As The Hawn Foundationā??s signature educational initiative, MindUPā?¢ is anchored in current research in cognitive neuroscience, evidence-based classroom pedagogy, best-practices mindful education, precepts of social and emotional learning (SEL), and guiding principles of positive psychology.
he BC FRIENDS program, sponsored by the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD), is an evidence-based, school-based, anxiety prevention and resiliency program. Our goal is to reach as many students as possible and provide them with life skills that will strengthen resiliency and reduce the risk of developing an anxiety problem.
There are three program levels available; Fun FRIENDS (K/Gr 1), Child (Gr 4/5) and Youth (Gr 6/7).
This website was created in order to assist young people to identify and understand mental distress they may be experiencing and to link them to sources of help that will enable them to learn skills and strategies to manage these problems. Being able to recognize early signs and finding ways to deal with them increases the chances of better long-term outcomes and positive mental health across the lifespan.
2015-2016 Handbook of Procedures is Now Available Online
Copies of the book will no longer be sent to schools. Please distribute this information to those in your school who regularly use the Handbook of Procedures.
Important changes of note:
The redesigned Provincial Scholarships Program will begin in the upcoming 2015-2016 school year.
New awards to be launched for graduates in the 2015/2016 school year are the BC Excellence Scholarship and the BC Achievement Scholarship.
The Passport to Education program is now fully phased out, and the GED program has been discontinued.
An online calendar of important dates related to Provincial Exams and Data Transfers is available at www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/calendar
Please ensure that your administrative staff are up-to-date with TRAX by subscribing to TRAX updates at http://lists.gov.bc.ca/mailman/listinfo/l_educ_trax_updates
If you have questions about the Handbook of Procedures, contact Melissa Horner, Manager, Graduation and Certification, at [email protected]