Message from Chris
Upon reflection it has been a difficult, yet fruitful year, filled with many shifts and changes that have challenged myself and my colleagues, and pushed us ever-more to fight for our community, community members, and education system.
In the past year we have seen the results of a municipal election, we have welcomed twelve new dedicated and hard-working Trustees to our board, and we have had to take up the fight against the difficult changes that have been brought on by our new premiere and governing provincial government.
Throughout the past year we have worked closely with the Director of Education towards strengthening our commitment to our students, ensuring that all students have the best quality of education.
Throughout my time as a Vice Chair of the Board, I have been committed to the bettering of our communities and community-run programs. Along with serving as the Director of the Ontario School Board Association, I have worked tirelessly to support a number of initiatives, including the the Black Student Achievement Advisory Committee and the Toronto Lands Corporation.
The sun is shining and the gardens are blooming full! I would like to congratulate all graduating students celebrating this week! The summer days are beautiful and it is time to revel in the accomplishments of all your hard work! Whether you are venturing into middle-school or high-school, or you are taking the plunge and diving into an apprenticeship or college program, know that your hard work and dedication will shine through! Keep going, keep pushing, keep learning!
I am thankful that, together with my colleagues, we are working towards a better tomorrow for everybody. I wish everyone a safe and healthy summer and very much look forward to connecting further in the coming fall months!
And don’t forget: SCHOOL BEGINS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3rd. See you there!