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Wednesday, June 30th, 2021

A Profound Gratitude

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

With the recent Ministry announcement that our schools will be returning to Stage 1 (“near normal”) operations for the coming year, I cannot help but reflect on the enormity of what we have...

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Thursday, March 11th, 2021

This Time Last Year

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

A member of our District's Pandemic Response Team recently congratulated us on our "one year anniversary" of the weekly meetings we have been hosting since COVID-19 took its place in our...

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Monday, February 1st, 2021

February is Black History Month

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

February is Black History Month, a time to honour and celebrate the contributions of people of African heritage. Black History Month was first celebrated in the United States, and it is now...

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Wednesday, October 21st, 2020

Together but Apart: A New Rhythm of Schooling

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

With the challenging September start-up slowly receding in our rearview mirrors, school districts around the province are beginning to settle into a new rhythm of schooling for the foreseeable...

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Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

A September to Remember

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I happened to be in a grocery store recently, and a high school student recognized me and bundled up his courage to ask me about secondary school for the coming year. After I responded to his...

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Friday, June 26th, 2020

Toti:ltcha - Our Future Learning Plan

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

What a spring! As parents, students and staff in the district now breathe a sigh of relief that the 2019-20 school year has come to a close, I would like to start by expressing my sincere...

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Thursday, April 9th, 2020

Student Voice: Are You Really Listening? (#3: WJ Mouat)

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

The last three weeks have been the most surreal in my career.  I would have never dreamed that the place we call school could be so dramatically disrupted in such a short period of time.  But...

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Thursday, March 12th, 2020

How Well Do You Understand Your Child’s Report Card?

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

A few years ago when we were updating our strategic plan (in much the same way we are now), we reached out to parents, staff and community members to ask about the things we needed to consider so...

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Friday, February 14th, 2020

Student Voice: Are you Really Listening? (#2)

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I made a commitment earlier this year to have focused meetings with students in our secondary schools as an integral part of my school visits. I do because I gain valuable insight into the...

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Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

Where to From Here?

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

At one of my recent school visits, a colleague asked me where I think the district needs to go next in terms of its goals. The question came out of a spirited discussion we were having about the...

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