The BC Ministry of Education has revised the provincial curriculum as a response to the rapidly changing world that students are entering.
In order to implement these changes, the minimum number of instructional hours for the current school year has been reduced by two days.
This new non-instructional time will be used for the purpose of enabling teachers to participate in discussions and activities related to implementation of the new BC curriculum.
In addition, the minimum number of instructional hours for the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 school years will be reduced by one day each for continuing professional development surrounding the new curriculum.
For this year, the School Calendar as been amended to include Friday, January 22, 2016 and Monday, April 4, 2016 as Non-Instructional Days.