Labour Dispute Update

Sept, 17, 2014

Further to the message below, please click on the following link to a letter from our Superintendent of schools regarding school opening next week:

SD48 Sept 17 2014 Letter to Parents

Paul Lorette.

We have received notice that a tentative deal has been struck between BCPSEA and the BCTF. Both parties are finalizing details and will be seeking member and board ratification over the next few days. We are currently working on a plan to begin instruction and will have further information to you as soon as possible.

Learning Resources

A number of parents have requested additional/supplemental learning resources to use with their children during the current labour dispute.   We have updated our website to include some useful links for students and parents:

Amongst the services provided by LearnNow BC to students is access to live tutoring five nights per week from 6 – 10 pm.  Other resources include the Charged-Up streaming video lessons for Math, as well as self-assessment tests through Success Checker.  These resources are freely accessible through

Here is the link to GHE’s page of learning links.

Here is a nice article about preparing K/1 students for French immersion.

Labour Dispute Information

This letter from Superintendent Lisa McCullough contains the latest information regarding the ongoing labour negotiation and school opening. Sept 1, 2014 Letter to Parents Also see this letter sent three days prior. Aug 29 2014 Letter to Parents

This link will take you to the new BCParentInformation page which will provide you with bargaining news from the Province. The Parent Support menu link at the top of that page will take you through the $40/day application process.

School Supply Lists

Hello GHE parents and students,

I am posting a pdf file that contains all of the school supply lists for grades 1-6.  For kindergarten, arrangements will be made between parents and teachers once the school year begins.  Please continue to check our websites, as well as the media, for updates on the current labour dispute.

Student Supply Lists

What’s Happening at GHE….

Hello to the Garibaldi Highlands school community,

I have been asked to provide you with this important update from our Superintendent, Lisa McCullough regarding the current labor dispute between the teachers and the provincial government.

August 21 2014 Letter to Parents

As the new principal of the school, I am looking forward to school starting and welcoming your children back to classes.  I hope that all our families are having a safe summer and I will keep you updated with any changes to the current situation as outlined in the superintendent’s letter.


Paul Lorette




Click here for Supervision Letter to Parents 2014 from SD48 Superintendent of Schools, Lisa McCullough regarding a change in lunch supervision that began on April 29, 2014

Click here for letter from Lisa McCullough regarding School Closure:on May 26 – May 20 2014 Letter to Parents

Click here for letter from Lisa McCullough regarding School Closure on June 6 – May 28 2014 Letter to Parents

Click here for letter from Lisa McCullough regarding School Closure on June 11 – June 6 2014 Letter to Parents

Click here for letter from Lisa McCullough regarding year-end procedures including year-end progress reports (report cards) for K-12.- SD48 June 23 2014 Letter to Parents

Click here for the latest GHE SCOOP Newsletter for June 12

“Ha7lh skayel ta newyap.” 


Schools remain closed due to a labour dispute between the BCPSEA and the BCTF.  We continue to encourage parents to remain aware of current updates by checking our district website at   You may also wish o follow information posted on the BCTF website at and the BCPSEA website at


Gerri Galloway


Garibaldi Highlands Elementary School

2590 Portree Way

Garibaldi Highlands,  BC  V0N 1T0

Sea to Sky School District No.48

PH    604-898-3688