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VIDEO: Surrey Board of Education wishes everyone a great school year!

On behalf of the board, I am so excited to welcome our staff, students, parents and guardians back to school for the 2023-24 school year!

September is one of my favorite months of the year. It’s a time of new beginnings, fresh opportunities, and endless possibilities.

Whether you're returning for another year or stepping foot in one of our schools for the very first time… know that you are part of a community that values your growth, curiosity, and individuality.

To our students… your journey through education is a path paved with discovery and growth. I hope you embrace each lesson, challenge, and triumph with open hearts and open minds. Your determination and hard work will shape not only your own future but also the world around you.

To all the parents and guardians, your unwavering support and partnership are vital to your child's success. We thank you for entrusting us with the privilege of guiding and nurturing their development. Together, we can create an environment where learning flourishes and dreams come true.

And to the over 13,000 Surrey School District staff – you are the guiding lights in this educational journey. Your dedication, passion, and commitment inspire generations and change lives. Your influence extends far beyond the classroom, and for that, we are truly grateful.

Let’s approach this year with a spirit of collaboration, respect, and empathy. Let's celebrate diversity, champion innovation, and create an engaging learning environment where every member of our school communities feels safe, valued, and heard.

Together, we can make this school year an unforgettable chapter in our collective story.

Once again, welcome back to school! Let's make this year the best one yet!

- Laurie Larsen, Chair, Surrey Board of Education

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