Thames Valley celebrates Education Week
Thursday, May 3, 2012 – Board Chair Joyce Bennett and Education Director Bill Tucker will help kick off Education Week on Monday at a special ceremony at London’s H.B. Beal Secondary School.
“We believe each student has unique skills and abilities," says Chair Bennett. “It’s up to all of us – parents, teachers, administrators, trustees, support staff, volunteers and community partners – to help our students reach their full potential.”
Director Bill Tucker agrees, adding that the Board’s collective focus is on student learning for each student, every day.
“In every case, it’s about respect, compassion and an unwavering focus on meeting student needs in our schools,” says Director Tucker.
At Beal, students and staff have been celebrating the high school’s 100th anniversary – joining Tillsonburg’s Rolph Street Public School and London’s Ealing Public School celebrating a century of learning in their communities.
In keeping with this year’s theme, Strong Foundations, Bright Futures, the week wraps up with the official opening of Thames Valley’s newest school – Laurie Hawkins Public School in Ingersoll.
Hawkins’ mother Donna Gignac is expected to offer her remarks, along with OPP Chief Insp. John Cain.
Education Week, held May 7-11, is an annual province-wide opportunity to celebrate the good things that are happening in public education. See the following page for a list of activities planned throughout the week.
What: Education Week Launch
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Julie Maltby, Public Affairs Officer