61st Annual General Meeting - Program and Workshops
The 61st NSSBA Annual General Meeting and Conference will take place from May 28 - 30, 2015 at the Glengarry Best Western in Truro.
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NSSBA Education Week Partner Award - Andrea Huskilson
Andrea Huskilson of the Tri-County Regional School Board has received the Nova Scotia School Boards Association Education Week Partner Award for 2015.
"Schools as communities - Open hearts, open minds, open doors" was the theme for the 2015 Provincial Education Week. Each year a theme is selected to reflect the work done by educators and volunteers in our schools. This year the theme was dedicated to the work done in our school communities, bringing together students, staff, volunteers, families and community members.
Andrea Huskilson is known as an incredibly passionate board member dedicated to the health and wellness of students in the Tri-County region. She has taken a keen interest in food programs and is active in Health Promotion Schools. Andrea started the Tri- County "Me to We" program bringing global awareness to a community level. She has traveled with students to different parts of the world buidling schools, working on water projects, discussing health and sanitation and learning about the importance of education.
The NSSBA is proud to have Andrea recieve the 2015 NSSBA Education Week Partner Award.
2015 Education Week Awards
The 2015 Provincial Education Week Awards were presented on Monday, April 20, 2015 to educators and dedicated volunteers from across Nova Scotia.
NSSBA AGM Registration Open
Registration for the 61st Annual General Meeting is now open!
Register today! Click on the image below to download the registration form.
61st NSSBA AGM - May 28-30, 2015
Three NSSBA Focus Papers
We are pleased to share our three focus papers — About Learning, About Engagement, and About Innovation — as supporting documents to our discussion paper, Shaping a New Vision for Public Education in Nova Scotia.
Leaders of Today (LOT) NSSBA Report
We are pleased to share this report representing the summary report of LOT (Leaders of Today) whom we retained to conduct a number of youth conversations across the province.
This report is part of our overall contribution to the Education Panel process which we trust will help contribute to positive changes to the education system of Nova Scotia.
C21 Canada Article - NSSBA Calls for 21st Century Learning Model of Public Education
Click here to read the article: NSSBA Calls for 21st Century Learning Model of Public Education
NSSBA's 60th Annual General Meeting & Conference
June 4, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NSSBA Holds 60th Annual General Meeting and Conference
Dartmouth, NS- More than 80 delegates including school board members, school board chairs and superintendents came together at the Membertou Trade & Convention Centre for the Nova Scotia School Boards Association's (NSSBA) 60th Annual General Meeting and Conference as hosted by the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board (CBVRSB). Delegates participated in policy discussions this past weekend and elected their new NSSBA president and vice-president.
The NSSBA is calling for a radically different model to deliver learning in the 21st Century.
School Boards Association to Education Panel:
N.S. needs radically different model to deliver learning in the 21st Century
Discussion paper aligns with Ivany Report, brings 21st Century learning & innovation concepts to public dialogue, Minister's Panel on Education
Dartmouth, N.S. – Nova Scotia's students score below the national average and our economy is weak. When our students can move beyond merely acquiring knowledge to applying knowledge, then they and our province will thrive. What stands in the way is a 19th Century education system that cannot consistently produce graduates with the necessary capacities and traits to see the province thrive in a 21st Century knowledge economy. A radical new vision is needed.
Richelle MacLaughlin Receives the Montgomery Award
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 26, 2014
Richelle MacLaughlin Receives the Montgomery Award
Every year, the Nova Scotia School Boards Association (NSSBA) awards one school board member who demonstrates outstanding board member service. Named after the founder of the Association, Hector Montgomery, NSSBA is proud to announce the school board member of the year award recipient as Richelle MacLaughlin of the Strait Regional School Board (SRSB).
NSSBA Discussion Paper - Shaping a New Vision for Public Education in Nova Scotia
We are pleased to provide the report of Shaping a New Vision for Public Education in Nova Scotia which represents our key submission to the Education Panel.
The paper is intended to facilitate discussion among the education stakeholders and the general public with the objective of encouraging feedback and input to the Education Panel.
You can read it here: Shaping a New Vision for Public Education in Nova Scotia
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