District Overview

We are honoured to live, learn, play and work on the unceded territories of the Skwxwú7mesh Nation and the shíshálh Nation.

Vision:

We are a community engaged in lifelong learning and educational excellence.

Mission:

We support and inspire each student to experience joy and fulfillment in realizing their potential as a knowledgeable, confident, and contributing citizen in the global community.

Affirmation:

The Board of School District 46 affirms its commitment to Indigenous Peoples and Reconciliation by building relationships and deepening understanding of Indigenous history, worldviews, and ways of knowing.

The Sunshine Coast of British Columbia is located 30 kilometres northwest of Vancouver and stretches 96 kilometres along the picturesque shores of Georgia Strait. Reached by a 40-minute ferry ride across Howe Sound from Horseshoe Bay, the Coast offers a wide range of recreational and educational activities for students and their families.

Approximately 3,300 students are enrolled in nine elementary and four secondary schools and supported by 600 dedicated staff. The size of our district allows for a close connection between the district, each of our schools and the community.

The Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast has extensive opportunities for outdoor learning and playing. The communities of the coast are all accessed by the main highway between Langdale and Egmont and are small, safe, and beautiful. We are situated between the forest and the ocean, and are fortunate to enjoy a mild climate. These two factors allow for ample recreational pursuits: mountain biking, kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking and, just up the mountain at Dakota Ridge, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in the winter.

The economy on the Sunshine Coast is largely driven by resource-related industries such as forestry and fishing.  We also have a dynamic and growing arts community. We have performing arts: theatre groups, dance troupes, and a large variety of musicians. We have painters, potters and sculptors, as well as blacksmiths, glass blowers and a huge fiber arts community. The coast regularly host festivals, such as the Festival of the Written Arts, the Sunshine Coast Blues Festival, and the annual Art Crawl.

Specialty Programs

We have a variety of popular programs, including Indigenous education, Nature Education for Sustainable Todays and Tomorrows (NEST), Train in Trades career programs, community television, salmonid enhancement, international education, and peer counseling. We also have several early learning programs, including five StrongStart centres and SPARK!

Community Culture

Although our economy is largely driven by resource-related industries such as forestry and fishing, the Sunshine Coast has a growing arts community. We have theatre groups, dance troupes, a large number of musicians playing a wide variety of music, potters, sculptors, painters and other artisans working within our community.

Draw for Employees

We have a mild climate and, although we have our own amenities – shopping, hospital, incredible recreational areas and facilities – we are only a 40-minute ferry ride away from the Vancouver area. We have a strong learning community team and employees enjoy annual staff curling, volleyball and golf tournaments.

Salary and Benefits

Teacher salaries are based on the provincial salary grid, which is affected by category and experience. You can find a link to the grid here. Unionized support staff salaries are banded, and can be found here.

We have a comprehensive benefits package which includes:

  • medical, dental and extended health plans
  • group life insurance benefits
  • pension and employee and family assistance programs

Allowances

Teachers in positions with special responsibilities, e.g. department heads, teacher consultants, teacher coordinators, counsellors, psychologists, alternate school teachers, speech pathologists, may receive a financial allowance of $2,000-$4,000 annually.

Teachers working in remote and rural schools may also receive a recruitment allowance, and an annual retention allowance. Learn more about teacher salaries with the Salary Finder tool.

For specific details about Sunshine Coast’s compensation, salary, and benefits, please refer to their collective agreement.

District Map

How to Apply

External candidates can apply to career opportunities via Makeafuture.ca. For questions, please email hr@sd46.bc.ca. Thank you for your interest in our district!

 

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