GHE September 18-22

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GHE Update – September 18-22

Another week has flown by at GHE! Although the cougar sightings on Sunday and Monday seemed to occupy a lot our time, there was so much more going on!

  • Mrs. Parsloe’s class tallied up the funds raised for Terry Fox and we raised over $6000.00!
  • Mme Hardjorno and her kindies shared story time with their parents
  • Mme Dufresne and her grade 4 students sewed their own beautiful pillows
  • Genius Hour in Mr. Matheson’s class has started many amazing projects from a submarine to a website on how to make your own Halloween costumes
  • We now have not one but two student newspapers on the go. One newspaper is being designed from Primary and the other for Intermediate. A number of very keen students have been meeting to develop their plans, including comics, jokes, stories, colouring contests with some work being completed in French. The first issue for both papers will be released on October 9th
  • We continue to talk about safe play outside during both short and long recess. We would appreciate you taking some time to discuss safety with your child and what each of us is responsible for in order to keep GHE a safe place for EVERY student.


Next week:

A reminder that the Potluck and Parent Teacher night is Wednesday, September 27th. The potluck is from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm and teachers will be available to meet in their classrooms from 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

The Scholastic Book fair will be open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday next week.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Mme B

Principal – Garibaldi Highlands Elementary


GHE Update

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GHE update for September 11-15th, 2017

Good evening Families and Caregivers,

We’ve had another wonderful week at GHE! I’ve had the opportunity to see students buddy reading, others working collaboratively to solve math equations and a small but mighty group of Grade 5s who are working to get a student newspaper going. Classes continue to discuss community and belonging and I’ve seen many moments when our students demonstrated how they care for one another.

I’d like to say a massive THANK YOU to Claire Parsloe and her students for organizing another successful Terry Fox assembly. Thank you also to Emma Moses and all of our course marshals who kept us safe and motivated today.

Important dates and events:

  • Verification forms are being sent home need to be updated and returned as soon as possible.
  • The PAC meeting has been rescheduled to September 29th
  • Our Book Fair will be open on September 26 to 28th
  • September 28th is Meet the Teacher
  • Orange shirt day is on September 29th.


Have a wonderful weekend!



Mme B

An amazing week at GHE!

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Thank you to all the families, caregivers, staff and students for making our first week at GHE such a positive one.

This week:

  • Mr. Matheson and I held assemblies with our Primary and Intermediate students and began the week with a theme so many of our students already knew – “Belonging”. We challenged the students to think about what they could do to make sure everyone felt like they belonged. We also told them about one very important word – “YET”. If you haven’t seen The Power of Yet, it’s a great message to share with your children.
  • So many exciting things were happening in classes this week: students were filming “Welcome to GHE” videos for new students, classes were meeting in circle to discuss important issues, the library was open for reading and many took advantage. Many different rotations were occurring in different classes and I had the pleasure of visiting with many students.
  • Next Friday students will participate in Terry Fox (more info to follow)

I hope you have a relaxing weekend and I look forward to seeing everyone Monday morning.


Mme B

Welcome Back!

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Dear Families, Caregivers and Students,

We would like to welcome everyone back! We hope that you had a restful summer and are looking forward to seeing you next week.

Overview of the First Week – September 5-8th, 2017 (Grades 1-6)

Tuesday September 5th, 2017 – First day of school for Grades 1-6 (8:50-10am)

  • First bell is at 8:50am and students will be dismissed at 10am.
  • All returning students in Grades 1-6 will report to the previous year’s classroom.
  • All newly registered students in Grade 1-6 will check in at main office and then report to gymnasium.
  • PAC will provide a “Welcome Tea” from 9:00 – 10:00am  for the parents in the gym

Wednesday to Friday (am) September 6-8th, 2017– Full day for Grade 1-6.

Friday September 8th, 2017 (pm) – Students will be placed in their permanent classes for the 2017-2018 school year.

Kindergarten Parents– Information regarding gradual entry has been emailed to you. If you did not receive this information, please contact Mrs. Sweeney at

The PAC will be hosting a Kindergarten Parent Tea on Friday, September 8th from 2:00-3:00.

Please contact the school at 604 898 3688 is you have any questions.


Erin Boisvert – Principal

Chris Matheson – Vice-Principal

Garibaldi Highlands Elementary

Have a Great Summer and See you in September!

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All of us here at GHE would like to thank everyone in our learning community for a great 2016-2017 school year.

First of all, we would like to thank all the students. You worked really hard this year and should be proud of yourselves. Now go and enjoy your summer. Play hard, run fast, bike your hearts out, and don’t forget to sleep in!

Secondly, a special thank you to all the parents, guardians, and family members for your support this year. Thank you for raising and supporting such amazing children so we can teach them…and so they can teach us!

Finally, we would like to thank the teachers and staff for a great year. It is crystal clear how hard you work and how much you care about all of these students. It’s what makes GHE such a special place to be a part of.

In looking ahead to the first week of school in September 2017, our school-wide theme will be “Building Community for Safe & Purposeful Learning at GHE”. We are looking forward to engaging all of our students and families in building our new GHE Code of Conduct.

“First Week” – September 5-8th, 2017 (Grades 1-6)

Tuesday September 5th, 2017 – First day of school for Grades 1-6 (8:50-10am)

  • First bell is at 8:50am and students will be dismissed 10am.
  • All returning students in Grades 1-6 will report to previous year’s classroom.
  • All newly registered students in Grade 1-6 will check in at main office and then report to gymnasium.
  • PAC will provide a “Welcome Tea” from 9:00 – 10:00am  for the parents

Wednesday September 6th, 2017 – Full day for Grade 1-6.


Kindergarten “First Week” Schedule:

Families have been emailed with information regarding their child’s schedule for gradual entry into Kindergarten.  If you have not received this email please contact Mrs. Sweeney at

The PAC will provide a “Welcome Tea” for all Kindergarten parents on Friday, September 8th from 2:00 – 3:00pm in the MPR.


Registration During Summer Hours:

In the event that parents/guardians wish to register their child during the summer, please contact the Sea to Sky School District #48 School Board Office directly at 604-892-5228.


Important Links:

  1. 2017/18 GHE School Calendar
  2. School Supply Lists – The Teacher’s File
  3. Registration Forms


Have a great summer and see you in September!

Mr. B. Gordon – Principal




Last Week of School – News!

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Dear Parents & Guardians,  last week of school

It’s the last week of school! Please see below for some very important school news:

LIBRARY BOOKS – all library books should now be returned to the library.  If you have any library books please return them to the school.

RECORDER CONCERT – there will be a recorder concert on Monday, June 26th from 11:15 – 12:00

GRADE 6 “LEAVING CEREMONY” – there will be a grade 6 leaving ceremony on Wednesday, June 28th from 1 -2pm.

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL – the last day for students is Thursday, June 29th and they will only attend for one hour (8:55 – 10:00am). Students will receive their final report at that time.  If your child will not be here on that day you can leave a self-addressed, stamped envelope at the office and your child’s report will be mailed to you.

PARENT APPRECIATION TEA – we would like to invite all parents to an appreciation tea on Thursday, June 29th during that final hour of school.  The staff will provide goodies along with tea and coffee to show our appreciation for all your support this year.

LOST & FOUND – there is still a large number of items on the lost and found tables by the office.  Please be sure to check if any of these items belong to someone in your house.  Any items left at the end of next week will be donated.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES 2017-2018 –  All students from Kindergarten to grade 6 will need to purchase school supplies for the 2017-2018 school year.  Parents can purchase the supplies themselves or order them online.

Parents can order school supplies for next year on-line from The Teacher’s File.   Orders placed by July 15th will receive an early bird rate.  Orders received after this date will include a $5.00 processing fee and are available only while supplies last.  Purchasing your supplies on line will also support the PAC as they will receive 10% back of the overall orders.  Orders can be placed at:

The Teacher’s File:  


2016 Remembrance Day Contest Winners

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We are very fortunate to have so many winners for this year’s Remembrance Day Poster, Poem, and Essay Contest.

Congratulations to the following winners (from left to right):

(Top Row) – Catarina Fenton, Anneke Van Raalte, Charlie Smith, Kyle Craig, Chloe Hudson, Kaitlyn Bell, Kai Thompson

(Bottom Row) – Liam Millburn, Michael Austen, Owen McJannet, Emry McJannet, Ella Warren, Rowyn Brown, Sage Coyne, Sydney Vanzella, Gia Dhinsda

(Missing) – Mia Batcho, Terina Kingi 


rememembrance day winners