Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week Celebrated Across the Province

The Honourable Brian Warr, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development is joining the Federation of School Councils and the school districts to celebrate Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week, February 9 – 15.

Newfoundland and Labrador is home to more than 10,000 permanent and casual school staff working as teachers, administrators and support staff throughout the province’s school system.

The Provincial Government supports teachers and staff to build an educational community in Newfoundland and Labrador that fosters safe, caring and inclusive learning environments for all children and youth.

Budget 2019 allocated $13 million for the Education Action Plan. Through the plan, there are an additional 48 new reading specialists, 100 teaching and learning assistants, and 26 additional teacher-librarians throughout the province. In total, 350 teaching resources are being hired over a three-year period to ensure students have access to the supports they need.

“Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week is a great opportunity for students, parents and school communities to recognize the personal and professional contributions that our teachers and staff make every day for children and their education. Every teacher and staff member plays a vital role in ensuring that students receive the quality education they need to become leaders of the future. I extend my gratitude to the teachers, administrators and staff who provide safe, productive and inclusive learning environments for our children and youth.”
Honourable Brian Warr
Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development

“We are very fortunate in Newfoundland and Labrador to have the support of an incredibly professional and dedicated staff – including regional office staff, administrators, teachers, teaching and learning assistants, student assistants, school secretaries, facilities and custodial staff, student transportation staff, and many more whose life’s work has been to help guide students through their educational experience. We are pleased to join with our partners in education today to celebrate the commitment of our staff and teachers, and I encourage everyone to thank a school staff member today for all they do to ensure a student’s first focus.”
Tony Stack

CEO/Director of Education, Newfoundland and Labrador English School District

“It is with sincere gratitude that I thank all teachers and staff for their continuous professionalism and dedication to students. Enhancing student mental-health and well-being is crucial to student success. I would like to remind you to take time for yourself and enjoy life to the fullest as it is the key to happiness.”

Kim Christianson

CEO/Director of Education, Conseil scolaire francophone provincial de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador “Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week is a perfect time for school councils, parents and members of the school community to recognize the great influence our teachers, administrators and school staff have in the lives of our children. We are extremely fortunate to have dedicated, caring teachers and staff, who go above and beyond their roles, to educate, nurture and help students reach their full potential. I applaud teachers and staff for instilling confidence, inspiring learning, and creating places where students feel safe, accepted and valued.”