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Thursday, March 11th, 2021

This Time Last Year

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

A member of our District's Pandemic Response Team recently congratulated us on our "one year anniversary" of the weekly meetings we have been hosting since COVID-19 took its place in our...

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Thursday, November 7th, 2019

Sleepless in Schools

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I came across an article recently that re-ignited a debate that has been brewing in educational circles for decades. It centred around the lack of sleep that adolescents get relative to what they...

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Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

The Important First Days of School

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

Let me start by welcoming everyone (students, staff and parents) to what promises to be another exciting and action-packed year in our schools. This is a great time to be an educator and a student...

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Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

Calm, Alert and Learning

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

My visit to Terry Fox Elementary last week, confirmed my general impression about how far we have come in this district with social-emotional learning. It was just a few short years ago that we...

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Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Our New & Improved Website

Welcome to Our New Website!

After a couple of months of planning, we are delighted to announce the launch of our new website. We refreshed our website to better collaborate with our...

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Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Moving from Topics to Concepts

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I visited Alexander Elementary recently, and was impressed to see learning targets on the board in every classroom I visited. It was obviously a collective attempt on the part of the staff to be...

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Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

What, No Homework?!

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I am going to state right of the bat, that some of the positions I take below may not sit well with everyone. Homework seems to be one of those things about which everyone has an opinion, in part...

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Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

A Child’s Best Hope

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I would like to welcome everyone back from what I hope was a relaxing summer with family and friends. This is my thirtieth September, and one of my most recent reflections has been about the...

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Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Thank You For Your Leadership

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

As we wind the school year down, I would like to close with some reflections on 2016/17. This year will go down as one of my more memorable for a number of reasons. While there are many things to...

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Thursday, June 15th, 2017

The Joy & Promise of Convocation

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

As you know, it is convocation season all around our district and province. We have eight different schools that host this very special rite of passage, and this year we will have over 1200...

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