Professional Development

Professional Development

iPads go to Grade 6

To make sure we have the time to get iPads to the Grade 7s as quickly as possible in September, we have started to hand them to the current Grade 6 students.

We have delivered iPads to happy Grade 6s throughout the Board, so in September we can get an iPad in the hands of the rest of the Grade 7s in the first week of school.

Spirit of Canada

In the Spirit of Canada, students and teachers from SHDHS and GDCI joined together to learn and grow.

Through the Spirit of Canada program, facilitated by Me to We, we developed a deeper understanding of the history and status of First Nations, Metis and Inuit people in Canada. In doing this, we addressed and challenged the stereotypes and discrimination that can hold Canadians back from a true understanding of one another. With the valuable input of our teachers and students; some who were of First Nations background and some who weren’t, we found that the common goal of ending discrimination against First Nations, Metis and Inuit people can lead to ally-ship and a deeper understandings for all of us.

Mrs. Skelding from GDCI blogged about our experience:

https://togetherwise.wordpress.com/2015/02/27/spirit-of-canada-social-justice-at-school/