School attendance is an issue that is very much at the heart of education. You can...
“I go to school because our teachers miss us when we’re not in class. They notice when we’re not there.” – Student during an engagement session.
We’ve been sharing the four themes that have started to become evident throughout the engagements so far, and of course one of these is the importance of relationships between schools, families and communities. I wanted to share an example of this from one of the smaller communities we visited, as it really stood out to...Read more
Russ and Patricia have very different backgrounds, but each brings a unique, and important perspective to the engagements. As an educator, Patricia brings a very different perspective to the engagements, as well as experience and passion that both sparked her interest in, and made her a perfect fit for this role:
A question I often get asked on our visits is “Why are you calling this Student First?” After all, parents/caregivers, teachers and others at the front lines of education have always put students first. We certainly saw a lot of evidence of...Read more
Welcome! We are Patricia Prowse and Russ Mirasty, co-advisors for the Student First engagements. We’ve been travelling the province over the past couple of months, meeting many people and doing a lot...Read more