refer to the attached flyer. 

Change in Individual Photo Date

September 22, 2014
Student Individual Photos are now set for:   Friday, October 17th Retakes Monday, November 17th

First Week of School at Rochester

September 19, 2014
Please refer to the attached letter from Mr. Goheen outlining the first week of school beginning Monday, Sept. 22nd.

Please stand by for official opening day confirmation (open this to see details)

September 18, 2014
Dear parents: I have revised our first day and first week plan.  Once the School Board officially announces opening day, Rochester information will be posted on this website.  Please check this site throughout Friday, 19 September for updates.    

Grade 5 Get Active Program

September 05, 2014
Attached you will find a signed letter for Parents/Guardians of any grade 5 student wishing to participate in community recreation programs in the Tri-Cities area.    Take this letter to the Parks & Recreation department with the requested documents and they will issue a student I.D. card allowing access to drop-in programs...

Latest 2 Week Peek Newsletter

September 04, 2014
The 2 Week Peek Newsletter returns

Rochester Report Cards

July 03, 2014
Reports were mailed this afternoon to parents.  These reports document your child's attendance and grade level assignment for next year.  Please see the superintendent's letter in NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS for background information on year end reports.

New R&B after school Yoga Program at Rochester

April 04, 2014
Please see the program brochure and program registration form for details.

New Newsletter format - "Introducing the 2 Week Peek"

March 14, 2014
Please check out our new look newsletter, The 2 Week Peek, found in the "Publications" section every, you guessed it, two weeks!

Sept. 2014 Registration Dates & Info Sessions

November 06, 2013
Attached please find a   list of very important calendar dates around registering for the September 2014-2015 school year.  Please continue to check for date or venue changes prior to your event.   Please NOTE:  Rochester will no longer host French Immersion Info Sessions however, parents may attend ANY information session that...

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