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Pinetree Secondary School
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
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SD43 Career & Trades Program June Newsletter

June 02, 2021
‚Äč IN THIS MONTH'S EDITION:   Student Spotlight: Will  Program Updates Work in Trades Program: $1000 award winners!  Work in Trades information  ITA Success Story  Sage Eckhart: Student Testimonial for SD43 Fire Academy  Camp Ignite: Firefighting for Women:  Application now closed.  ‚Äč

SD43 Career Programs Newsletter for May 2021

May 03, 2021
‚ÄčSee attached.  SD43 CAREER PROGRAMS NEWSLETTER- MAY (3)-compressed final.pdf
IN THIS MONTH'S EDITION:   Employer Spotlight Program Updates Employer "Shoutouts" The ITA: Why become an Employer Sponsor? Who's Hiring? WORK in Trades SD43 Fire Academy Highlights Camp Ignite: Firefighting for Women ‚Äč 

Q3 Report Cards - Friday, April 30, 4pm

April 29, 2021
‚Äč‚ÄčQ3 report cards will be available through the Portal Friday, April 30, 4pm. Marks cannot be seen until that time. If you cannot access MYED, please email your Vice-Principal.
A - J, Mr. C. Martin, K - P, Ms. J. Payne, Q - Z, Ms. B. Walton,


Parent Teacher Interview disruption

December 17, 2020
‚ÄčThe internet at Pinetree went down during Parent Teacher time causing many interviews to be cancelled.  We apologize for the inconvenience.   Teachers of those with scheduled times will be reaching our to families to re-schedule a time to speak in the New Year.   At any point, families are welcome to contact...

Quarter System ‚Äď Family Survey

December 07, 2020
As we head in to the time of year when scheduling begins for next year,  we are asking for input and feedback from families.   At the school level, we are not in charge of the method of delivery, however, we do want to find out the successes and challenges of our...

Student Survey - Quarter System

December 02, 2020
‚ÄčAs we head into planning for next year we are  asking Pinetree students to complete the survey found HERE about the quarter system.  At this point we do not know which system we will be in, however, we would like student feedback on their experiences.  Thanks to all who have already participated...

Q2 Schedule starts November 18

November 12, 2020
‚ÄčQuarter 2 will begin Wednesday November 18.  Block B class will be their cohort or Learning Group, Block C is hybrid.   Block A and D classes do not change.  All students can check their schedule through MyEd.  If you have forgotten your password, please hit the 'forgot my password' button, if you cannot log-in,...

Admin Update for families September 29

September 29, 2020
‚ÄčPlease find attached a brief update from the Pinetree Admin team for September 29th. Principal's Message September 29th.pdf

Course Change Requests for Q2 - Q4

September 28, 2020
‚ÄčPlease complete this form ‚Äč if you have a course change request for Quarters 2, 3, or 4.   There is very limited space in classes.   Once the form closes on Friday, counselors will work to accommodate requests starting Monday October 5.       

Self Identification Indigenous Students

September 21, 2020
‚ÄčPlease see the attached with respect to Indigenous student self-identification.  Ensuring students and families self identify as having ancestry allows us to better address the diverse needs of all our Indigenous students. Coquitlam School District 43 is committed to the academic success, cultural connection and socio-emotional development of all Indigenous learners....

Student Schedules

September 03, 2020
‚Äč Student Schedules : Grade 10, 11, and 12 students will receive their schedules through the student portal by Friday, September 4 th at 4:00 pm.
Grade 9 students will receive their schedule at school on Thursday, September 10 th . 

Student Locker Clean-Out

May 21, 2020
Dear Parents, Guardians and Students:
We are asking students to come to the school at specific designated times to retrieve their locker items next week.  As all students will have the opportunity to come to school on a part-time basis beginning June 1 st , we would like students to have...

Staff message to the students of Pinetree Secondary School.

May 11, 2020
‚ÄčClick on the link below to view a video that Pinetree Staff created for students. We hope you are staying healthy and safe and we hope to see you all soon. Enjoy!

Summer School Plan

May 05, 2020
‚ÄčAs you are aware, Summer School information was sent out today.  We are asking that in light of the changes to the normal program, any student who had planned or is planning on taking summer school to please complete the online form found here.   Please complete even if you already sent...

Report Cards

April 21, 2020
‚ÄčStudents in Grade 12 will be receiving their report card in the mail.  You should receive it by the end of next week.   If you do not receive it, please contact your Vice Principal.
Students in Grade 9 - 11 - Please see attached.  Please read the instructions.  We will be...

Letter to School Community about Continuity of Learning

April 01, 2020
Hello Parents, Guardians and Students, Please see the attached letter from the Pinetree Administration team.‚Äč

[AMENDED] Important Announcements to Parents About Registration and Budget Meetings

January 31, 2020
‚ÄčOur Cross Catchment Registration opens on February 6 to 12. Application forms can be accessed online on at . Please note applications will be processed based on the the availability of space in schools   and on a  RANDOM DRAW PROCESS. Invitation to Participate in the 2020-2021 Budget Process The...

Snow in the Forecast

January 09, 2020
‚Äč Dear Parents/Guardians:   By now you may have heard that there is a prediction of snow in the weather forecast.  In the event of a district-wide or partial-district closure due to extreme weather this will be decided and communicated by 6:30 a.m. via the School District 43 website

Grade 9 Course Planning

January 07, 2020
‚Äč Grade Nine Course Planning Grade nines will begin the course planning process on January 20 at 1pm.  They should report to the room listed below under their PACK that afternoon.  Each student is asked to bring their device to the session.   They will be in session until 3pm that day....

Winter Formal Pictures

January 07, 2020
‚ÄčWould you like to see pictures from the Winter Formal? Then Link to view gallery: Customer ID:  PINE20-WINT
Password:  PINE20-WINT

Seasons Greetings from the Superintendent

December 23, 2019
‚ÄčThe attached is sent on behalf of the SD43 Superintendent SD43-Superintendents Seasons Greetings 2019.pdf

From the Ministry of Education: Post Secondary Institution Selections on the StudentTranscripts Service (STS) Website

November 12, 2019
‚ÄčFor all Grade 12 Graduating Students Information for students on how to use the new STS website to access and select post-secondary institutions for transcript submission is now available:

From the Ministry of Education: Due November 15: Children in the Workplace Survey

November 12, 2019
‚ÄčThe Ministry of Labour invites youth, teachers and parents to provide feedback on the types of work duties that are safe for young people to do as part of their jobs. Please share information on how to participate with your schools before November 15. Learn how to submit feedback:

Winter Weather Information

November 04, 2019
It is hard to believe that we are talking about winter weather at this time.  Please read the attached to find out what to do in case of upcoming inclement weather.       Weather Notice.pdf

Newsletter - November 2019

November 04, 2019

Visual Arts Department Fundraiser

October 17, 2019
‚Äč Twenty years ago, the Visual Arts Department at Pinetree Secondary embarked on a program to build something unique among high schools. With an eye toward educating and inspiring students enrolled in art courses and the general school population alike, the Department set out to create a museum of art masterpieces...

Aboriginal Self Identification

September 12, 2019
‚Äč Please see the attached with respect to Aboriginal Self Identification.  Ensuring students and families self identify as having ancestry allows us to better address the diverse needs of all our Aboriginal students. Coquitlam School District 43 is committed to the academic success, cultural connection and socio-emotional development of all Aboriginal...

Viewing and Ordering School Pictures

September 10, 2019
‚ÄčAttached are the instructions on how to order school photos ow to view and purchase school pictures

Start times for all grades

August 14, 2019
‚ÄčThe first day of school for all students is Tuesday September 3, 2019.   Below please find the specific times students should be at Pinetree on Tuesday.  All grades should report to their PACK,  which will be posted that morning in the foyer.
Grade 9 - 9am - 12pm - orientation

Information re Transcripts for Grade 12 Students

June 19, 2019
Transcripts are no longer being mailed to students' homes from the Ministry of Education.  Students MUST   log on to StudentTranscripts Service  to order a transcript.   They will also need their PEN numbers to be able to log in.  Transcripts will not be available until  the end of July

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...

BYOD Program information for Incoming Grade 9 Students

May 06, 2019
‚ÄčPinetree‚Äôs 1:1 Technology Program
Pinetree Secondary runs a 1:1 Technology initiative. This initiative currently applies to students entering Grade 9 or 10 in September 2019.  For this initiative, we will be asking incoming Grade 9 students to bring their own devices to school. This device will ideally be a laptop or fully...


April 18, 2019
‚ÄčThere are still a large number of Grade 12 students who have not paid for their cap & gown.  In order to ensure that students do not lose out on the opportunity of crossing the stage at the Commencement ceremony we have extended the payment date to next Friday, April 26, 2019...

Awards Criteria for 2018-19 and 2019-2020

April 04, 2019
‚ÄčListed below are the awards criteria for the next two school years.   Graduation (students in grade 12 ‚Äď given out for Grad Ceremony)  Gold Cord and Gold Stole ‚Äď based upon the combined Grade 11 and 12 years  with Grade 11 marks being the final marks, and Grade 12 being...

Student Learning Survey

April 03, 2019
‚Äč satisfaction survey letter to parents.pdf Dear Parents/Guardians  of Pinetree Secondary Students (Grade 10):   During the months of January to April, the School District is participating in the 2019 Ministry of Education Electronic Anonymous Student Learning Survey in cooperation with all other school districts throughout the Province. Parents/Guardians can complete...


April 02, 2019
‚ÄčBlock 1:      8:00-9:10 Block 2:      9:15-10:25 Block 3:   10:30-11:40 PACK:      11:45-12:15 Lunch:      12:15-1:10 Block 4:      1:10-2:20 Block 5:      2:25-3:35

Wildlife In The Area

February 25, 2019
‚ÄčWe were advised of a cougar that was spotted by the creek forest path over the last few days.  Our staff is aware and will be speaking with the students about wildlife awareness.  As many of our students use the forest pathway we wanted our families to be aware of the...

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...

Winter Weather Information

December 18, 2018
‚Äč 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 at all possible, during winter weather, including snowfall.  However, on occasion, a district-wide or partial-district closure is required due to extreme weather. Partial-district...

Pinetree Post: Volume 5 Issue 2 is out! Check it out on our Facebook, Wordpress website, school website, or pick up a paper copy at the library or around the halls."

December 14, 2018
Volume 5 Issue 2 is out! Check it out on our Facebook, Wordpress website, school website, or pick up a paper copy at the library or around the halls."

Superintendent's Letter re Fortis BC Province-Wide Natural Gas Reduction

November 30, 2018
‚ÄčParents, please take a moment to read this letter from our Superintendent regarding the Province-wide natural gas reduction. Superintendent's letter re FortisBCNov2018.pdf


November 30, 2018
‚Äč Hello Pinetree Grads and Families:  Thank you for participating in the recent Grad portrait and Buddy sessions! .  Below is a link to view your proofs.  Please note the order deadline is WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5 TH .      All orders will be put into production at this time. Your...

Winter Weather Ahead

November 15, 2018
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 at all possible, during winter weather, including snowfall. However, on occasion, a district-wide or partial-district closure is required due to extreme weather. Partial-district closures...

Numeracy Assessment - Grades 11 & 12

November 14, 2018
‚ÄčAll students must complete the Numeracy Assessment as a part of their graduation requirements.    IF: you are a current grade 12 student who has not written the assessment you are currently in grade 11 and you completed math 11 elsewhere AND have not written the assessment

 You must register by Friday,...

Compass Study Survey

November 13, 2018
‚Äč Email to Inform Parents of the COMPASS Study.pdf Dear Parents, PInetree Secondary School will be participating in the 2018-2019 COMPASS Survey. Researchers from the University of British Columbia will ask students to complete a 45-minute questionnaire about healthy eating, physical activity, sedentary behaviour, smoking, alcohol and drug-use, mental health and bullying....

Pinetree Post

November 06, 2018
The October issue of the Pinetree Post is now available on line. Please use the link below to access it.   ‚Äč  

International Student Orientation

August 17, 2018
New international students are invited to our international student orientation on August 31st from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm. Students will be given information about Pinetree along with a tour of the school. Students will be provided with a pizza lunch.‚Äč

Playoff Basketball schedule

February 05, 2018
Attached is the playoff basketball schedule for the Pinetree grade 9 and senior boys teams. PINETREE ATHLETICS HOME GAMES- basketball.pdf

New Curriculum Implementation Schedule

November 06, 2017
Please read the attached letter from British Columbia's Minister of Education regarding the the new curriculum implementation schedule for students in grades 10-12

UBC Research Study

November 03, 2017
‚ÄčUBC is completing a research survey at Pinetree Secondary.  An email was sent home to parents that described the survey. That information is attached. Please contact Vice Principal Dave Phelan if you have any questions. UBC Research Project Letter to Parents.docx

October Newsletter

October 03, 2017
‚ÄčPlease find attached our school's October newsletter.

Pinetree Athletics

September 21, 2017
Attached is a list of all up coming Pinetree Athletic home games! PINETREE ATHLETICS HOME GAMES.pdf‚Äč

Locker Assignment

August 31, 2017
‚ÄčThe Pinetree Locker assignment program is now active. Please click on the link below  to select your locker.

Letter to Parents and Guardians from the Provincial Health Officer

June 19, 2017
Please read the attached letter to parents and guardians from the Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall, regarding talking to youth about substance use.

PAC - April 10 - School Climate Survey

March 29, 2017
‚ÄčAll parents are invited to join us on April 10 at 6:30pm in our library as UBC educational researcher Miriam Miller will be here to present the findings of our school climate survey. This will provide an interesting glimpse into the lives of our students and will summarize much of the...

Gr.12 - Grad Transitions & Exit Interviews

March 10, 2017
  All Gr.12 GT assignments were due to Ms. Louie by March 1. Assignments must be submitted in order to book an Exit Interview. Exit Interviews are scheduled for Weds. April 5 Click Here to check your GT assignment spreadsheet‚Äč.  Find your student number in the list and scroll to the...

Grade 9 Course Planning

January 31, 2017
‚Äč For all incoming Grade 9 students, please view our Grade 9 Course Planning page for our updated 2017/2018 course calendar and our course selection form. Click Here

Grade 9 Course Calendar 2017/2018

January 12, 2017
‚Äč We are proud to present the Grade 9 Course Calendar for the 2017 / 2018 school year.

After Grad Gift Cards

December 14, 2016
‚ÄčP arents who ordered gift cards as part of the After Grad Fundraiser can pick them up in the office this week  

Road to Graduation 2017

November 22, 2016
  Attached is our counselling department's presentation 'Road to Graduation 2017'.

Action Plan for Learning

October 26, 2016
‚ÄčView attached 2015-2016 APL

Parental Engagement Letter

October 05, 2016
‚ÄčAttached is the recent letter from the Ministry o f Education regarding parental engagement and involvement in reporting student progress. Parent Engagement Letter Ministry of Education.pdf  

New Student E-mail Procedures

September 21, 2016
Please view the following slideshow to see the new procedures for checking student e-mail: ‚Äč ‚Äč
‚ÄčThanks to Ms. Ikeda for putting this all together. 

Welcome Back Newsletter

August 30, 2016
‚Äč   Welcome Back! Attached is the Welcome Back Newsletter for  2016/2017. Please read carefully as it contains important information about school start up. We are looking forward to another excellent year at Pinetree Welcome back 2016 2017 FAMILIES.pdfPinetree.

Report Cards to be picked up in PACK Wed June 29th 10:00 am

June 27, 2016
Students are asked to pick up Report Cards and awards in PACK on Wednesday June 29th at 10:00 am

Pinetree Secondary 2016-2017 School Calendar

June 14, 2016

  Attached is the Pinetree Secondary 2016-2017 School Calendar.

Provincial Examination Schedule

June 07, 2016
Attached is the schedule for June Provincial Examinations.

Homestay families needed

May 16, 2016
We are Harmony Homestay and we work with the Coquitlam school district to provide homestay for international students for long and short term programs. We are looking for host families in your area to host these students. Host families are paid, they get a cultural experience for their families, and make...

Letter to parents/guardian regarding critical incident

May 09, 2016
Please read the attached letter to Pinetree parents/guardians regarding a student fatality and supporting our students through the grieving process.

RCMP Statement Re: May 4th Hold and Secure

May 06, 2016
Below is the media release from the RCMP regarding the events of May 4th (Hold and Secure). Please contact the school if you have any questions.

School Calendar Public and Partner Group Survey

May 05, 2016
May 6, 2016 School Calendar Public and Partner Group Survey Parents/Guardians and SD43 staff: In preparation for future school years, we are asking for you feedback on our proposed calendars for the 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20 school years. Below are two links, one is to our district website that has the...

May 4th Emergency Evacuation and Release to Parents/Guardians

April 26, 2016
As part of a district-wide safety initiative, Pinetree is holding an Evacuation and Release drill on May 4th. Please read the attached letter for information, and contact the office if you have any questions.

Parent Awareness-World Cannabis Day

April 18, 2016
Dear Parents: ‚ÄúWorld Cannabis Day‚ÄĚ, also known as ‚Äú4/20‚ÄĚ is a concern for many parents and an attraction for some teens. Last year, on April 20th, thousands visited events in Vancouver and other communities along with vendors selling marijuana joints, paraphernalia, and edibles such as brownies, cakes, freezies, and other sweets....

Upcoming Emergency Preparation and Student Release

March 10, 2016
Please read the attached letter regarding the upcoming Emergency Preparation and Student Release. More information will be available after Spring Break.

2016 Summer Learning - Registration

March 03, 2016
Please click on the attached file for information on registration dates for 2016 Coquitlam Learning courses.   For full details, please go to:  

STEP - Systematic Training for Effective Parenting

February 11, 2016
The¬† Systematic Training for Effective Parenting ¬†program¬†is running again¬†our district. This program is geared towards parents of youth ages 11 ‚Äď 17. This is a program based on best practice which has been used in our district for many years. ¬† The classes will be held at Eagle Mountain Middle...

Still Falling Mental Health Resources

February 10, 2016
Attached is a list of resources/links from the Still Falling Green Thumb Theater presentation on February 10th.

Grade 9 School Schedule for January 25-28th

January 19, 2016
Provincial Exams for grades 10-12 take place the week of January 25 - 28th. Semester 2 begins on January 29th. Please see the attached schedule for learning activities for grade 9's during the Provincial Exam week.

End of Semester 1 Exam/"I" days altered class schedule

January 19, 2016
¬† Thursday, Jan 21 st ¬†¬†¬†¬† (In class schedule) DAY ONE ¬† Block 1¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 9:00am - 10:45am ¬† Block 2¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 11:15am ‚Äď 1:00pm ¬† Block 3¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 1:30pm - 3:15pm ¬† Friday, Jan 22 nd ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† (In class schedule) DAY ONE ¬† Block 4¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 9:00am - 10:45am ¬† Block 5¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 11:15am ‚Äď 1:00pm ¬† Extra Block¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 1:30pm - 3:15pm ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Day 2 -...


January 18, 2016
Please see the attachment for information on becoming a SPRING BREAK DAY CAMP LEADER!

Grade 9 Honours for 2016-2017

January 16, 2016
The Grade 9 Honours application form is live on our school website.  The Honours exams will be held on January 28th, 2016 for Pinetree catchment students: Science - 9:00 - 10:00 am Math - 10:15 - 11:15 am Lunch - 11:15 - 12:00 pm (Provided by Pinetree) Humanities - 2:30 -...

COL Program Offerings for January 2016

January 10, 2016
Please see the updated list of January 2016 COL course offerings through Coquitlam Open Learning (COL), including online, blended learning, and Continuing Education courses.

Share Society - Parent & Caregiver's Circle

January 06, 2016
A support network is starting in January for parents and caregivers who are concerned about youths and substance abuse. Tuesday evening: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Start date: January 12, 2016 End date: March 8, 2016 Where: 2615 Clarke Drive, Port Moody (Share Society) Please click on the atttached poster for...

Honour Roll Midterm November 2015

December 17, 2015
Congratulations to all our students on their outstanding achievement in the first term at Pinetree this year!

Continuing Education Learning Opportunities

December 07, 2015
Please click on the attached document to read about information about Coquitlam's Continuing Education Opportunities!

International Baccalaureate Program Information night

December 01, 2015
Information Meeting for Grade 8 and 9 Students and Parents   Tuesday January 5th or Wednesday January 6th, 2016 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Port Moody Secondary School   Students interested in entering the IB Program for talented and highly motivated students should attend one of these meetings to receive all pertinent information....

Health and Career Education 9 / Literacy Activity Link

November 25, 2015
Here is the link to the reading about crystal methamphetamine, and examples of responses which Exceeded Expectations .  Thanks to those students who agreed to share their work.  (You do not have to join Dropbox.  Just click on the prompt that reads:  No, thanks, just viewing at the bottom of the...

Superintendent's Letter to Parents re: Additional two Non-Instructional Days for the redesigned Curriculum training

November 19, 2015
SD43 will hold two additional non-instructional days on Tuesday, February 9th, 2015 and Friday, May 13th, 2016 .  Please click here to read the Superintendent's Letter to Parents re: Additional two Non-Instructional Days for the redesigned Curriculum training.

Pinetree Post - Student Newspaper

October 27, 2015
Please click on the following link to read our student newspaper - PinetreePost!

Sign up for School Cash Online now

October 17, 2015
Click here (School Cash Online) to register for your School Cash Online account now - SD43's new online payment system that will allow you to view and pay your child's student fees safely and conveniently online starting in January!  

Interim and Midterm Reports update

October 09, 2015
Midterm Reports will be distributed November 25th.  Parent teacher interviews have been rescheduled for December 1st and can be booked online at: 

Attendance phone calls/emails Saturday Oct 3 2015

October 05, 2015
Please note that phone calls/emails received on Saturday, October 3, 2015 are reflective of lates/absences on Friday, October 2, 2015.     We apologize for the confusion as we navigate the learning curve with our new student records system.  Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.

Parent & Caregivers' Circle

September 25, 2015
Education and support for parents and caregivers who are concerned about their youth and substance abuse.   When: Thursday evenings: 6:30pm - 8:30pm Start date: September 24 Location: SHARE Family & Community Services - 2615 Clarke Street (2nd floor), Port Moody   To reserve a spot or for more information, contact SHARE Family...

Meet the Teacher evening 6:30 pm (Student timetables availabe at 6:15 pm)

September 19, 2015
We are looking forward to meeting with parents at Pinetree's Meet the Teacher evening this Thursday, September 24th.   We encourage students  to attend with parents.  Student schedules will be available in the gymnasium at 6:15 pm.  The evening will begin at 6:30 pm in the gymnasium with an address from Mr....

Welcome back letter from the Superintendent

September 15, 2015
Please read the Welcome Back letter from SD43's Superintendent of Schools, Patricia Gartland.

DPAC43 information

September 14, 2015
Please read the attached information regarding DPAC43 Open House.

How do I order school photos for my son and/or daughter?

August 31, 2015
Photo Day is on Sept 3/9 for Grade 9's and on Sept 9th for grades 10-12!  (Photo retake day is Oct. 6th) All students should get their photo done for their school id cards, bus passes, yearbook, and school records.  Click on Pinetree's photo link by Artona to view your yearbook...

Ministry letter to parents - New curriculum timeframe

August 29, 2015
Please see the attached letter to parents from the Ministry of Education regarding the implementation timeframe for the New Curriculum

Grade 9 Orientation - Thursday Sept. 3rd 9-12

August 26, 2015
Pinetree will once again be hosting a grade 9 orientation on Thursday, September 3 from 9:00 am - 12:00 noon.    Please see the website for more details later this week.

New Schedule at Pinetree for 2015-2016

August 14, 2015
In late June, all Coquitlam secondary schools were required to respond with schedule changes to meet the Ministry of Education mandated minutes of instruction. While it is not Pinetree’s normal practice to make significant changes without meaningful consultation with students, parents, and teachers, this was an extraordinary circumstance.

Congratulations to Mr. Slinger and Welcome to Mr. Phelan, new Vice Principal at Pinetree

August 12, 2015
We would like to extend our warmest wishes and congratulations to Mr. Slinger who leaves Pinetree to become the new Deputy Head of School at Coast Mountain Academy in Squamish, B.C.    We would also like to extend a warm welcome to Mr. Dave Phelan.  We look forward to working with Mr....

Welcome Back Information - September 2015

August 12, 2015
Please read the attached Welcome Back newsletter to read about important information for September 2015.

Report Card pickup

June 23, 2015
Report Cards will be distributed in PACK class on Thursday, June 25, 2015 between 10:00 am and 10:30 am.

Pinetree Post

May 04, 2015
The next edition of Pinetree Post is out... if you would like to read the latest news of what is happening around Pinetree, click on the following link!   [PINETREE POST]   If you would like to subscribe to the Pinetree Post, please click here!   [SUBSCRIPTION]

Youth Week May 1-7

April 28, 2015
In celebration of BC Youth Week May 1-7 , the City of Coquitlam will be offering a variety of free & low cost events! Check out the attached schedule for more information of the events taking place during the week!

SUMMER LEARNING 2015 ONLINE Registration Dates

April 28, 2015
SUMMER LEARNING 2015 ONLINE Registration Dates (6:00 a.m. Opening) Grade 10 High School Credit:        May 5 Coming Soon! Grade 11 High School Credit:        May 8 Grade 12 High School Credit:        May 12 Grades 9 and 10 Remedial & EAL:  May 19 Grades 9 and 10 Skill Building:  May 28   Check out...

Parent Information Night - Self Regulation & Student Success

April 23, 2015
Please click on attached file for a parent information night on student self-regulation

Courage to Parent Group

April 23, 2015
Tri-City Transitions is offering The Courage to Parent Group. This is a FREE   3-week parenting group designed for parents to share experiences and learn more about their unique parenting concerns, in a safe and supportive environment! Please see the attachment for more details!  

S-Trip and/ or Breakaway Tours 2015-2016 Trips Abroad

April 10, 2015
Please see the attached document regarding S-Trip and/ or Breakaway Tours  2015-2016 Trips Abroad

Community Police Bike Patrol Volunteers wanted!

April 09, 2015
Interested in becoming a Coquitlam RCMP Summer Bike Patrol Volunteer?  Please click on the attached document for more details.   Application Deadline: April 24, 2015

Aboriginal Education Community Dinner

April 09, 2015
Tuesday April 21st, Hillcrest School Gym, 5-8pm

Evergreen Cultural Centre

April 08, 2015
Stage 43 Theatrical Society will be presenting "Secrets of a Soccer Mom" at the Evergreen Cultural Centre, from April 23 to May 2.   Please see attachments for more information.

Junior Mountie Police Application

April 08, 2015
If your son or daughter is interested in applying to the Junior Mountie Police Academy, please click on the attached application document.

SD43 Budget Consultation Process 2015

March 29, 2015
The Coquitlam School Board invites you to be a part of the 2015-2016 Budget Process.  Click on the link below for information on the SD43 Budget Consultation Process 2015 and how to participate.

DPAC - Parent Information Night

March 06, 2015
... the details behind all the data   Date: Thursday, April 9, 2015
Place: Gallery Room, Winslow Centre
1100 Winslow Ave, Coquitlam
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm (doors open at 6:30pm) Please click on the attached document for more information

District Parent Advisory Council - Newsletter

March 06, 2015
Please click on the link to read the newsletter from our District Parent Advisory Council.

From the city of Coquitlam: Compost Awareness Week

February 19, 2015
COMPOSTING (16 YRS +) In advance of International Compost Awareness Week (May 3 ‚Äď 9), learn how to turn your garden and kitchen waste into rich compost. We will teach you the steps to proper composting, the various methods and introduce different styles of bins. at Town Centre Park 512516 Sa...

Stay & Play Spring Camp

February 19, 2015
Please click on flyer for more details.

Meet the Teacher Evening Thursday Feb 19th 6:30-8:00 pm

February 17, 2015
We are looking forward to meeting with parents this Thursday evening, Feb 19th .  Student class schedules can be picked up in the foyer between 6:00 and 6:45 pm.  The evening schedule will be as outlined below: Block 1: 6:45-6:55 pm Block 2: 7:00-7:10 pm Block 3: 7:15-7:25 pm Block 4:...

End of Semester 1 Schedule: Jan 29-Feb 5

January 27, 2015
Please find attached a document that indicates the schedule for the end of Semester 1.   Altered Block Schedule: Jan 29 & 30 Grade 9 HCE9 Schedule: Feb 3 & 4 Provincial Exam Schedule: Feb 2-5

Altered Block Schedule - Jan 29 & 30

January 27, 2015
There will be an altered block schedule on Thursday, Jan 29 and Friday, Jan 30.   Thursday, Jan 29 Block 1: 9:00-10:45 Nut Break: 10:45-11:00 Block 2: 11:00-12:45 Lunch: 12:45-1:30 Block 3: 1:30-3:15   Friday, Jan 30 Block 4: 9:00-10:45 Nut Break: 10:45-11:00 Block 5: 11:00-12:45 Lunch: 12:45-3:15 Tutorial time: 1:30-3:15    

Grade 9 HPV Immunization Information

January 21, 2015
HPV Immunization will be available at Pinetree on: Wednesday February 11, 2015.    In order to receive a vaccination, a consent form must be filled out and returned to the school's main office before this date.   Consent forms are available in the school's main office.   Please find attached additional information regarding this...

A message from our new Superintendent

January 16, 2015
Please click on the attached document for a message from our new Superintendent!

F.O.R.C.E. presents, "Erupting Angst: Understanding the collision between anger & aggression in the world of anxiety Jan. 21st

January 15, 2015
"Erupting Angst: Understanding the collision between anger & aggression in the world of anxiety."  Vanessa Lapointe has done a webinar for parents about the links between anxiety, anger and aggression, and what can be done.  For families who may benefit from this information, please read the attached information.  Presented by The...

Superintendent's message

January 15, 2015
Please read the attached message from new Superintendent of SD43, Patricia Gartland.

Cross Catchment Application Information 2015-2016

January 14, 2015
Please find attached information on the SD43 Cross Catchment Process for 2015-2016.

Aboriginal Education Presents - Winter Career Fair

January 07, 2015
Date: Thursday, January 29, 2015 Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm Location: Gleneagle Secondary   Post Secondary, Apprenticeships, Jobs   All students are welcome!  

Parent & Caregivers’ Circle

January 07, 2015
Education and support for parents and caregivers who are concerned about their youth and substance use WHEN:       Monday evenings from 6:30-8:30. Group begins January 12 and runs for 8 weeks until March 2.   WHERE:     SHARE Family & Community Services 2615 Clarke Street (2nd floor), Port Moody To reserve a spot or...


January 06, 2015
Port Moody’s career coaching workshop for parents is now completely full: 120 participants will be taking the workshop on Tuesday , January 20 and the following Tuesday , January 27.  This workshop may be offered again later this spring at another secondary school; please watch for announcements on the school website...

Winter Moon Community Dinner

January 06, 2015
An evening hosted by the Aboriginal Education Department, SD43 on Tuesday January 20th, 2015

Safe Schools and Communities for our Students

December 18, 2014
Please click on the follow newsletter from our December issue - Safe Schools Newsletter!

Bicycle Blow Out!

December 16, 2014
Bikes for Boys and Girls ages 8 - 12 for sale! Dec. 21, 2014 11am - 3pm - SHARE office parking lot 25 King Edward Street, Coquitlam   For more information, please click on the attached document.

SD43 Organic Food Waste Recycling Program

December 16, 2014
School District 43 is going Green! ‚ÄúFood isn‚Äôt waste, so put it in its place‚ÄĚ ¬† Starting January 2015, School District No.43 (Coquitlam) is joining Municipalities, public and private organizations throughout Metro Vancouver to reduce waste in local landfills. ¬† School District No.43 (Coquitlam) is taking action and enforcing the mandate of recycling...

Planning for life after high school

December 16, 2014
This information evening is especially for parents who have a son or daughter in High School (aged 15 to 19) who has an intellectual/developmental disability. Please open the attached document for more information. 

Making the Most of Secondary

December 16, 2014
An Information Session for Parents and Students in grades 9 & 10 who have Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities. Please click on the attached document for more information.

Stepping Up to Secondary

December 16, 2014
This information evening is especially for parents whose children with intellectual or developmental disabilities will begin Secondary School in September, 2015. Please click on the attached document for more information.

Tri-Cities Field Hockey Program

December 16, 2014
Is your son or daughter interested in playing in field hockey?    If they are curious about the sport of field hockey, there will be a drop in session on Sunday, January 18, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm on Cunnings Field.   If your son or daughter is interested in joining for Spring 2015,...

PinetreePost - Student Newsletter Issue #2

December 16, 2014
Issue #2 of the PinetreePost has been published!  Please click on the link to see what has been going on at Pinetree!

Cross Catchment process information for 2014-2015

December 05, 2014
Please read the attached document for information regarding Coquitlam School District's Cross Catchment process for 2014-2015 . Click here for more information.

Programs of Choice application information and deadlines

December 05, 2014
Please read the attached information sheet regarding application information and deadlines for Coquitlam School District Programs of Choice and Cross Catchment.

International Baccalaureate Program - Port Moody Secondary

December 01, 2014
Please find attached information on the IB Program at Port Moody Secondary.

Parent Teacher Interview evening Tuesday Dec 2nd 4-5pm & 6-8pm

November 26, 2014
Tuesday Dec 2nd is Parent Teacher Inteview Evening   Parents can now book appointments to meet with teachers online at :

Pinetree Post - Student Newspaper

November 13, 2014
We are excited to announce the launch of the new Pinetree student newspaper - the Pinetree Post.  This is a student generated publication and we are pleased to make it available for you to read via the web.  To access, please click on the link: for the latest edition.   Happy...

Jesse Millier Social Media Presentation hosted by Port Moody Police Dept.

November 08, 2014
Youth & Social Media Informative evening - presented by Jesse Miller, hosted by the Port Moody Police Dept.   Date: Monday, November 24th Location: Inlet Theatre Time: 7-8:30 pm

Me to We - We Scare Hunger food drive initiative

October 28, 2014
Students from the Me to We club will be collecting canned food for the Share foodbank on Halloween. Students will be dropping small notification cards off to homes they are hoping to visit on Halloween. We would like to thank you ahead of time for your donations to our students. Thank...

Grade 9 Day

October 03, 2014
On Wednesday, October 8th all Grade 9 students are invited to the Cafeteria at lunch for some pizza and ice cream.  they will also have the opportunity to win some prizes if they attend.

Photo Retakes - October 20th

October 03, 2014
Photo Retakes have been rescheduled until October 20th.  Photographer will be seeing students approximately 8:00am.

Planning 10

October 01, 2014
In this year's new Planning 10 model, classes will be held in the off-blocks of Grade 10 students in the following weeks.  (Some Concert Band students and  EAL students will follow a different model):   Oct 6 - 10
Oct 27 - 31
Nov 24 -28 Dec 8 -9 Jan 12 -16 Feb 23...

Cap & Gown Fee Correction

September 10, 2014
Please note that there has been a correction to the amount of the Cap and Gown Fee.  The Cap & Gown Fee for Grade 12's should read $35.00 and NOT $30.00 as indicated in the Newsletter that was previously posted. 

Status of Schools for Tuesday, Sept 2nd

September 01, 2014
Parents or guardians; Schools will not open for instruction on Tuesday, Sept 2nd. We believe that teachers will not report for work and the strike will continue. Unfortunately the negotiators for the BCTF and the BCPSEA could not reach a negotiated settlement over the weekend. The parties met with the assistance...

Letter to Parents re: Sept 2, 2014 School Opening (Aug29)

August 29, 2014
Please read the attached letter regarding September 2nd School Opening from Superintendent, Mr. Tom Grant.

School Start-up Information - Welcome Back Newsletter

August 27, 2014
Please read the attached Welcome Back Newsletter for information regarding school startup.  Please note, the dates and times in the Newsletter are based on school opening September 2nd and are subject to change.   Please check the school website daily for updates regarding School Opening dates and times.   Students can now...


August 25, 2014
NEW REGISTRATION APPOINTMENT CANCELLATIONS! Appointments with counsellors for new student registrations have been cancelled for August 26th, 2014 , due to the current labour dispute.  Please check our website regularly for updates.

Letter to Parents regarding School Opening

August 22, 2014
Please read the attached letter from Superintendent Tom Grant regarding September 2nd.

Grade 9 Orientation Thursday August 28th 9:00 am

August 22, 2014
Grade 9 Orientation will go ahead as scheduled.   Thursday, August 28th 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.   The plan for the day includes: School photo with Artona for GoCards School tour School PACK (homeroom) with student leaders review of the school schedule and distribution of Agenda Planners Locker distribution

Welcome to Pinetree 2014

August 22, 2014
We encourage students and families to check our website daily for updates regarding the status of the opening of school.   We are looking forward to the opening of the 2014-2015 school year and welcoming new students and returning students and teachers.     We will be emailing home a Welcome Back package in...

Summer School Update

July 03, 2014
Please find a letter attched with information regarding the cancellation of Summer School in SD43.

Report Cards - grades 10-12 available for pickup

July 02, 2014
Grade 10-12 Report Cards will be available for pickup on Thursday and Friday July 3 and 4 from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm in the school office.   
During the teacher labour dispute, the Labour Relations Board ruled the provision of final marks for grades 10-12 was an "essential service".  In...


June 30, 2014
Parents that are interested in applying to Pinetree Secondary School should review the requirements and documentation outlined in the attached document.   You are required to provide all of the documents on the attached form for registration . Please also bring with you the most current school records for your child. We...

English 10 & Socials Studies 11 Provincial Exam - Letter from the Deputy Minister

June 23, 2014
As per the Letter from the Deputy Minister, Rob Woods regarding the English 10 and Socials Studies 11 Provincial Exams taking place on June 24, 2014.     Dear Parents and Guardians:   URGENT:     Socials Studies 11, English 10 and Sciences Humaines 11 Exams   To ensure the...

Teacher Strike Action etter to Parents June 17, 2014

June 17, 2014
The attached letter is sent on behalf of Tom Grant, Superintendent of School District 43 - Coquitlam. 

June 2014 Exam Schedule

June 13, 2014
Click here to view the June 2014 Exam Schedule

IMPORTANT Year-End dates

June 10, 2014
Click here to view IMPORTANT Year-end dates. 

Congratulations to Kylie Fonacier and the Pinetree Vocal Jazz Choir

June 04, 2014
Thanks to Kylie Fonacier and Pinetree’s Vocal Jazz Choir, the Lieutenant Governor of BC., the Honourable Judith Guichon, will visit the school next Friday!   Kyle wrote and entered a song sung by the choir in a contest sponsored by the Provincial government to celebrate BC’s upcoming 150 th birthday in 2017:...

Letter to Parents from our Superintendant.

June 04, 2014
Dear parent, As you may know, a student walkout being promoted by students for the morning of Wednesday, June 4, has received a significant amount of media attention. Coquitlam schools will be in session and it is our expectation that students will be in class. We fully respect student voice and...


June 04, 2014
Wednesday, June 4th's Awards Evening will be postponed due to the current labour dispute.    Information regarding the Awards will be posted in the coming week.   We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to honouring Pinetree students' accomplishments with you in the future.

Summer Arts Camps at the Evergreen Cultural Centre

May 21, 2014
Explore your creativity this summer! The Evergreen Cultural Centre’s Arts Camps are taught are educational, hands-on, and above all, they’re fun! This year we’re proud to present a host of diverse arts camps, including two weeks of our popular Kids on Stage theatre camp! Learn Filmmaking, Sculpture, Drama or Design. Camps...

Summer Programs in the City of Coquitlam

May 15, 2014
The City of Coquitlam has a variety of Summer programs for all ages. There are a number of different kinds of camps suited to different genders and interests aimed at youth. Alternatively Coquitlam runs programs on weekends, in the evening and during the week. Some of the different youth summer courses...

Afterschool bussing - information

May 14, 2014
Dear Parents, Re: Before and After School Bussing of Students As you may have heard, The Board of Education of School District #43 (Coquitlam) will be ending the busing of students to and from school effective at the end of the current school year. Transportation for special needs students will continue....

Commencement is May 31st at the Orpheum

May 01, 2014
Please be advised that Commencement is MAY 31, 2014  NOT MAY 3rd as indicated on the school magnetic calendar that you received at the beginning of the school year.   Commencement is at the Orpheum, Vancouver at 7:00 pm on Saturday May 31st.

Evergreen Line Construction - Pedestrian Crossing Bulletin

April 28, 2014
Please find attached the construction bulletin on pedestrian detours for the Evergreen Line construction along the Pinetree corridor from the Community Relations Manager of the Evergreen Line Rapid Transit Project.

Pinetree Theatre FUNDRAISER!!!

April 25, 2014
Treehouse Theatre at Pinetree is having a two fundraisers: a BOTTLE DRIVE and a HOT DOG SALE! All proceeds from these fundraisers go towards the Senior Acting field trip to the Summerland Shakespeare Festival, May 8-10! 1. BOTTLE DRIVE WHERE: BIGGAR Bottle Depot in Port Coquitlam, 2577 Kingsway Avenue, Port Coquitlam,...

Youth Week! May 1 - 7

April 24, 2014
Come celebrate local youths and organizations that make a difference in our community! YouthFest! on the Eastside - Friday, May 2, 3-6pm @Pinetree Community Centre Please click on the attached poster for more information.

Parenting Our Kids in the 21st Century - presentation by Kevin Cameron

April 22, 2014
Kevin Cameron - Director of the Canadian Center for Threat Assessment and Trauma Response will be giving the 3rd of a Three Series presentations entitled "Parenting our Kids in the 21st Century" Please click on the attachment for more details.

DATE CHANGE-Last Day of Classes

April 22, 2014
Please note, to accomodate a change in our Final Exam schedule the last day of classes is now Friday June 20th, 2014.  Provincial exams run from June 20th to June 25th, 2014.  Report cards will be distributed in PACK on Thursday June 26, 2014.

Walton Elementary Sip'n Savour Fundraiser

April 16, 2014
Walton Elementary Parent-Advisory-Council is please to announce that they are having a fundraiser to support Coquitlam's children, & schools and also the CNNW Orphans' Fund. The evening will feature live music, fine foods from restaurants and purveyors from the TriCities and beyond, door prizes and much more! Please click on the...

Board of Education meetings for the 2014-15 budget process

March 21, 2014
The attached letter provides details regarding the upcoming Board of Education meetings for the 2014-15 budget process.

Book An Appointment for Parent/Teacher interview night

March 13, 2014
The date for Parent/Teacher interview night has changed. The new date is Tuesday April 29th from 4 to 7pm.   Here is a link to our new appointment booking system:  

13th Annual In Motion Event for Cancer Research

March 03, 2014
The Coquitlam Principals and Vice Principals Association 13th Annual In Motion for Cancer Research event will be held Sunday, May 25th at 9:00 am at Terry Fox Secondary School. There are three routes for participants: 2km, 5km, and 10 km Come run, walk, ride or roll with us!

Information for Grade 9 students during exam week

January 24, 2014
As part of the Health and Career Education 9 (HCE 9) curriculum, all grade nine students should report to the gym on Monday, January 27 at 12:45 p.m. to watch a Green Thumb Theatre presentation on cyberbullying.  The session wll end at 3:00 p.m.   Tuesday, January 28 from 1:00-3:00 - Students...

Parenting our Kids in the 21st Century, presented by Kevin Cameron

January 09, 2014
School District No. 43 Safe Schools Task Force invites parents to attend Parenting our Kids in the 21st Century , the second of a three series event sponsored by The Ministry of Education, School District No. 43 and the partner groups.   When: Tuesday Feb. 4th from 7-9 pm Where: Coquitlam Alliance Church, 2601...

For Parents & Students: Multiagency Safe & Caring Schools Newsletter

January 02, 2014
Information from the District and various Tri-Cities support agencies to all of our families, and to share ideas with parents to keep our children safe and unharmed in our communities.

Grad Baby Photos for the yearbook

December 17, 2013
Students who are graduating this year - Please submit your baby photos for the yearbook this Wednesday, Dec 18 and Thursday, Dec 19 at lunch in the upstairs foyer.  Alternately if you have a digitized copy, please email it as an attachment to the following address:   ...

Information Evening for Parents with Students with Special Needs Going to Secondary School

November 30, 2013
There will an information evening for parents who have students with special needs going to Secondary School. Please click on the attached brochure for more information. Date: Jan. 28, 2014 Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm Location: 1100 Winslow Ave., Gallery Room


November 29, 2013
A great family event!   This News Year’s eve, for the third year, a group of former Maple Creek students who are now Pinetree Secondary graduates, will be hosting a neighbourhood fireworks show at the grass field at Maple Creek from 12:00 am to 12:20 am.   This group has previously done the...

Upcoming Community Dialogues for Coronation Park and Parkland Elementary

November 22, 2013
Join School District 43 at the upcoming community dialogues to share your ideas and concerns for the future of Coronation Park and a portion of Parkland Elementary School. Children are welcome to attend. Community Workshop #3: Coronation Park Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Moody Middle School Gymnasium...

Parent Teacher Interviews Tuesday Nov 26th

November 21, 2013
Parents can book Parent-Teacher interview times using our online booking system at   The interviews are 10 minutes in length and are scheduled from 4:00-5:00 pm and 6:00-8:00 pm.   Instructions on how to create an account and book appointments is attached.    If you have questions or concerns, please call the school...

33rd Annual Coquitlam Christmas Craft Fair

November 06, 2013
Featuring handmade items from 120 BC crafters

Friday, November 29th 5pm-9pm
Saturday, November 30th 10am-4pm
Sunday, December 1st 11am-4pm

624 Poirier Street, Coquitlam

Adult Admission $2.00
Seniors & Children $1.00 ...

Aboriginal Education Hosts - Harvest Moon

September 25, 2013
Come celebrate join the Harvest Moon Buffet Dinner hosted by Aboriginal Education on October 18, 2013 at Kwayhquitlam Element.  Doors will open at 4:30 pm.  Cost is free.   Please bring a non-perishable food item to support Share Family & Community Services.   Please RSVP by October 14, 2013 Tel: 604-945-7386 or email...

Parenting our Kids in the 21st Century

September 19, 2013
School District 43 is very privileged to have Kevin Cameron, the Director of the Canadian Center for Threat Assessment and Trauma Response, to present a 3 part series on Parenting Kids in the 21st Century :   Date: September 26, 2013 Time: 7pm - 9pm Location: Westwood Community Church, 1294 Johnson Street...

Steps to Effective Parenting Workshop

September 18, 2013
If you are a parent of teens 11 - 17, Marilyn Abram, a district youth worker is offering this valuable workshop for parents. Please click on the attached document for more information.

UBC Information Session - October 10, 2013 at 6:30pm

September 18, 2013
All grade 12 students interested in applying to UBC are encouraged to attend this information session.

Safe Schools Task Force - Keeping our children and youth safe

September 10, 2013
Please take a look at the attached document to read about the multi-agency initiative to improve and increase communication with/between families.  Specific areas that these agencies will focus on are:    1) online safety    2) computer safety    3) criminal behavior    

Coquitlam Junior Curling League

September 09, 2013
There is a wonderful opportunity for youths age 11-18 to participate in the Coquitlam Junior Curling League.   Registration is on September 19, 2013 8:00pm - 9:00pm at the Coquitlam Sport and Leisure Complex.   For more information, please click on the attached information brochure.

First Day Information

August 27, 2013
The first day of school is Tuesday, September 3rd.   Please check the courtyard windows to find your PACK Teacher and room location.   Grade 11 & 12's report to your PACK at 10:00am Grade 9 & 10's report to your PACK at 1:00pm   Please bring your Student Verification Form (in mailout) with...

Grade 9 Orientation Information

August 27, 2013
A BIG Pinetree welcome to all of our new Grade 9 students. We will be having an orientation for all of you on Thursday, August 29th.   Please come to the school between 9:00-9:45am so that you can have your photo taken for the yearbook and your GO Card.  The photgraphers will...


May 29, 2013
As we enter into the last month of school, students (grade 10-12) are beginning to get summer jobs. Students who get a job in the trades have a unique opportunity to not only get paid while learning a skill, but they can also get up to 16 credits towards graduation? For...

Summer Registration Start Dates

May 03, 2013
Grade 10 Courses: May 7, 2013 Grade 11/12 Courses: May 9, 2013   Please check to ensure that you have set-up an account in order to register.   Please click on the attached document for more information.

After Grad Committee - Final Organizational Meeting

May 03, 2013
The Pinetree Parent After Grad Committee is meeting on Wednesday, May 15th at 7:00 pm in the Pinetree Secondary library. This is the final general meeting to discuss details of the Grade 12 After Grad celebration to be held on June 8th. Parents and other adults who have already volunteered to...

After Grad Committee - Fund raising thank you!

May 03, 2013
Thank you everyone who supported the samosa sale!  We were able to fundraise $450!  Thank you to the Prize Committee, the staff at Pinetree and Bombay Sweets on Shaughnessy for all their hard work!

Grade 12 - Commencement Reader Comments

April 23, 2013
All grade 12s  : Please submit your reader comments to Ms. Pallos in the office NO LATER THAN Friday May 10th .

Letter from the School Board - Budget Update

April 15, 2013
Please click on the attached letter to learn more about Coquitlam School District's budget status 2013.

Grade 11 Parent Programming Information

April 12, 2013
Did you miss the the grade 11 Parent Programming Session in March? Attached is a power point presentation parents of students entering grade 12 in September 2013 may find useful in helping their sons/daughters plan for their grade 12 year and post secondary.

Samosa Sale - Aftergrad fundraiser!

April 10, 2013
We are holding a samosa sale on Monday, April 22 in the school foyer from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm.  Cost is two for a toonie.  We are offering pre-orders for family purchases (12 samosas for $10.00).  I f you would like to pre-order, please complete the attached form and drop...

The Bullying Games

April 04, 2013
The Bullying Games is a show based on research completed in selected SD43 schools by the Leadership Group from Terry Fox Secondary. The group went into Elementary, Middle and Secondary Schools and selected students were asked a series of questions on bullying. Using these real life incidents, the show looks at...


March 10, 2013
Breakaway Tours have been actively promoting a trip for Pinetree students - this is NOT a school sanctioned trip.

Principal's message regarding S-trip and Break-away Trip- NOT school sanctioned activities

March 10, 2013
Over the last week or two we have received a number of communications from parents inquiring about the S-trip organization and we feel, at this time, that it is important we clarify information with our parent community. Pinetree Secondary School is not connected with nor do we support the student organized...

Grade 10 Course Planning

March 06, 2013
Reminder to all grade 10 students that your course planning sheets must be completed and returned to your counsellor on or before Thursday March 14th. Counsellors will be available on Friday, March 8th from 9:00am to 3:30pm to meet with students to answer questions about course planning.

Vandalism Watch...

February 27, 2013
Please click on the following link to access the contact number should you witness vandalism taking place on school property:  

March 7 6:45-8:20 pm Meet the Teacher evening/ Interim report pick up March 7

February 25, 2013
Please join us on March 7, 6:45- 8:20 pm for Meet the Teacher  evening and Interim report pick up.   Please print the enclosed attachment which  will provide information and a schedule for the evening.    We hope to see you there!

Grade 11 Parent Programming Session

February 22, 2013
Counsellors will be presenting information to parents of current grade 11 students about course planning for grade 12 and planning for post secondary. Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm Location: Library Date: March 7th, 2013

Grade 9's: Reminder Course Planning Sheets Due March 1st

February 22, 2013
All grade 9's must complete and return with a parent signature their course planning sheets for grade 10 to their Math teacher by March 1st, 2013

Pinetree Awards Night - Wednesday, June 5, 2013

February 19, 2013
Please be reminded that our Pinetree Awards Night is on Wednesday, June 5, 2013.  Please 'SAVE THE DATE' as we would love to celebrate the wonderful achievements of all our students here at Pinetree!

Fresh Slice Pizza - Fundraiser for After Grad!

February 13, 2013
FRESH SLICE PIZZA at Henderson Place Mall is generously running a fundraiser for the Pinetree 2013 After Grad on Thursday, February 14 and Friday, February 15. For every pick-up or eat-in purchase made, between 4.30 P.M. and 6.30 P.M., mention 'Pinetree After Grad' and FRESH SLICE PIZZA will generously donate a...

Special Workshop - Parenting with the Brain in Mind by Dr. Dan Siegel

February 13, 2013
EVENT: Dr. Dan Siegel - Parenting with the Brain in Mind
DATE: Thursday, Feb. 21/13
TIME: 7:00pm - 9:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
LOCATION: Gallery Room, Winslow Centre (1100 Winslow Avenue, Coquitlam)
REGISTRATION: Required before Feb. 21 by phone (604-939-3690) or email ( with your name, telephone, # people attending
CHILDMINDING: not available (this is an...

Learn a valuable skill, get paid and gain high school credits

February 11, 2013
Did you know students who have a job in the trades have a unique opportunity to not only get paid while learning a skill, but they can also get up to 16 credits towards graduation? For each 120 hours of paid work (ex: carpenter, cook, baker, electrician, hardwood floorlayer, mechanic, landscaper…)...

Are you planning activities for Family Day (Feb 11)?

February 06, 2013
Please click on the following document to see the events and activities happening in Coquitlam on Family Day!

PSS, Unicef and Share are hosting a Parenting Workshop

February 05, 2013
This free workshop will be held on Feb. 20, 2013.   Please click on the attached document for more information.

BON VIVANT After Grad Fundraiser

February 01, 2013
BON VIVANT FASHION CAFE at Henderson Place Mall is generously running a fundraiser for the Pinetree 2013 After Grad. From now until the end of May, students from Pinetree Secondary who show their GoCard will receive discounts on bubble tea specials and other items. Families of students can say 'Pinetree After...

Steps to Effective Parenting

January 31, 2013
Registration for the spring sessions on Effective Parenting has started!  Please click on the attached document for more information!

Bullying Prevention Series

January 30, 2013
The TriCities Family Court  & Youth Justice Committee is hosting a series on the prevention of bullying.    To find out more, please click on the attached document to get more information on the session topics and dates.

Farewell to Mr. Bruneau & welcome to Mr. Birnie

January 29, 2013
We wish Mr. Bruneau well in his new assignment as Principal of Eagle Ridge Elementary. This new assignment is effective February 1, 2013. Mr. Bruneau has been a Vice Principal at  Pinetree for the past four years and will be missed by both staff and students.   We welcome Mr. David Birnie...

CBC Student News Reporter

January 29, 2013
CBC is offering students in Grades 10-12 the opportunity to try their hand at capturing, writing and reporting a news story with their staff.  Please take a look at the attached poster for more information.

Coquitlam - Celebrating Literacy Day - Jan. 30

January 29, 2013
Come celebrate literacy on Jan. 30.  Please take a look at the attached poster for more details of the events and activities taking place that day!

Cross Catchment Registration Information

January 29, 2013
If you are planning on enrolling your son/daughter in a school not in your catchment area, please click on the attached document for more information on the process.

Attention all GRADE 9 students - HCE Sessions Tuesday Jan. 29th

January 22, 2013
All Gr 9 students  are required to attend their assigned HCE session in the computer lab with their PACK teacher on Tuesday Jan. 29th afternoon.  Please check the room assignments and times here .        

AfterGrad 2013 - Volunteer Call-Out

January 17, 2013
We need YOUR HELP with planning… THE NEXT MEETING IS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23RD   AT 7:00 PM IN ROOM A100 At this meeting, we will be discussing this year’s event and beginning to work out the details of this fun and safe evening for our Grade 12 students.

AP/Honours Grade 9 Application Form

January 16, 2013
Please click on the following link to access Pinetree's AP/Honours Grade 9 Application Form for 2013/2014.

City of Coquitlam - Youth Involvement Opportunity for students of Pinetree Secondary School

January 16, 2013
The City of Coquitlam will be holding an Open House on the draft plan for the Partington Creek Neighbourhood and we would like to invite students from Pinetree Secondary to drop into the Open House which will be held in the   Douglas College Atrium   on   Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 11:00am...

Provincial Exams

January 10, 2013
The Provincial Exam schedule has been posted on our school calendar.  We strongly encourage all parents and students to double check the dates and times on the Ministry of Education website to for more information pertaining to the exams.

Vocational Programs offered through Coquitlam Continuing Education

December 21, 2012
Please click on the following document to take a look at the health care vocation programs being offered through Coquitlam Continuing Education.

Cross Catchment Information for 2013-2014 School Year

December 19, 2012
Please find attached information on the Cross Catchment process for the 2013-2014 school year.

Please Read: District Policy - Snow conditions

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...

Programming Evening for Parents of Gr. 8 Students

December 14, 2012
Please click on the attached document for information on a meeting on Gr. 8 programming to be held on:
Thursday, JANUARY 10th, 2013 @ 7:00 pm
Cafeteria/ Multipurpose Room
Pinetree Secondary Tour of the School is available @ 6:15pm

Bullying in schools - workshop

December 14, 2012
Please click on the attached document for information on a workshop on "Bullying in School"  with Mr. Ali Khoddami(M.A.,RCC) held for f arsi-speaking parents to be held on Dec. 17, 2013

Creative Programs offered at the Evergreen Cultural Centre

December 05, 2012
Please click on the attached document to take a look at the exciting programs being offered at the Evergreen Culture Centre!

Foundations - English - Continuing Education

November 26, 2012
Any adult (17+) whose child is funded for high school is also funded as an adult in Continuing Education and can take courses to improve their English, learn computer basics, enrol in Foundations Social Studies or complete a high school credit courses. Classes are available at all times of day and...

WinterWise - Coquitlam Winter Safety Notice

November 26, 2012
Please click on the attached document to read a message from Coquitlam on Winter Safety.

School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) - International Baccalaureate Program

November 26, 2012
Information Meeting for Grade 8 and 9 Students and Parents
Monday, January 7 th or Tuesday, January 8 th , 2013
7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Port Moody Secondary School Students interested in entering the IB Program for talented and highly motivated students should attend one of these meetings to receive all...

UBC information session for students and parents

November 19, 2012
November 24, Saturday  10am-12pm and 1-3pm Evergreen Cultural centre, Coquitlam 1205 Pinetree way you must pre register  by creating a you.ubc account ar  and go to the UBC web sites  'BC school events and visits page for directions

Pinetree After Grad Fundraiser

November 16, 2012
The Pinetree After Grad Fundraising Committee is planning a fundraiser at the Frog and Nightgown Pub at 1125 Falcon Drive. The event will be held on Saturday, December 1st from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. The cost is $15.00 per person for a burger, fries and a beverage and proceeds will be...

Pinetree's vocal groups at St. Andrew's United Church - Nov. 17, 2012

November 15, 2012
Pinetree's choir, vocal jazz and a cappella group performs along with the Vancouver Peace choir at St. Andrew's United Church in Port Moody. This event is a fundraiser for the SHARE Society. Donations at the door.

Youth Suicide Community Forum

November 11, 2012
Youth Suicide Community Forum Please join us for an evening of education, insight and awareness. The event will include an online seminar presentation on teen suicide broadcast in the theatre. As well, there will be a panel discussion and question period with community professionals . Snacks and light refreshments will be...

Community Alert - Attempted Abduction

November 11, 2012
Local Mounties are investigating an attempted abduction of an 11 year-old Port Coquitlam - On November 4th at around 4:30 p.m., an 11 year-old child was walking the family pet near her home. A male drove up and stopped his vehicle near her on Knappen Street in the Citadel...

Entrepreneurship 12 - business fair

November 08, 2012
Get a jump on your holiday shopping.  Our budding grade 12 entrepreneurs will have many exciting products available for sale.  Please be sure to come out and support our Pinetree students!

Trip to Spain 2013 for Spanish studens

November 02, 2012
Join us in a two week trip to Cadiz in Southern Spain. The activities and itinerary of this "field trip" are tailored especially to the needs of our Spanish students and those planning to take Spanish next semester. For more information see Ms. Korby in Room A209, or by email:

A letter from our superintendent -

October 19, 2012
Please read the letter from our superintendent to parents and guardians in response to our district's recent events.  We encourage you to take a look... there is helpful information if you are looking for resources.    

Bullying: It Ends With You... documentary screening

October 16, 2012
The Joint Family Court and Youth Justice Committee, in partnership with the Candian Red Cross invites students, parents, educators and interested persons to join them on Wednesday, October 24 for a screening of the documentary How to Help: A Youth Perspective on Bullying .  Please check out the trailer at

Language Challenge Exam Applications

October 16, 2012
If you are in grade 10, 11 or 12 and are interested in making an application for a Language Challenge Exam please see your counsellor regarding the process and the steps you need to take. The deadline for this application is October 26, 2012 and your application must be returned to...

Pinetree Spirit Wear

October 16, 2012
Pinetree Spirit Wear order forms are available in the Foyer at lunch, in the Office , or outside of the PE Office .  The form can also be downloaded from here and printed out at home.  Orders are due to Mr. Jack in the PE Office by Thursday, November 8th at...

Vocational Program Information for Adults/Parents

September 28, 2012
There are many vocational programs available through Coquitlam District #43...   Programs include…
Health Care Assistant (NEW!)      Medical Office Assistant                Dental Office Assistant   Accounting Building Service Worker                 Languages                                            Computing
And more!

For more information, please visit the website:


Youth Suicide Community Forum

September 28, 2012
There will be presentation and discussion to provide  education, insight and awareness on youth suicide.   The event will be held at Terry Fox Theatre: 1260 Riverwood Gate, Port Coquiltam - November 14 - 6:00 - 9:00 pm   Please click on the attached file for more information.    

After Grad 2013

September 28, 2012
The After Grad 2013 is a wonderful event organized by parents for the Grade 12 students on the evening of their Grad Dinner Dance.  It is a wonderful opportunity for the Grade 12 students to continue their celebration in a casual, fun and safe environment.  BUT we need your help ....

Pinetree Terry Fox Run - SEPT 27, 2012

September 13, 2012
Pinetree is once again participating in our annual Terry Fox Run.  We are excited to participate in this annual tradition as we we recognize that everyone in our community has a connection with cancer.  We will be running on Sept. 27, 2012 and aim to raise $2000 school-wide.  We are encouraging...


September 13, 2012
Volunteers are invited to help transform a Port Coquitlam soccer portable into public art on Saturday, Sept. 22 as part of a community mural project. People of all ages and abilities can drop by the Minnekhada Middle School field, 1390 LaurierAve. (across from Hyde Creek Recreation Centre), from 10 a.m. to...


August 27, 2012
For the first time, Pinetree has published our summer information mailout ELECTRONICALLY. If you do not have email, we have also posted the file on our website. This information is very important for a smooth startup.


August 15, 2012
Welcome all new and returning students. Grade 9's are invited to our Orientation and Photo Day, 10am, August 30th. For Grade 10, 11 and 12 students, registration day is September 4th. Grade 10's, please come at 1pm, Grade 11 and 12 at 10am. Much more information is contained in the August...


July 27, 2012
Grade 12 Dogwood Certificates were mailed to homes on Tuesday, August 7th, 2012.

Main Office Closed

July 16, 2012
Pinetree Secondary's main office will closed from July 30 through August 10th. The office will re-open for all inquiries on Monday, August 13th, 2012.


June 27, 2012
*** A reminder for all students that report cards are issued on June 28th (Thursday), at 11am in your usual Pack classroom. If you made the Honour Roll, certificates are issued with the report card.   *** If you are also a School Award winner, you have already been contacted about the...

Student Recognition Ceremony

June 04, 2012
Pinetree is planning an awards ceremony for June 28, 2012. If your son or daughter is chosen to receive one of our departmental awards, or is slated to receive an achievement medal, he or she will be invited to the ceremony. Invitations will be distributed on June 13, 2012 during Pack....

Odyssey of the Mind Finals - Push for Change

May 04, 2012
Pinetree is proud of a group of 11 students who have qualified to compete in the Odyssey of the Mind finals held from May 23 - 27, 2012 at Iowa State University.  This year, they have put their efforts into supporting Joe Roberts, a former homeless individual in his goal to...

Summer Learning - 2012

May 01, 2012
Summer Learning 2012 ONLINE Registration Dates (Start @ 6:00 a.m.) Grade 10 Credit Courses:   May 15 th to June 28 th Grade 11/12 Credit Courses:   May 17 th to June 28 th Grade 9/10 Remedial: May 29 th to June 28 th (Online registration this year) Grade 8-10 Skill Building:   June...

Grade 9 Report Cards to be Re-Issued May 2

April 30, 2012
Grade 9 Report Cards will be re-issued on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. At this time, we are able to print final marks from Semester 1, which were missing from the previous report due to teacher job action.

Spanish Students-Trip to Spain-Summer 2013

April 10, 2012
Spanish students at Pinetree can be part of an exciting experience and a n unforgettable adventure in the summer of 2013. Join Ms. Korby for a 13 day stay in Cádiz, Spain. Our program has been specially designed to meet the needs of young people. All students will receive the benefits...

Board of Education Meeting Postponed

March 05, 2012
Please note: the March 6, 2012 meeting of the Board of Education has been moved to Tuesday, March 27, 2012.

ENGLISH 12 Provincial Exam Results Are UNDER REVIEW

March 02, 2012
Please be advised that there was error in the marking system used for the the English 12 provincial exams (January session). The Ministry of Education will post new marks by Monday morning. Please check after the weekend the Ministry website (here) to see if your mark changed.

Letter to Parents - Teacher Job Action

March 01, 2012
Please click on the following letter from our superintendent regarding the job action by teachers.

Interim Reports

February 29, 2012
Due to Job Action, Interim Reports originally scheduled for March 8th will no longer be distributed. The next report card distribution is scheduled for April 18, 2012. We will post updates here regarding the status. A reminder also that teachers can be contacted directly to obtain information about your child's progress...

Peer Tutoring - How it works at Pinetree...

February 28, 2012
Pinetree peer tutors are dedicated students whose goals are to make students feel comfortable while learning. Senior students work alongside other students to help them catch up, stay in line, or at times get ahead in their studies. Peer tutors are available in all blocks of the day in the Learning...

Music Tour to New York City 2013

February 24, 2012
We are excited to propose a music tour to New York City in the spring of 2013. We are have an informational meeting at Pinetree at lunchtime on Tuesday February 28th. The purpose of this meeting is to outline the educational and music goals for this opportunity and to answer any...

Spanish Students - Trip to Spain 2013

February 21, 2012
Spanish students at Pinetree can be part of an exciting experience and a n unforgettable adventure in the summer of 2013. Join Ms. Korby for a 13 day stay in Cádiz, Spain. Our program has been specially designed to meet the needs of young people. All students will receive the benefits...

Pinetree Timberwolves Spirit Wear

February 20, 2012
Students interested in Pinetree Timberwolves Spirit Wear can pick up a form at the Office, outside the PE Office, or print off a copy of the attached form.  Orders are due to Mr. Jack in the PE Office by Monday, March 5th at 3:30pm .

Principal's Message January 2012

January 30, 2012
Please click on the attached file to view the Principal's message for the beginning of Semester 2.


January 29, 2012
Welcome to Semester 2! Monday is a Day 1, and most student timetables have not changed since they were distributed last week. However, a few have changed slightly. Please check the website to see if yours has changed.

January 2012 Exam Schedule (posted: Jan. 25, 2012)

January 25, 2012
Please click on the attachment to view updates.

Letter from the Superintendent

January 24, 2012
Please click on the attached file to read a letter from the Superintendent regarding semester end report cards.

Course Changes

January 20, 2012
Timetables available at: Gr 12 students who would like to speak with a counselor re: potential changes may do so Monday, Jan 30/12 during te morning. Gr. 11 students who would like to speak with a counselor re: potential changes may do so Monday, Jan 30 /12 in the afternoon....

Grade 9 Presentation on Health and Safety

January 16, 2012
Grade 9 students are required to attend a Health and Career Education 9 presentation in the gym on Wednesday, January 25 from 1:00 -3:00 p.m.  As they will be completing a worksheet, they should bring a pen or pencil and something firm to write on.  If the student is unable to...

Gr. 8 Parent Programming Information

January 11, 2012
If you missed the Gr. 8 Parent Programming Information meeting, please click on the attached document to review information regarding registration options and timeline. A link has also been included that briefly discusses information on each slide.   Programming presentation LINK

Information session for parents and students who have intellectual or developmental disabilities

January 06, 2012
There will be an Information Session for Parents and Students in grades 9 & 10 who have Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities ¬† Tuesday, January 24 th , 2012 6:00 p.m. ‚Äď 8:30 p.m. Gallery Room at Winslow Centre 1100 Winslow Avenue, Coquitlam ¬†

Middle School students with special needs going to Secondary Schools

January 06, 2012
If you have a child with special needs in Middle School who will be attending Secondary School in Fall 2012, there will be informational meeting on Tuesday, January 31 st , 2012 at 6:30 p.m. ‚Äď 8:30 p.m. in the¬† Gallery Room at Winslow Center ( 1100 Winslow Avenue, Coquitlam) ¬† Please...

Coquitlam Library - Reading Buddies program

January 04, 2012
If you are interested in volunteering as a reading buddie for the Coquitlam Library, please click on the attachment to get more information.  This is an excellent opportunity to help in the community and encourage young readers to develop their love of reading!    

Principal's Newsletter January 2012

January 03, 2012
Attached pleased find the January newsletter from Mr. McCullough.

Grade 9 Course Calendar for 2012-13

January 03, 2012
See attached pdf for further information regarding grade 9 course selection at Pinetree for 2012-13 school year.

Grade 8 Information Night

December 13, 2011
Please click on the following document to view information regarding our up-coming Grade 8 information night.    

Important Information for Graduates

December 07, 2011
Please click on the link to view important information regarding University entrance requirements (SFU, UBC, University of Victoria and University of Toronto), Graduation timelines and application deadlines.   Graduation Powerpoint Presentation as presented by Mrs. Dhillon

Information Meeting for Grade 8 and 9 Students and Parents

December 07, 2011
Wednesday, January 4 th or Thursday, January 5 th , 2012 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Port Moody Secondary School Students interested in entering the IB Program for talented and highly motivated students should attend one of these meetings to receive all pertinent information.  There will be an opportunity for students...

Principal's Newsletter December 2011

November 30, 2011
Attached please find the December newsletter and a letter from the Superintendent re: completion rates for SD # 43  

Winter Safety

November 28, 2011
Coquitlam has published information on Winter Safety in Coquitlam.  Please read the information carefully to help you prepare for a safe Winter season.

Letter to parents re: Report Cards

November 16, 2011
Attached is a letter to parents from the Superintendent regarding Report Cards.

Principal's Newsletter - November 2011

November 03, 2011
Attached is the November newsletter from Mr. McCullough and a letter to parents from Mr. Grant - Superintendent of Schools.

Grad Dinner & Dance - CONFIRMED date

October 11, 2011
Saturday, June 9, 2012 @ the Westin Bayshore 6pm - 11:30 pm

Spooktacular Event

October 09, 2011
‚ÄúA Spooktacular Fall Celebration‚ÄĚ is a free family event, appropriate and fun for all ages, taking place on October 21, 2011 from 3:00 p.m. ‚Äď 7:00 p.m. at Hyde Creek Recreation Centre, Time: 3‚ÄĒ7 p.m. 1379 Laurier Ave., Port Coquitlam. There will be music, games, food and entertainment.
Donation to food bank...

Principal's Newsletter - October 2011

October 05, 2011
Attached is the October newsletter from Mr. McCullough.

Principal's information re: S Trip

September 29, 2011
Over the last week or two we have received a number of communications from parents inquiring about the S-trip organization and we feel, at this time, that it is important we clarify information with our parent community.  Pinetree Secondary School is not connected with nor do we support the student organized...

Picture re-take Day - Wednesday, Oct. 5 /11

September 29, 2011
Students who have not had a picture taken (even if you're not buying a package - you are required to have your photo taken) are reminded that photo re-take day is Wednesday, October 5 in the morning. Artona will be on-site from 8:30 am until approx noon for re-takes and to...

How to prepare & apply to Universities (Mandarin speakers)

September 27, 2011
See attached information. SWIS will host a Mandarin workshop on How to Prepare and Apply for Universities from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday October 13 th at Vanier Center (on King Albert Ave. near Centennial Secondary School). Please help to circulate the attached poster with your students.

Principal's Bulletin - FAQ

September 26, 2011
How does a parent get information about a student's progress? Teachers may share informally the progress of a student in order to further his or her learning either by phone, email or in person with the parent. We strongly encourage parents to be in contact with their son/daughters' teacher(s) regarding student...

Bursary Application for Aboriginal Youth

September 21, 2011
The Foundation for the Advancement of Aboriginal Youth offers a $750 bursary for Aboriginal Youths attending full-time highschool.   For more information about qualifications and application process, please go to the website: (Please check the school website for the link)  

Principal's Newsletter - September 2011

September 16, 2011
Mr. McCullough's September newsletter has been posted.

Student Agenda Planner - Agreement page

September 16, 2011
The first page in our Student Agenda Planner for this year (as in past years) is a student/parent agreement page that is required to be signed and returned to the Main Office @ school. Your son/daughter may have internet access at school denied if the signed agreement is not returned to...

Walk to school Week - Free Transit

September 14, 2011
Oct 3 - 7 /11 "free" transit to students K - 12. See attached information for more details.

Thank you for your cooperation

September 09, 2011
Thank you to all parents/guardians who have sent fees to the school - we appreciate your diligence. We will continue to accept fees from students in the Main Office next week. Students who have yet to receive a locker can obtain one Monday, Sept. 12/11.  

STEPS program for parents of Teens.

September 08, 2011
STEP offers a down-to-earth and practical way to meet the challenges of raising teenagers today. It‚Äôs a group discussion program that paves the way to improved parent-teen relationships; more responsible teenage behaviour in home, school and community; and teenage self-esteem and self-reliance. ¬† Place: Gleneagle Secondary School Time: ¬† 7p.m. ‚Äď 9p.m. Dates:...

Parking Regulations

September 08, 2011
Please click on the attached notice to read about Coquitlam parking regulations around schools.

Thursday, Sept 8 Day 2 *** Friday, Sept. 9 Day 1

September 07, 2011
Thursday  Day 2 8 am      Block 1 9:05       PACK  (homeroom) 9:30       Block 4 10:30      Nutrition Break 10:45      Block 5 11:45      Block 2 12:50pm  Lunch 1:30        Block 3   Friday    Day 1 8am       Block 1 9:05       PACK (homeroom) 9:30       Block 5 10:30      Nutrition Break 10:45      Block 2 11:45      Block 3 12:50pm  Lunch 1:30...

Registration and Student Fees

September 04, 2011
Welcome back, students, parents, and staff! Student registration at Pinetree takes place Tuesday, September 6th. Grade 11 and Grade 12 students are to report to school for 10 am and will meet in their PACK class at that time. Grade 9 and Grade 10 students are to report to school for...

Letter from Superintendent re: Job Action

August 31, 2011
See attached letter from Superintendent - Tom Grant.

School supplies for students Gr 9 - 12

August 31, 2011
We do not provide a specific list of supplies required for students. Individual teachers will inform students of suggested supplies once classes begin (Wednesday, Sept. 7 /11). Generally students will need binders or duo tangs and a supply of writing utensils.

PSI Selection Form - Gr. 12 students

June 22, 2011
ONLINE PSI SELECTIONS FORM Please remind Grade 12 students who are applying to a post-secondary institution to complete the Online PSI Selections Form by June 30 if they have not already done so.  Admission offers may be delayed or denied if students do not authorize the release of their transcript data...

Mr. McCullough is NOT retiring!

June 16, 2011
Rumour has it ...and that's exactly what it is ... a rumour ... that Mr. McCullough is retirng at the end of June 2011. Contrary to the rumour Mr. McCullough has no intention of retiring and will be Principal of Pinetree Secondary School for the 2011-2012 school year and beyond!

Pinetree Exam schedule June 2011

June 09, 2011
Attached is our Exam schedule for June 2011. Students are responsible for ensuring they are familiar with the schedule.

Yearbook Distribution - Monday, June 20 @ 11:45 am

June 07, 2011
Yearbooks will be distributed via PACK on Monday June 20th (11:45 - 12:00). Students are reminded that their yearbook will be 'held' until all debts owing to the school are paid in full. Grade 12 students who have NOT completed GT 12 will also have their yearbooks withheld. See student list...

Monday, June 20th " I " Day / Tutorials / Exam Prep

June 07, 2011
Monday June 20th is an opportunity for students to prepare for exams OR make up work/assignments (as directed by teacher). The morning is divided into two sessions: 8:30 - 10:15  and  10:30 - 11:45  Teachers can 'direct' students to attend either or both sessions. 11:45 - 12:00   PACK class to distribute...

Korean speaking Community event - everyone welcome!

June 01, 2011
Please find attached the poster regarding a workshop designed for the Korean Speaking community: ‚ÄĚEast Meets West Parenting‚ÄĚ ¬†organized by SUCCESS Coquitlam and the SWIS team, at Pinetree Secondary School, on June 8 th from 9:15 am ¬†to 11:15 am. ¬† Parents with all school aged children are invited.

Breakaway Tours - NOT School sanctioned

May 31, 2011
Breakaway Tours have been actively promoting a trip to Kelowna in January 2012 to Pinetree students - this is NOT a school sanctioned trip.

Letter to Parents re: Commencement 2011

May 31, 2011
Attached parents/guardians will find information regarding our Commencement Sunday, June 12th @ 7 pm

Pinetree Commencement Ceremony - Sunday June 12th

May 30, 2011
Attached is information for parents and students regarding our Commencement Ceremony - Sunday June 12th 2011 at 7 pm (Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver). Further information will be distributed via The Howl (daily bulletin) and directly to Gr. 12 students via PACK classes.

After Grad and Guest Tickets-

May 23, 2011
All participants- grads and guests must be pre -registered.
Most students paid in the fall. Check the list at the office.
Guests must be approved by Mr. McCullough. Tickets $30.00 payable to Pinetree After Grad. REMEMBER- No tickets at the door.

After Grad 2011 Friday May 27

May 23, 2011
Hawaiian Nights- Pinetree Gym
Event Hours are: 11:00 to 4:00 am The doors close at 1:10 am .
Arrive by 1:10 and be entered to win $100. Door prize.
Prize and event information is posted by the main office.
More information... CLICK HERE ...

Spring Break 2012 Confirmed

May 18, 2011
Spring Break 2011-2012 will be 2 weeks - from March 12 to March 23. In addition, Monday, November 14, 2011, will be attached to the statutory holiday weekend.

Pinetree Pro-D day - May 27, 2011

May 03, 2011
The next Pro-D day will be on May 27, 2011 - there was a change from the original published date in September 2010.

After Grad Meeting - Thursday, May 5

April 27, 2011
Thurs. May 5 at 7 pm Room A100. Contact   :Nancy Zoehner  :

After Grad Tickets!

April 27, 2011
Tickets on Sale this week. $30.00 April 27,28,29 at lunch.

Summer Learning 2011

April 26, 2011
see attached information re: Summer Learning 2011 in SD #43.


April 20, 2011
Based on the Charles Dickens novel, ‚ÄúOliver!‚ÄĚ will engage you with its pathos and drama, while delighting everyone with its outstanding musical numbers. Food, Glorious Food, I'd Do Anything, Where is Love?, Consider Yourself, As Long As He Needs Me, Who Will Buy and Reviewing the Situation are musical theatre classics....

Report Cards given to students Wed. Apr. 20

April 19, 2011
Students will receive mid-term report cards tomorrow in PACK. Parents/guardians should be asking for the report and contacting teachers if they so desire.

Grad Crime! Not Grad Pranks!

April 13, 2011
Attached is a letter to grade 12 students and parents/guardians regarding Grad crimes. Please review and have a conversation with your son/daughter and help us help them (students) celebrate this milestone appropriately!

Amazing Coquitlam Youth Race

April 12, 2011
Do you think your team has what it takes?  Bring your friends and use your speed, skill, wits, and teamwork as you race against other teams.  Each team needs a team of 4 participants in grades 9-10 and 11-12.  3:30pm to 5:45pm (Race Time at 4:15pm), Friday, May 6 at Town...

Cancer Awareness Week - April 11 - 15

April 05, 2011
COINS FOR CANCER   How can you donate? with any classroom teacher at lunch in the foyer in the cafeteria in the office online LET'S HELP PINETREE!!!

Tri-Cities Job Fair @ Port Moody Secondary

April 04, 2011
Thursday, April 21 st , 2011 - 10:00 a.m. ‚Äď 3:00 p.m. ¬† Location: Port Moody Secondary School, 300 Albert Street Port Moody, BC ¬†- In the g ym ¬† Admission is Free. ¬† For more information, please click on the attached document

KidSport Tri-Cities Annual Spring Used Sporting Goods Sale

March 07, 2011
KidSport Tri-Cities is holding their much anticipated Annual   Spring Used Sporting Goods Sale:   Sunday, March 13 th   from 10am until 2pm Port Coquitlam Rec Centre 2150 Wilson Avenue . Admission by donation or item(s) for the food bank     To make this event a huge success KidSport needs equipment!    Families are encouraged...

Grade 12 Class Photo for Foyer banner

March 03, 2011
Mr. Wong will be taking a photo of Grade 12 students only (weather permitting) Wednesday, March 9 /11 during PACK in the Courtyard. Note: this photo is for 'current' Gr. 12 students only!  Don't spoil the picture for our Grad Class.

Students interested in traveling to Japan this summer

March 03, 2011
There is an opportunity for students to travel to Japan to visit Coquitlam's sister school in Hamamatsu, Japan (tentative dates: July 6-14, 2011).  Please click on the attached document for more information

Sexual Exploitation of Children & Youth Awareness Week

February 24, 2011
¬†This year, March 7 th -13 th marks the 13 th annual ‚Äė Stop Sexual Exploitation of Children and Youth Awareness Week ‚Äô. In partnership with the Ridge Meadows CAT, the Tri CAT is hosting a candle light walk and FREE workshop, ‚ÄėParenting in the Cyber Age‚Äô, for Tri Cities and...

Inclement Weather - check SD #43 website & CKNW 980

February 21, 2011
In the event of inclement weather (snow) parents/students are reminded to check the School District website ( and/or radio CKNW 980 or CBC 690 regarding any school closure(s).

Port Moody Police - be on the look out BOLO

February 21, 2011
Attached is a fan out notice from the Port Moody Police Department.

Grad Dinner Dance / Professional Day - Friday, May 27, 2011

February 14, 2011
Our Grad Dinner Dance will take place on Friday, May 27th @ the Bayshore Hotel. Friday, May 27th is a professional day with no classes in session .

Grade 12 - Raffle Fund Raising Initiative (AfterGrad)

February 09, 2011
Raffle:¬† February 9 ‚Äď March 2, 2011. Draw date ‚Äď March 9, 2011. ¬† Prizes: 16 GB Apple IPad with Wifi Autographed Canucks jersey ‚Äď Courtesy of JJ Enterprises¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 2 tickets Canucks v. Wild, March 14, 2011 ‚Äď Courtesy of Smythe Ratcliffe ¬† Cost:¬† $2.00 each, or $20.00 a booklet of ten tickets...

Information for Iranian Parents

February 09, 2011
Please click on the attached document from the Iranian Educator Society-SD43.


February 05, 2011
Mr. Brian Kuhn (District 43 Manager of Technology) and Mr. Dave Sands (Principal of Castle Park Elementary) will be giving a presentation about technology use and what is to come in our district.  Mr. Dave Sands will give a presentation on how our youths are using technologya nd some of the...

School is 'testing' new Auto Dialer for student absences

February 04, 2011
Parents/guardians are advised that Pinetree Secondary School has begun testing a 'new' auto dialer system for student absences. If you have experienced a call or email that you believe is not correct please contact the school 604-464-2513.  Thank you for your patience as we work out the glitches with this system....

STEPS to Effective Parenting (Teens)

February 02, 2011
Marilyn Abram, a district youth worker, will be facilitating the STEP program for parents of teenagers 11 to 17 years of age. This is a program based on best practice which has been used in our district for many years.   The classes will be held at  Gleneagle Secondary School beginning on...

Tuition Free GED prep course.

February 02, 2011
Coquitlam Continuing Education is offering a tuition free GED prep. course - from Feb. 14 - April 6.   Please click on the attached file for more information.    

Wednesday - Feb 2 Block Rotation Change

February 01, 2011
First class is Block 4, 5, 2, 3 & 1

Effective Parenting classes

January 31, 2011
see attached information re: steps to effective parenting - offered @ Gleneagle Secondary.

DAY 2 - Monday, January 31, 2011

January 26, 2011
The first day of Semester II is a DAY 2

Canadian Aboriginal Writing & Arts Challenge

January 26, 2011
Are you between the ages of 14-29? Showcase your creativity and explore your heritage.   Win up to $2000 & other great prizes!   For details and contest deadlines: 1.866.538.4704    

Grade 9, 10, & 11 Semester II timetables given today

January 19, 2011
During PACK today (Wednesday, Jan 19) students in Gr. 9,10 and 11 were given their semester II timetable. Counsellors will be available for Grade 10 & 11 students this Thursday and Friday only. Grade 9 courses are full.

Parenting workshops for Moms & Dads - TriCity Transitions

January 18, 2011
Tri-City Transitions will be holding family workshops.   Topics include: The effects of separation and divorce on children Supporting your child's feelings Effective co-parenting Single parenting I'm a step-parent... now what? Please click on the attached file for more information - workshop dates & registration information.    

Presentation - Bullying in Schools

January 18, 2011
There will be a special presentation by Dr. Shelley Hymel on the issue of bullying in schools.   Date:  Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2011 Time: 6-8 pm Location: Kilmer Elementary Cost: $5/couple; $3/single   Please click on the attached file for more information.

Grade 9 Students PACK schedule for Exam Week - Jan 24 - 28

January 14, 2011
All Gr. 9 students are required to attend at least two days during Exam Week (January 24-28). Please see attached schedule to determine specific days Gr. 9 students will be required to attend. Note: ALL grade 9 students should attend Friday Jan 28 from 9 am - 11 am in Gym...

Exam Schedule January 24 -28 2011

January 14, 2011
Attached is the Provincial Exam schedule (with room allocation) for January 2011.

Grade 12's Semester II timetable

January 12, 2011
Gr. 12 students were given their semester II timetable in PACK today. Counsellors will be availble to Grade 12s only to discuss Post Secondary plans and necessary timetable changes. Many classes are full (list posted outside counselling area) and therefore changes will be difficult if not impossible.

2011-2012 Course planning.

January 09, 2011
Course calendars for 2011-2012 have been posted.  Please click on the link in the 'Publications' column to view course offerings for 2011-2012 school year.

Grade 8 Parent Night

January 09, 2011
New information for the Grade 8 Parent Night has been posted on the Counselling web-page. Please go to 'Program & Services' tab and click on 'Counselling' for more information.

S-Trip Caution

January 07, 2011
There is a company that has made contact with some Pinetree students regarding organizing trips to Big White, Cancun Mexico etc. Pinetree Secondary School does NOT support or have anything to do with these trips. Pinetree is not and should not be a site for this company to have access to...

District Budget Presentation - Information

January 06, 2011
The Board of Education invites public
input into the 2011-2012 budget at
the following Board meetings:
Jan. 11, Feb. 1, Feb. 22, Mar. 15
7:30 p.m.
School Board Office
550 Poirier St., Coquitlam
To appear as a delegation,
please contact
Gail Dowler at
604-939-9201, ext. 261 ...

Pinetree Giving Breaks Records :)

December 16, 2010
The generosity of Pinetree students and staff was evident in two Christmas projects over the previous two weeks! Students raised over 4,000 canned food items and $7,150.00 for Share Society Food Bank. In addition the Adopt an Angel project saw numerous kids in the Tric-Cities benefit from Pinetree's generosity. Student Council...

International Baccalaureate Program

December 13, 2010
Information Meeting for Grade 8 and 9 Students and Parents Wednesday, January 12 or Thursday, January 13, 2011 7:00 - 8:30 pm at Port Moody Secondary School   All registration information will be available at these meetings.  Information about Port Moody Secondary and the International Baccalaureate Program can be found on the...

Friday - Dec. 17 - early dismissal

December 13, 2010
Following our Annual Christmas Concert/Talent Show Friday from 10:30 am - students will be dismissed @ 12:50 pm

The Pinetree Student Newspaper is out!

November 22, 2010
Check out the latest in student thoughts and perspectives! Click on the attached file below.

Report Cards have been issued - call school for appointment!

November 17, 2010
Parents/guardians are advised that report cards were issued to students Nov. 17. We are now making appointments for parent/teacher interviews for Thursday, November 25. 2 -5 pm and 6 -8 pm Call the school for your appointment now.

After Grad Meeting - All parents are welcome!

November 16, 2010
After Grad Next Meeting:   WED NOV 24 7:15 -8:30 pm We need more volunteers to continue this great annual event.   Contact:          Nancy Zoehner:   Meetings:         Please park in the rear staff lot and enter by the office.   Updates:   (under programs) Please...

Block Rotation Change Wednesday, November 10th

November 09, 2010
3-4-5-2 and 1 First class Wednesday morning is block 3

Aboriginal Education Program

November 08, 2010
Wednesday December 1, 2010
Riverside Secondary School
2215 Reeve Street
Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 6K8
Students, Parents, and Friends Welcome
Admission is Free
Please see attached poster for more information.

Win a 'free' Ski Trip to Vernon!

November 08, 2010   Follow the link to enter the contest.

2011 - Trip to Spain

November 04, 2010
It's not too late to join our trip to Spain this summer, July 1-14, 2011. Join us in a two week trip to Cadiz in Southern Spain. The activities and itinerary of this "field trip" are tailored especially to the needs of our Spanish students and those planning to take Spanish...

Thursday, Nov. 25th - early dismissal @ 12:50 pm

November 02, 2010
Report Cards will be sent home with students on Wed. Nov. 17 /10. Parents will be asked to 'sign' and return a tear off from report cards. Parent teacher interviews will take place Thursday, Nov. 25 from 2 pm until 5pm and then again from 6 - 8 pm  Please call...


November 01, 2010
At SHARE , we believe in supporting positive relationships between parents and teenagers.   Creating and/or taking the opportunities to talk with our youth are key components to support them to successfully navigating the teenage years.   Below is a list of the “top 5’ ways to talk with youth about substance use:...

Graduation Portraits ‚Äď Class of 2011

November 01, 2010
Graduation portrait sessions for the Grade 12 students begin on December 7th . All portrait sessions are located at the Artona Studios in Vancouver. Portrait reservations will be available on a first come, first serve basis, starting Friday, November 5th at 4:00pm. Book your portrait session by visiting ...

Boy Smarts Presentation

October 27, 2010
SPEAKER: BARRY MACDONALD Tickets are still available for Barry MacDonald’s BOY SMARTS being held at Banting Middle School gym on Monday, November 22 nd from 6:30-8:30pm. To find out more about Barry MacDonald please go to .  To order tickets, please send payment to Glenayre Elementary located at...

30th Annual Coquitlam Christmas Craft Sale...

October 24, 2010
at the Poirier Community Centre, 624 Poirier St. Friday, December 3 from 5 to 9pm Saturday, December 4 from 10am to 4pm Sunday, December 5 from 11am to 4pm Over 120 crafters have been busy making fabulous gifts for everyone on your list and beautiful home decor items to pamper yourself....

Trip to Spain parent meeting Tues. Oct. 26 at 7:00 PM

October 21, 2010
On Tuesday October 26 at 7:00 PM in room A209 an information meeting will take place to discuss and answer any questions parents may have about the trip. Please bring application form and deposit.

Halloween Planning

October 19, 2010
We encourage parents to read and discuss the attached information with son/daughter prior to Halloween.

After Grad Meeting

October 09, 2010
Tue. Oct 12 7:30-8:30 pm  Room A100  Parents please join our first meeting. Volunteers can assist in several ways; on the planning committee, gathering donations and or just at the May event. All parents are welcome to join in! Contact Nancy at  

Bullying in Schools - Workshop by SWIS

October 06, 2010
Please click on the attached pamphlet for more information about this important topic.

Interim Reports should arrive home today!

October 06, 2010
Students should be bringing home an interim progress report today. The reports will be distributed today via PACK class. This report is an approximation of where your son/daughter is at this point in the course and is meant to be a 'snap shot' of progress to date. Our next formal report...

Attention Parents!

September 29, 2010
Parents who may own a business or be aware of apprenticeship opportunities for students should read the attached information/request.

Pinetree Spirit Gear is Here!

September 29, 2010
If you would like to order your Pinetree Spirit gear, please download the attached information file and place your order online!

Student Timetable Changes

September 21, 2010
Due to increased enrolment we have added two new staff members. The additional staff has created more classes thus causing timetable changes for some students. The vast majority of students will not see any changes in their timetable. Tomorrow during PACK all students will receive a copy of their timetable for...

After Grad 2011 Thurs. Sept 23 - Open house Information Station

September 17, 2010
Both Grade 12 and 11 parents team up to make this a memorable and safe event. We will have an information booth at the open house in the main lobby. Drop by and ask questions. Please join our group e-mail for updates, meeting information or to volunteer. Contact Nancy at

Coquitlam Youth Council - Future Leaders Wanted

September 16, 2010
The City of Coquitlam is seeking youth aged 14-18 years (Grades 9 to 12) to become members of the Coquitlam Youth Council.  Council members are involved in local governance and decision making within their neighbourhood and community.  They provide ideas, feedback, and suggestions on city wide initiatives, youth programs and other...

Pinetree Overpass CLOSED tomorrow & Friday

September 15, 2010
Contractors will be applying concrete sealer to the deck of the Pinetree Overpass tomorrow (Thursday Sept. 16 /10.). They will CLOSE the overpass @ approximately 8:00 AM Thursday morning and will re-open at approximately mid-day Friday , Sept. 17 /10.

Meet the Teacher evening - Sept. 23rd

September 08, 2010
see attached information for our meet the teacher evening.

Wednesday, Sept 8 - first full day of classes

August 30, 2010
Wednesday, Sept 8 is the first full day of classes! Students should come prepared to have their picture taken as well. All students are required to have their picture taken whether or not you plan to purchase a photo package or not. Schedule for Wed. Sept 8 DAY 1 8:00 am...

Tuesday, September 7 - Registration Day

August 30, 2010
Students will register on Tuesday, Sept 7 according to the following schedule.   Grade 11 & 12          PACK @ 10:00 am   - check lists posted on windows in Courtyard to make sure you go to correct PACK. Plan on being here at school for approximately 30-45 minutes. Grade 9 & 10     PACK...

Tuiton Free Summer Learning 2010 Registration

June 21, 2010
All  face to face courses continue to sign up online until June 30th at 3pm. Registration for full credit online courses ends June 24th at midnight as online classes start June 28th. Registration for Remedial High School Credit Courses, Canadian Studies 10 and Composition 11 is as follows: In person:  June...

Grad "pranks" are actually vandalism

June 16, 2010
Mr. McCullough is concerned with the behaviour of a very few of the grad class and their behaviours around so-called grad "pranks." Please have a conversation with your son (daughter) and encourage them to be respectful and responsible during their final days of high school. Thank you

June 2010 Exam Schedule - Pinetree Secondary School

June 14, 2010
Grade 10, 11 and 12 Provincial exam schedule is attached. This schedule is also posted in the Foyer of Pinetree Secodnary School.

Yearbook Distribution - Tuesday, June 29th 11:00am

June 14, 2010
Yearbooks will be distributed at the same time as Report Cards for second semester via PACK @ 11:00 am on Tuesday, June 29th. We encourage students to stay and sing yearbooks with friends and staff following PACK on June 29th Please ensure all textbooks and library books and any assessments have...

Message to former students of Glen Elementary (attended in 2002)

June 11, 2010
We are looking for students who painted tiles during Family Grouping week at Glen in September 2002. These were displayed in the entry of the old Glen building for the past seven years, but as there is no space to hang them in the new school, they have been rescued and...

Timetable change for 2010-2011

June 10, 2010
Attached is the change required by the Board of Education to accomodate ten 'added' minutes of instruction per day at the high school level.

Coquitlam Leisure and Parks Summer Programs

June 09, 2010
Coquitlam Leisure and Parks is offering a wide variety of summer programs for students during the summer holidays.  A sampling of the programs include: - Summer Day Camps - Babysitter's Training - Ball Hockey - drop in - Volleyball - youth - drop in - Table Tennis - drop in -...


June 04, 2010
The students and staff at GOAL are presenting a Free Clothing Give Away on Thursday, June 10th, 2010, at the Winslow Centre Gym, at 1100 Winslow. We have had many District 43 schools donate their lost and found items and the items have been washed and sorted. The Free Clothing Give...

Ministry of Education Exam Schedule

June 03, 2010
see attached "official" exam schedule

After Grad 2010 & 2011 Meeting

June 02, 2010
After Grad 2010 & 2011 Meeting: Monday June 7th at 7:00 pm Volunteer Appreciation and event wind up. Grad 2011 parents we are welcome to drop in. Thank you to all our supporters and volunteers!

Commencement Ceremony information - Students & Parents

May 31, 2010
See attached information regarding our Commemcenemt Ceremnoy Sunday, June 13 2010 @ 7:00 pm

Awards Night - Wednesday, June 2, 2010

May 31, 2010
We invite parents and families of all our awards recipients to join us in celebrating the wonderful achievements of our Pinetree students.  The night will begin at 7:00 pm and should end at approximately 9:30 pm.  Refreshments will be served after the ceremony.  We look forward to seeing you there!   Award...

Pinetree PAC needs you!

May 27, 2010
Parents Important Advance Notice: Pac Meeting & AGM May 31 7:00 pm We are meeting on the Pro-D Day evening. We wish all our "graduating" Pac Parents a fond farewell! Our Chair, Secretary and District Rep. are all leaving. We therefore invite all parents to our next meeting. Pac at High...

School Calendar 2010-2011

May 27, 2010
See the 'publications' area of this website for our School Calendar 2010 - 2011.

After Grad!

May 20, 2010
Grade 12's Important- After Grad Tickets: Wednesday May 19  3:15 -3:45 pm Main lobby after school.     After Grad Door Prize! Door Prize Draw. Arrive by 1:10 am and win! Random draw win a $100 Visa card.!     After Grad Volunteers: New : we have two set up and decoration times. Sat. May...

Pinetree Advisory Council Needs You!!!

May 20, 2010
Parents, the Pinetree Secondary PAC (Parent Advisory Council) needs YOU for the 2010-2011 school year!   Please come out to our next PAC meeting on May 31 st at 7:00 pm in the school library to see how you can become involved and support your student!   

AfterGrad Tickets

May 11, 2010
... go on sale: May 12, 2010 at lunch in the foyer.

After Grad Meeting: Monday May 17 at 7 pm

May 11, 2010
Calling all volunteers for event and set up orientation. Just a quick overview of each team area. If you can please attend this meeting. For information check the school web for updates. To volunteers contact: tracieellen@lightspeed .ca ...

Career Conference - "Quantum Leaps"

May 04, 2010
Terry Fox is hosting a Career Conference on May 12, 2010.  Speakers from various professions have been invited to speak and answer questions regarding their chosen career and profession.   Date: May 12, 2010 Time: 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm Place: Terry Fox   For more information, please click on the attached schedule....

Bullying workshop (in Farsi)

May 04, 2010
The School District is offering a free Farsi workshop on Bullying in Schools.    Date:  May 13, 2010 Time: 4:30 - 6:30 pm Place: Gleneagle Secondary   Please see attached file for more information.

Korean parent group meeting

May 04, 2010
There will be a Korean parent group meeting May 27, 2010 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm in the library. All parents are welcome to attend.

District Statemment Re: Teacher charges

May 03, 2010
please see attached information for our school community from the School Board Offices.

S - Trip for Grad 2011

April 30, 2010
Some of you may be aware of a Grad trip planned for Spring Break 2011, by a company called S-Trip.  This is not a Pinetree Secondary School trip, and has no affiliation with the school whatsoever. Sales representatives from the company contact students in the schools to recruit their classmates for...

After Grad Meeting

April 27, 2010
Monday June 7th Location TBA Volunteer Apreciation and event wind up. Grad 2011 parents we are welcome to drop in. Please return any files and reciepts for reconcillation. Well done After Grad Parent Committee and volunteers!

Report Cards were distributed to students Friday, April 23

April 26, 2010
Parents/guardians should have received report cards last Friday as they were distributed via PACK.

Parent, student and community input sought!

April 22, 2010
Parent, student and community input is being sought for possible changes to the local School Calendar for the 2010/11 school year. Please respond to the survey at by noon April 29.  

Pinetree Secondary School is OPEN for new students

April 07, 2010
Pinetree Secondary is OPEN to new students and families who reside in OUR catchment. If you have questions, please call the school @ 604-464-2513.

After Grad Meeting

April 07, 2010
Monday April 12 at 7:00 pm in Rm A100 Parents and students are welcome to plan the next steps for After Grad. Event tasks include helping with: Games, Activities, Photo Booth, Media ( Rockband, PS3) Concession, Front of House, Set up, Decorations. See the school web for more details. Next Meetings:...

PAC meeting - Special guest presenters - Evergree Line Rapid Transit

April 06, 2010
We have special guests from the Evergreen Line Rapid Transit Project Team coming to our next PAC meeting on Monday, April 19th, 7:00 pm to share the results of the Preliminary Design Consultation and discuss the next steps in the project. We welcome all parents to come for this presentation.


April 06, 2010
BCIT will be hosting an EXPO at Charles Best on Wednesday April 28 th from 5-8pm.   Representatives from each faculty will be present to answer any questions about the programs that they offer.  You don't want to miss this awesome opportunity to find out more about this post-secondary opportunity.   Please see...

Pinetree Secondary School Code of Conduct

March 24, 2010
As part of our annual review of our code of conduct we are seeking feedback/input re: the School Code of Conduct. Your thoughts and ideas are appreciated. See attached for a copy of our Code of Conduct. Send any responses regarding our Code of Conduct to Mr. Dingle -Vice Princpal

Euclid Math Contst (Gr. 11/12)

March 21, 2010
Students: Gr. 10 (Honours), 11, 12 Location: Library and/or Douglas College Times: 9 - 12:30 pm

CPVPA 9th Annual ‚ÄúIn Motion‚ÄĚ for Cancer Research

March 19, 2010
Sunday, April 25th 9:00 a.m. at Terry Fox Secondary School The Coquitlam Principals‚Äô and Vice-Principals‚Äô Association is hosting its 9th Annual ‚ÄúIn Motion‚ÄĚ run for Cancer Research. You are invited to join staff, students, and community members from our Tri-Cities schools and neighbourhoods to walk, run, cycle, rollerblade, or jog for...

Waters Edge brochure - Olympiad 2010

March 10, 2010
see attached for further information.

Congratulations to Pinetree's Gold medal winner!

March 08, 2010
At the recently held BC Winter Games Gr. 9 student Yi Jun Shi won two silver and a gold medal in speed skating while representing the Fraser valley Zone at the BC Winter Games. Way to go yi Jun!

Congratulations to the Pinetree Badminton Team

March 08, 2010
Our Pinetree Badminton team travelled to Vancouver Island last week and returned as Provincial Champions! Way to go Team and congrats on a job well done!

Interim Report distribution postponed until Wed March 17

March 05, 2010
Due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to postpone the delivery (to students & parents) of Interim Reports from Wed. March 10 to Wed. March 17, 2010.

Pinetree Education Week March 8-12

March 05, 2010
March 8 - 12 is Pinetree Education week. Teachers will be contacting parents/guardians via telephone/email and regular mail. Teachers will be contacting parents/guardians throughout the week to provide feedback/updates on student progress and attendance.


March 03, 2010
The students and staff at GOAL are presenting a Free Clothing Give Away on Wednesday March 10th, 2009, at the Winslow Centre Gym, at 1100 Winslow. We have had many District 43 schools donate their lost and found items at the end of December and the items have been washed and...

After Grad Meeting - Monday, March 1 - &:00 pm in Room A100

February 25, 2010
Parents and students are welcome to plan the next steps for After Grad. Volunteer Sign up: Front of House, Set up, Decorations, Event Help: Games, Activities, Photo Booth, Media, Concession.   Agenda:  Event Updates, Volunteers, Prizes and Activities. Grade 11 and 12 parents and students combine to make this event successful every...

PAC meeting

February 09, 2010
The next PAC meeting will take place Monday, February 22, 2010 - 7:00 pm in the school library. All parents are invited to attend.

Parent Education Sessions: In the Driver's Seat & What to do When Your Child is Being Bullied - Strategies for Parents

February 09, 2010
DPAC is once again offering a couple of great Parent Education sessions.  Both these sessions are free but registration is required as space is limited.  Unfortunately we will not be able to offer childminding at either of these sessions.  We also have another parent education session planned for Wednesday, March 10/10...

Coquitlam Continuing Education

February 01, 2010
Coquitlam Continuing Education offers many high school credit courses tuition free.  Please click on the attached brochure for more information.


January 29, 2010
Help fill a shipping container with diapers and formula for Haiti‚Äôs babies! Feb 20 from 9:30 ‚Äď 6:00 and Feb 21 from 11:00 ‚Äď 6:00 Coquitlam Centre ‚Äď At the tents beside the container in the south east corner of the parking lot and inside the mall near the Gap. With...

Wednesday - Feb 3 BEGINS with Period 4

January 29, 2010
Wednesday, Feb. 3 the block rotation changes!  We begin with period 4, 5, 2, 3  and 1.

After Grad Meeting

January 26, 2010
There will be an After Grad meeting Monday, Feb. 1, 2010 in room A100. Parents and students are welcome to plan the next steps for After Grad. Agenda: Raffle Report, Event Plan, Volunteers, Prizes and Activities. Grade 11 and 12 parents and students combine to make this event successful every year!...

Vocational Newsletter Announcements

January 25, 2010
Coquitlam Continuing Education is offering two very practical courses for parents and students:   Internet Safety for Parents and Kids   How to Get Better Grades in School   Please click on the attached file for more information.

Internationally Trained Human Service Worker Program

January 25, 2010
A full time 5 month program that combines advanced English language work based skills and hands-on Canadian work experience within a Human Service organization in the Tri-Cities   Please click on the following attachment for more information.

Parents Leadership and Support Group - Share Family & Community Services

January 21, 2010
SHARE’S Youth Addiction Services assist youth who are currently using or who are at risk for substance misuse. We created the Parents Wisdom Circle to support parents of such youth. If you are interested in participating in a Parenting and Leadership Support Group, please click on the attached document for more...

Korean Parent Group Meeting

January 20, 2010
The Korean Parent Group Meeting will take place on Jan. 28, 2010.   The topic for the meeting is:  School course planning and outreach   For this meeting, some university  students including a graduate of Pinetree Secondary have been invited to provide practical  information for students.    Students and parents are welcome to attend....

HCE 9 Schedule - Jan 25-29, 2010

January 20, 2010
All grade 9 students must attend 2 sessions (9-11am) during Exam week to participate in Health and Career Education activities.  Please check the schedule below for dates and locations. HCE 9 Schedule for Jan 25-29,   2010   Date Pack # Teacher Computer Rm Mon, Jan 25   1   Rotzien   A218 9-11am 2 Chan,...

Grad Photos available for pick-up

January 20, 2010
Students who ordered and paid for Grad photos will be able to pick up their photos Wednesday, Feb 3, 2010 in room 7/8/9.

School Learning Honesty Policy

January 20, 2010
Pinetree Secondary will be implementing the "School Learning Honesty Policy" coming into effect Feb. 1, 2010.   To view, please click on the attached document or open the document in the 'Publications' section of the public website.    

Pinetree Orlando 2010 website

January 19, 2010
The Pinetree Orlando 2010 Website link has been placed under the "Program and Services" heading.   To access, please go to: Program & Services > Pinetree Orlando 2010.

After-Grad 2010 Website

January 19, 2010
The After Grad 2010 Website link has been placed under the "Program and Services" heading.   To access, please go to: Program & Services > After Grad

Annual Transition Fair 2010

January 15, 2010
Please see attached for information on our Annual Transition Fair 2010.  Everyone is encouraged to attend.

SD43 - International Baccalaureate Program - Parent Information

January 14, 2010
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) International Baccalaureate Program   Information Meeting for Grade 8 and 9 Students and Parents Wednesday, January 20 th or Thursday, January 21 st , 2010 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Port Moody Secondary School Students interested in entering the IB Program for talented and highly motivated students...

In-Class Exams January 18 - 22

January 13, 2010
Monday, January 18 - Languages Tuesday, January 19 - Social Studies Wednesday, January 20 - English Thursday, January 21 - Math Friday, January 22 - Science Week of January 25 - 29 - Provincial Exams for Gr. 10 11 12

BCIT Computer Information Systems

October 05, 2009
BCIT Computer Information Systems Technician Program at Riverside.    The program covers computer hardware, operating systems, networking and internet technology. This program starts in February, students will receive high school credit as well as  first year credit toward their diploma.   There is no  tuition cost to the student.  Parents can receive further...

ESL websites for parents & students

October 05, 2009
See attached information for internet websites for student and parent use. CAUTION

October 05, 2009
There is a company that has made contact with some Pinetree students regarding organizing trips to Big White, Cancun Mexico etc. Pinetree Secondary School does NOT support or have anything to do with these trips. Pinetree is not and should not be a site for this company to have access to...

Wireless access for laptops and iTouches

October 05, 2009
If students want to obtain wireless access for their electronic devices, they must submit a signed consent form to the library.  the school board is then notified and the students' accounts are enabled.  Forms are available from the library.

Pinetree Secondary School

3000 Pinewood Avenue, Coquitlam BC
V3B 7Y7
604-464-2513 604-937-8056
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