I was pleased to be able to join members of our Student Leadership Council (SLC) and Ms Brenda Gilby, Vice Principal of Argyle and co-sponsor of the SLC, for a portion of the recent School Completion and Beyond Forum held in Vancouver,.  The purpose of the event was to have students network regarding how they currently maximize their education and to capture the voice of secondary school students regarding the future of education in BC – through roundtable session where students provide some ideas for structuring the BC Plan for Education.  The five elements of the BC Plan for Education are: Quality Teaching and Learning, Personalized Learning, Learning Empowered by Technology, Flexibility and Choice, and High Standards. 

North Vancouver Student Leadership Council representatives with Ms. Gilby
Students from District Student Leadership groups from the districts of Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta,North Vancouver,Richmond,Vancouver and West Vancouver participated in this Fall Forum.  After sharing some highlights from their own districts, the students engaged in cross-district discussions to identify actions that they felt should occur for all students to ‘get the most out of their education’. 

Gabrielle and Lisa, SLC reps from North Vancouver, did a tremendous job of introducing Minister Abbot at the Forum.  Minister Abbot shared his perspectives and then engaged in a question and answer session with the students.  Our contingent of North Vancouver students, accompanied by Ms Brenda Gilby, represented our School District and students extremely well, ensuring that the voice of students is heard!