Education opens up a world of possibilities for students. It inspires them to dream, and instills confidence that they can be successful in everything they do.
When looking back, many students are able to recall that first moment in school when the world began to make sense; when their minds became open to new concepts, ideas and possibilities. While that is an important time in one’s life, the reality is that education is a series of moments, each one helping to build greater understanding, self-esteem and character.
The DSBN’s core values; Respect, Relationships and Responsibility, all demonstrate our commitment to creating a culture of learning, co-operation, collaboration and throughout the system. These values were recently reaffirmed through our Strategic Plan renewal. This process allowed students, parents, teachers, trustees, support and senior staff to chart the future direction of our Board and public education in Niagara.
I would like to share a few other elements in our plan that underscore our commitment to exceptional service, and providing your children with a quality public education.
- We value everyone’s contribution towards student success.
- We acknowledge and celebrate the diversity, dignity, success and worth of all individuals.
- We will strengthen a culture that supports success and innovation.
- We will share and implement best practices and innovative approaches that enhance student achievement.
At the DSBN students are benefitting from more opportunities than ever. Today’s students are using leading edge learning technologies, demonstrating leadership in the movement towards environmental sustainability and supporting their local communities, all while developing powerful reading, writing and math skills.
Success in education is often measured based on our ability to prepare students for the rigors and challenges of the real world. But, at the DSBN, that definition of success is evolving. With the efforts of our dedicated staff, new technologies and innovative programs, students won’t have to wonder if they’re ready for the real world; students will be wondering whether the world is ready for them!
I invite you to begin learning more about our schools here.
If you are new to Canada, our staff in the Welcome Centre would be pleased to help you find the right school for your children and help you through the registration process.
Director of Education
District School Board of Niagara