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Message from the Chair – October 2022

This is the last report of our term. What a wonderful theme to end with: Vision. Our vision is “We are a community engaged in lifelong learning and educational excellence.” A vision statement is intended to anchor our desired future state and create purpose in our daily work. It describes what is in front of us; however, this time when we focus on our theme of Vision I can’t help but looking at what is behind us.

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Trustee Blog – Student Trustee Report

When I joined the District Student Leadership Team last year, I didn’t really know what I was applying for. All that I really knew was that it was an amazing opportunity, and that I would figure everything else out pretty quickly during the meetings. I’m currently weeks from finishing my second and final year on the team, and I feel as though I am only finally discovering its true purpose.

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Message from the Chair – June 2022

Celebrate! In June we focus on our value of celebration and this year is particularly special because it is a return to in person celebrations after two years of recognizing our special days and milestones virtually or in other ways. This is especially important for our students graduating, for our staff retiring and for our learners transitioning to high school because these celebrations will look as imagined!

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Trustee Blog – What Makes an Exceptional Trustee?

What makes an exceptional trustee? Do I have what it takes? I find that I ask myself this question each time I attend a board meeting, committee meeting, engage with community or represent the board to other levels of government. It is also a question I ask more frequently as this term comes to an end and the question of running to be elected to the Board of Education for another term is being asked.

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Message from the Chair – May 2022

May is the month we embrace our values of respect and responsibility. These, like our other values, are evident at every school on the coast. These values were also present at the recent British Columbia School Trustees Association’s (BCSTA) annual general meeting. The event entitled From Grief to Medicine was an honouring of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action in a very real and palpable way.

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