qathet School District is situated on the northern tip of the Sunshine Coast in the qathet Regional District.
We would like to express our respect for and gratitude to the Tla’amin peoples whose traditional and treaty territory qathet School District resides on. We recognize the ongoing impacts of colonialism and are committed to our own learning and unlearning while courageously working towards decolonization and indigenization through truth, healing, celebration and reconciliation.
qathet School District and its over 400 employees proudly serve approximately 3,400 students in five elementary schools, one remote island elementary school, one online learning school, an alternate school, and one secondary school.
Our school district offers a number of additional programs including:
- Four Strong Start Programs and a Strong Start Go mobile program
- Before & After School Programs
- Seamless Kindergarten Program
- Elementary Reading Intervention Program
- Dual Credit Trades
- French Immersion Program
- Digital Film Program
- International Student Program
- Summer Learning Programs
- Powell Lake Ecological and Outdoor Learning Centre
- Leadership Programming
- Provincial Auditory Outreach Program
All decisions made by qathet School District are guided by its vision and core values and based on research and consultation. Similarly, the district’s initiatives and resources are aligned to support its commitment to fostering a culture of care and belonging where the well-being and success of all learners is supported; providing intentional support for a growth mindset, collaboration, interdependence, and staff development; and being a forward-thinking, research-based, ethical, effective, efficient, sustainable, and connected organization.
Learning and Growing, Together
Creating Brighter Tomorrows for All
We strive to be a living example of what we want to see in the education system through continued self and organizational reflection to ensure the confidence of those we serve.
We honour others, value selflessness, and always strive to act considerately and honestly. We are intentional with our words and actively listen to others. We promote collaboration and power sharing to achieve positive change that benefits the entire learning community.
We practice courage by moving beyond our comfort zones, embracing obstacles, and taking responsibility for our errors, allowing us to better ourselves and serve our learning community with excellence.
We cultivate a safe environment to explore new ideas, take risks and challenge the status quo. We understand curiosity as critical for transformative growth, change and innovation.
We promote inclusivity by changing mindsets and behaviours and cultivating welcoming and fair environments that actively oppose oppression. We strive to ensure everyone is seen, connected, supported and proud.
We strive for balance in our relationship with ourselves, others and the lands and waters that sustain us. We consider the impact of our actions on past, present, and future generations and strive to leave a positive legacy for them.
The ultimate goal of public education is for all learners to achieve their individual potential and become independent adults, who have lifelong appreciation for learning, a curiosity about the world around them, and a capacity for creative thought and expression through compassionate and empathetic worldviews.
The Board of Education is committed to helping every learner develop as a whole person with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values needed to contribute to a healthy society and a prosperous and sustainable economy. In the face of an increasingly complex and rapidly changing world it is imperative that we do this while remaining flexible, adaptable, and focused on priorities that are important to our community.
We also acknowledge our commitment to achieving lasting and meaningful reconciliation. This includes upholding our responsibility to implementing the BC Tripartite Education Agreement (BCTEA), United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action, Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (Declaration Act), Tla’amin Final Agreement, and ɬaʔamɩn Education Agreement (TEA).
The Tla’amin Final Agreement provides Tla’amin Nation with certain rights and benefits regarding land and resources and self-government over its lands, resources, and its members, including education. The ɬaʔamɩn Education Agreement (TEA) provides a contract for the best educational outcomes for Tla’amin students.
The Board of Education has a responsibility to ensure that all students have access to a quality education, set education policies that reflect the aspirations of our community, provide leadership and encouragement to schools and the wider community, and govern the district and schools in a manner that creates public trust and confidence.