Education is a shared commitment between home and school, with parents and the home environment playing a crucial role in a child's learning. When both parents/guardians assume the responsibility to actively support a child's learning, the child benefits.
Connecting With Schools
District Parent Advisory Council
A good resource for the school based PACs.
School Planning Councils
Parents, teachers and principals on School Planning Councils (SPCs) develop school plans to improve student achievement. The ministry is collaborating with education partner groups to develop research and reports and provide guidelines and resources for SPCs here.
Access District E-Resources for student learning, including online encyclopedias, newspaper and journal articles, ebooks and image and video content.
LearnNowBC Parent Information Centre
Open School BC
Support Materials for Parents and Students
Resources for Families with Exceptional Children
Family Resource Centre
Family Support / Resources
Post Secondary Resources for Students with Disabilities (PDF)
Positive Mental Health Resources
District Publications and Agreements
District Achievement Contract
Integrated Community Literacy Plan
Ministry of Education Resources
Reporting on K-12 Education
The Ministry of Education regularly collects information about student achievement, enrolment and changes in the student population in BC schools. This site identifies, and provides links to, reports that measure the progress and evolution of the BC education system.
BC Performance Standards
Publications of Interest to Parents
BC Exam Results
BC students can check their exam results electronically through a secure website.
Friends for Life
The FRIENDS program is a school-based early intervention and prevention program, proven to be effective in reducing the risk of anxiety disorders and building resilience in children.
Strategies for parents to support children through times of grief
Tri-Cities Literacy Committee