Sask Rivers planning SCC gathering return for May

The Sask Rivers Education Centre/ Daily Herald File Photo

The Saskatchewan Rivers Public School Division has finalized plans for their first School Community Council gathering in a few years.

The gathering will be on Thursday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Saskatchewan Rivers Education Centre.

Sask. Rivers education director Robert Bratvold said the meetings help board members stay connected with what’s going on in the division’s schools.

“The SCC gathering is something the board really looks forward to,” Bratvold said. “(It allows them) to connect to principals and the School Community Council members to talk about the work that they do to keep the school communities alive and vibrant.”

He added that the SCC meeting work help with work being done to improve in-division learning and relationships.

“That SCC gathering is going to be great,” Bratvold said. “This one’s a little bit different. We haven’t done this in a couple of years now, obviously, because of COVID.”

The day will open with a strategic plan overview, followed by a learning circuit for SCC members with consultants on assessment, inclusion and resilience.

“This SCC gathering is going to provide some opportunities for a little bit more intensive learning for principals, SCC and board in terms of the kinds of focus areas that we are doing for the strategic plan,” he said. “Learning sessions facilitated by our consultants about inclusion around assessment and learning and those kinds of things are all part of the SCC gatherings. It’s going to be a great afternoon,”

The board approved the recommendation that they welcome participants and lead discussion and overview around the new Strategic Plan.