Excellent conversations during community engagements at Hillview School and Bishop Routhier School
Posted on April 12
Northland School Division (NSD) continued a series of community engagement sessions at Hillview School and Bishop Routhier School to discuss education programming and student success. The sessions are part of NSD’s Regional Education Program Review for Grouard Northland School, Gift Lake School, Bishop Routhier School (Peavine Métis Settlement) and Hillview School (East Prairie Métis Settlement).
“NSD created five outcome statements to support student success,” said Shelley Willier, Area 1 Associate Superintendent. “In order to meet Outcome Statement #1, Northland students are strong in identity, healthy and successful, we need participation from staff, parents and community members to ensure schools have the resources to support sustainable student success.”
At the community engagements at Hillview and Bishop Routhier Schools, parents, community members, and staff were asked what does Outcome #1 mean to them, where should we focus efforts to improve educational programming and how can Grouard, Gift Lake, Bishop Routhier and Hillview Schools work together to further support learning.
The conversation transitioned to high school. Parents, community members, and staff were asked about high school programming options and a regional high school concept to serve students in smaller communities. A regional high school was listed as a recommendation in the Northland Inquiry Team Report.
The Regional Education Program Review team returned to Hillview School on March 20, 2018, to share a "What We Heard Report" to parents and community members. They will be doing the same thing with Bishop Routhier parents and community members on Monday, April 30, 2018. The team wants to validate the information before moving forward.
Special thank you to parents, community members, and staff who attended the sessions and to the everyone who helped with the supper and the door prizes.
The fourth and final community engagement session will take place on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at Gift Lake School from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.