NLPS News Thursday, May 16, 2024

Welcome to Kindergarten

Last week, students starting Kindergarten in September had an opportunity to play and familiarize themselves with the classroom setting alongside their parents at Cinnabar Valley Elementary.

Draft Strategic Plan Engagement

We are excited to share that Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools has been developing a new strategic plan. Many months of conversations and consultations have taken place and we would like to share the final draft with our community. On behalf of the Board of Education, please join us for another consultation session on the final draft on Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 6 PM at Wellington Secondary.

As valued members of our school community, your insights, ideas, and perspectives are essential in shaping the direction of our district for the coming years. We are committed to creating a strategic plan that reflects the needs and aspirations of our staff, students, families, and partners.

Thank you for your continued support and commitment to Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools. More information about the Strategic Plan can be found here. If you are unable to make it tonight but still want to provide input, please email by May 27, 2024.

Special Board Meeting

At the Special Board Meeting on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, the Board approved, in principle, the Rutherford Working Group's reopening plan recommendations including redrawn boundaries and transfer of students. The recommendations will go out to the community for consultation, with final approval expected in the fall of 2024.

The Board of Education adopted the Annual Budget Bylaw for the fiscal year 2024-2025. View the entire agenda here.

Bead by Bead: Constitutional Rights and Métis Community

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 from 12-1PM

Join us for a conversation with Larry Chartrand to learn about the historical denial - at both federal and provincial levels - of outstanding Métis concerns and Aboriginal rights claims. In particular with respect to land, resources and governance. Tackling such themes as ongoing colonial policies, the invisibility of Métis women in court decisions, identity politics, and racist legal principles, they uncover the troubling issues that plague Métis aspirations for a just future.

Email for a chance to win Bead by Bead: Constitutional Rights and Métis Community.

Hate to Hope Immersive Exhibit

The City of Nanaimo has been working with the BC Office of the Human Right’s Commission for some programming that is an extension of the Hate to Hope mural up at the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre. They are hosting an immersive exhibition at Beban Park Social Centre on May 16 and 17, essentially creating an immersive space people can step into and be surrounded by the various murals around BC.

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