October 11, 2017 Board Meeting Highlights
1. SCSBA Recognition Awards will be presented in Regina on October 21.
• Bruno Tuchsherer – SCSBA Appreciation Award - Awarded to an individual in appreciation of commitment and contribution to Catholic Education in the Province of Saskatchewan.
• Kate MacLean – SCSBA Nine Year Service Award.
We celebrate with them for their work and dedication to Catholic education.
2. The Board heard a detailed presentation on student academic outcomes (2016-17) with teamwork from central office staff and all Holy Family principals. (See attached summary)
3. The Director discussed compliance to Ministry directives e.g. out of province travel, ministry regulations
4. The Teacher Liaison Committee reviewed the Oct 11 meeting from the system representative side. A very positive meeting!
5. Support to SCC’s was discussed as well as the upcoming SCC Forum on October 17 in Weyburn.
6. The Board reviewed the Board Retreat for November 11 in Weyburn. The topic is “Holy Family – A “Community Living Deep Catholic Distinctiveness”
7. The following Monitoring ENDS were passed:
• E-3 Academic Achievement
• EL-1 Treatment of Students and Parents
• EL – 4 Financial Condition
• EL – 8 Emergency Executive Succession
8. The September 30th, 2017 student enrolment total is 1322; this is 8 students less than the September 30th, 2016 enrolment.
9. Education Week is celebrated October 15-21, this year’s theme is “Building our Future by Learning Together”.
10. The next Board meeting will be November 15; this has been changed from November 1.
To prepare our students to be successful in the economies of the 21st century guided by Catholic values and principles.
To provide relevant, global, high quality Early Learning – grade 12 Catholic education to children in our community.
Success in Holy Family Roman Catholic Separate School Division # 140 is guided by a commitment to the following principles for action:
The amalgamation of Estevan Roman Catholic Separate School Division No. 27, Weyburn Roman Catholic Separate School Division No. 84 and St. Olivier Roman Catholic Separate School Division No. 12 took place effective January 1, 2004 to form the Holy Family Roman Catholic Separate School Division # 140.
The voluntary amalgamation came about after several years of sharing professional and educational services among the three School Divisions. The three former School Divisions were similar in many aspects, the main and strongest similarity being the education of students within the Catholic faith dimension.
The School Divisions felt this could be protected and enhanced by amalgamating and forming one larger School Division.