January 27th, 2017
Our Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) invites parents/caregivers to participate in an opportunity to provide feedback directly to the Ministry of Education on a very important topic – student well-being.
Student well-being is one of four connected goals in the province’s renewed vision for education – Achieving Excellence. Students with a sense of well-being thrive and overcome challenges in education and in life. The Ministry recognizes that it needs to help students build the knowledge and skills associated with positive well-being. In addition, we have also identified student and staff well-being as an operational goal for the 2016-17 school year. Each of our schools will be focusing on an aspect of student well-being this year as part of the school improvement planning process.
The Ministry of Education is looking to develop a shared vision of how we can best support the well-being of all students. This work is being done through engagement with parents and caregivers, students, educators, administrators, social workers, community members and more. PIC, with the help of the Waterloo Region Assembly of Public School Councils (WRAPSC) is hosting an engagement session for parents and caregivers to discuss student well-being.
The session will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 7-9 pm at the Education Centre, located at 51 Ardelt Avenue, Kitchener. The session will take place in the Cambridge Room, to the left of the main entrance. All parents, guardians and caregivers of students in the WRDSB are invited to attend. Please note that childcare will not be provided.
If you are unable to attend the session but would still like to provide your feedback, there are several options available:
- Send your feedback to PIC and WRAPSC; it will be included in the feedback sent to the Ministry. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org by February 15, 2017.
- Submit your feedback online directly to the Ministry by March 19, 2017
- Host your own engagement session. This can be done through a school council, community organization or an informal group. Materials needed to organize a session can be found on the Ministry website. Feedback must be submitted by January 15, 2017
We hope you are able to take advantage of this opportunity to provide feedback to the Ministry of Education. If you have any questions about this engagement session or relating to the Ministry’s project in general, please email email@example.com.