Education and Early Childhood Development
March 28, 2019

Minister Hawkins Highlights Progress Through the Education Action Plan

Through the Education Action Plan, $500,000 has been invested this year in 40 school libraries to support reading instruction and promote student engagement and literacy. Enhancements to these school libraries include new library resources, including texts, tablets, Makerspace materials, as well as materials and furniture that are creating inviting, engaging and more flexible learning environments.

There are also new materials that are specifically designed for students with reading challenges, and assessment tools to help teachers identify those challenges and how best to support students.

The schools receiving the resources this year are schools identified for the first phase of implementation of the Education Action Plan. A list of the Phase One schools is provided in the backgrounder below.

The investments in school libraries complement additional teaching resources being provided in the K-12 education system which includes reading specialists and teacher-librarians. The teacher-librarians play a key role, as part of the school team, in developing more creative and inviting learning spaces.

Support for school libraries deliver on commitments in The Way Forward to 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 thewayforward.gov.nl.ca.

Quotes
“Enhancing our school libraries with new resources helps them serve as learning hubs within the schools that are inviting and promote student engagement and literacy. Guided by the Education Action Plan, our government will continue to make sure our students have the supports they need to learn, grow, and succeed.”
Honourable Al Hawkins
Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development

“The school library space has seen significant changes in recent years, but they remain integral learning spaces for students to explore, grow, and discover new interests. The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District is pleased that, through the Education Action Plan, schools are able to develop these spaces with the goal of helping our students realize their full potential.”
Tony Stack
CEO/Director of Education, Newfoundland and Labrador English School District

Le ministre Hawkins souligne les progrès réalisés grâce au Plan d’action en matière d’éducation

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Education and Early Childhood Development
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Cheryl Gullage
Newfoundland and Labrador English School District
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BACKGROUNDER

Phase One Schools Covered Under Implementation of the Education Action Plan

School

Community

Grade

Northern Lights Academy

Rigolet

K-12

Bayside Academy

Port Hope Simpson

K-12

Lake Melville School

North West River

K-12

A.P. Low Primary

Labrador City

K-3

Hampden Academy

Hampden

1-12

Grandy’s River Collegiate

Burnt Islands

K-12

Burgeo Academy

Burgeo

K-12

Jakeman All Grade

Trout River

K-12

Cloud River Academy

Roddickton

K-12

Bayview Academy

St. George’s

K-12

Copper Ridge Academy

Baie Verte

K-12

Templeton Academy

Meadows

K-12

Stephenville Primary

Stephenville

K-3

Ecole C.C. Loughlin Elementary

Corner Brook

K-6

Elwood Elementary

Deer Lake

K-5

St. Mark’s School

King’s Cove

K 2-12

Point Leamington Academy

Point Leamington

K 2-12

Lakeside Academy

Buchans

K-12

Holy Name of Mary Academy

Lawn

K-12

Christ the King School

Rushoon

K-12

William Mercer Academy

Dover

K-9

Fogo Island Central Academy

Fogo Island

K-12

Glovertown Academy

Glovertown

K-12

New World Island Academy

Summerford

K-12

Anthony Paddon Elementary

Musgravetown

K-6

Woodland Primary

Grand Falls-Windsor

K-3

Gander Academy

Gander

K-3

Riverside Elementary

Shoal Harbour

K-6

St. Catherine’s Academy

Mount Carmel

K-7 9-12

Holy Family Elementary

Chapel Arm

K-6

St. John Bosco School

St. John’s

K-9

East Point Elementary

St. John’s

K-6

St. Andrew’s Elementary

St. John’s

K-5

Upper Gullies Elementary

Conception Bay South

K-6

Carbonear Academy

Carbonear

K-8

Mary Queen of the World Elementary

Mount Pearl

K-6

St. Teresa’s School/Ecole Ste-Therese

St. John’s

K-6

Elizabeth Park Elementary

Paradise

K-6

Holy Trinity Elementary

Torbay

K-4

Ecole des Grands-vents

St. John’s

K-6

2019 03 28                              11:05 a.m.