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Acting Principal: Mrs. Katrina Sewell    email: ksewell@sd73.bc.ca
Vice Principal: Ms. Darlene Gordon     email: dgordon@sd73.bc.ca
Secretary: Mrs. Mallory Gosse              email: mgosse@sd73.bc.ca
PO Box 380, 530 Cottonwood Street.
Chase, B.C. V0E 1M0
Phone: (250) 679-3269
Fax: (250) 377-2247

Safe Arrival (24 Hours): 1-844-350-2647 - please phone BEFORE 8:40 am, otherwise the system will call you after 9 am and you will have the option to dismiss an absence at the end of the automated recording . You may also download the Free Mobile App if you have given your email address to the school.

True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united.

Wilhelm von Humboldt

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    Board's Decision on Grade 7 Proposal
    by Katrina Sewell - Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 4:26 PM
     

    April 23, 2018

     

    SD 73 Board approves moving Grade 7s in Chase and Barriere to secondary schools for September 2018

    KAMLOOPS — Starting in September 2018, Grade 7 students in Barriere and Chase will have classes in the secondary school instead of at the community elementary schools, SD 73 trustees decided Monday.

    The decision to move students was finalized at the public board meeting in Kamloops. The Board decided to proceed with the proposal in Barriere and Chase but not in Clearwater, where many people were opposed. For Clearwater, trustees voted to remain with the status quo, which means Grade 7s will stay in the elementary school. The votes followed an extensive period of consultation with parents, staff and students in all the communities that included public meetings and presentations, an online consultation portal as well as email and paper-based feedback options.

    The District’s Long-Range Facilities Plan, which was released in December 2017, contained the proposal to move Grade 7 students from elementary schools to secondary schools in Chase, Clearwater and Barriere for the 2018-19 school year. The proposal suggested such a move could benefit Grade 7 students by providing them with earlier access to academic and other specialty programs (such as shop programs), and academic counselling not available in elementary schools. As well, it addressed emerging concerns regarding space pressure in the elementary schools, particularly in regard to the allocation of special purpose rooms (music rooms, etc.).

    “This move will give many young people a unique opportunity to explore their passions and interests in ways they would not have the chance to do in an elementary school. Our elementary schools offer an excellent education but this will offer Grade 7s access to special equipment, higher level instruction and unique support services,” said District Superintendent Alison Sidow. “We’re excited to see this proposal move forward in these two communities.”

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    Haldane Spring Fling
    by Mallory Gosse - Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 9:31 AM
     

    Looking for an amazing packed family fun night out?

    spring

    Haldane Spring Fling will be taking place at the school Friday May 11th.

    Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

    • Bouncy castles
    • Photo booth
    • Cake walk
    • Tons of games and yummy food

    Chance to WIN A FREE BIKE!

     
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    Earth Day
    by Mallory Gosse - Monday, 16 April 2018, 1:45 PM
     

    123Haldane Elementary will be celebrating Earth Day on Friday, April 20th. We will kick off this action-packed day with an assembly.  Many activities will be going on this day, which will include the 6/7's going to Robert Haig-Brown Park. Other classes will be involved with painting fish on storm drains around the village, doing shoreline cleanup, weeding and planting at the Museum, as well as school and neighbourhood cleanup. The school is also going to take time this day to start their planter boxes and update the front entrance garden. There will also be a spot for anyone wanting to drop off pop cans and juice boxes for us to recycle. Thank you to Mrs. Calvert for planning all of these activities for our students and staff.

     
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    Board of Education Public Board Meeting
    by Katrina Sewell - Thursday, 5 April 2018, 9:39 PM
     

    Please view the information on the Public Board Meeting, which will be hosted in the Haldane Elementary library on Monday, April 9th

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    Community members are invited to join us for the Community Engagement event in the gym between 3:30 and 4:30.  This will be your opportunity to look at student presentations of learning and meet the Board of Education.