Media release: TLDSB hosts second Director’s Student Voice Summit

LINDSAY, ON – A group of Grade 7 – 10 students from schools in the City of Kawartha Lakes were invited to participate in the second session of the Director’s Student Voice Summit at Fenelon Falls Secondary School on May 31.

This summit was another opportunity for students to have their voices heard by the director of education, Wes Hahn, and senior team members with respect to how TLDSB can make learning in our schools more effective for current and future students.

“To me, student voice is an opportunity for students to speak what they think,” said Central Senior School student, Cavan. “It is an opportunity for students to make new ideas and present them to their schools.”

The G7 Student Senate – one student elected by peers from each of the seven TLDSB secondary schools – took the lead on facilitating four activities; one of them was to design their ideal school day! The G7 Student Senate also helped throughout the day to ensure students felt welcome, comfortable, and able to express themselves. Another activity included a “Rainbow of Thoughts” that focused on student’s current experiences with the following thought-provoking questions:

  • The best part about learning in TLDSB is…
  • It’s helpful when my teachers…
  • My school feels like a community when…
  • Learning in my school could be improved if…
  • Current stressors at school…

All participants provided open feedback for our system to take into consideration and made new connections with students from other schools along the way.

This was the second and final session of the Director’s Student Voice Summits. Students from the District of Muskoka and Haliburton County participated in the summit at the beginning of May.

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