You may be interested to know that the Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development's portfolio and list of objectives is publicly available on the Nova Scotia Government Website. It is also worth noting that the Premier holds the portfolio for Minister of Youth.
Click here for a link to the letters novascotia.ca/exec_council/2021-letters.html
or see letters below.
As a parent this is useful information to be aware of and will give you an understanding of where the priorities lie in Education.
The Nova Scotia Federation of Home and School Associations (NSFHSA) will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Sunday February 28, 2021. This meeting will be held virtually via Zoom and members are invited to join us. If you are not a member you can complete a membership application form (click on membership tab for details) and send it to us. There are no membership fees this year, so now is a great time to join!
NSFHSA will be bringing forward two resolutions at the AGM that we have been working on. One is in relation to Mental Health and the other is related to Screen Time for students. As a member you are eligible to vote on accepting the resolutions.
We are also looking to fill the following positions:
- President Elect
If you would like to attend, please could you provide an email address for us to send the Zoom invitation to. Please send this information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members who confirm their attendance by February 25, 2021 will have their name entered for two prize draws. The first draw is for a $500 gift certificate for your Home and School Group and the second draw is for a $100 gift certificate for an individual.
We look forward to seeing you.
Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week (TSAW) was initiated by the Canadian Home and School Federation. The purpose of this week is to encourage parents and the wider community to recognize the personal and professional contributions that teachers and school staff make to children and their learning.
Every school has dedicated staff members. Teacher Staff Appreciation Week lets them know they are appreciated and that parents want to work with them on the same team!
Looking for Ideas?
Nominate an early childhood educator - Prime Minister's Awards for Excellence in Early Childhood Education (ic.gc.ca)
Canada’s educators are showing unparalleled resilience and commitment to students in the face of COVID-19. If you know an educator who has gone above and beyond, nominate them for a Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence, Teaching Excellence in STEM, or Excellence in Early Childhood Education.
Download your nomination package and a poster today at Canada.ca/pm-awards. Submit your nomination electronically or by mail by January 12, 2021.
Need inspiration? Check out the 2020 Prime Minister’s Award recipients for Teaching Excellence, Teaching Excellence in STEM, and Excellence in Early Childhood Education!