Education and Early Childhood Development
June 28, 2018

Minister Hawkins Congratulates Students, Educators and Staff on a Successful School Year

As today is the official last day of the 2017-18 school year, the Honourable Al Hawkins, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, is congratulating the 67,000 K-12 students, as well as all teachers and staff, on a successful year and wishing them a safe and enjoyable summer break.

The 2018-19 school year starts on September 5, 2018.

The Provincial Government is committed to providing an educational environment that prepares students for lifelong learning and future academic and career opportunities. Budget 2018 includes $6.9 million in new funding to support the implementation of the 82 recommendations of the Premier’s Task Force Report “Now is the Time”.

Supporting education delivers on commitments in The Way Forward to strengthen the province’s economic foundation and deliver better services and better outcomes for residents. The Way Forward outlines all actions the Provincial Government is taking to achieve a strong, diversified province with a high standard of living, and can be viewed at

“This has been another successful school year for students and educators in our province. Congratulations to the students who are graduating and are entering a new, exciting phase in their lives. It has also been a productive year for the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, with new legislation to modernize the Schools Act, 1997, to ensure a safe learning environment in the province’s schools; the selection of 40 schools province-wide to participate in the Phase 1 implementation of the new Student Support Services Model; and a host of other new and ongoing initiatives designed to improve the education experience for students throughout the province. Congratulations to all of our students who have worked hard and completed this school year and thanks to all teachers and staff. I hope you and your families enjoy a safe and happy summer.”
Honourable Al Hawkins
Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development

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Le ministre Hawkins félicite les élèves, les éducateurs et le personnel pour une autre année scolaire couronnée de succès

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2018 06 28                              9:45 a.m.