Media Releases
Board Trustees Hold Annual General Meeting in St. John's
Posted: Mon Oct 02 00:00:00 NDT 2017

The Board of Trustees of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District held meetings at Waterford Valley High and the District main office in St. John’s during the weekend of September 30 - October 1, 2017. Trustees tended to matters outlined in their by-laws as part of their Annual General Meeting and discussed a number of topics important to education.

The associated media release can be found below.

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Board Chair Encourages Student Attendance and Family Engagement
Posted: Mon Sep 25 00:00:00 NDT 2017

Goronwy Price, Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District, is encouraging parents and guardians to ensure their children attend school and strive for academic excellence. Chair Price recently sent a letter to all families via schools encouraging parents and guardians to play an active role in encouraging school attendance and demonstrating the value of education.

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Welcome Back Students and Staff
Posted: Tue Sep 05 00:00:00 NDT 2017

On behalf of the Board of Trustees for the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District and marking the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year, Chair Goronwy Price welcomed back to school all students, staff, and families for an exciting and promising time.

To read more of the message from the Chair, please see the attached news release.

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Statement from the Chair Regarding Court of Appeal Decision
Posted: Fri Jun 23 00:00:00 NDT 2017

A statement from Goronwy Price, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District, regarding the decision of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador, Appeal Division, can be found below.

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Trustees Continue Focus on Achieving Improved Outcomes for Students
Posted: Thu Jun 08 00:00:00 NDT 2017

The Board of Trustees of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School Board held meetings from June 2 – 4, 2017 at Corner Brook Regional High and continued their focus on student achievement and board governance.

Read the media release below.

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Interim CEO/Director of Education Appointed
Posted: Wed Apr 26 00:00:00 NDT 2017

Goronwy Price, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District, announced today that Mr. Tony Stack has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer / Director of Education on an interim basis.

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April Meeting Provides Hands-on Learning for Trustees
Posted: Tue Apr 25 00:00:00 NDT 2017

The Board of Trustees of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District held meetings at Prince of Wales Collegiate and the District main office in St. John’s during the weekend of April 21-23, 2017 to discuss a number of topics important to education.

The associated media release can be found below.

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Chair Extends Best Wishes to CEO/Director of Education on Future Endeavours
Posted: Thu Apr 13 00:00:00 NDT 2017

Goronwy Price, Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District, has accepted the resignation of Mr. Darrin Pike as CEO/ Director of Education, and extends his best wishes for his future endeavours. The resignation is effective April 25, 2017.

The news release can be read in full below.

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Board Chair Thanks Community Partners for Generous Initiative for Safety
Posted: Wed Mar 08 00:00:00 NST 2017

The following statement is being released on behalf of Goronwy Price, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District:

"On behalf of the Board of Trustees of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District, I would like to extend my appreciation to both the Newfoundland and Labrador Building and Construction Trades Council and the province’s Heart and Stroke Foundation for today’s funding announcement. By providing the Heart and Stroke Foundation with $400,000 to ensure each of our schools is equipped with an automated external defibrillator, the Council is taking real action to acknowledge their commitment to safe communities. Today illustrates how working together with our social sector partners we can deliver important initiatives for our students."

"That commitment to safety is shared by all of us at the Board and is a thread weaved through everything the District does to provide quality education to the students of Newfoundland and Labrador. This announcement today helps promote to our students, staff and visitors the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle. Thank you for helping us to provide the leaders of tomorrow with the tools and information to ensure that should an emergency arise, life-saving equipment is available."

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Board Chair Thanks Community Partners for Generous Initiative for Safety
Posted: Wed Mar 08 00:00:00 NST 2017

The following statement is being released on behalf of Goronwy Price, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District:

"On behalf of the Board of Trustees of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District, I would like to extend my appreciation to both the Newfoundland and Labrador Building and Construction Trades Council and the province’s Heart and Stroke Foundation for today’s funding announcement. By providing the Heart and Stroke Foundation with $400,000 to ensure each of our schools is equipped with an automated external defibrillator, the Council is taking real action to acknowledge their commitment to safe communities. Today illustrates how working together with our social sector partners we can deliver important initiatives for our students."


"That commitment to safety is shared by all of us at the Board and is a thread weaved through everything the District does to provide quality education to the students of Newfoundland and Labrador. This announcement today helps promote to our students, staff and visitors the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle. Thank you for helping us to provide the leaders of tomorrow with the tools and information to ensure that should an emergency arise, life-saving equipment is available."

The official news release can be found in the attachement below.
 

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Public Encouraged to Participate in Strategic Plan Development
District Headquarters
Posted: Thu Feb 16 00:00:00 NST 2017

The Newfoundland and Labrador English School Board has begun consultation on the 2017-2020 strategic plan. The strategic plan will set the direction of the Board for the coming three years and input is being sought from school communities.

Regional focus group sessions are ongoing with school administrators and representatives of school councils, and school-based sessions are also being held with school councils, teachers, support staff and students. In addition, the Board has posted on online survey through which parents and guardians and the general public are invited to provide feedback.

 

"The current strategic plan of the Board of Trustees incorporated feedback from the public and has been a true guiding document for our progression as a school district," said Goronwy Price, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District. "Input from our school communities and the public at large is extremely important as we embark upon the next stage of our plan and set the course for the future education of our students."

The feedback survey is accessible on the District website (www.nlesd.ca) until March 10, 2017. Areas of focus include student success, particularly literacy, numeracy and academic interventions, and safe and caring schools. Members of the public are invited to identify priorities within these focus areas and to provide their suggestions on other potential areas of focus.

"We need to continue this important work, with a focus on core literacy and numeracy within our schools," continued Chair Price. "While we must build upon our successes and feedback from our school community members will greatly influence the direction we set for the next three years. Along with student success, a continued focus on safe and caring schools is important to ensure all students feel safe and comfortable in their learning environment. The views of the public will certainly help us establish how we move forward in the best interest of students in our school district."

The new strategic plan for the Newfoundland and Labrador English School Board will be ready for implementation in September, 2017. The Board of Trustees for the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District is composed of 17 elected trustees responsible for the governance of 66,300 students, 8,000 employees and 254 schools.

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Chair of the Board Recognizes Education Week and Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week
Posted: Wed Feb 15 00:00:00 NST 2017

The following statement is being released on behalf of Goronwy Price, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District:

"On behalf of the Board of Trustees of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District I would like to offer best wishes for Education Week 2017. During this week our schools take time to acknowledge the significant work undertaken by educators and also celebrate the importance of education. Teachers work tirelessly to promote positive learning environments and ensure each student is able to achieve to the best of their ability. The efforts of educators also extend well beyond the classroom and school hours as they spend significant amounts of time and energy providing extra help to students, coaching, organizing and mentoring."

"This week is also Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week and in this light I would like to thank the many dedicated staff throughout our district who support our schools and the development of our students. It truly takes an entire school staff working together to help meet the expectations of a school community and allow our students to fulfill their potential. Every member of the school staff plays an integral role in making this a reality and ensuring school is a positive and welcoming place to be for all students."

"I encourage all members of our school communities to take a moment this week to demonstrate their gratitude to the teachers and support staff that make our schools places of growth and academic excellence. We truly are indebted to them for their efforts and this week is a wonderful time to show them in some small way how much we appreciate their continued dedication."

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NLESD Board Chair Issues Statement on Quebec City Tragedy
Posted: Mon Jan 30 00:00:00 NST 2017

Chair of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School Board, Goronwy Price today issued a statement following the recent tragic incident in Quebec City.

Please see the attached document for the statement in its entirety.

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Important Information About Bus Service Disruption
Posted: Wed Jan 18 00:00:00 NST 2017

As the result of concerns for the safety of students, the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District has suspended student transportation services provided by Kelloway Investments. The District has not taken this action lightly as it is aware it has a significant impact on families. However, the District could no longer permit service to continue without the confidence it is being provided in a safe manner for students.

More information can be found in the news release attached.

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News Release: Board of Trustees Annual General Meeting
District Headquarters
Posted: Mon Nov 28 00:00:00 NST 2016

The Board of Trustees of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District held an Annual General Meeting on November 26, 2016, in St. John’s. Please see attached news release below.

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NLESD Annual General Meeting
Posted: Mon Nov 14 00:00:00 NST 2016

The Annual General Meeting of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School Board will take place at 1:00 p.m., November 26, 2016 at the District Office, 95 Elizabeth Avenue, St. John's.

The tentative agenda can be found below.

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