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School and Program Registration Information for 2019-2020

December 07, 2018
Cross catchment, Programs of Choice and Kindergarten registration for the 2019-2020 school year starting in September 2019 occurs soon. 

For a helpful summary of details about information meetings, registration periods and deadlines for the 2019-2020 school year for many programs including Kindergarten, Cross Catchment, French Immersion, Montessori, Mandarin Bilingual and Reggio...
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SLOW DOWN AND LOOK AROUND - Together we can make school zones safer!

December 07, 2018
Please see the attached letter below from the Superintendent and visit this website to learn about the laws, school rules and best practices for safe driving, cycling and walking in and around SD43's 70 school zones. Also share our upcoming messages on social media to help spread the word....
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Season's greetings from the Superintendent

December 14, 2018
Season's greetings from the Superintendent - see the attached PDF.

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Natural Gas Conservation Initiative

November 29, 2018
​SD43 has committed to participating in natural gas conservation measures due to the Enbridge pipeline rupture. Read the letter below for more information.
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Guiding Principles Survey for Proposed New Secondary

November 28, 2018
SD43 is seeking input from stakeholders on developing the educational guiding principles for the proposed new secondary school on Burke Mountain in Northeast Coquitlam. Please provide your input by completing an online survey by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at: www.surveymonkey.com/r/bmsecondary   
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Inclement Weather Reminder

November 26, 2018
For official school district information and updates during emergencies, bad weather, power outages, etc. the SD43 website is the official info source. 
Read more detailed information on emergency and inclement weather communications here: http://www.sd43.bc.ca/NewsEvents/Pages/EmergencyInformation.aspx
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Read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board

November 21, 2018
SD43 invites the community to read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board presented at the Board Meeting on November 20, 2018 by clicking here.

The Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board contain information on news and events, and the many successes and achievements of our schools,...
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Inauguration of SD43 Board of Education Trustees

November 07, 2018
The nine elected Trustees of School District 43’s Board of Education were sworn in for their four-year term at a formal inauguration event held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. The new Board Chair is Barb Hobson and the Vice-chair is Christine Pollock for the coming year. The school district welcomes and...
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Newly Elected Board of Education for SD43

October 25, 2018
School District No 43. (Coquitlam) congratulates our newly elected and re-elected* Board of Education Trustees. They will be officially sworn in at the inaugural meeting of the SD43 Board of Education on Tuesday November 6, 2018. Jennifer Blatherwick
Carol Cahoon *
Barb Hobson *
Kerri Palmer Isaak *
Lisa Park *
Christine Pollock
Michael A. Thomas *
Keith Watkins...
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Cannabis is Now Legal in Canada but Still Prohibited in SD43

October 17, 2018
​As of October 17, 2018, Cannabis (marijuana) is legal in Canada through the Cannabis Act but still prohibited in SD43.  Visit this SD43 webpage for more information.
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Read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board

October 10, 2018
SD43 invites the community to read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board presented at the Board Meeting on October 9, 2018 by clicking here.   The Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board contain information on news and events, and the many successes and achievements of...
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Community Celebrates Opening of Smiling Creek Elementary

October 03, 2018
It was an exciting evening as smiling students, families, employees, dignitaries and community members gathered for the opening ceremony and open house celebration for Smiling Creek Elementary, the shared multi-purpose activity centre, and the City of Coquitlam's joint-use sports field Read the full announcement and view many great photos here...
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Smiling Creek Elementary School Opening Ceremony and Open House

September 24, 2018
You're invited! Attend the opening ceremony and open house for Smiling Creek Elementary, the shared multi-purpose activity centre, and the City of Coquitlam's joint-use sports field.   Tour the school, enjoy family-friendly activities and games on the sports field and in the activity centre, attend the formal opening ceremony, enjoy a snack and...
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Proposed French Immersion Catchment Changes

September 24, 2018
As a part of the annual district-wide catchment boundary review, some Early French Immersion catchment areas for the 2019-2020 school year have been identified for proposed changes. This is a continuation of the district's work to provide a sustainable French Immersion program within SD43.

Please review the attached announcement and feel...
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Read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board

September 19, 2018
SD43 invites the community to read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board presented at the Board Meeting on September 19, 2018 by clicking here.   The Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board contain information on news and events, and the many successes and achievements of...
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Reminder on RCMP warning of ‘virtual kidnapping’ scheme

September 15, 2018
​ An extortion scheme that deceives victims into believing their loved ones have been kidnapped is surfacing once again, warns the Lower Mainland RCMP.  In August 2017, a joint task force was created to address and coordinate information about the telecommunications fraud that targeted Chinese foreign nationals. Working closely with the...
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Smiling Creek Elementary School Opening Ceremony and Open House

September 12, 2018
  You're invited! Attend the opening ceremony and open house for Smiling Creek Elementary, the shared multi-purpose activity centre, and the City of Coquitlam's joint-use sports field.   Tour the school, enjoy family-friendly activities and games on the sports field and in the activity centre, attend the formal opening ceremony, enjoy a snack...
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Welcome Back Letter from the Superintendent

September 11, 2018
Read the attached welcome back letter to parents from SD43 Superintendent, Patricia Gartland.     ​
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Students return to school on Tuesday, September 4!

August 29, 2018
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) welcomes everyone back to school on Tuesday, September 4 ! See the information, tips, and helpful links below to make your return to school as simple and smooth as possible.
New to the district or have a child ready for kindergarten?  Ensure they are registered...
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New Student Registration

August 20, 2018
On Tuesday, September 4, over 31,000 students in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody (including the villages of Anmore and Belcarra) will be returning to school. School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) welcomes all students and wishes all of them the very best for the year ahead. If you are new to...
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Have a safe and happy summer break! School resumes on September 4

June 29, 2018
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) welcomes everyone back to school on Tuesday, September 4. Find helpful information, tips and links below on how to have a great summer break. 
The final day of school for students before the summer break is Thursday, June 28. Classes are not in session on Friday,...
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SD43 Pension Transfer Confirmed

June 22, 2018
​School District 43 (Coquitlam) is pleased to announce that the Municipal Pension Plan Board has confirmed SD43's application to transfer active members of the SD43 Non-Teaching Pension Plan (NTPP) into the BC Municipal Pension Plan (MPP) effective January 1, 2018. For more details read the official release attached below.
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Community Celebrates Glen Elementary Addition

June 22, 2018
​Students, employees, parents, district leadership, and community members gathered at École Glen Elementary on Friday, June 22, 2018 for the official opening ceremony celebrating their new addition. Glen Principal Nicole Daneault presided over the event attended by School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) Board of Education Chair Kerri Palmer Isaak, Vice-Chair Michael...
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Community Celebrates Opening of New Moody Middle School

June 19, 2018
​École Moody Middle School of the Arts students, school and district employees, parents, alumni, community members and dignitaries gathered on Monday June 18, 2018 to celebrate the opening of the new school 67 years after the original school first opened. Read the full annoucement and view many great photos here...
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Community Celebrates Re-Opening of Lacrosse Box

June 14, 2018
Students, parents, school district employees, community members and dignitaries gathered on Thursday, June 14, 2018 to celebrate the re-opening of the lacrosse box on the grounds of Minnekhada Middle School as part of the major new school seismic replacement construction project. ​ Read the full event announcement and view many great...
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Educational Learning Centre Receives Board Approval to Proceed

June 07, 2018
At SD43's June 5, 2018 public board meeting, the Board of Education approved proceeding with the school district's Educational Learning Centre (ELC) which will relocate the school district's board office to the Winslow Centre campus.

The ELC will be a purposefully designed, multi-use facility for learning, operational and support services that offers...
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Read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board

June 06, 2018
​SD43 invites the community to read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board presented at the Board Meeting on June 5, 2018 by clicking here . The Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board contain information on news and events, and the many successes and...
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École Moody Middle School of the Arts Opening Ceremony and Open House

June 04, 2018
​ You're invited! Attend the Opening Ceremony and Open House for Moody Middle School

Date:    Monday, June 18, 2018

Time:  Open House 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
               Formal Opening Ceremony 7:00 p.m. (Gymnasium)

Location:   Moody Middle School
                        3115 Saint Johns Street, Port Moody, BC

Parking:   Street parking available on Buller Street,
                      St. George Street and...
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Community Celebrates Opening of New Centennial Secondary School

June 01, 2018
​Centennial Secondary School students, school and district employees, parents, alumni, and community members gathered on Thursday, May 31, 2018 to celebrate the opening of the new school, 51 years after the original school first opened. Read the full event announcement and view many great photos here.  Watch a video of 51 years...
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New District Administrative Appointments

May 17, 2018
​See the attachment for the new District Administrative appointments effective July 1, 2018.
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Read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board

May 16, 2018
SD43 invites the community to read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board presented at the Board Meeting on May 15, 2018 by clicking here . The Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board contain information on news and events, and the many successes and...
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Centennial Secondary School Opening Ceremony and Open House

May 11, 2018
You're invited! Attend the School Opening Ceremony  and Open House for Centennial Secondary School.

Date:       Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Time:        Open House 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (Main Foyer)
                     Opening Ceremony 4:30 p.m. (Theatre)

Location: Centennial Secondary , 570 Poirier Street, Coquitlam, BC

Parking:    Parking available at Vanier...
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New Schools and a New and Improved Capital Projects Website

May 04, 2018
​As SD43 prepares to open several new schools and continues many other capital projects we've launched a new and improved website to keep stakeholders informed on more than a dozen capital projects including new schools, upgrades, additions and more. Visit often for regular updates: www.sd43.bc.ca/CapitalProjects  
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Read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board

April 25, 2018
SD43 invites the community to read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board presented at the Board Meeting on April 24, 2018 by clicking here. The Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board contain information on news and events, and the many successes and achievements...
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SD43 Board Approves Positive Budget for 2018-2019

April 24, 2018
The School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) Board of Education is pleased to announce it has approved the 2018-2019 budget which includes adding resources to enhance teaching and learning in classrooms and schools for all students.  Guided by Directions 2020, the district's strategic vision and goals, the Board of Education passed the...
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Reminder on RCMP warning of ‘virtual kidnapping’ scheme

April 12, 2018
Released - April 11, 2018 ​An extortion scheme that deceives victims into believing their loved ones have been kidnapped is surfacing once again, warns the Lower Mainland RCMP.  In August 2017, a joint task force was created to address and coordinate information about the telecommunications fraud that targeted Chinese foreign nationals....
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Approved School Calendars for 2018/19 and 2019/20

April 11, 2018
The School Calendars for the 2018/19 and 2019/20 school years has been approved by the Board of Education and are now posted online here.
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Read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board

April 11, 2018
​SD43 invites the community to read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board presented at the Board Meeting on April 10, 2018 by clicking here. The Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board contain information on news and events, and the many successes and achievements of our...
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2018-2019 budget process begins

March 29, 2018
You’re invited to be part of SD43’s 2018-2019 budget process. Information and feedback events take place April 10 – 24, 2018. To learn more please visit the ​2018-2019 budget process page
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Have a safe and happy spring break! School resumes on Tuesday, April 3

March 16, 2018
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) wishes everyone a safe and happy spring break! Read important dates and other information here. The final day of school before the spring break is Friday, March 16. Schools are not in session during the spring break and Easter holidays from Monday, March 19 to Monday,...
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Proposed School Calendar Amendments for 2018/19 and 2019/20

February 21, 2018
On February 2 nd , 2018, the Ministry of Education announced the reduction of instructional hours to the 2018-19 school year to facilitate implementation of the revised curriculum.  SD43 has proposed an amendment to the calendar to meet the Ministry of Education mandate.  Friday, November 9 th , 2018 has been...
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Read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board

February 21, 2018
​SD43 invites the community to read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board presented at the Board Meeting on February 20, 2018 by clicking here. The Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board contain information on news and events, and the many successes and achievements...
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SD43’s completion rates remain among the best in Metro Vancouver and Province

February 05, 2018
​SD43 is pleased to announce that the district's six-year completion rates are once again among the top in Metro Vancouver and the Province.

SD43's 2016/17 six-year completion rates for All BC Resident Students, Female Students, Male Students, Aboriginal Students, English Language Learners, and Students with Special Needs continue to be well above...
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Read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board

January 31, 2018
​SD43 invites the community to read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board presented at the Board Meeting on January 30, 2018 by clicking here. The Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board contain information on news and events, and the many successes and achievements...
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SD43 receives $24.3 million for a new École Irvine Elementary School

January 30, 2018
Today, ​January 30, 2018, Minister of Education Rob Fleming announced $24.3 million of funding for School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) to seismically replace École Irvine Elementary School.

Minister Fleming made the announcement at the site of the current school alongside the SD43 Board of Education Chair, Kerri Palmer Isaak. Also making speeches to...
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CUPE 561 and SD43 Reach Agreement on Pension Plan Transfer

January 30, 2018
CUPE 561 and Coquitlam School District No. 43 (SD43) are pleased to announce we have reached an agreement to transfer active employees in the SD43 Non-Teaching Pension Plan (NTPP) to the BC Municipal Pension Plan (MPP). They will be joining the majority of other nonteaching employees in other BC school districts...
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SD43 announces joint-use facility agreements

January 17, 2018
School District 43 is pleased to announce two joint use agreements on shared facility use with the City of Coquitlam and the Village of Anmore. These follow-up on joint use agreements previously reached with the City of Port Moody and the City of Port Coquitlam. Read the official announcements below. SD43-City...
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Read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board

January 17, 2018
​SD43 invites the community to read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board presented at the Board Meeting on January 17, 2018 by clicking here. The Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board contain information on news and events, and the many successes and achievements...
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New District Administrative Appointments

December 22, 2017
​See the attachment for the new District Administrative appointments effective February 1, 2018* (unless otherwise indicated).

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Have a safe and happy winter break! School resumes on Monday, January 8, 2018.

December 22, 2017
​School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) wishes everyone a safe and happy winter break! Read important dates and other information here. The final day of school before the winter break is Friday, December 22. Schools are not in session during the two week  winter break. School resumes on Monday, January 8, 2018....
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Read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board

November 29, 2017
SD43 invites the community to read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board presented at the Board Meeting on November 28, 2017 by clicking here. The Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board contain information on news and events, and the many successes and achievements...
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Updates and Information on Catchment Areas and Programs of Choice

November 30, 2017
Update on Proposed Changes to Catchment Areas and Programs of Choice Locations (December 21, 2017) To comply with the class size and composition legal requirements and manage enrolment pressures the school district presented several proposals on changes to catchment areas and Programs of Choice locations at public information meetings with a...
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Building Stronger Communities Through Partnerships

November 29, 2017
School District 43's Board of Education has approved the sale of a small piece of unused land to the City of Coquitlam to support several school improvement projects at schools in Coquitlam benefiting both students and the community-at-large.  
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Building Stronger Communities

November 15, 2017
​We want to hear from members of the community as we seek to make improvements and provide benefits to multiple school sites in Coquitlam, including Glen Elementary and Centennial Secondary. To do so, SD43 proposes to sell the surplus 1.2 acres of land at 3064 Glen Drive to the City of...
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Read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board

November 08, 2017
SD43 invites the community to read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board presented at the Board Meeting on November 7, 2017 by clicking here. The Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board contain information on news and events, and the many successes and achievements...
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SD43 Board of Education Election Outcomes

November 08, 2017
​School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) wishes to congratulate Trustee Kerri Palmer Isaak (Anmore/Belcarra) on her re-election by acclamation as Chair and Trustee Michael Thomas (Port Coquitlam) on his election as Vice-Chair of the Board of Education at the November 7, 2017 public board meeting. Trustee Thomas also served as Board Vice-Chair...
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Burke Mountain Schools Information Session

October 06, 2017
Burke Mountain Schools Information Session
Looking for information and updates about Burke Mountain schools? Attend the SD43 Information Session on: Thursday November 9, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30pm) Leigh Elementary (in the Gym) 1230 Soball Street, Coquitlam   The purpose of the information session is: To communicate background information...
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Ministry update on the Redesigned Curriculum

November 03, 2017
​Read an update from the Ministry of Education on the redesigned curriculum and its extended  transition period for grades 11 and 12.
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Read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board

October 26, 2017
SD43 invites the community to read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board presented at the Board Meeting on October 24, 2017 by clicking here . The Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board contain information on news and events, and the many successes and achievements of...
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Coquitlam Continuing Education Open House November 9

October 23, 2017
Coquitlam Continuing Education (CCE)   is hosting an Open House on Thursday, November 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. at 380 Montgomery St. Coquitlam. CCE students may now take High School Credit courses tuition-free! Registration for Fall courses is now open at www.CE43.com
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French Immersion Catchment Changes Approved

October 18, 2018
As a part of the annual district-wide catchment boundary review, some Early French Immersion catchment areas for the 2019-2020 school year were identified for proposed changes. This was part of a continuation of the district's work to provide a sustainable French Immersion program within SD43.   Information was provided and a feedback...
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Read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board

October 04, 2017
​SD43 invites the community to read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board presented at the Board Meeting on October 3, 2017 by clicking here .

The Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board contain information on news and events, and the many successes and achievements...
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Read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board

September 20, 2017
SD43 invites the community to read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board presented at the Board Meeting on September 19, 2017 by clicking here . The Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board contain information on news and events, and the many successes and...
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Welcome Back Letter from the Superintendent

September 11, 2017
​Read the attached welcome back letter to parents from SD43 Superintendent, Patricia Gartland.  
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Students return to school on September 5!

August 31, 2017
​School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) welcomes everyone back to school on Tuesday, September 5. See the information, tips, and helpful links below to make your return to school as simple and smooth as possible. New to the district or have a child ready for kindergarten?  Ensure they are registered by contacting...
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Have a safe and happy summer break! School resumes on September 5.

June 30, 2017
​School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) welcomes everyone back to school on Tuesday, September 5. See the information, tips, and helpful links below to make your return to school as simple and smooth as possible. The final day of school for students before the summer break is Thursday, June 29. Classes are...
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Read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board

June 28, 2017
​SD43 invites the community to read the latest Superintendent’s News and Events Report to the Board presented at the Board Meeting on June 27, 2017 by clicking here . The Superintendent’s News and Events Report to the Board contain information on news and events, and the many successes and achievements...
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Read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board

June 07, 2017
​SD43 invites the community to read the latest Superintendent’s News and Events Report to the Board presented at the Board Meeting on June 6, 2017 by clicking here . The Superintendent’s News and Events Report to the Board contain information on news and events, and the many successes and achievements of our...
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Read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board

May 17, 2017
​SD43 invites the community to read the latest Superintendent’s News and Events Report to the Board presented at the Board Meeting on May 16, 2017 by clicking here . The Superintendent’s News and Events Report to the Board contain information on news and events, and the many successes and achievements...
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New District Administrative Appointments

May 17, 2017
​See the attachment for the new District Administrative appointments effective July 1, 2017.
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SD43 Summer Learning Registration begins April 27

April 23, 2018
​ Summer Learning registration begins April 27 for elementary courses, May 1 for middle and secondary courses. For more information or to register visit www.summerlearningcoquitlam.ca
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Read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board

April 26, 2017
​SD43 invites the community to read the latest Superintendent’s News and Events Report to the Board presented at the Board Meeting on April 25, 2017 by clicking here . The Superintendent’s News and Events Report to the Board contain information on news and events, and the many successes and achievements of...
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SD43 Board Approves Positive Budget for 2017-2018

April 26, 2017
The School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) Board of Education is pleased to announce it has approved the 2017-2018 budget which includes adding positions to enhance teaching and learning in classrooms and schools for all students. Guided by Directions 2020, the district’s strategic vision and goals, the Board of Education passed the...
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Letter from the Superintendent on new mobile-friendly ministry website

April 13, 2017
​Read the attached letter from SD43 Superintendent Patricia Gartland regarding the new B.C. Ministry of Education mobile-friendly website.
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SD43 Proposes to Eliminate Teacher Layoff / Recall Process for 2017-2018

April 11, 2017
​School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) is proposing to eliminate teacher layoffs for the coming school year. SD43’s Board of Education and District Leadership Team have discussed a proposal to reduce or eliminate the teacher layoff / recall process within the limitations of each year’s budget framework. The District Leadership Team initiated...
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SD43 Board Eliminates Debt Adding to Positive Budget for 2017-2018

April 11, 2017
The School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) Board of Education is pleased to announce it has eliminated its debt as of the end of this school year. This is ahead of schedule and contributes an additional $1.25 million to the annual operating budget for 2017-2018 and on an ongoing basis. The $10...
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Read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board

April 05, 2017
​​SD43 invites the community to read the latest Superintendent’s News and Events Report to the Board presented at the Board Meeting on April 4, 2017 by clicking here . The Superintendent’s News and Events Report to the Board contain information on news and events, and the many successes and achievements of...
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2017-2018 budget process begins

April 05, 2017
​You’re invited to be part of SD43’s 2017-2018 budget process. Information and consultation events take place April 11-25. To learn more please visit the 2017-2018 budget process page
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Have a safe and happy spring break! School resumes on March 27

March 10, 2017
​School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) wishes everyone a safe and happy spring break! Read important dates and other information here. The final day of school before the spring break is Friday, March 10. Schools are not in session during the spring break from March 13 to 24. The board office hours...
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Read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board

February 22, 2017
​SD43 invites the community to read the latest Superintendent’s News and Events Report to the Board presented at the Board Meeting on February 21, 2017 by clicking here . The Superintendent’s News and Events Report to the Board contain information on news and events, and the many successes and achievements of our...
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Letter from the Superintendent

February 15, 2017
​Read the attached letter from SD43 Superintendent Patricia Gartland regarding the Supreme Court of Canada decision interim measures.
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Read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board

February 08, 2017
​​SD43 invites the community to read the latest Superintendent’s News and Events Report to the Board presented at the Board Meeting on February 7, 2017 by clicking here . The Superintendent’s News and Events Report to the Board contain information on news and events, and the many successes and achievements...
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SD43 receives $33.3 million for a new Minnekhada Middle School

February 08, 2017
​Today, Minister of Education Mike Bernier announced $33.3 million of funding for School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) to seismically replace Minnekhada Middle School in Port Coquitlam. Minister Bernier made the announcement at the site of the current school alongside the SD43 Board of Education Chair Kerri Palmer Isaak, SD43 Superintendent Patricia...
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Kindergarten registration opens January 31

January 26, 2017
​Kindergarten registration will be held from January 31 to February 2 in all elementary schools. The cross catchment application process will begin on February 3 at 9 a.m. and close on February 9 at 4:30 p.m. For more information on Kindergarten registration, click here . For more information on Cross...
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Read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board

January 26, 2017
​SD43 invites the community to read the latest Superintendent’s News and Events Report to the Board presented at the Board Meeting on January 24, 2017 by clicking here . The Superintendent’s News and Events Report to the Board contain information on news and events, and the many successes and...
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Read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board

January 12, 2017
SD43 invites the community to read the latest Superintendent’s News and Events Report to the Board presented at the Board Meeting on January 10, 2017 by clicking here . The Superintendent’s News and Events Report to the Board contain information on news and events, and the many successes and achievements of...
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Season's greetings from the Superintendent

December 15, 2017
​Season's greetings from the Superintendent - see the attached PDF.​
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SD43 student experiment going to International Space Station announced

December 16, 2016
​School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) is proud to announce that Grade 12 students Alexa Durand and Brenda Shen from Riverside Secondary School have been selected as the school district's finalists of the Student SpaceFlight Experiments Program (SSEP) for their proposal titled "The effect of microgravity on concrete used in building structures"...
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Have a safe and happy winter break! Students return to school on January 3

December 16, 2016
​School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) wishes all students, parents and employees a safe and happy winter break! Read important dates and other information here. The final day of school before the winter break is Friday, December 16. Schools are not in session during the winter break. The board office hours during...
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Community Consultation: Proposed Parcel Disposition at Leigh Elementary

December 16, 2016
​SD43 seeks community consultation on the proposed parcel disposition at Leigh Elementary School. As part of the Victoria Drive Improvement Project, the City requires an 1107.36m 2 strip of land at Leigh Elementary School to accommodate the construction of the new multi-use pathway, new street lighting, as well as some road...
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Season's Greetings from the Superintendent

December 13, 2016
Season's greetings from the Superintendent - see the attached PDF.​
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PISA results rank B.C. students among the best in the world

December 08, 2016
​ Read a letter from SD43’s Chair of the Board of Education regarding the PISA student assessment outcomes.
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10-12 Curriculum Timeline

November 29, 2016
​Read a letter from the Minister of Education regarding changes in the 10-12 Curriculum timeline.  
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New District Administrative Appointments

November 16, 2016
​See the attachment for the new District Administrative appointments effective February 1, 2017.
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Smiling Creek Elementary Construction Celebrated

November 16, 2016
SD43 celebrated construction and unveiled designs for the new Smiling Creek Elementary School on Burke Mountain at a special event on Thursday November 16. The event featured Education Minister Mike Bernier, Port Moody-Coquitlam MLA Linda Reimer, Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart, and SD43 Board of Education Vice-Chair Michael Thomas along with several...
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Delegation travels to Korea

November 04, 2016
Canadian Senator Yonah Martin (representing British Columbia), Chair of the Board of Education (SD43) Judy Shirra, Superintendent of Schools (SD43) Patricia Gartland, and City of Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart will be traveling to Korea with the aim to deepen Canada Korea relations through highlighting the legacy of Canada's Korean War Veterans; expanding...
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Update on RCMP warning of ‘virtual kidnapping’ scheme

August 12, 2017
Second Release - August 30, 2017  Surrey, BC: A joint task force has been created to address and coordinate information about an ongoing fraudulent scheme targeting Chinese foreign nationals in the Lower Mainland.

In July 2017, a telecommunication fraud trend targeting Chinese foreign nationals emerged in the Lower Mainland. Numerous incidents...
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SD43 unveils Directions 2020

September 13, 2016
(September 13, 2016) - The Board of Education of School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) is proud to unveil Directions 2020, a strategic vision to guide the district. It is the fulfilment of the Learning Without Boundaries strategic framework created by the school district through consultation with and feedback from several thousand...
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Welcome back letter from Superintendent

September 09, 2016
Read the attached welcome back letter from SD43 Superintendent, Patricia Gartland.
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Message from the Minister of Education

September 06, 2016
Read the attached  welcome back to school letter from Minister of Education Mike Bernier.

School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)

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