Sunday, May 20, 2012
PEI Home & School Federation Annual Meeting Update
On Saturday, April 14, 2012, the Prince Edward Island Home and School Federation held their 59th annual meeting. Three representatives from West Royalty Home and School were in attendance.
All resolutions were discussed and most passed which, if accepted by government and school boards, will ultimately improve the education for Island students. One resolution, submitted by Spring Park Home and School Association on class size/composition was sent for further research to be discussed at the Semi-Annual meeting to be held in the fall of 2012.
Groups were given a discussion starter for the round table discussions. The hot topics were School board trustees-elected or appointed, Bullying, Keeping the spotlight on the Education Governance Report Recommendations and how is the PEI Home and School Federation helping your school?
Some important issues were raised during these discussions. Many representatives agreed that the one school board must be democratically elected and NOT appointed and the Community Access Points (CAP sites) must be maintained since they are a vital linkage for families to their schools and other educational sites.
Executive/Board positions for 2012-2014:
President - Pam Montgomery
Vice President - Lisa Geldert
Region 1 director - Ken Williams
Region 2 director - Joanna Stewart
Region 3 director - Lee Gauthier
Region 4 directors - Carla Thompson and Michael Pendergast
The speaker for the luncheon was the Honorable Alan McIsaac, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development. During the luncheon a presentation was put on by the Three Oaks Students’ Project and Awards were presented.
The PEIHSF Volunteer of the Year Award was given to Patricia McKenna from Kinkora High School and a Life Membership Award was given to Bill Whelan for his many contributions to PEIHSF over the years.
For more information on the 59th Annual General Meeting and other topics, please visit the Prince Edward Island Home and School Federation website at http://www.edu.pe.ca/peihsf/
Your H&S Executive