Best wishes to all graduates
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) congratulates the graduating class of 2017. We are proud of you for successfully completing your secondary school education and reaching this important milestone in your life's journey.
As graduates you are not just earning a graduation certificate. Your journey to this point means you have experienced personal growth and have enjoyed many successes along the way including excelling in academics, triumphing in athletics, shining in the arts, creating award-winning innovations and projects, raising awareness about important issues, making a difference in your school and community, overcoming challenges, and establishing lasting friendships. All of you should be proud of what you have accomplished.
It is important to recognize the important role that your teachers, administrators, staff, parents and fellow students have played in helping you reach this point. Express to them your gratitude for their support and involvement over the years in helping you reach graduation.
Everything you have learned and experienced has helped prepare you for the opportunities and challenges that lay ahead. Be confident knowing that you have the ability, the skills, and the education to succeed.
We wish you the very best as you take your next step - whether that involves attending post-secondary, starting a new job, or traveling. Enjoy what lies ahead but always remember and be proud of your SD43 roots.