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Surrey School District

14033 - 92 AvenueSurrey, B.C. Canada V3V 0B7 

Phone: 604-596-7733 

eLibrary

School District 36 eLibrary is pleased to make available a new and exciting electronic resource for all learners; a virtual library of over 1,100 fiction and nonfiction titles. 

 

SAIL: Surrey Academy of Innovative Learning

Innovative From 8 - 12


Surrey Academy of Innovative Learning (SAIL) is a blended interdisciplinary school where students learn through inquiry and project based learning using a variety of digital tools.



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In a changing world, students need to be independent learners, critical thinkers, collaborators, innovators & contributors. SAIL students embrace an innovator mindset.


    "Know how I learn, what helps me learn, and what I want to learn"

​This year SAIL is currently offering 4 blended learning academies for Grades 8-9 (STEAM, STEM, APAX, and STEM-X) and a STEAM
K-7 program where students will learn through inquiry and project based learning using a variety of digital tools. Flexible schedule schooling can be tailored for students who are elite athletes, performing artists, or students wishing to learn in an accelerated environment.

 

Additionally, Surrey Connect, part of the Surrey Academy of Innovative Learning (SAIL) offers over 80 online courses at the Secondary level (Grades 8-12). Online courses are offered for full-time students for grades 8 & 9 and for full-time and part-time students for grades 10-12.​

 

Transforming Curriculum


SAIL students focus on inquiry and project based learning, through an interdisciplinary program. Students explore real world topics that foster independent learning and critical thought. Rather than traditional subjects taught in isolation, SAIL students integrate concepts from Science, Math, and Humanities into their learning.


All instruction is fully accredited by the BC Ministry of Education and offers an enriched and flexible education program.


Adult Education

Surrey Schools' Adult Education offers a variety of services, programs and schedules to assist students in identifying and achieving their educational and career goals.

There are opportunities to improve literacy skills, complete a graduation certificate, take a course in the summer to upgrade a mark for post-secondary, or earn a career certificate or diploma at Surrey College.

Neighbourhood Learning Centres

The objective of the Ministry of Education's Neighbourhood Learning Centre program is to create places where people of all ages can access education, community services, recreation and culture seven days a week, 12 months a year – places that promote the well-being of children, families and the entire community.

Neighbourhood Learning Centres look different in every community. They encompass a range of models including community schools, community hubs, schools with municipal recreation services and schools with community services such as health care, theatres, libraries, early learning facilities, seniors centres and cultural centres.

 

History

In B.C., schools have always served as neighbourhood activity centres. Since the 1970s, dozens of schools have been designated as community schools, and many continue to offer a range of community services. This approach is consistent with a growing body of research showing that, when families are engaged in students’ learning and have the support of strong communities, student achievement improves.

In September 2008, the province announced its vision for Neighbourhood Learning Centres and set out a two-part initiative.
A capital component, providing extra funding to districts incorporating NLC approaches into plans for new schools or major renovations.

All other schools are expected to use their existing space to accommodate a wider range of services for students, families and the community to maximize the public benefits of school facilities.

 

Neighbourhood Learning Centres in Surrey

Space for new Neighbourhood Learning Centres has been created at Goldstone Park, Katzie and Sunnyside elementary schools, and at Fraser Heights and Panorama Ridge secondary schools.


Welcome Centre

The English Language Learner Welcome Centre assists English Language Learner (ELL) students and their families with their integration into the Surrey School District and the community.

Staff provide language assessment, registration support and information about the B.C. education system and school and community programs. Services include:

  • School orientation and registration support
  • Holistic language assessment and placement assistance
  • Community awareness and capacity building
  • Ongoing support relating to multiculturalism and settlement
  • Extensive resource library
  • Settlement and multicultural workers
  • Partnership programs

 

Settlement workers

Settlement workers provide ELL students and their families knowledge about Canadian systems and the skills needed to to transition into a new community smoothly.

 

Multicultural workers

Multicultural workers have extensive experience in dealing with cross-cultural issues and are able to respond sensitively to the academic needs of ELL students.

 

Programs

The Welcome Centre also offers a variety of programs designed to:

  • Facilitate social adaptation and settlement
  • Develop positive relationships and increase self-esteem
  • Increase functional communication skills
  • Encourage healthy lifestyles
  • Celebrate cultural diversity


Pals

 

PALS (Parents As Literacy Supporters) is an early literacy program for preschool-aged children and their families. It is culturally responsive and welcomes families to partner with teachers and early childhood educators in a supportive school setting.

 

  • This year, PALS sessions are being offered at 40 schools
  • PALS is harmonized into every StrongStart centre
  • iPals (PALS for immigrant families) is offered at three schools:
    • Chantrell Creek Elementary – Chinese Mandarin
    • Newton Elementary – Punjabi
    • Strawberry Hill​ – Somali


StrongStart

StrongStart is a free drop-in program for parents/caregivers and their children aged birth to five years old. Children and families participate in early learning experiences that are designed to provide an opportunity to play, learn and grow together.

Parents and caregivers discover new ways to support children’s learning at home while making valuable connections with others in the community. Those attending can expect to participate in organized sessions like story-time and play activities. A healthy snack is also served. There are currently 24 StrongStarts at 24 schools throughout the district.


Preschool Daycare

There are a number of daycares and preschools operating at schools throughout Surrey school district. If you are interested in starting a daycare or preschool in a school, please contact the Facility Rentals department. If you are interested in registering your child in a preschool or daycare program, please contact the operators of these programs listed.




Surrey Elementary Schools

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