Although students may be forced to nix recess during -30-temperatures for weeks at a time, school life at Yellowknife Catholic Schools is quite typical compared to other Catholic schools from across the country. Simon Taylor, Board Chair for Yellowknife Catholic Schools (YCS) provided CCSTA with an overview of how the city’s Catholic school system operates as well as its challenges and successes since it first came to life more than 60 years ago.
While the British Columbia Teachers’ strike affects families whose children are enrolled in the schools, there are other groups also feeling the effects, including the province’s Catholic schools.
According to the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation, the teachers working within the public system are at the negotiating table with the BC Government over class composition, smaller class sizes, better wages and more prep time. The full-scale strike began June 17, 2014 and the two parties haven’t yet settled on an agreement.
The Canadian Catholic School Trustees' Association (CCSTA) office wishes you a safe and memorable summer!
Whether you're a trustee, parent, teacher or student, you've finished another successful year and we applaud your dedication to supporting Catholic education in Canada. With that, we hope your summer is refreshing, relaxing and rejuvenating.
Our CCSTA office will be closed throughout July and August and we'll re-open again following the Labour Day weekend. We will be occasionally checking our emails, so please don't hesitate to send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please know that we may not get back to you right away, but we'll do our best.
See you in September!