Gearing Up for 2017 – 2018
Going into 2017-2018, we continue to make specific changes to our learning structures according to our needs and priorities at Central Campus. Having a grade 8 and 9 Campus means we are busy focusing on two transitions: one with all grade 8s being in a new school together and two, with our staff busy preparing our grade 9s for their Grad Program which starts in Grade 10 at South Peace Campus. This will be our third year with a Pod structure for classes where there is regular contact time, collaboration and a means for cross-curricular activities and community building.
We have made further adjustments to our timetable and block schedule to reflect our desire for optimal learning opportunities and to best utilize our instructional time with students. The changes create more flexibility and options with the use of our learning spaces, Prep time for teachers and what we can do for our Seminar, Exposure & Option courses. We will only have two timelines throughout the school year: 6 weeks for X1 - X6 courses and 12 weeks for Trimester 1 to 3 courses.
Please check out the following link to our website to access our Information Handout regarding Grade 9. You will find out about the following:
- Changes to our block schedule and timetable structure
- What learning structures and programs continue
We are looking forward to next year.
Diana Linstrom - Principal
On April 3-5, 2017, Our Peace Region Skills Canada Team visited Abbotsford to participate in the BC Skills Provincial Competition at the Tradex. After competition ended on April 4, our students ended up with 3 Gold Medals, 3 Silver medals and a Bronze medal. From DCSS - Central Campus, Tyler Bondaroff won the Gold medal in the Jr. Skills Gravity Car competition while Sage Halma, who took her Bronze Medal winning car from last year, just missed out on the medals. We are so proud of all of our competitors this year! Well done!
All students in grades eight and nine had the opportunity to attend a presentation with Robb Nash of the Robb Nash Project. This presentation combined live rock music, video, storytelling, and a message of hope and making positive life choices.
Visit www.robbnash.com for more information about Robb and his tour of schools around Canada.
Girls' Leadership Summit
28 girls from Central Campus along with 35 girls from South Peace campus travelled by bus to Tumbler Ridge to attend the FearlesslyGirl Summit. FearlesslyGIRL is a National movement and school program based in Toronto, ON dedicated to inspiring young women across Canada & the US to be kinder to themselves and each other. Since 2012, FearlesslyGiRL has reached over 50,000 girls in over 150 schools & universities in 10 provinces. This fun, innovative one of a kind FearlesslyKiND In School Summit impacted our girls and provided them with the tools to create change, forgive each other, and heal the devastating effects of girl against girl bullying, creating a KINDER Girl World in the process.