Preparing today's learners for tomorrow's world / Instruisons nos jeunes pour le monde demain
The Qualicum School District is centrally situated on east Vancouver Island and serves a student population of approximately 4000 students. There are eight elementary schools (Grades K-7), two secondary schools (Grades 8-12), an alternate school (PASS/Woodwinds) and a Distributed Learning program to support home-learning families called the Collaborative Education Alternative Program (CEAP). The district French Immersion program is available at Oceanside Elementary and Ballenas Secondary Schools.
As a major employer in the area, the School District contributes to the local economy. The district's commitment to environmental sustainability through energy and water-saving programs, fuel choices and fuel efficiencies, recycling, and other measures contributes to reducing the area's carbon footprint. This commitment is shared not only with staff but also with our students.
School District 69 welcomes community organizations and community members into our schools. Parents, seniors, peer and intergenerational mentors can be found in various programs throughout our district. The Board of Education's mandate has expanded beyond K-12 to include early and adult learning. This underscores the work the district has undertaken both in the early years - through Building Learning Together, and in adult years - through Adult and Continuing Education programs. Our work with Oceanside Literacy Now is helping us look at the resources in the community for literacy support as well as gaps we need to address.
Our communities support our schools in a variety of ways. Support for school events, fundraisers, and scholarships for graduating students all point to the phenomenal support our students and schools have from businesses, organizations, service groups and individuals.
We welcome your involvement in our efforts. Contact your neighbourhood school to see how you can become involved. Attend our Public Board Meetings, become involved in district organizations that participate in community networks, and share your knowledge and expertise with us.