Education

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Member for St. John's North.

SOME HON. MEMBERS: Hear, hear!

 

NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) says it is time to move from words to action when it comes to bullying in the province's schools.

That statement comes as the province marks the end of the tenth Bullying Awareness Week. This year’s theme was “Stand up! (to bullying)” and Kirby feels the Minister of Education is uniquely positioned to do just that.

 

NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) says government has still not moved on the five-year-old recommendations of the ISSP and Pathways Commission Report, and it missed a golden opportunity this month to do so.

 
Lorraine Michael, MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says she is happy and relieved to hear that six years of work in her district have paid off.

“The parents and the school council never gave up on fighting for what they believed was the right thing for their children and the community,” said Michael. “I am honoured to have been part of their struggle.”

 

NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) is renewing his call for government to include anti-bullying measures in the province’s Schools Act. In May of this year, Kirby introduced a private member’s motion in the House of Assembly which would have done so.

 

October 5 is World Teachers’ Day. NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) is thanking the province’s teachers for their dedication and hard work.

 

Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North), NDP Critic for Education and for the Status of Persons with Disabilities, has released this statement regarding Canadian Autism Awareness Month and Learning Disabilities Awareness Month.

 

As schools around the province welcome back students for another year, NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) says it’s time for government to look seriously at introducing full-day kindergarten to the province.

 

NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) is concerned that poor government planning has resulted in a classroom space shortage at École des Grands-Vents in St. John’s.

 

NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) and colleague Christopher Mitchelmore (MHA, The Straits-White Bay North) are calling on the government to renew investments in public libraries. They made the comments after a visit to the St. Anthony Public Library today.

 

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