The Holy Family Roman Catholic Separate School Division held their annual joint meeting on June 6, with the Southeast Cornerstone School Division to discuss items of common interest.
The Holy Family Roman Catholic Separate School Division held their annual joint meeting on June 6, with the Southeast Cornerstone School Division to discuss items of common interest. These items include enrollment in the Christian ethics classes, students moving on to the Comprehensive or high schools in Weyburn, Estevan, and Radville, a facilities update on the Comp in Weyburn, the implications of job action, the four-day week, and outcome-based reporting.
Outcome-based reporting is a new type of grading structure that is being looked into. It consists of having students working on various curriculums throughout the year. Students would then be graded based on achievement in completing what is outlined in the curriculum. This is believed to be a more in-depth style of marking because it breaks down grading based on subject matter.
Norman Casavant, the assistant director of education for Holy Family, reported on a provincial committee he is chairing in regard to outcome-based reporting. This committee examined how students are graded across the province. They discovered that there are several different grading practices throughout the province. This committee agreed to look into forming a standardized style of grading across the province.
A report on outcome-based reporting will be presented to education directors in the fall. Based on the findings in these reports, it will be decided what direction to take with outcome-based reporting.
The four-day week talks revolve around the transition of the Comp switching to a four-day school week next year due to the major renovations scheduled to take place. The school boards will need approval from the Minister of Education to make this change. In a four-day week, students would have slightly longer school days to make up for the lost day each week.
During the Holy Family board meeting on June 8, issues that directly impact the Holy Family schools were discussed. Activities each school participated in over the year for social justice, missions, sacraments, and mass were highlighted for the board. Opportunities for community members to get involved in these programs were also discussed. These opportunities will be further discussed once a religion coordinator is hired.
Holy Family is currently writing procedures for the work being done on early learning programs. Home visits are being organized for children registered in early learning and pre-K programs. Parents interested in information on the early learning programs should contact the Holy Family central office. The summer hours for the board office will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Thursday, for the period of July 2 until August 12.
This year Weyburn Comprehensive will be offering Christian Ethics 10 and 30. Christian Ethics 30 will also be offered at Radville Regional High School. Students who want to enroll in these classes can do so by contacting the school.