Superintendent's Message for June

Superintendent's Message for June

Superintendent’s Message - June

Thank you

The 2018-2019 school year is nearing completion and I am always so pleased to look back at the accomplishments of Peace River School Division staff and students and the support that we receive from our great communities.  I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for another successful year.

Thank you to our students for everything that you teach us. It brings an incredible sense of pride to reflect upon the countless examples of collective and personal accomplishments, growth, school and community spirit, kindness and leadership.  To our 2019 graduates, congratulations on reaching such an important milestone, you are about to embark on an exciting and challenging new journey.  Take this opportunity to celebrate how far you have come, and to acknowledge how far you are capable of continuing to go.  The future is wide open for you and I wish you all the best in those future endeavours. 

Thank you to our parents for your support and involvement. I highly recognize and appreciate the importance of your role in your child’s education. I also realize that this role can look very different for every family. Your contributions and involvement in your child’s education have such great impact -- whether it’s helping your child with homework or career planning, volunteering at the school, attending events, acting as a member of School Council, or attending parent teacher conferences and keeping connected with school staff.

Thank you to our excellent staff – teachers, caretakers, support staff, educational assistants, learning coaches, bus drivers, maintenance personnel, mechanics and the various support in central office – each and every one of these important roles makes a difference. Your contributions and dedication to your job creates student success, and your support for your colleagues means we are all able to succeed. There are so many lessons to be learned both inside and outside of the classroom and you provide students with so many opportunities to grow into inspired and engaged citizens and community members.  I am so grateful for the care, support and guidance that I see demonstrated every day in this division.

To our community members and organizations, we are very grateful for your involvement and support in our schools. Your participation demonstrates the importance of community and teamwork for our students. We are very thankful for your time spent volunteering, providing input, collaborating and forming partnerships throughout our school division that creates increased opportunities for students.

Students, staff, parents, community members and businesses, you are all an important part of the Peace River School Division family. Thank you for your hard work and endless contributions toward making our schools the great places they are to learn, grow, work and be.  This is a true demonstration of our mission statement, “Learning together, success for all.”  Wishing you a fantastic summer! 

Paul Bennett

Superintendent of Schools

Peace River School Division No. 10