This year’s first General Assembly kicked off with a warm welcome from student trustees’ Rhea and Joel.
Rory McGuckin – Director of Education
Directory of Education Rory McGuckin discusses the importance of leadership, and what it means to be leader. He addresses how essential student involvement is, and how it can bring positive change into our schools.
Equity of Outcomes
Mr. McGuckin challenged CSLIT leaders to create environments and situations where everyone is able to have equal opportunities. A question that was asked is how are we able to develop an action plan for equity among all?
Mr. McGuckin challenged student leaders to take a look at the environmental footprint their school leaves and encouraged all schools to develop or enhance their school Eco Team? What are areas that can be improved and what areas are we overlooking?
Inclusion & Belonging
Mr. McGuckin emphasized the importance for all students to feel like they belong. Our TCDSB Director challenged all of use to create loving school environments where everyone feels safe and included.
Play and active role in creating the type of school you want to be in and BE . THE CHANGE you want to see.
Nicole Bazzocchi – Trek For Teens
Nicole, addresses the issues surrounding Toronto Youth Homelessness and the realities many of us are not aware of or ever been exposed to. Trek For Teens mission is to raise awareness and funds for homeless youth within various communities across Toronto. Trek For Teens encourages youth to use their own gifts, skills, talents, and passions in creative ways in order to address these goals.
Trek for teens hosts several youth run events. Find out more information below.
Michael Consul – Virtue of the month
The virtue of the month is hospitality. Michael Consul addressed the importance of creating an inclusive environment within our schools and how it starts with a SMILE! We had fun doing a “smile train.”
Mike Consul is also looking for 10 schools to join smile camp! 🙂
If interested in signing up your school contact:
Greg Rogers – WE Charity
India Service Trip (March Break) September 26th at 7:00pm Tanzania Service Trip (August 2018) September 25th at 7:00pm
Philippines Service Trip (December 2017) September 27th or 29th at 7:00pm
Peru Service Trip (March 2018)
Greg Rogers, invites and encourages everyone to attend any of the service information meetings. He reassures that “if money is an issue, and if you’re dedicated to go, the money will find you.”
MONTHLY CHALLENGE: CREATE A CHAIR WITH ONLY NEWSPAPERS AND TAPE.
Rules – You may only use:
- 40 Sheets of newspaper
- 1 roll of 1″ masking tape
- Chair that can hold the most weight wins
- Make sure your school name is on your chair