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- Board of Education
- Human Resources
- Academic Night School
- Adult Academic Learning
- Apprenticeship Programs
- Career Training Programs
- Continuing Ed General Interest Programs
- French Immersion & Montessori Programs
- Homelearners' Program
- International Baccalaureate
- International Education
- On-Line Learning
- POWER Program
- RCAP (Royal City Alternate Program)
- Urban First Nations
Community Schools foster meaningful and healthy relationships between home, school and community. We strive to enrich the lives of our students and families within our unique neighbourhoods through collaborative, responsive, inclusive, culturally affirming services and partnerships that enhance life-long learning.
Community Schools are committed to bringing programs and services to district schools in seven core programming and service areas:
1. Physical Activity: Programs that stress the development of fundamental movement skills and sport skills that permit a child to move confidently and with control.
2. Arts and Exploration: Programs that allow children to develop their creativity and express themselves through a variety of visual and performing arts.
3. Literacy: Out of school programs that support school curriculum like Mad Science, Grand Pals and Public Library Programs.
4. Leadership: Programs that include topics like communication skills, group dynamics, self awareness and teach skills i.e. Babysitter Training, Community Recreation Leadership Training.
5. Social Responsibility: Programs that create opportunities for children to explore their community, solve problems in peaceful ways, value diversity and human rights, and exercise democratic rights and responsibilities.
6. Resources for Children, Youth and Families: Services that are helpful to families like, Coats for Kids, Breakfast for Learning, and parenting education.
7. Community Engagement: Programs and services that encourage schools and their surrounding community
members work together to create healthy, happy schools and neighbourhoods.
8. Health and Wellness: new for 2011/2012
Through the Community Schools Partners Committee we are working with New Westminster Parks, Culture and Recreation, and The Ministry of Children and Family Development to provide additional supports and programming for district schools that will address the needs of vulnerable children and youth, and make our neighbourhoods stronger.
For the 2011/2012 school year additional funding resources for staffing have been secured from the United Way of the Lower Mainland to support Community Schools.
For more information about Community Schools, please contact one of our District Community School Coordinators: Dan Kalivoda, Robin Stewart, Ashley Currie and Andrea Owen.