Virtual Public Meeting

Sun West held a Virtual Public Meeting 7:00-8:30 pm on Tuesday, March 16.

Click here for the agenda.

Click here for a poster promoting the Public Meeting.

Hope was the focus of presentation by internationally known speaker at Sun West Public Meeting

Kevin Cameron, the Executive Director of the North American Centre for Threat Assessment and Trauma Response spoke at the annual Sun West Public Meeting on Tuesday, March 16. Cameron, who is an internationally recognized expert on trauma response, discussed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on students, families and schools, in a presentation called “Hope.”

“We were excited to have Kevin speak at the public meeting,” stated Sun West Board of Education Chair Karen Itterman, “he is up-to-date and knowledgeable about all developments related to COVID-19. He is also a personable and entertaining speaker who explained all the complexities around the pandemic in a way that is accessible to laypeople.” Click here for more information about Kevin Cameron.

Cameron’s presentation was part of an overall look at Sun West’s Pandemic Response Plan by Sun West Director of Education Randy Emmerson. Emmerson put the pandemic in context with the Sun West Educational Plan priorities of achievement, engagement and well-being. Click here to read Sun West’s 2020-22 Educational Plan.

The Public Meeting also included a presentation by three Sun West teachers entitled Promising Practices for Meaningful Family Engagement. The three teachers were Pam Grasby Sawatzky from Westberry Elementary School in Kindersley, Amber Thompson from Outlook Elementary School and Carly Robson Gilchrist from Walter Aseltine School in Rosetown. Their presentation was based on research they did that was recognized in 2020 with the McDowell Foundation Research Award. Click here to read their research report summary.