Students throughout the province will have the opportunity in May to participate in one of a number of gatherings across the island focused on support for our GSA (Gender Sexuality Alliance) groups and individuals in schools throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. Working in partnership with a number of local community and national organizations, the following events are just some of the initiatives underway in schools throughout the province. More information is available by following the links below.
Saturday, May 4, 2019: Gay the Force Be With You! (All Grades)
Macdonald Drive Junior High School in St. John’s is welcoming students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 for age-appropriate programming and comradery, as they host ‘It Takes All Kinds/ Il faut de tout pour faire un monde’ on Saturday, May 4th, 2019.
Registration is open until the day of the event - more information and registration is available through Google, or direct linked HERE.
For additional information on the GSA event happening in the Avalon region, please contact Mme Brunet by email, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, May 30, 2019: Central Newfoundland GSA Forum (Grades 7-12)
Exploits Valley High School in Grand Falls-Windsor will host junior and senior high school students for a event focused on engaging and thought-provoking workshops and community building. The gathering is an initiative of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District and the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity.
Registration is open and can be accessed HERE.
For additional information on the event, please contact District Safe and Inclusive Itinerant Suzanne Hogg at email@example.com
Friday, May 31, 2019: Western Newfoundland GSA Forum (Grades 7-12)
Junior and senior high school students in the western region are invited to join students at Indian River High School in Springdale Friday, May 31 for a forum and networking event. The gathering is designed to help discuss and encourage positive, dignified, and respectful discourse on matters of gender and sexuality. An initiative of the NEwfoundland and Labrador English School District and the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity.
Registration is open and can be accessed HERE.
For additional information on the event, please contact District Safe and Inclusive Itinerant Sherra-Lee Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org
The members of the District's Senior Management Team are extending their best wishes for a wonderful Christmas holiday to all families and school communities throughtout the province.
Thank you for all you do throughout the year - please be safe over the break. We look forward to seeing everyone return on January 7, 2019 when classes resume.
The Autism Society of Newfoundland and Labrador will present a day long professional development opportunity scheduled for October. Dr. Jonathan Weiss will provide two Public Lecture Sessions focused on aspects familiar to the autism community; the morning will focus on Autism and Mental Health, while the afternoon will delve into Addressing Bullying in Youth with Autism. Sessions will take place at the MUN School of Medicine, Health Sciences Auditorium.
Tickets are available HERE through an Eventbrite link. More information is also available through the attached poster.
Following Recommendation 37 from the Premier's Task Force on Improving Educational Outcomes, the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is making available a Math Bursary Program for K-6 teachers and administrators, including substitute and replacement teachers.
The bursary provides funding for eligible current K-6 teachers to participate in a mathematics pedagogy course or a mathematics content course. The intent of the Mathematics Bursary Program is to build capacity among K-6 teachers and to enhance mathematics pedagogy in Newfoundland and Labrador. Bursaries are available to applicants who meet the eligibility criteria and who successfully complete an eligible course focused on enhancing teaching practices in mathematics or on building mathematical knowledge.
For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.k12pl.nl.ca/.
It is a special opportunity when a former student can revisit a teacher from their past who has made a profound impact on their life. Even more unique is that opportunity when the two individuals can come together as colleagues. That is just what music teachers Anne Whelan and Robert Colbourne did recently when they brought their two choirs together to compete in the 2018 Kiwanis Music Festival in Carbonear.
Whelan, who has lead Carbonear Collegiate's music and drama program for a number of years, had previously instructed Colbourne, who went on to complete degrees in Education and now teachers at Holy Heart High School, essentially following in Whelan's footsteps. As the years have passed, the two have remained in close contact, culminating in a collaboration years in the making. The local paper, the Compass, was on hand at the Festival recently and profiled the musical pair and what they have achieved together in bringing two unique choirs to create beautiful music.
The Compass (March 16, 2018) - view full story HERE.