Langley Board of Education provided overview of new Ministry of Education Curriculum

October 8, 2015

For immediate release September 29, 2015

Langley Board of Education provided overview of new Ministry of Education Curriculum

Langley, BC – The Ministry of Education has released information on the new grades K to 9 Curriculum that is to be implemented in all schools for September 2016. At the Board of Education’s Regular Meeting, Langley School District Assistant Superintendent Gordon Stewart provided an overview of the rationale for the new curriculum and the timeline for its implementation.

Specific components of the new curriculum include:

  • Aboriginal Education K to 12
  • Quality Assessment
  • Core Competencies (Thinking, Communication, and Personal and Social Competencies)
  • The K to 9 Curriculum
  • New Reporting Guidelines

The new BC Curriculum is being redesigned to respond to the new demands placed on students by an ever-changing world. In order to prepare students for the future, the curriculum is becoming more learner-centric and flexible while maintaining a focus on literacy and numeracy. Mr. Stewart indicated that the current 2015-2016 school year will be a trial year for the K to 9 Curriculum with full implementation in September 2016. Also in September 2016 the trial period of the 10 to 12 Curriculum will commence with implementation following in September 2017.

Information related to specific components of the new curriculum will be shared with the Board of Education at its meetings throughout the course of the 2015-2016 school year. Parents in Langley will be kept abreast of the trial periods and implementation via a dedicated section on the Langley School District website that includes local District information and Ministry of Education links of interest. The parent section may be found online at


Contact: Ken Hoff, Communications Manager, School District No. 35: 604-534-7891