The 8th of September was proclaimed International Literacy Day by UNESCO in 1966 to remind the international community of the importance of literacy for individuals, communities and societies, and the need for intensified efforts towards more literate societies.
News & Announcements
You are strongly encouraged you to view Dr. Debbie Pushor’s presentation from last night. She shared an inspirational message of commendation to educators and parents alike for their collective efforts since the onset of the pandemic in March. As a former elementary school principal, she highlighted her admiration for the incredibly quick response of teachers and support staff to adapt to the realities of distance education, and the creative responses to meet the needs of students. She was also complimentary of parents’ efforts to support the formal education tasks, but also to immerse children in many informal learning opportunities. When asked by both teachers and parents if we should be worried about a “learning deficit” for students in September, she expressed instead a message of optimism based upon the wonderful collective and collaborative response in our communities.
The Province announced that playgrounds and beaches may open on June 12th, we know your children may be excited to use a school playground. Please take notice of the following guidelines for using school playgrounds and please note this information is subject to change as further guidance is provided to School Divisions.
The Honourable Terry Dennis, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Canora-Pelly and Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Education, and parent Nicole Philp met with the School Community Councils (SCCs) and conseils d’écoles of all 27 school divisions from November 2019 to January 2020. The purpose of these meetings was to better understand how parents can be meaningfully engaged in their children’s learning in the school context by listening to the successes SCCs and conseils d’écoles have had and the opportunities that might exist.
Please be advised that the Saskatchewan Office of the Information & Privacy Commissioner (IPC) has released an Investigation Report regarding a privacy breach that occurred in June 2019 in school divisions across the province when the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation (STF) commissioned a survey asking for student information from teachers.
As the 2019-20 school year nears closure, I sense a unique blend of excitement, relief and anxiety. This has certainly been the single most unique experience of our careers in education, and our staff are pleased with the continued engagement and communication between home and school despite the many hurdles our families face.
Holy Trinity Catholic School Division wishes all the best of health in this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, and reminds you that we are still accepting applications for registration electronically on our website
What parts of our teaching methods during the pandemic should we consider using or expanding when we return in September?
Holy Trinity Catholic School Division offers an instrumental music program (band) for students from grades 6 to 12. If you have a child in grade 5, then you are no doubt curious as to what band is, what instruments are taught in band, and how to register?