Education Week 2022 takes place from April 24 to 30. This year’s theme is: Cultural Responsiveness – Meeting students where they are
Education Week is an opportunity for the education community to acknowledge educators, school support staff and partners for their outstanding work relative to the Education Week theme. An award ceremony recognizing the work of teachers, support staff, administrators and Early Childhood Educators in the pre-primary program will take place on Monday, April 25 2022.
We want to recognize educators, school support staff and education partners for their outstanding work in recognizing that culture is much bigger than skin colour and race. It is the unique ‘ways of living’ that every child carries with them when they arrive at school each day. Cultural Responsiveness stresses the positive pedagogy of building relationships with students, parents, guardians and community to get to know home cultures. This ensures safe, caring schools where every student sees themselves reflected throughout their learning journey.
The awards ceremony is made possible through collaborative efforts of the following education partners – Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Nova Scotia Federation of Home & School Associations, la Fédération des parents acadiens de la Nouvelle-Écosse, the Public-School Administrators Association of Nova Scotia, the Nova Scotia Teachers Union, Council on African Canadian Education, the Council on Mi'kmaq Education, and the Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority.
Teacher Staff Appreciation Week begins February 7 2022. Please share with your Home and School/SAC groups and schools.
With a newly elected provincial government brings a new Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development. If you are interested in reading and understanding a little bit more of the Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development's mandate please see document below. We have also included the mandate for the Minister of Youth.
All ministerial mandate letters can be found at novascotia.ca/exec_council/letters.html
NSFHSA is a supporter for a Canada-Wide school food program. Please see the link below if you would like to read more information on the Coalition for Healthy School Food and #NourishKidsNow.
#NourishKidsNow is a grassroots campaign that is calling on the federal government to make a cost-shared investment in healthy, universal school food programs, which would build on the investments of our provinces, municipalities and communities.
In the link below you can find template letters to send to politial party leaders to add your voice to the campaign.