School Responsibilities

The Independent School Act outlines a school’s responsibility to the Ministry of Education.

In the School Act, the main areas of accountability are:

All teachers must be certified either by B.C. Certification (College of Teachers) or Independent School Certification (through the Independent School Certification Committee).

Student s must be given opportunity to engage in study designed to meet the requirements of the Ministry-prescribed Learning Outcomes or the New BC Curriculum standards

External Evaluation:

Schools are evaluated regularly to ensure compliance with the Independent School Act.  Monitoring visits are scheduled for interim years. The degree of school compliance is reflected by Group status attained and directly affects funding.  CHeS is registered as a Group 1 school and receives the highest level of provincial funding  available to Independent Schools (50% of the educational cost per student in the public school district where the school office resides.)

Learning Assessment:
Students in grades 4 and 7 participate in regular province-wide assessment (FSA).  High school students participate in the appropriate Provincial Examinations.  Students are assessed at least three times per year.  At CHeS we engage in continuous assessment punctuated by 3 in-depth interviews with students/parents.  

Personal Information Privacy Act (PIPA):
Safeguarding personal information of parents and students is a fundamental concern of CHeS. The school is committed to meeting or exceeding the privacy standards established by British Columbia’s Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) and any other applicable legislation.

This Personal Information Privacy Policy describes the policies and practices of CHeS regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal information about students and parents, including the steps the school has taken to ensure personal and financial information is handled appropriately and securely.

CHeS may add, modify or remove portions of this Personal Information Privacy Policy when it is considered appropriate to do so, and any such changes will be effective upon giving notice of the revised policy. You may ask for the most recent update of this Personal Information Privacy Policy at the school office. This Personal Information Privacy Policy may be supplemented or modified by agreements entered into between CHeS and an individual from time to time.