The following statement was given today in the House of Assembly by the Honourable Brian Warr, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development:
Mr. Speaker, today I was pleased to join members of the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association to proclaim March 8 – 14 as Education Week in Newfoundland and Labrador.
This year’s theme is “20/20 Vision”, which encourages teachers to inspire and transform purpose into action. For students, it conveys a time to plan, learn and envision all that they can be.
Our vision for the education system is reflected in the Education Action Plan, through which we are focused on building teaching resources and ensuring students have the supports they need. Mr. Speaker, in total, 350 new teaching resources will be fully implemented by this coming September.
And to date, 65 per cent of the actions of the plan are already completed or substantially underway.
Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the many dedicated teachers, staff and volunteers in our schools who go above and beyond to inspire our students to do their best
I encourage everyone to take part in the many activities happening this week and I ask all Honourable members to join me in celebrating Education Week.