Message from the Superintendent's Office
Supporting health and wellness priorities for students and staff
A Message from the Superintendent - January 2017
The new year provides a perfect opportunity to re-energize the many efforts underway in our school division to support the health and well-being of our students, staff and families. We know that ensuring a healthy physical, social and emotional environment in our schools can positively impact student performance and academic achievement, which allows students to reach their potential.
Alberta Education is determined to incorporate First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) perspectives in Alberta schools, which is a priority we share in Chinook’s Edge. We are committed to honouring and celebrating Indigenous students and teachings. This enhances the cultural and academic experiences not only for our Indigenous students, but for all students who enter our facilities. Under the guidance of our FNMI Steering Committee and our Learning Services team, part of this important work may involve introducing students to the culture and practices of the local Indigenous community through such activities as a Smudging Ceremony. For information on this learning activity, please refer to the Smudging Ceremony document under the Parent section of our website.
We are grateful to everyone whose efforts are supporting our quality learning priorities for all students, and we wish each of our Chinook’s Edge families a happy and healthy new year.
Superintendent of Schools