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Leadership Recognition

Leadership Recognition

“Leadership in the OCDSB is the demonstration of personal initiative

to achieve a positive outcome.”

Students

Our students build and practice teamwork and leadership skills as demonstrated during fundraising initiatives and roles on student council, school ambassador teams, monitors for both lunch and bus, recycling helpers, and library helpers. In 2011‐2012, students collected close to $500.00 in their Marathon of Hope run/walk to support the Terry Fox Cancer Research fund. Our students also collected Canadian Tire Money to help our school purchase additional resources. Many of our students participate in our annual yard clean up as well as our regular Earth Care Audits. Bravo to our student athletes who participate to the best of their abilities in inter‐school competitions. In addition to informal recognition on a regular basis, we also acknowledge their contributions in our classrooms, school announcements, Round‐Up, assemblies, and our Principal’s report to School Council. We also support student initiatives and input when developing our school annual plan of activities.

Staff

We recognize the breadth of skill in our staff as they work towards serving our student community as EA’s, E.C.E’s, support staff and teachers. Our staff members have a wealth of professional qualifications including Bachelors and Masters degrees in Arts, Fine Arts, Physical Education and Sciences, as well as additional qualifications in Special Education, English as a Second Language, Music, Visual Arts, Guidance, and Computers in Education. They have actively participated in numerous Board‐wide professional development activities in literacy and numeracy. We recognize their initiative by providing and supporting opportunities for further professional growth. Staff are to be commended for their extra efforts in leadership roles such as administrative designate, literacy, numeracy and character education committee leaders, ELL/ Special Education team, Federation representative, Board and school presenters, as well as members of our various committees and as mentors who share their knowledge through our Board and school mentoring program. We recognize staff leadership via personal interactions with one another, letters of thanks, school announcements, school newsletters, assemblies, performance appraisals, and our Principal’s report to school council.

Parents/Guardians/Volunteers

RHPS is fortunate to benefit from numerous vibrant and enthusiastic volunteers. Last year, our volunteers contributed over 1000 hours of support for the benefit of students in our school! Our dedicated School Council meets monthly and contributes significant funds to enrich our music, art, and science programs, to enhance our assistive technology hub, beautify our yard, as well as, support our end of the year trip for all students. They provide a beautiful yearly luncheon for teachers and individual recognition to staff annually on October 5th, World Wide Teacher Day. Our parents help with the gardening, as well as, organizing our annual June Fun Fair and Silent Auction with over 100 contributions from School Council and local businesses. Our parents run winter noon clubs, and the Lunch program. As invaluable partners, we thank our parents, guardians and volunteers on an on‐going basis, and acknowledge their support through school announcements, our Principal’s report to School Council, school newsletters, and our annual volunteer appreciation event. Working together we make a difference!

Community

Special thanks to our generous and caring community. We have community members who help with our garden, donate books and computers and join us for activities such as the Terry Fox Run. To support our primary curriculum, we invite community members into the school to share information about their occupations. We also invite community members to events, awards ceremonies, our seasonal presentations and the Grade 5 Leaving Ceremony. Our school is fortunate to have annual Coop students from neighbouring high schools. We recognize our community partners through our school announcements, school newsletters, school web site, Principal’s report to School Council, and thank you cards.

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