British Columbia’s new curriculum is in its second year of implementation for students in K-9. The new curriculum includes a focus on literacy and numeracy skills while weaving in core competencies of communication, thinking and personal and social growth. In addition, students in K-9 will be taught Applied Design, Skills and Technologies and Career Education.
The new curriculum is in draft form for grades 10-12. Teachers teaching these grades may be teaching this new curriculum, the old curriculum or a combination of the two.
For more information about British Columbia’s new curriculum, please check out the following BC’s New Curriculum.
Every child deserves an education free from discrimination, bullying, harassment, intimidation and violence. The ERASE (Expect Respect and A Safe Education) Bullying strategy is part of the Province of British Columbia’s efforts to personalize learning and supports for all students.
ERASE Bullying builds on the Province’s Safe, Caring and Orderly Schools Strategy (2004), which focussed on creating schools where students are free from harm, where clear expectations of acceptable behaviour are held for all members of the school community, and where there is a sense of connectedness. ERASE Bullying will help ensure every child feels safe, accepted and respected, regardless of their gender, race, culture, religion or sexual orientation.
ERASE Bullying also builds on effective programs already in place and will ensure there are consistent policies and practices across all 60 school districts, backed by strong community partnerships and support. Please visit www.erasebullying.ca for additional information.
As part of the ERASE Bullying initiative, there is a new website with an online reporting tool for students and parents. This tool allows for the reporting of incidents of personal bullying, potential fights or violence and more. Reporting can be anonymous, and will be routed directly to the district. The new reporting site can be found at reportbullyingbc.ca. The administration has begun showing the Reporting Tool to all students at TRSS.
As the first line of action, we encourage students to talk to someone in school. This could be the administration, teachers, support staff, or any adult/student they trust.