Twenty attended the meeting at the school on Nov. 18 and introduced themselves. Principal Catherine Lord outlined the changes that would be required to introduce the French Immersion program to the school in September 2014. She also reviewed the school’s EQAO results (which were above the school board and provincial averages) and said TSMS teachers were investigating ways to ensure students better grasp certain concepts in math. She showed an excellent video produced by students in Teacher Amy Smith’s class that explains how responsibility, co-operation and other values play out for students.
Additionally, Catherine said the fundraiser wasn’t as successful as hoped, but a second major fundraiser won’t be run this school year. Councillors recommended revisiting the walk-a-thon format for next school year.
Councillors approved the meeting minutes of the last council meeting, posted here: TSMS Council Minutes Oct 21 2013
School staff left during the last 45 minutes of the meeting to allow parent/guardian councillors a chance to discuss character traits and skills needed in a principal and vice principal, suggest improvements to the school, and how the principal and vice principal can support desired changes. This exercise is part of an annual review required of school councils by the Peel District School Board. TSMS Council’s review will be filed with the school superintendent.
If you have any questions or suggestions for TSMS Council, please contact Co-chairs Behshad and Cathy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our next meeting is Feb. 10, 2014 at the school.
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