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At the November 23, 2021 Meeting of the Board of Trustees...

Student Trustee Report

Trustees received the Student Trustee Report that included:

“I recently attended a general meeting held by the Ontario Student Trustees’ Association (OSTA-AECO). While at this meeting, Nancy Naylor, the Deputy Minister of Education, spoke about increasing student involvement in Boards, as well as OSTA-AECO’s role in the implementation of providing menstrual products in schools. Representatives from Bleed the North, an organization that worked to provide menstrual products in schools, also spoke at the meeting. While at the meeting, I met many other Student Trustees and learned about other school Boards and their various policies. I also attended an OSTA-AECO vision plan presentation, as well as a presentation titled “Student Trustee: Today and Tomorrow.”  These presentations explored how I can be a better Student Trustee by becoming an active voice in my school community and reaching out to the students in our schools. In addition, I became involved with the OSTA-AECO communication outreach group.

As a Student Senate, we are hoping to reach out to the community and do some volunteer work. We are currently investigating volunteering opportunities at the local St. Vincent de Paul charity.

Assumption College School student council held a Halloween costume contest on Friday, October 29th. The school also held a canned food drive during Halloween week to earn an extra dress down day. The school also hosted a coffee house on November 17th. Limited tickets were sold in advance to maintain social distancing. The students are excited to hold more social events at the school this year. The junior girl’s basketball team won the AABHN championship.

Holy Trinity held a Halloween Spirit Day complete with a door-decorating contest, costume contest, and a coffee house. The student council have a retreat planned for Tuesday, November 30th. The school will participate in 12 days of Christmas activities, but no longer hosting a turkey lunch. The school is proud to announce that they are the football champions for the first time in Holy Trinity school history.

St. John’s College had a Halloween spirit wear day which included a virtual pep rally. They also had a breast cancer cookie fundraiser that was a success. The school has several Christmas plans to be organized.”