Mike Bernier, Education Minister

Mike Bernier, Education Minister said that “Parents from the North Island can be part of the conversation happening around how teachers will report on student progress. It’s critical parents are able to share their thoughts and ideas so they can be confident they are getting the information they need. I encourage everyone to drop by the session or engage online and help shape the future of student reporting in B.C.”

North Island parents can mark Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, on their calendars to share their thoughts on student progress reporting, including report cards.

The Ministry of Education is hosting an upcoming open house to receive parent feedback on how they want to hear about how their child is doing in school. It’s part of the three-year implementation of B.C.’s new curriculum, which is designed to get students ready to succeed in the changing world.

Ministry staff and school district officials will be at North Island Secondary school (2071 McNeill Rd., Port McNeill) for a conversation about the future of student progress reporting in kindergarten to Grade 9 classrooms.

This is the seventh of 11 community meetings being held throughout the province as part of the B.C. government’s provincewide engagement to hear directly from parents on how they want to be informed of their child’s progress.

Parents can drop in to the casual open house between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to share their ideas on how to make student reporting better and enjoy refreshments. Parents and interested community members can also learn more about B.C.’s new curriculum.

A brainstorming workshop will take place from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., giving parents the opportunity to participate in small group sessions discussing their thoughts in greater detail.

While this public meeting will primarily be of interest to parents of K-to-9 students, all British Columbians and community groups are welcome to attend.

This engagement supports B.C.’s new curriculum, which was designed by teachers and will make sure students learn the basics of reading, writing and arithmetic in a way that connects them to collaboration, communication and critical thinking skills they need to succeed after high school.

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