Education and Early Childhood Development
March 4, 2019

The following statement was given today in the House of Assembly by the Honourable Al Hawkins, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development:

Minister Hawkins Recognizes Education Week in Newfoundland and Labrador

Mr. Speaker, March 3-9 is Education Week in Newfoundland and Labrador, with opening ceremonies held this morning at Memorial Academy in Botwood.

The theme this year is “Go the Extra Mile.” For students, going the extra mile shows that they are working hard and doing their best to succeed. The theme also speaks to teachers, who go above and beyond to help our students achieve.

As a government, we understand the importance of a quality education for our students, and the role that it plays in the future growth and continued prosperity of our province.

Through the Education Action Plan, we are implementing over 80 actions, including hiring 350 teacher resources over three years so our children and youth have access to the supports they need.

On behalf of the Provincial Government, thank you to the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association, teachers, school districts and school councils for their hard work, professionalism and dedication to youth and education in Newfoundland and Labrador.

I encourage all students to take part in the many activities that will be happening during Education Week. You all have much to contribute and can learn and grow from your involvement in this special week.

Mr. Speaker, I ask all Honourable members to join me in celebrating Education Week. The opportunity for education never ends. Thank you.

Le ministre Hawkins souligne la Semaine de l'éducation à Terre‑Neuve‑et‑Labrador

2019 03 04                              2:05 p.m.