Francophone school principals steering for student success (09/08/04)

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Aug. 4, 2009

MONCTON (CNB) - More than 175 francophone elementary and high school principals are meeting in Moncton from Aug. 4 to 6 to broaden their knowledge in developing professional learning communities at their schools.

The principals' institute is an opportunity for the heads of these schools to discuss best leadership practices in terms of teaching, professional development, collaboration, innovation, and motivation of school teams, with the primary goal of ensuring each child's academic success.

"Each principal is the leader of professionals who share the same goal: giving every child the best education to which he or she is entitled," said Education Minister Roland Haché

Principals will have the opportunity to attend workshops on the challenges and advantages of professional learning communities, including team-building, planning, learning, and assessment.

Education innovators from around the province will deliver the workshops, which will be designed to help principals provide better support to their teaching staffs.

"An education system that ensures the success of all students is one of the solutions that will enable us to maintain and promote New Brunswick's economic health," said Haché. "To achieve this goal, there must be strong educational leadership and close co-operation between schools, as well as a solid alliance with all the partners: parents, teachers, communities, municipalities, entrepreneurs, and non-governmental organizations."


MEDIA CONTACT: Hillary Casey, communications, Department of Education, 506-444-4714.