The Renfrew County Catholic District School Board is pleased to present the 2014–2015 Director’s Annual Report at our November Board meeting. As you read the report you will see there have been many noteworthy accomplishments.
This report highlights progress that was made in reaching the objectives of our multi-year strategic plan—steps in our journey towards Christian maturity, life-long learning and stewardship—as well as the Ministry of Education’s goals of student engagement and achievement, closing gaps in student learning, and building confidence with the public.
The report shows that RCCDSB students once again had good results in the annual Education Quality and Accountability Office assessments, with scores higher than 75% in all but one assessment.
Outlined in the report are some of the initiatives and projects that were implemented to help enhance student engagement and learning, and improve outcomes, for example, mathematics strategies and improved technological capabilities in our schools and classrooms.
It also provides a snapshot of just a few of the wonderful programs such as Destination Imagination to develop 21st Century Skills, activities such as PINK week to promote equity and inclusiveness and partnerships, such as Shaw Woods Outdoor Education Centre, to foster stewardship of the environment.
Updates are provided about the implementation of several ongoing programs including the First Nation, Métis and Inuit Policy Framework, Extended French as a Second Language and the Special Education ‘Road to Independence’ program.
Finally, the report highlights stewardship of the Board’s financial resources. We have achieved balanced budgets while ensuring that learning materials and resources are available and making excellent progress with new building and renovation projects. At Bishop Smith Catholic High School, for instance, we have a new learning commons and a Specialist High Skills Major wing for technical training programs.
As Director Michele Arbour summed up in her message, “We have much to celebrate.”
For further information, please contact:Michele Arbour, Director of Education Renfrew County Catholic District School Board 499 Pembroke Street West Pembroke, ON K8A 5P1 Phone: 613-735-1031 or 1-800-267-0191