# OF STAFF: 63 CUPE: 22 TEACHING: 36 SPEC ED: 5
# OF STUDENTS: 490 # / IEP DESIGNATION: 99 # ELL: 12
% OF ABORIGINAL STUDENTS: 19%
TRENDS (enrolment, populations, etc.): We have continued to see a downward trend regarding student population at CSS. Our SD 93 students and our international students are keeping our numbers up to a reasonable level. This decline, though, has presented problems regarding course offerings. We have 8 international students at CSS this year and expect to have a few more students arrive next semester.
The Shine On Program is currently involved in a number of initiatives at the school including Monday Hot Lunch sales, recycling, sports team managers to name a few.
CATCHMENT AREA (challenges/opportunities):
Our feeder schools include Halfmoon Bay Elementary, West Sechelt Elementary, Kinnikinnick Elementary, Davis Bay Elementary and some Roberts Creek Elementary students (who need to apply via our cross-boundary protocol).
COMMUNITY SCHOOL USE: We have an on-site Community School Coordinator (Stephanie
Anderson) who has an office in the school (Room 127). The Community School provides support for our Breakfast Program and Lunch for hungry kids. They have partnered with us in bringing Cool School to CSS and have been instrumental in getting our Homework Club started. At present we have a volunteer (retired engineer) who offers Math and Science tutoring to our students gratis. The coordinator is currently making her room a quiet space for students to eat their lunch or have some reprieve from the hustle and bustle of the day.
EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: We have a large number of sports teams at Chatelech and are members of the North Shore Athletic Association. We have a variety team sports including: Volleyball, Cross Country, Rugby (Girls and Boys), Basketball, Wrestling, Skiing/Snowboarding, Mountain Biking, Track & Field, Ultimate and Golf. Clubs include: Writing Club, Book Club, Art Club, Climbing Club, Jiujutsu, Archery, Weight Room, Theatre Club, Guitar Club, Quilting Club, Dodge Ball, Badminton, Student Council, Robotics Club, Dungeons & Dragons, Travel Club, Drag Racing, Hockey Tuesdays, Interact Club, Ski & Snowboard Club, Pick-up Hockey, Gay Straight Alliance (SAGA), and
UNIQUE FEATURES (facility):
- Climbing Wall
- Weight Room
- Band Room
Royal Blue & White
Halloween Week (Costume Contest)
Breakfast with Santa (Pancake Breakfast for students served by staff)
Christmas Talent Show
MVP Programs (Social Justice 12 and Grade 8)
Concert & Jazz Band
PE Dance Unit involving most students in the school
Grade 7-8 Transition Program
Cap & Gown Graduation Ceremony
Foyer Festival of the Arts
Student Art Appreciation Night
Amazing Race (Sports Day)
Student Leadership Team (Student Council)
Supporting Academic Achievement
High number of grade 8- 10 students with IEPs, which presents ongoing challenges regarding course delivery, learning challenges and academic success. We have currently looked at the flex timetable which was implemented in the 2017-2018 school year. We continue with the flex timetable for the whole school on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, with an alternate schedule for Flex Fridays.
We continue to have high graduation rates for our aboriginal students. Many of our students are pursuing post-secondary options and several have received entrance scholarships. Overall our Grad class performed at a very high level and set the bar quite high for next yearís grad class.
Our next steps will be to continue …
- Explore unique ways to engage students in classes
- Continue to work with our Aboriginal Community and Support team to promote success in all areas.
- Create a school culture that is centered on respect
- Make the Flex time become ingrained within our school culture ñ students begin to value the process and potentially expand the flex
- Focus on the Culture of Care ñ Core Competencies for all students