Member’s Statement: NLAC Bishops College Award
St. John’s Centre
Private Member’s Statement
NLAC Bishops College Award
I rise today to congratulate Bishops College on a very important award that will be officially presented tomorrow.
Inclusive education is about how we develop and design our schools, classrooms, programs and activities so that all students can learn and participate together.
Each year the Newfoundland and Labrador Association for Community Living awards two inclusive education awards; one to a school and one to an individual.
This year, Bishops College in my district of St. John’s Centre is the winner of the 2012 school award.
In a time when we hear so much about bullying and exclusion, I am so proud of Bishops for the hard work they have put in over the last decade to earn this award.
The administration, staff and student body are so obviously committed to the philosophy of inclusion. They embrace the importance of belonging, acceptance, and community.
I am looking forward to telling them so in person tomorrow, when the award will officially presented, but for today I am asking all honourable members to join me in congratulating everyone at Bishops College on Pennywell Road in St. John’s for being named the winner of the 2012 school inclusive education award.