School District 69 Qualicum

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Mid-March News & Updates

March| Issue #1


Spring Break: March 20 - 31, 2023

Message from the Superintendent

Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff, and Students:

Spring has arrived at last!

It was interesting to look back on last year's notes from this time and be reminded that we were planning the distribution of the Rapid Antigen Tests, and how hopeful we were for the eventual lifting of COVID restrictions in our schools. As all have hoped, it has been a productive year so far, with many positives to account for already, and many more on the way. Strategic Planning certainly makes that list, and after three sessions with our group of 40 staff and stakeholders reviewing, sorting, and prioritizing student, staff, and parent input, I am pleased to see our priorities for the next five years starting to take shape.

On behalf of senior staff and the Board, I am wishing everyone a healthy, happy, and safe spring break, and a positive finish to the school year. 


Peter Jory


School District No. 69 (Qualicum)

Check out our Community Page on the District's Website for Upcoming Community Events!



Children's Festival

April 5, 2023

3:00 - 5:00 pm

Arrowview Elementary School

More Information Here

School Spotlights

Errington Elementary School

Students at Errington Elementary enjoyed a visit from Mayor Doug O'Brien. Students talked about local government, the job of Mayor and our Community.

Errington Elementary is hosting the Salish Weave Collection, a 12-piece series of art pieces by Coast Salish Artists. The collection was installed by Tracie Finstad of our Indigenous Education Department and will remain in the EES lobby/gallery until after spring break. Students and teachers are exploring the unique spindle whorl design of the Coast Salish artists in which certain shapes and colours are used. 

Kwalikum Secondary School - Student Government Spring Symposium

Students from Kwalikum Secondary School Governance gave an update on the "Mid-Island Youth Climate Action Symposium" to assist at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre on April 19, 2023. Guest speakers include Seth Klein, Ecko Aleck and Doug Hopwood.

There will be discussion and break-out groups for the students that have been invited to attend from other local districts.

The students have secured funding for the event through learning grants, the community, the Zero Waste initiative and from MATA, if needed. A lot of great progress and much work has gone into the planning already! See the link below to view their website for this event.

Student Website

Hiring Fair Held at BSS

Thank you to everyone who came out to our community hiring fair on Thursday, March 16th. School District 69 welcomed the opportunity to meet with you and share our upcoming hiring opportunities. We were amongst 51 businesses throughout the communities who are well respected employers with great opportunities to offer. If you missed it and are interested in working with School District 69 Qualicum, please see our employment page on our website.

SD69 Employment

Qualification Highlights:

  • Completion of a 2 year Interpreter Training Program
  • Fluency and ability to interpret American Sign Language/Signed English/Sign Assisted Speech
  • Membership with "The Canadian Association of Visual Language Interpreters AND The Westcoast Association of Visual Language Interpreters.

Please contact our HR for a full description of duties and qualifications.

Qualification Highlights:

  • Valid Class 2 BC Driver's License with Air Endorsement
  • Clean Driver's Abstract
  • Knowledge of the Motor Vehicle Act and related Regulations

If you have a clean driver's abstract and this is something that you would be interested in, please contact our HR Department for internal incentives to meet the qualifications.

Thank you for your participation!!

Student Learning Survey

The Student Learning Survey is an annual province-wide census of Grade 4, 7, 10 and 12 students, their parents and staff in public schools.

It usually takes about 30 minutes to complete the required survey questions.

School District 69 students will have the ability to participate in the survey at their school locations over the next few weeks. Parents wishing to participate can follow the link below and choose the "Direct Access" button under the parent section. There will be no login required.

Survey Link


The 2023 Track and Field Registration is OPEN

Junior Development: Ages 9 - 13 (born 2014-2010)

High School: Ages 14 - 18 (born 2009 - 2005)

Practices start April 4, 2023 at Ballenas Secondary

Registration & Details Click Here
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