Highland Secondary School 2014/15

Have a great summer, everyone!  See you in September!!


Grad Photos Available for Viewing

Michele Williams, an excellent local photographer, took some amazing photos on an amazing night for our graduates.  Check out the link here:

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Destination Imagination Team Wins Fourth at Globals!

Our Senior Destination Imagination team, Delaney Dunne, Claire Fullerton, Willem Roelants and Paul Wernicke (with help from team member Kristy Lloyd back home) was the top Secondary Team in Canada at the DI Global Championships in Knoxville, Tennessee last week. This is the best result in Highland history and one of the very best Comox Valley results ever!  Way to go, Highland!

Italy Exchange

Planning is underway for a Spring Break 2016 trip to Italy. It is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in another culture for 2 weeks in a beautiful Northern Italian city (Verbania-close to Switzerland and Germany)  Questions about this trip can be relayed to Mr. Kochanuk at the school.  Please see the informational flyer at the bottom of this page for more details.  There will be an informational parent meeting on Thursday, January 30 at 7 pm in Room 216 at Highland.

Grad Information

Please find at the bottom of this page the latest Grad Transitions update, letting you know where your son or daughter is with regards to completing their grad transitions work. The Grad information section of the website (Student/Parent tab---Grad----Grad Information), you will find important upcoming grad events and a document with Frequently Asked Questions about Grad.


PLC Day Schedule

The next PLCschedule is Wednesday, September 16  The schedule is as follows:

8:57-Warning Bell

9:00-9:57 (B Block)

10:00-10:57 (A Block)

10:57-11:47 (Lunch)

11:50-12:47 (D Block)

12:50-1:50 (C Block)


What is a PLC, anyway?

A PLC is a Professional Learning Community. It involves an on-going process in which educators work collaboratively in teams to achieve better results for the students they serve. The 3 Big Ideas that drive a PLC are:

1) The purpose of the school is to ensure all students learn at high levels
2) Helping all students learn requires a collaborative and collective effort
3) To help all students to learn we must focus on results (evidence of student learning) and use results to inform and improve our professional practice and respond to students who need intervention or enrichment.

At Highland, we believe that by giving educational staff’s collaborative time we will be far more effective in helping students learn. The collective educational wisdom on a staff outweighs that of any single staff member working in isolation in a classroom. The ultimate goal/purpose for incorporating PLC’s in SD#71 is to improve student learning.

We encourage all parents and students to check out all the information about PLC's on the school district website on the following link:


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