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Edward Milne

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Edward Milne Community School is a vibrant, energetic and evolving place to work. It can be alternatively exhilarating and exhausting but it is never boring. I am always impressed by our students, not just by their capacity but by their friendly and accepting manner. With over 40 teachers, 20 support staff, 4 office staff and a community school, we have over 70 adults working in our building each day. As many of you are aware, we have some of the most talented people on our staff, people who are dedicated to ensuring that our students succeed in whatever path they have chosen. Just as important, we strive to create an environment that is calm, caring and supportive, where students feel valued and respected. We want our students to be proud of their school and feel like it is theirs. We don’t always succeed, but it is our goal every day that we come to work. We have in fact two official school goals. The second involves academic rigor so in addition to the Advanced Placement courses that we have offered for a number of years, we have introduced a wide variety of Dual Credit courses for our seniors. Many things define our school, from our theatre programs, shops, art, culinary arts, fabric arts, and student services to our academic offerings. But sometimes it is the small things that define us: our whale skeleton hanging in the commons, how we try to recycle and compost, and how the vast majority of our students accept those of us who might be a little different. We place great value in our international program and are excited each year to have students from all over the world attend our school. I am very proud to be principal of this school and am always excited to do my part to help guide us forward.

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TASK Program (Trades, Awareness, Skills and Knowledge)

TASK:   Trades, awareness, skills and knowledge, is a program that works with Camosun and focuses on 4 trades areas: carpentry, metal, electrical, and plumbing. Students get practical experience building such things as saw horses, picnic tables, sheds etc. Upon completion students will receive ITA CORE certification from Camosun. In task students will have the …

Trades Programs

Youth Train in Trades: Are you interested in trades? Want to get year one of trades training under your belt—for free? Camosun’s Foundation and Level 1 programs are run through the South Island Partnership. This means SD62 high school students can gain access to level 1 and Foundation programs for free while still in high …

Dual Credit Courses

Dual Credit courses: below are Camosun cohort courses offered to high school students, at their home school,  for free through the South Island Partnership (SIP). So long as the student has met the pre-requisites, they can meet with their career coordinator and register for free. Students who complete these courses will receive both 4 credits for …

Academies

Hockey Canada Skills Academy  The aim of our academy is to enhance individual skill development through added ice time with quality instruction in a fun, safe, enjoyable, and challenging learning environment. We are a proud partner of Hockey Canada and a licensed skills academy. The program includes: 3-90 minute ice sessions per week, fitness and …

WEX / YWT / GT

Work Experience 12A and 12B (WEX) Work Experience 12A and 12B courses are offered to students in Grades 11 and 12 and provide 4 credits each. WEX12 A requires a minimum of 90 hours of work experience at a school approved work placement. WEX12B requires 100 hours. Hours from a current job may also be …

Contact Information

Edward Milne Community School Careers Website (click here) 6218 Sooke Road Sooke, British Columbia V9Z 1J1 Telephone: (250) 642-5211 Fax: (250) 642-7866 Admin Team: Principal – Mr. Patrick Swinburnson   pswinburnson@sd62.bc.ca Vice Principal – Mr. John Lyall   jlyall@sd62.bc.ca Vice Principal – Mrs. Janine Brooks    jbrooks@sd62.bc.ca Career Counsellor: Ms. Linda Cossentine (Career Education Teacher) …