So, in a nutshell after a few philosophy meetings with parents last year and then one this year, the philosophy committee has decided rather than engaging in a larger discusssion about drafting a new philosophy, we are quite keen on what we already have in the document that is on the TDSB website for HPAS as well as the 4As which is on the school webpage. Here is a copy of the flyer that's on the TDSB page as it is what is really getting some interest among philosophy committee members.
Our current task is to take this flyer along with 4As and merge them into one document to help provide a more coherent idea of the philosophy of the school. The mission statement on the flyer is really quite good.
New Committee/Working Group: To meet monthly
to share feelings and ideas with Admin
Then as a committee what we thought would be a good next step would be to start a committee or working group that included admin, any interested teachers and parents to be able to explore how we envision the philosophy taking shape in the school. How it informs school practice. So taking the vision or the values of the school and working collaboratively to see how they can be reality at the school.
Stay tuned for our first meeting - everyone welcome!
I encourage you to send any/all questions to me via email Joel - or drop off in the office (look for large envelope in Parent Council Mailbox). ALL QUESTIONS and concerns will be raised at each meeting