Holy Trinity High School Feeder System
The Newfoundland and Labrador English School Board will undertake a review of the grade configurations for the Holy Trinity High school system beginning in the fall of 2019. The review is required due to enrolment pressure projections for Holy Trinity High for the 2020-21 school year and beyond.

The Holy Trinity High School feeder system includes:

Correspondence
Information Booklet
In the interest of informing school community discussion around the decision ahead of the Board of Trustees' meeting, on October 30, 2019, the District released its Information Book for the Holy Trinity High School System Review on October 31, 2019.
School Council Presentation
On Wednesday, October 22, 2019, Board Trustee Peter Whittle (Zone 16), along with District staff, met with the administrators and representatives of the four school councils of the Holy Trinity High school system. Preliminary information was shared with the school councils at that time. The District presentation from those meetings can be found below.

During the meeting, District staff proposed a reconfiguration of grades which would directly impact Juniper Ridge Intermediate (JRI), Grades 5-7, and Holy Trinity High (HTH), Grades 8-12, school populations. The proposed changes would see Grade 8 students retained at JRI as of September, 2020, effectively making the intermediate school a Grades 5-8 school and adjusting HTH's community to a Grades 9-12 configuration.

This proposal was strongly supported by your school councils and Trustee Whittle.

Sharing Your Thoughts
Any member of the school community wishing to share their thoughts and opinions on the reconfiguration proposed to your school council and administrations, as outlined in the presentation above, please share your comments via email at nlesdfeedback@nlesd.ca.

Feedback will be accepted until 10:00 p.m. Friday, November 15, 2019.

Next Steps
The anticipated timeline is as follows. If there is a need to make a significant change to the anticipated timelines, school communities will be advised:
  • October 2019 - District staff will meet with the school councils of the Holy Trinity High school system to discuss options and gauge the desired direction of the school community.
  • October 31, 2019 - The District will release the Information Book for the Holy Trinity High School System Review and collect input and feedback from the school communities via nlesdfeedback@nlesd.ca until Friday, November 15, 2019.
  • December 7, 2019 - The Board of Trustees is expected to review all information and be in a position to vote on the proposed new grade configuration at the December 7, 2019 public meeting of the Board of Trustees, scheduled for St. John's.
Process Summary
The process for the Holy Trinity High school system review will include:
  • Consultation with the school councils of all schools involved (4 in total);
  • Collection of input and feedback from the school community via nlesdfeedback@nlesd.ca District until 10:00 p.m. Friday, November 15, 2019;
  • District analysis and provision of a recommendation to the Board, and
  • A public meeting of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School Board in which trustees will vote on a final grade configuration for the Holy Trinity High school system.
It is important to note that no final decisions have been made regarding the grade configurations of this school system, and any changes to take place as a result of the review process would not be implemented until September, 2020.

Should you have any questions about this process, please contact the Director of Schools for your school system:

Holy Trinity High School System
(Holy Trinity Elementary, Cape St. Francis Elementary, Juniper Ridge Intermediate, and Holy Trinity High School)
Leo Etchegary · 758-2359 · leoetchegary@nlesd.ca.



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St. John's, NL · Canada · A1B 1R6
Tel: (709) 758-2372 · Fax: (709) 758-2706

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