Local School Calendar 2015-2016 Feedback Requested

Posted on: January 21st, 2015

In accordance with the requirements of the School Act, the Board of Education is seeking public and employee feedback on the Local School Calendar for the 2015-2016 school year.

The 2015-2016 Local School Calendar includes a 2 week Spring Break. Grade 8 to 12 students will receive 954 hours of instruction. This is a slight increase from 315 minutes/day as there were 182 instructional days for students in the 2014-2015 school year.

The Ministry requires 878 hours of instruction for Grades 1 to Grade 7 students and 853 hours of instruction for Kindergarten students. With 180 instructional days and 300 minutes/day, the hours of instruction for Kindergarten to Grade 6 students are 900.

NOTE: Grade 7 students in Chilliwack School District are included in Middle Schools and therefore receive 954 hours of instruction, well above the required number.

To view the 2015-2016 Local School Calendar click here

Please send comments concerning the 2015-2016 Local School Calendar to Carrie Pratt, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent:


Please indicate in your comment if you are an employee, parent or community member.

The deadline to submit comments is February 10, 2015.

Thank you for your participation.


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Promontory Heights Elementary Community School opened in November 2000. It is located on Promontory Hill which is below Mount Thom and on the hillside that leads to the Ryder Lake area

It began  as a school of under 300, and over a short period of time, grew to over 600 students and currently enrolls  approximately 580 students. In order to accommodate this many students in a school that was built to enroll 350 students, we utilize seven portables. 

As you can imagine, Promontory Heights Elementary is a busy place. Even though we have 580 students we work hard to maintain a community feel to the school.   Recognition Assemblies bring us together to celebrate successes. Buddy classes, Peer Helpers, Activity Leaders, Helping Hands, Library/Tech helpers, Recycling and Student Lunch Monitors help to keep our primary and intermediate students familiar and in contact with each other. As a community school we are supported in serving the varied needs of our community through afterschool programs hosted by the Promontory Heights Community School Association (PHECSA)

We strive to maintain a positive, cooperative and respectful learning and working environment. Through the efforts of our staff we hope the programs and activities that we provide serve to support your child(ren) in their social, emotional and academic development.  Our school provides many opportunities for our students and families:

  • a variety of class, grade group and school wide special events and activities
  • a number of clubs and teams that participate in District events
  • a focus on social responsibility through our emphasis on STARS
  • a number of programs offered through PHECSA including on site after school daycare (Panther Pen), on site pre school, and a host of afterschool, evening, and summer programs.
  • an active, energetic and committed Parent Advisory Council

We think that Promontory Heights Elementary is a wonderful school and hope that you will find this a great place to be.

Read our latest Newsletter, find out more about our School Programs, check the Calendar, or find relevant Parent and Student information on our website.