Catholic SeparateSchool Board
Energy and Perspective
new trustee I would bring energy and a fresh perspective to the Calgary
Separate School Board.
Learning for Students
assess and raise the standards of our district in Provincial Achievement Tests
and Diploma results. I would pay close attention and create opportunities for
working below grade level, plus children in ELL (English Language
increase literacy rates across our system.
will strive to increase the participation of students who complete the
sacraments appropriate to their age. Currently only 1/3 of students have
accomplished the required sacraments.
comprehension is so important in the success of a student, so anything we can
do to encourage students to read should be pursued. I would offer the children,
relative and age appropriate summer reading material. This was a requirement
when I attended MilitaryCollege after graduating from St.FrancisHigh School. This opportunity gave me an
appreciation of reading that I may not have found otherwise. I believe this
would be a great asset to students throughout our system.
Pooling of Fund Raising Across CSSD
are now schools doing with less in the CSSD. Based on Christian values, I
believe we should share portions of individual school fund raising within our
system. This sets a strong example of community among all our CSSD students.
my many years of coaching soccer, I believe participation in sports is very
important to the development of young people. Of course, for young children,
free play is also critically important, so you have to find a balance. I would
strive to enhance intramural sports for grades 7 through 12 to include as many
students as possible not just the select few athletes that represent our
schools. The importance of learning to get along within a team and accomplish
goals in a competitive environment is a skill that will benefit them throughout
CSSD Schools in the Facility Rental Pool
my experience, it has been increasingly difficult to find gymnasiums for youth
focused indoor programs. I would like to see more CSSD schools participate in
the rental pool allowing greater access for our children. This would also increase revenue for the