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Welcome to School District No. 42
Our vision is for every individual to feel valued and for all learners to reach their full potential.
School District No. 42 meets the learning needs of approximately 14,000 students of all ages in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. We have developed numerous skilled trades training partnerships with colleges and universities, and are committed to educational choice and an inclusive, local approach to special education.
2016/17 & 2017/18 District School Calendars
At its regular public meeting on March 9, the Board of Education approved the 2016/17 and 2017/18 District School Calendars. In accordance with School Calendar Regulation, the calendars will be submitted to the Ministry of Education for approval. Review the calendars here.
Graduation and Provincial Assessment Changes
On Thursday, May 26, 2016, Minister Mike Bernier announced updates to the graduation program and provincial assessment. These updates will be implemented province-wide between 2016 and 2018. Read the letter and background information here.
Secondary Summer Learning: Online registration May 9 - 20. Learn more.
Elementary Summer Learning: Online registration opens May 2, 2016. Learn more.
Retirement Tea (staff): 3:30pm, June 14, 2016, at Garibaldi Secondary School (gymnasium). Download invitation.
Policies and Procedures: The following policies and procedures have been been approved by the Board: Amended Policy 2400: School Board Meeting Proceedings; Policy: 9430 Physical Restraint and Seclusion in School Settings; Procedure: 9730.1 Physical Restraint and Seclusion in School Settings.
Board Highlights: For highlights from public board meetings, click here.
Announcements and Accolades:
Congratulations Jayda Long (left) and Teanne Clements (right), who won silver and gold respectively in the Provincial Championship Skills Canada competition in hairdressing!
We received some great feedback at our Your Voice, Your Neighbourhood Centre public workshop on February 10. Visit our Facebook page to see some great photos from the night. We will be reviewing all the feedback we received through the workshop and our online survey, and will present some options for public feedback at our February 25 open house. Pre-register for our Open House by email at email@example.com. Learn more about this consultation process here.
Thank you to all students and staff who added their voice to the January 27th Student Forum! Read about the forum here.
The WorkBC Find Your Fit tour stopped at Maple Ridge Secondary on January 7 and January 8 and was a big hit. Visit our Facebook page to see more photos from the event.
Congratulations to SD42 students across the district for raising $3406.67 for the Christmas Hamper Society this year!
Thank you Harry Hooge elementary, Thomas Haneysecondary and principal Kristi Blakeway for your amazing work on this important project! Project HELLO Christmas cards connect lonely Vancouver residents with lost loved ones.
Minister of Education Mike Bernier visited Albion Elementary and Thomas Haney Secondary on Monday, November 30, 2015. See our pictures on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MapleRidgePittMeadowsSchoolSD42/
Thomas Haney Secondary Bricklaying students showed off their skills at last month's Bricklayer 500 competition. This year they volunteered; next year they will compete. As these students found out: Masonry not only builds rock solid foundations, it cements a high paying career!
Ministry of Education letter to parents regarding new curriculum: click here to view/download letter in PDF.
What a coup for Westview Secondary and for the Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows School District. All three of our boys - Nash Taylor, Phillip McBride, and Trevor Dean - placed in the TOP FIVE in the Microsoft world competition, with Nash Taylor winning SILVER. Congratulations!
In the News
May 6, 2016 - 9:16am — Anonymous
By Colleen Flanagan - Maple Ridge News
Garibaldi secondary’s music department will be holding the last showcase concert of the academic year on Monday. May Music Madness will feature three levels of the concert band, the jazz band and the choir. More than 175 students will be performing.
May 6, 2016 - 9:12am — Anonymous
By Neil Corbett - Maple Ridge News
Ten years ago, Samuel Robertson Technical was born. The building was underweight, and is still waiting for a growth spurt
The school was built for $16.75 million, completed in 2005, and opening for 600 students in 2006. The provincial government of the day said a new addition would effectively double the size of the new technical high school, but that has never materialized.
That said, there have been as many as 12 portables on site, and registration has been at times, more than 1,000 students.
April 28, 2016 - 12:03pm — Anonymous
by Michael Hall, Maple Ridge News
Beau Benedictson knows medals. He has a drawer full of them, and a head full of great memories, all in just a few years of playing minor hockey and baseball.
He wasn’t sure what to do with them all – tangled up and out of view – until his Grade 5 teacher at Yennadon elementary, Catherine McIntosh, assigned the class a project.
As part of the Maple Ridge school’s annual entrepreneurial fair, students have to develop a product along with a business plan – to produce, market and, eventually, sell.
April 13, 2016 - 3:51pm — Anonymous
by Neil Corbett, Maple Ridge News
A Metis carver is making the rounds through high schools in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, building the traditional vehicle of his people, and sharing with students what he knows about both native history and woodworking.
Patrick Calihou has been at Pitt Meadows secondary, building a Red River cart, and soon he is moving on to Westview.
“We are always looking for ways to bring some cultural understanding into the schools,” said Ron Lanzarotta, the district principal of aboriginal education.
April 13, 2016 - 3:49pm — Anonymous
Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times
Three Pitt Meadows Secondary teachers are trying to dispel the notion that reading is not fun with their second annual Literacy Week school event scheduled for April 18 to 22.
The theme of the week is “Read the Word, Read the World,” which includes various forms of literacy, from environmental to digital and physical, to educational. More than a dozen literacy events and activities are planned to engage students, bring up their comprehension skills, and hopefully allow for some fun, as well.