TCRSB Long-Range Outlook draft document for Public Consultation.pdf
A public consultation was held at the Maple Grove Education Centre gymnasium on May 25, 2015. The PowerPoint that was presented has been added to this site.
To view the PDF version of that presentation, please click the following link:
Long-Range Outlook TCRSB May 2015.pdf
"Everybody Reads" was the theme of Forest Ridge Academy's Literacy Night held on Thursday, May 14th. Families circulated to various classrooms where picture books were read by community members. The evening concluded with a healthy snack and an opportunity for each participant to choose a free book.
Pictured: Darren Hudson – local lumberjack (3 time world log rolling champ)
Meadowfields School was well represented at the Scotiabank Bluenose Marathon, which took place on May 16th and May 17th, 2015 in Halifax. Students and staff took part in every event, which included the Youth Run, the 5k, the 10k, the Half Marathon (21.1k) and the Full Marathon (42.2k). Congratulations to all who took part!
EDUCATION/EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT--Government Doing Its Homework on New Homework Standards
Parents, guardians, teachers and students can contribute to new homework standards through an online survey launched today, May 19.
The online survey will help guide the new ministerial policy on homework for students from grades Primary to 12. The policy will come into effect in September.
"I encourage everyone who interested in the success of our students to take the time to complete the survey," said Karen Casey, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development. "Your input is critical if we are to ensure homework enriches student learning, is tailored to a student's age, grade and learning needs, and is designed to involve families in students' learning."
The survey includes questions specific to parents and guardians, teachers, students, community members and school administrators. Questions range from looking at the amount of homework, whether homework should be used to complete work assigned in class, a parent's role, student responsibility for completing their homework and the overall purpose of homework.
The survey runs from May 19 to June 12. A link to the survey can be found at https://eapps.ednet.ns.ca/educationSurveys/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=760I464 .
The new ministerial policy on homework is one of 21 new initiatives coming to schools this September as part of government's five-year education action plan. The plan focuses on fundamental changes to renew, refocus and rebuild the education system for the first time in a generation. The action plan can be found at http://www.ednet.ns.ca/ .