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Holiday season message from SD62 Superintendent

Students are the heart of what the Superintendent and his colleagues do.

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Friday December 16, 2022 | LANGFORD, BC

SOOKE SCHOOL DISTRICT NEWS | Posted by Island Social Trends

Today was the last day of classes in the Sooke School District (SD62) ahead of the December 2022 winter break.

The main office in Langford, the schools around the region (in Colwood, Langford and Sooke) and other sites will be closed to the public from Monday December 19 through Tuesday January 2. The schools and sites reopen on Tuesday January 3.

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SD62 Superintendent Scott Stinson at Centre Mountain Lellum on its opening day, Nov 14, 2022. [Mary P Brooke / Island Social Trends]

Today on their website, SD62 posted a winter break message from SD62 Superintendent Scott Stinson, wishing everyone “a wonderful break, with time for celebration, relaxation and joyful experiences with family and friends”.

Message from SD62 Superintendent Scott Stinson:

As we close 2022, I want to thank each of you for your contributions to make the Sooke School District a great place to learn and grow. Whether it’s by joining a parent advisory council, attending a board meeting or being an active participant in the day-to-day learning of our students, we are grateful to have your support. If you are new to our district, I encourage you to find ways to get involved with your school and make connections with the staff who support your children in their learning journey. When we work together, we can position our students to be the best that they can be.

I am thankful to the staff of SD62 who work hard in so many different roles to support our students, families and infrastructure. Their dedication and passion are reflective in the strong sense of belonging that we have in our school communities. When I have the opportunity to visit our schools and sites, I am reminded of the special relationships and connections our staff have built that contribute to our positive learning and working environments.

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SD62 Superintendent Scott Stinson at the Nov 29, 2022 board meeting. [livestream]

Our students continue to impress and inspire me on a daily basis. They are the heart of why my colleagues, and I do the work that we do. We will continue to ensure that their voice and choice is always honoured and that our schools will be safe and respectful communities. To our parents and caregivers, your role is not an easy one but certainly the most rewarding. Thank you for being an advocate for your child and for others. I am grateful that our schools are open, and we have seen a return of events where we can celebrate achievements and events together again. It is good to see you again.

Finally, thank you to our Board of Trustees for their leadership. Your role as the community’s voice for public education is critical and we will continue to look to you to guide our strategic direction as we grow and prepare for tomorrow.

Have a wonderful break.”

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Island Social Trends has been a digital online platform at islandsocialtrends.ca since mid-2020, emerging from a series of three previous print publications: MapleLine Magazine (2008-2010), Sooke Voice News (2011-2013), and West Shore Voice News (2014-2020).

Editor and Publisher Mary P Brooke has been covering news of the west shore region, Vancouver Island, BC and national issues since 2008.

Ms Brooke has attended nearly all SD62 board and committee meetings since 2014.