Becky Druhan, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, congratulated students and staff on another successful school year today, June 30, the last day of classes.
“Students and staff have accomplished so much over the last two years and I want to thank everyone for their efforts to educate and care for our children,” said Minister Druhan. “As the school year comes to a close, we can reflect on our school successes and appreciate everyone’s efforts to ensure students are recognized for their efforts.”
Prom celebrations and moving-up ceremonies, many of which were postponed or cancelled for two years due to the pandemic, have returned, and families are once again able to join with community to celebrate.
Nova Scotia’s school system was able to keep students in school in person longer than most provinces. It also continued ongoing assessment of student success, which supports educators and leaders to identify student learning needs and target resources and teaching enhancements.
Minister Druhan thanked staff for their ongoing commitment to outdoor learning and said students will benefit from an enhanced focus on getting outdoors to learn and connect with nature.
The government promoted healthy living and lifestyles through efforts such as the Healthy Schools Grant, which funds programs and activities that support mental and physical health and cultural awareness.