CSC virtual presentation well received in Catholic Division

Photo from the Herald file.

The School Community Board (SCC) of the Prince Albert Catholic School Division participated in a one-hour virtual session with the founder of the North American Center for Trauma Assessment and Intervention, Kevin Cameron, on 17 January.

According to director of education Lorel Trumier, 48 families were present for the presentation.

“We are thrilled with the number of parents and employees represented that evening,” said Trumier.

In the presentation, Cameron discussed ways children, youth and adults can reduce the amount of trauma they experience from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“When you listen to people who have this expertise and experience guiding us through a pandemic – and obviously with omicron there is a lot more to do due to the frequency of the number of cases around us – I think that helps to just take a moment in time and put it into perspective and that’s what Kevin Cameron does and he does it so well,” Trumier said.

Trumier said Cameron was back by popular demand after giving a similar presentation around this time last year for CSC Professional Development.

“They chose to have Kevin Cameron talk to them and he’s so great. He just keeps things in perspective,” she said.

Trumier added that it was good to see families listening to the presentation together. She called the presentation fantastic.

“It’s difficult if you have school-age children and they attend the sessions,” she explained. “Sometimes child care would be an issue, when in that case the parents could still be at home watching their children while they were still listening to Kevin.”

Trumier updated the school board on Cameron’s presentation at its regular Jan. 24 meeting.

The Division prepares French as a Second Language Teaching Week

The Prince Albert Catholic School Division is preparing to celebrate the French language.

The Ministry of Education and Canadian Parents for French Saskatchewan have declared the week of February 7 to 11 French Second Language Education Week.

This year’s theme is From Class to Stars! Dream. Act. Realize.

“It’s an exciting time for French Immersion schools, they usually organize special activities or try to emphasize the benefits of learning a second language and our students and staff are very excited about this stuff,” Trumier said.

French immersion schools in the division include St. Mary’s High School, St. Anne’s School, and Holy Cross School and all plan activities.

“We have about 30% of our students each year in French immersion,” she added.

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