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From the Boardroom – February 25, 2020

Meeting of the Board of Trustees

At the February 25, 2020 Meeting of the Board of Trustees...

Committee and Staff Reports

School Year Calendar

Trustees approved the proposed 2020-2021 School Year Calendar for Elementary and Secondary. The calendar will now be submitted to the Ministry of Education for final approval. Families can access the proposed calendar on the School Year Calendars page of the board website.

Important to note, the first day back to the classroom for staff is Wednesday, September 2, 2020. Students will begin their year on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

Strategic Plan Process

Trustees received the 2020-23 Strategic Plan Goals with action items. A chart was provided outlining the action items, measurements and responsibilities. It was noted that Catholicity had been woven throughout the plan.  Discussions were held regarding qualitative and quantitative metrics being used to measure progress. Next steps in the process were reviewed including the development of a communication strategy to launch the new plan and budget planning.

Student Trustee Report

Trustees received the Student Trustee Report that included:

Each high school celebrated Valentine’s Day this month, where both Holy Trinity and St. John’s gave out candy grams and Assumption delivered carnations to students to spread love and positivity. Members from each school have returned from a mission trip in Guatemala where they interacted with the community and helped repair a school. Also, grade ten students from Holy Trinity and Assumption went on a Quebec trip.

Students from Assumption, St. John’s and Holy Trinity are attending a STEM conference on February 20th for those who are interested in learning more about science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Holy Trinity and Assumption are beginning presidential applications for student council and Holy Trinity has begun giving out student council applications for the 2020-2021 student council. And each school is getting excited and preparing for March break trips with the Arts and Language Departments. 

St. John’s student council is promoting and attending the RISE Prep vs TRC basketball game on February 19th. St. John’s council members are also preparing for a battery drive in March where used batteries will help sick children in third world countries. The zinc found in one AA battery is used to create medicine to save the lives of six people.

Holy Trinity had a Spirit Week where they sold candy grams, had a spirit wear day, played music in between classes and had a pie in the face competition where students voted if they wanted co prime ministers on student council or vice principals to get a pie in the face! The money they raised from the candy grams went towards the Australian fires.

Assumption had a Red Dress Day in honour of missing or murdered indigenous women and are promoting Black History Month by informing students of historical figures on their morning announcements and will be having a school-wide assembly. Also, before the school day is over, every Tuesday there is a thanksgiving address over announcements to encourage students to appreciate all aspects of their lives.