Resources and Links for Parents and Staff: Partners in Learning

YouthSafe Outdoors - Off-site Experience Safety for BC Schools
Stress Management:  Helping Your Child with Stress
School Protection Program - On-line incident report
If You Have a Concern
SD85 Appeals By-law and Appeal Form
Ministry of Education, Student Appeals Branch
Resource Links for Bullying
Learning Links for Elementary Students
Learning Links for Secondary Students
B.C. Performance Standards
Career and Personal Planning
Provincial Exam Information
Graduation Program

Scholarship Information
B.C. Ministry of Education - Resources for Parents
B.C. Ministry of Children and Family Development - Early Childhood Development

B.C. Ministry of Education - Resource strategies in Early Learning This site is aimed at parents of young children. Support for parents at home is crucial in the early years of their children's lives, to help lay the building blocks for success in the classroom.
Guidelines for Food and Beverage Sales in B.C. Schools - Ministry of Education
The internet can be a fascinating place for a family to visit. This page will continue to be built. Also view the learning links available for elementary and secondary students & the links below geared to youth.
A great site for reading resources: A to Z Reading
Healthy Food Choices in Schools: Bake Better Bites 2014 (PDF) 

Bake Better Bites: Recipes and Tips for Healthier Baked Goods is for parents, community volunteers, school staff, and students to use when preparing baked goods for sale to students. It includes recipes that meet the 2013 edition of the Guidelines for Food and Beverage Sales in BC Schools, as well as tips to make favourite recipes healthier. The baked goods are also tasty choices for classroom and school celebrations.
Kids Help Phone
Youth in B.C.
BC Council for Families
Drug Education Awareness for Life:
Ministry of Health
Year of Science

Useful Links for Parents Helping Students with Schoolwork:
Helping Your Child With Homework

Student Internet Safety:
1.      Talking to Your Kids
2.      The Benefits of Facebook; Setting up Facebook Profiles
3.      Deleting From Your Wall
4.      Smartphone Preview
5.      Communicating with Facebook
6.      YouTube Overview
7.      Location Based Services
8.      Creating Lists on Facebook
9.      Sharing Photos on Facebook
10.     Add Applications on Facebook
11.     Find Friends on Facebook


For more resources on using the internet safely, click on the RCMP's website at
Parent News and Information can be found at
"Engage, Empower, Educate."  Kids in the Know is an interactive safety education program used to increase personal safety and to reduce the risk of victimization and sexual exploitation of children from Kindergarten to High School.  The lessons provide opportunities for children to practice responding safely to harmful or life-threatening situations. The program is based on best teaching practices and recent research on brain-compatible learning. The Kids in the Know personal safety program is an approved resource by Curriculum Services Canada and BC Ministry of Education.
Resource Links for Bullying
We want every student to have a successful school experience. When schools and parents work together our students are the winners! Here are some ways you can help build your child's confidence.

Encourage "personal best"   Help your child by encouraging him or her to do the best in school and at home. Remember, "personal best" does not mean "perfect", and learning is not the same as high grades. Children, like adults, need the freedom to make mistakes and to learn from them.

Make learning a priority; Your attitude toward school attendance, education and involvement in the school makes a strong and lasting impression on your child. Show your child, by example, that learning is a priority.

  • Show interest in school work.
  • Talk about school each day.
  • Ask to see classwork.
  • Have your child read aloud to you.
  • Read to and with your child from a variety of material in your first language.
  • Encourage your child to discuss new ideas and opinions.
  • Show appreciation for good efforts. Offer suggestions for success

Help your child use the following strategies to improve performance in school:

  • Read the assignment when it is given.
  • Keep a list of new vocabulary.
  • Proofread assignments to catch errors before writing a final draft.
  • Review notes before a test.
  • Schedule study time
  • Set up an area for homework away from noise and distractions.
  • Post a family calendar that schedules school project deadlines, after-school activities, mid-term dates, exam periods and report card dates.

Support 100% attendance   Some kinds of absences are unavoidable, but taking students out of school unnecessarily is disruptive for learning.

Help set goals   At the beginning of each term, help your child identify three or four goals. Put the goals where they can be frequently seen. (The refrigerator is always an excellent spot.) Make sure the goals are specific.

Get involved   Attend school activities such as open houses, parent/teacher interviews and Parent Advisory Councils meetings. When your children see you involved, they will also see education as a high priority. Interpreters are available for parent interviews.

Make direct contact with the school Try to make early and positive contact with your child's teacher. We encourage you to visit the school or phone your child's teacher with any questions or concerns.