Catholic Division participating in student support services review

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The Prince Albert Catholic School Division has been invited to participate in a review of student support services in partnership Saskatchewan Education Leadership Unit (SELU) and the Regina Catholic School Division.

As part of the review, the division will provide information about Grade 9 transitions, student support service teams, and Educational Psychology Services.
“We are looking forward to having to work with SELU, Regina Catholic and to look at those supports for students,” Prince Albert Catholic School Division director of education Lorel Trumier said.

“It’s going to help inform what is going well and what could even be better, and that’s what we are excited about.”

Trumier said sharing strategies, statistics and research can help improve how the division works with students.

The division will not be providing private, confidential, or personal information as part of the review.

They will receive access to a final report detailing any findings or recommendations for participating school divisions.

“We want to get better,” Trumier said. “We want to learn. We know that there are lots of good things happening in the province and this is going to be another opportunity to learn from that.”

Trumier expects the results to be available before the end of this school year.

For Lent, the Division will also partner with priests in the school division to send links of a homily to schools to celebrate each week of Lent.

“Our Lenten preparations are a part of our faith,” Trumier explained. “It’s prayerful and reflective and prepares our hearts for the dying and rising of Christ. It is the most important season of our Catholic faith. We are very fortunate to be supported by our clergy.”

The clergy has also sent cards to the division letting students and staff now they are in their special prayers during Lent.

“We are so well supported by our clergy and it is an important part of our daily work with our students and it’s a daily way of life. It is one of prayer and it is one we can have our clergy supporting, and our bishop, Bishop Stephen Hero. We are so grateful.”