School catchment boundaries discussed

Meetings planned to give parents information

Where will my child be going to school next September?

That’s the question some parents may be asking — particularly on Burke Mountain — as School District 43 lays out its boundary review for schools and some programs of choice, and the catchment for a new school in northeast Coquitlam.
Emails are going out to affected schools from Nov. 9 to 16, and on Nov. 17, information about all affected schools to be posted on the district’s website (

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Two meetings will then be held: one on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at the Winslow Centre gym, 1100 Winslow Ave., Coquitlam, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. for regular programs; and 7:30 to 9 p.m. for programs of choice.

Written feedback will be accepted.

Meanwhile, for Burke Mountain parents, a separate meeting will be held Thursday, Nov. 30 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The catchment boundary for the new Smiling Creek elementary school will be explained as well as registration information and details on students transferring or remaining in their current school.

The final catchment boundaries will be announced in early January, in time for kindergarten registration.


Anmore/Belcarra Trustee Kerri Palmer Isaak was acclaimed Tuesday as chair of the SD43 board of education for the next year while Port Coquitlam Trustee Michael Thomas was elected vice-chair. The positions will run until the next civic election, which takes place Oct, 20, 2018.

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